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Monday, February 27, 2017
Checked 11:35 PM; Last Updated 9:30 PM CST; 03:30 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Nintendo Switch Battery Beats iPads And PlayStation Vita" Forbes 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung tries to out-cool Apple at Oscars" CNET 6:41 AM
  • "2017 'Superbrands' announced" ["British Airways has held off Apple, Microsoft and PayPal to be crowned the top business superbrand of 2017. ... The airline outperformed nearly 1,500 others in the sixteenth annual poll, with Apple retaining second spot and, in its strongest performance since 2011, US tech giant Microsoft moving up to third."] The London Economic 7:26 AM
  • "Apple Store at Pentagon City to Reopen March 4 With Next-Generation Design" MacRumors 6:34 AM
  • "Skipper sets sail with just a iPad for navigation then crashes into a ferry when his wifi fails in a shipping lane" Daily Mail (UK) 6:34 AM
  • "Guy tries to navigate huge 50ft boat with iPad, crashes when it loses Wi-Fi" The Next Web 10:33 AM
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple bids farewell to the Newton" Cult of Mac 8:11 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "One billion hours of YouTube are watched every day" Engadget 9:30 PM
  • "Famous patent troll's lawsuit against Google booted out of East Texas" Ars Technica 7:59 PM
  • "The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First: Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first?" Advertising Age 6:44 PM
  • "Internet of Things Teddy Bear Leaked 2 Million Parent and Kids Message Recordings" Motherboard 3:43 PM
  • "FCC chairman says his agency won't review AT&T's Time Warner purchase" Engadget 3:21 PM
  • "MWC 2017: Latest iPhone competitors from Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "Is phone nostalgia a thing? Judging by this year's Mobile World Congress, it might be" Mashable 10:56 AM
  • "The back of Alcatel's ridiculous new phone lights up to display notifications" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "No, Cellphones Don't Cause Cancer. Probably" Wired 8:11 AM
  • "Oppo could kill phone camera bumps with this new zoom lens design" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung's Staedtler stylus is roughly 5,000 times more awesome than the Apple Pencil: Almost a real pencil!"  The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "No data, no delays: Fox pushes movies straight to your phone/Full HD movies, straight to your phone, without eating your data or slowing down your device: it's the dream, and the technology is here." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "AT&T Revamps Unlimited Data Plans with Tethering, Lower Prices" The Mac Observer 10:26 AM
  • "AT&T Announces New Unlimited Data Plan With 10GB of Tethering and $25 Off DirecTV" MacRumors 6:43 AM
  • "FCC puts the brakes on ISP privacy rules it just passed in October" IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "FCC rolls back net neutrality ISP transparency rules: Small ISPs will no longer be required to inform customers of their network management practices." IDG News Service 6:38 AM
  • "Sony Really, Really Wants You to Care About Camera Phones" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
  • "Sony quietly came out with the most surprising smartphone of MWC 2017" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Apple 3.0 Podcast: Ben Bajarin on Apple's secret sauce" Apple 3.0 7:41 PM
  • "Upgrade #130: Ron Has a Pretty Sweet Job" Six Colors 3:20 PM
  • "Hidden iOS features and Siri goes to the movies, again." The MT Show 6:29 AM