The Turning-Tide Edition Monday, March 8, 2021

Review: Moment's MagSafe Accessories Highlight The Versatility Of iPhone 12, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Between the magnets' strength and the stainless steel that aids in directing the magnetic field towards the back of your iPhone, it holds onto mounted devices very strongly. We never felt our iPhone was going anywhere when using any of these mounts.

Review: Fledging Hubble For iPad Brings More Ports And Protection To Your Tablet, by Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider

Hubble is a new combination case and USB-C hub designed for iPad Pro that protects your precious device while equipping it with expansive new connectivity.


Apple And Google Face New Antitrust Battle Over Arizona App Store Bill, by Kari Paul, The Guardian

The bill – which passed the Arizona state house last week and now will move to the state’s senate – would require Apple and Google to allow app developers to use their own payment systems, rather than Google’s or Apple’s, to process user purchases within the app.

It is one of several bills targeting Apple and Google over the fees they charge developers that have been introduced in recent months as the tide turns against an industry that had thus far avoided substantial regulation.

Apple May Already Have Lost The Strategic Battle Over Antitrust Market Definition In Multiple European Jurisdictions: App Store Monopoly, by Florian Mueller, Foss Patents

Never before has there been so much hope that the mobile app store tyranny may come to an end. It's a marathon, not a sprint. There'll be appeals, and the freedom fighters of the Digital Era may experience setbacks. But the first week of March 2021 may very well be judged by history as the end of the beginning.

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I am no longer fully work-from-home: I'm returning to office part-time.

And, oh boy, are the trains crowded.


I will celebrate when we don't need to wear masks anymore.


Thanks for reading.