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  1. The reason I ask is because less than an hour ago I texted someone about taking some aspirin for a headache. Now I see an Excedrin advertisement above. Coincidence? Could Google be paying Apple for the info? What do you think?
  2. Poor battery life is one of the top complaints among mobile phone owners, especially as they run power-hungry apps that can chew up a battery charge before the day is half over. There have been long-running debates over whether closing a background app helps preserve battery charge. Federighi's succinct response echoes a similar piece of advice on an Apple support page that explains how to close an app. The page says that closing an app isn't necessary unless it's frozen: Another support document clarifies the process in greater detail: Mobile phone users constantly search
  3. She clears up more on this story in her Facebook posts: Sharapova said information about changes to the anti-doping program weren't easily accessible, forcing a reader to enter a password and username after reading through a dozen unrelated links. "In other words, in order to be aware of this 'warning', you had to open an email with a subject line having nothing to do with anti-doping, click on a webpage, enter a password, enter a username, hunt, click, hunt, click, hunt, click, scroll and read. I guess some in the media can call that a warning. I think most people would call it too
  4. ‘Get ’em out!’ Racial tensions explode at Donald Trump’s rallies. Warning: Following video has a lot of cursing in it but it show the tension on ground level.... Rally shut down in St. Louis by protesters In reality they haven't stopped Trump... they gave him International News Headlines. He is feeding off of this right now. Amazing to watch the modern world work. (or not, depending how you look at it) Trump responded "Whatever happened to Free Speech in this country"?
  5. On Friday, GM said it acquired Cruise Automation, a 40-person software company in San Francisco that has been developing autonomous-vehicle technology. GM plans to use Cruise technology to gave autonomous capability to its vehicles, though likely not in existing models.
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  6. Does United's move mean end of the line for the 747?
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    United said it will turn to 777 and 787 to meet its capacity needs. ----------------------- I personally will love flying the 777 but will avoid the 787 completely. Some of you may know why already.
  7. TBILISI, DFWatch–A man attacked a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kutaisi, western Georgia, on Thursday. The inebriated attacker beat him and tore book and, leaflets and smashed the JW stand. The incident took place on Thursday morning near the former glass factory. Manuchar Tsimintia, a lawyer representing Jehovah’s Witnesses, told journalists that the man first insulted two women at the stand and then beat them, after which he escaped. The Interior Ministry is studying the incident, but an investigation has not yet been launched. Source
  8. GAINESVILLE, Fla., March 10 (UPI) -- A probiotic pill could one day be used to prevent dental cavities by regulating pH in the mouth, according to scientists at the University of Florida. The scientists identified a bacteria that breaks down substances in the mouth and can control the function of other bacteria that lead to cavities, which would help to prevent them. Bacteria on the teeth clump together to form plaques, making acids that break teeth down. Acidity in the mouth, or pH level, must stay neutral, but if it increases, this increases risk for cavities and other conditions t
  9. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, US government scientists reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases and the effects of global warming. The measurement came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. "The annual growth rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide... jumped by 3.05 parts per million during 2015, the largest year-to-year increase in 56 years of research," said a NOAA statement. Last year also marked the fourth consecutive year that CO2 grew more than
  10. Illustration file picture (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files) Slow-loading webpages are a modern-day annoyance, but researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Harvard have unveiled a plan to nip the issue in the bud. The program, known as Polaris, decreases the time it takes for a webpage to load by 34 percent. Related: Long-delayed plan to end US oversight of ICANN could finally take effect this year The Polaris team includes graduate student Ameesh Goyal and professor Hari Balakrishnan, as well as Harvard professor James Mickens, who start
  11. With it's recent move to handle customer service via Twitter... this brings up the above question. I have wondered for a long time why Apple has never entered the social media game. Maybe they wanted to let it play out first? Maybe they wanted to watch the continued demise of Google +? I have been saying for over a year that I expect Apple will buy Twitter and will even more tightly integrate it into it's OS's. What do you think? Why have they stayed out for so long?
  12. Apple's March 21 keynote will be streamed live on Apple TV, Mac, iPhone, iPad and more, giving consumers around the world the opportunity to be among the first to see its latest products. The official Apple Events page has been updated in advance of the newly announced media event. Invitations were sent out earlier Thursday inviting members of the press to "let us loop you in."The March 21 presentation uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming technology. It requires an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later.The event can also be streamed from second-, third- and fourth-gene
  13. JIM WATSON VIA GETTY IMAGES The rise of Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination is based in part on a consensus among conservative Catholics in America, who prefer him over the other Republican candidates (Cruz, Kasich and Rubio), who vaunt a far less marked religious appeal. There were signs of this during the primaries in various states, most notably in Michigan. What's most interesting is that the xenophobic and nationalist candidate has earned the vote of a majority of Catholic Republicans, either unaware or uninterested in the fact that Pope Francis said, just thre
  14. Click on your icon to go to your profile page In the upper right hand part of your cover photo you will see "edit profile" Once inside, click on "enable status updates" and VOILA! You can share your current status, idea onto your wall.
  15. This forum has the same capability as most social media with your own user "newsfeed" and even your own status update. The difference between a social media website and a Forum 2.0 is that the topics are the focus rather than the person's profile. Social Media newsfeed turn into a firehouse of non-sequiturs.... whereas a forum can be designed just as you like it by following only certain people and/or topics.
  16. If you want a new category to make posts in please make a suggestion below: Like-minded people will post what they see on that topic with you forming new communities. Enjoy!
  17. The man who served as Japan's deputy chief trade negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade deal, says that there is no room for the sort of renegotiation of a particular provision suggested by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  18. Three candidates are put forward to become President of Myanmar - Htin Kyaw and Sai Nyunt Lwin from the National League for Democracy and Khin Aung Myint from the military.
  19. The Irish Dáil Éireann (parliament) fails to elect a new taoiseach (Prime Minister) with incumbent Enda Kenny carrying on as a caretaker.
  20. North Korea fires two missiles into the sea and announces its intention to liquidate all remaining South Korean assets on its territory.
  21. Venezuela recalls its chargé d'affaires from its Embassy in Washington, D.C. after U.S. President Barack Obama renewed a decree imposing sanctions on several top Venezuelan officials.
  22. "I failed 3 times in college. I applied 30 times to get a job but I have always been rejected. When KFC came to China for the first time, we were 24 to apply and I was the only one to be dismissed. I wanted to go into the police and 5 postulants, I was the only one not to be accepted. I applied 10 times to return to Harvard University USA and I was rejected. " - Jack Ma, Alibaba Creator and 22nd World fortune according to Forbes in 2015 with $ 29.8 billion. Never give up because you failed once, know that failure is sometimes out of the way to reach your intended route !!
  23. Newark, New Jersey's 30 public schools shut off all water fountains after elevated levels of lead were found in nearly half of the schools during the state Department of Environmental Protection testing. The agency confirmed lead has not been found in the 280,000 residents' city water supply.
  24. The Parliament of Egypt drafts a law which will ban women from wearing full-face veils such as the niqāband burqa in public places and government institutions. The move comes after Cairo University recently banned nurses and doctors from wearing veils in medical schools and in teaching hospitals, arguing the ban would “protect patients’ rights and interests”.
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