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The iPhone 5s has received the iOS 8.2 update. Of course, the update doesn’t come without its share of software problems like common bugs, connectivity problems, speed issues, and third-party apps you may not want to own. There is one app that you...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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From Rosamunde Hodge’s latest fairy tale reimagining to Bill Konigsberg’s road trip YA, the following books for teens are among this year’s must-have titles.
From: School Library Journal | By: Shelley Diaz | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Filed under: Home Health Care, Retirement Living Hero Images By Sally Abrahms A growing number of seniors are turning to state-of-the-art digital tools -- via smartphones, GPS, voice activation and sensors -- that enable them to age in their own homes....
From: Daily Finance | By: Kiplinger | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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"These women are not only the caretakers, they are often the teachers, the health care providers, the community leaders."...
From: Dooce | By: dooce | Friday, March 27, 2015
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As National Nutrition Month (March) comes to a close, Jamba Juice is encouraging customers to make the most of the month’s last few days with a special $2 coupon offer for any small size Fruit & Veggie Smoothie—including their …...
From: OK Magazine | By: OK! Staff | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The Apple Watch won’t launch until late April, but a couple dozen apps have already arrived. As 9to5Mac reports, several app makers are now advertising Watch support in their App Store listings. That means users should be able to download the apps...
From: Macworld | By: Jared Newman | Friday, March 27, 2015
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by Ester Bloom Last year we spoke to a radical bride, Rebecca, who had bought a house with her groom and another couple, one member of which was pregnant. Twelve months later, Rebecca still shares the house with her husband Ari — who wrote about their...
From: The Billfold | By: Ester Bloom | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I have a folder on my iPhone called “Apple Crap.” The name is a little unfair. The apps that come pre-installed on iPhones aren’t all crap. I even use a bunch of them. But you can’t fit a lot of nuance into the folder names on an iPhone. And...
From: Slate | By: Lily Hay Newman | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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-Dulux launched a new campaign featuring an Old English Sheepdog puppy (video above). -YouTube is experimenting with ultra HD video. -Digiday lists “9 brands to watch out for on the Apple Watch.” -Pepsi overtook Diet Coke in the number two spot for...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Boston-based Avedro Inc, an ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company, has named David J. McIntyre to its board of directors. McIntyre is a partner at Apple Tree Partners.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, March 27, 2015
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There's Twitter, but no Facebook yet
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in hot water. In a few days, he's going to have to choose between betraying his political party and ideals, and possibly exiting the Eurozone, a move that could have disastrous economic consequences...
From: TheStreet | By: Rafi Farber | Friday, March 27, 2015
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We all like having the latest technology and features, but is Apple’s new operating system, ios 8, worth upgrading to? Let’s look at the facts: Apple’s last major update, ios 7, got shade thrown at it by consumers for the fact that its newly-enhanced...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Kevin Carneglia | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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You don't need to squint too hard to see the similarities between the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple's iPhone 6.
From: CNN | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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But the two curved edges may not be worth the extra money
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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But the Apple CEO stopped short of other executives who have said they would boycott the state
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Friday, March 27, 2015
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This week?s Apple Loop looks at the potential for a four-inch iPhone (possibly the iPhone 6C), wondering where the Beats iOS app is, Becoming Steve Jobs, the unsaid issues of the Apple Watch, Apple's Chinese trade-in program, did Apple kill the iPad...
From: Forbes | By: Ewan Spence | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A startup messaging system used by more than 60,000 businesses including Google, Apple and Amazon became the latest victim of a data breach. Quartz, which also uses the messaging system, reports Slack was hacked for four days in February, leaving users’...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The HTC One M9 went on sale at midnight, which means there’s another flagship device to choose from. Which flagship device will you be purchasing? Is it Apple’s iPhone 6 from last year? Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which you can now … Continue reading...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Friday, March 27, 2015
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I have a music iOS app. I want my users to be able to preview audio for each song in my app. I want to display the same icon for playing music samples in my app that is used in Apple's iOS Music Store. I don't where to find this icon/UI control. Does...
From: Stack Overflow | By: Joe Goldade | Friday, March 27, 2015
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2015's most stylish smartphone fight...
From: Forbes | By: Gordon Kelly | Friday, March 27, 2015
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On April 24, the Apple Watch will go on sale for the first time. Apple's debut smartwatch will have a stable of apps available to download upon launch — and this has created a bizarre challenge for developers. They are being expected to build products...
From: Business Insider | By: Rob Price | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Chile will become the first country in Latin America to launch Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, on April 10, though without the highly anticipated near field communication (NFC)-based Samsung Pay system. Samsung Pay was...
From: Business News Americas | By: Patrick Nixon | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Cook plans to fund his 10-year-old nephew's college education first
From: People | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Though we might not think about hearing our food when we eat it the way we do when it comes to taste, smell and even sight, if you bit into a potato chip and it didn’t make a sound in your head, it’d be weird, right? A new study that looks into how...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- This is LG's second attempt at a curved-screen smartphone. This new LG G Flex2 keeps all the good things from the original, and has taken the somewhat unusual design to the next level. LG introduced its first G Flex curved phone...
From: TheStreet | By: Gary Krakow | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Tim Cook has big plans for his vast wealth: It's all going to philanthropy, he revealed in a Fortune interview. The Apple CEO -- who's currently worth around $112 million, and holds restricted stock that could be worth up to $665 million -- said he's......
From: Play Savvy | By: Devindra Hardawar | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A billionaire Chinese tech mogul criticizedApple in a strange graphic equating the company to Hitler. Jia Yueting, the CEO of Chinese video site LeTV.com, called out the "iOS arrogant domination" model on his verified page on Chinese social networking...
From: Mashable | By: Megan Specia | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The $848 million solar power deal Apple signed with First Solar last month is a better value than some have suggested, according to vice president of Environmental Initiatives Lisa Jackson, who on Thursday pointed to a surge in the amount of power Apple...
From: Apple Insider | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A new patent could mean vastly improved iPhone photos
From: Time | By: Dan Kedmey | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Chairman of Tencent Holdings and billionaire, Ma Huateng, signed an agreement Monday with the manufacturer of Apple’s iPhones and some touch screens for Teslas and others to develop Internet-connected cars, including the all-electric variety. While...
From: HybridCars.com | By: Estlin Link | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Forget banana bread. Nothing beats a warm slice of apple bread topped with cinnamon sugar. This quick bread is dense, moist, and most importantly, delicious....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Friday, March 27, 2015
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This week's all-new AppleInsider podcast is now available to download and subscribe in iTunes or SoundCloud, with detailed analysis of this week's news. Twitter launches Periscope for iPhone, a live streaming app to compete with Meerkat. The issues with...
From: Apple Insider | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- BlackBerry exceeded analyst expectations today with earnings -- as opposed to a loss -- of 4 cents per share, sending its stock rising. Shares were up 3.4% to $9.62 in early Friday trading following the company's fourth-quarter...
From: TheStreet | By: Rebecca Borison | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A U.K. court ruled that British iPhone users can sue Google for allegedly tracking them inappropriately via Apple’s Safari Web browser....
From: Wall Street Journal | Friday, March 27, 2015
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In 2004, Andy Rubin made an urgent call to his friend, Steve Perlman. Rubin’s startup, Android, was in trouble, he explained. Rubin didn’t like asking for money again, but the situation was dire. Android, which was creating mobile software for phones,...
From: Business Insider | By: Lisa Eadicicco | Friday, March 27, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The information of greater wealth inequality continues to come in. The latest addition to this trend comes from Realty Trac, a provider of housing data, which leads off with a headline that "Home Price Appreciation Outpaces Wage...
From: TheStreet | By: John Mason | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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The US Congress, Senate and White House may be torn on what to do with a key Patriot Act spying clause, set to expire on June 1st. But Google, Apple, Facebook and other tech companies in the Reform Government Surveillance coalition know exactly what...
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Friday, March 27, 2015
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They are men, mostly. They are young, mostly. They are visionaries on a mission -- to systematize and make all the world’s knowledge accessible (Google); to connect all the world’s people with each other (Facebook); to change the way books are read...
From: Weekly Standard | By: Irwin M. Stelzer | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity.
From: CNN | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Several big media companies recently announced new ways to bring TV over the Internet. For example, HBO's streaming service, Sony's PlayStation Vue and a rumored service from Apple. This raises the question: Can viewers really save money by dropping...
From: NPR | Friday, March 27, 2015
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We've all been there; you're on your way home from work or need to make call and as soon as you bring your smartphone out of standby, its battery dies. Remembering to charge your smartphone is something we call forget to do from time to time, but companies...
From: Forbes | By: Antony Leather | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Good morning! It's a nice and sunny morning in London. Here's the tech news you need to know going into the weekend. 1. Google's new CFO will receive $70 million in bonuses and grants. Ruth Porat is joining Google from Morgan Stanley. 2. Slack is raising...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Bear witness to the genesis of a new era, fellow sports fans. I've begged and pleaded in the past for the major professional sports leagues to take the harness off of the ability to stream games. Even as the trend of cord-cutting has progressed along...
From: Techdirt | By: Timothy Geigner | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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“You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for change”
From: Time | By: kivac23 | Friday, March 27, 2015
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Following the U.S. success of its iPhone trade-in program, Apple Inc. intends to expand the program to China. Sources familiar with the iPhone maker’s plans told Bloomberg that the program is set to launch in China as soon as March … Continue reading...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Friday, March 27, 2015
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The high school students in Tommy Wallach's fantastic debut face more than graduation and an uncertain job market: they face an honest-to-gosh killer asteroid
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Steve Donoghue | Friday, March 27, 2015
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You can't actually buy an Apple Watch for another month or so, but Apple has already opened the gate for apps. 9to5Mac points out a slew of freshly updated apps, including Twitter, WeChat, Evernote and the weather app Dark Sky (shown above), among ot......
From: Engadget | By: Richard Lawler | Friday, March 27, 2015
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          The Apple Watch only goes on sale April 24, but that’s not stopping app developers from rolling out support for the new wearable. On Thursday a number of app makers – such as Evernote, Dark … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Friday, March 27, 2015
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A Muslim teen entered a subway car with Jewish passenger one day in April of 2013 and shared a greeting of his faith. “Assalamu Alaikum,” or “Peace be with you.” Had the story ended there, it might have been an inspirational one of two very different...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Aric Mitchell | Friday, March 27, 2015
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