The Warranty-Coverage Edition Sunday, February 26, 2017

Apple Says Third-Party iPhone Screen Repairs No Longer Fully Void Your Warranty, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

iPhones that have undergone any third-party screen repair now qualify for warranty coverage, as long as the issue being fixed does not relate to the display itself, according to an internal memo distributed by Apple today. MacRumors confirmed the memo's authenticity with multiple sources.

The Wacky World Of Legal Disclaimers, by Ken Segall

Apple has always been a solid citizen in this area. Straightforward. To the point. Though few will remember, there was a time when those lines even displayed some wit.

But if you believe that legal lines keep advertisers honest, Apple’s latest efforts are more dubious.


Beats X Review: The Perfect Earbuds For Young Cyborgs With Cash To Burn, by Damon Beres, Mashable

Beats X sound good and work well. The W1 chip makes communication between the earphones and your iPhone effortless, and they're light enough that you may nearly forget you're wearing them. Their construction means you'll be happy even if you're constantly taking them on and off.

BeatsX Review: For Real? Just Pick Up Some AirPods, by Jordan Novet, VentureBeat

Apple promises up to 8 hours of play before you need to refuel via the included Lightning port. I got around 6.75 hours on average.

While reviewing the AirPods, I saw five hours of play without dipping into the charging case, but with the charging case, I managed as long as 20 hours (Apple advertises up to 24). These observations make me a bigger fan of AirPods, especially when you consider the price.

Record Bird Is Apple Music’s Missing Discovery Tool For New Releases, by Federico Viticci, MacStories

What sets Record Bird apart from any similar tool or streaming service I've tried is the My Feed page. Record Bird keeps a reverse chronological feed of every announcement from every artist you've saved in your library. Whenever a new single or album from an artist you follow comes out, Record Bird will show you the cover and buttons to buy it or stream it on Apple Music and Spotify.

Tinderbox 7.0, by Agen G. N. Schmitz, TidBITS

Eastgate Systems has released Tinderbox 7.0, a major new release for the personal content assistant that adds a number of new features. With composites, you can easily build structures from multiple notes by snapping two notes (or more) together.


Apple, Tech Leaders Will Side With Transgender Youth In Upcoming Supreme Court Case, by Ina Fried, Axios

A number of leading tech firms plan to file a brief in favor of transgender rights in a case due to be heard next month in the Supreme Court, Axios has learned.

Apple has been among those leading the charge on the effort, along with the LGBT group Human Rights Campaign. Among the other companies that have signed on are Affirm, Box, Ebay, GitHub, IBM, Microsoft, PayPal, Salesforce, Slack, Tumblr, Yelp, Salesforce, sources said.

Bottom of the Page

Status Update: I've had fever, cough, and a heavy headache throughout yesterday. Today: less fever, less headache, and sleepy from all the medication.

But, other than that, I feel great. I can still think, I can still walk (slowly, so as not to shake my head too much), and I can still talk.


Thanks for reading.