The Five-Culprits Edition Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Five Things That Kill Your iPhone's Battery The Fastest, by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, ZDnet

If I had a dollar for every time someone complained about their iPhone's battery, well, I'd have a lot of dollars. Breakages aside, battery performance issues make up the bulk of the complaints I get about the iPhone.

I've been doing a lot of battery testing on the iPhone lately, and I've narrowed down the five main culprits responsible for draining battery life on the iPhone.

‘NRA: Practice Range’ Game Removed From Apple App Store, by AJ Dellinger, International Business Times

An iPhone app from the National Rifle Association (NRA) has been removed from the iOS App Store following an online protest against Apple and other tech firms that urged the companies to cut ties with the gun rights advocacy group.


That effort targeted tech giants that distribute NRA content. Amazon, Apple and Roku all carry the NRA TV app, which the organization uses to distribute original content that it produces. YouTube has also been targeted for the protest for hosting the NRA TV channel.

House Of Pane: Apple Was Warned Of Glass Danger, by Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle

Employees began moving into Apple Park’s spaceship building on January 2, Salvador said. The accidents began on the first day, with two men suffering head injuries, followed by a third on January 4, according to the incident reports obtained by The Chronicle, which cover the beginning of January through mid-February. Afterwards, Foster + Partners and Apple started putting the rectangular stickers on other parts of the spaceship building, Salvador said. The stickers were effective in getting people to stop running into glass, he said.

After January 4, there were no other incidents in which emergency services were called to treat people running into the glass.

Change Infinite Loop’s Name To Apple Playground, by Daniel Jalkut,

So what’s the perfect name for a smaller hoop of a campus, residing a stone’s throw away from the mighty Apple Park? Apple Playground, of course. You’re welcome.


Three Alternatives To Twitter’s Now-Defunct Mac App,by Julio Ojeda-Zapata, TidBITS

Now, though, we Twitter for Mac users have no choice but to cast about for a fresh Twitter client. In doing so, I’ve become more bullish about Twitterrific and Tweetbot, in part because they’ve improved since my last look.


China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across The Globe, by Paul Mozur, New York Times

For years, China has exerted digital control with a system of internet filters known as the Great Firewall, which allows authorities to limit what people see online. To broaden its censorship efforts, Beijing is venturing outside the Great Firewall and paying more attention to what its citizens are saying on non-Chinese apps and services. As part of that shift, Beijing has at times pressured foreign companies like Google and Facebook, which are both blocked in China, to take down certain content. At other times, it has bypassed foreign companies entirely and instead directly pushed users of global social media to encourage self-censorship.

Apple’s China Agreement, by Yonatan Zunger, NewCo Shift

To deal with multiple countries’ legal systems, most companies host the most critical data in some rule-of-law state (i.e., a country where similar laws apply), and so both the laws of the country asking for the information and the laws of the country hosting the information can potentially act as legal barriers to releasing the data. This is a kind of legal “defense-in-depth” which largely prevents governments from just seizing any data they want, singly or en masse.

China, however, is one of the countries which works under a fundamentally different system, in a few key ways.