What I’ve read this week — October 23, 2020
Each week I try to post links to a few articles that I’ve read and found deserving of being shared. I may also add a bit of commentary.
Links of Interest
Reviews by John Gruber
I try to keep two distinct readers in mind with these annual reviews of new iPhones. First, you, today — you probably want insight to help you decide, to some degree, whether you should upgrade from whatever iPhone you currently own (and you probably do own an iPhone already) to one of this year’s new ones, and if so, which one? Second, me, in the future — I want to look back and use what I write now as a resource to remember what was new with the 2020 iPhones.
I’ve been using the new iPad Air for the last week, and, as is my wont with iPad reviews, I’m writing this on it. My personal iPad has been an 11-inch iPad Pro from late 2018. This new iPad Air looks and feels like the current 11-inch Pro’s spiritual sibling.
U.S. vs Google
The Justice Department fired the starter pistol on what’s likely to be a years-long legal siege of Big Tech by the U.S. government when it filed a major antitrust suit Tuesday against Google.
So it finally happened: the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging anticompetitive behavior under Section 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act.
I think this is the thing that gets people upset. Customers need to make sacrifices and pay more if they want to get all the things they used to, but big companies don’t give up anything in return. Apple spends less per phone on accessories and less for shipping, and sells the phones for the same price as last year (or more in the case of the iPhone 12 vs 11).
(CNN) Pope Francis has declared support for civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time, according to the Catholic News Agency.