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Rainbow Appears Over Prince's Minnesota Home as Fans Mourn Artist

A rainbow lit up the sky over Paisley Park, where distraught fans had gathered to mourn Prince at his home.<p>The 57-year-old superstar passed away Thursday at his home in suburban Minneapolis.<p><b>Gallery - When Doves Cry: Prince's Career in Photos</b>

The Reason Why This Man Bought Ranch Dressing for $1,000

Josh Tipton of Dallas, Texas, may love ranch dressing, but that isn't why he spent $1,000 on a bottle of it last week.<p>Tipton, who's a dog lover …

N.C. transgender bathroom ban is a ‘national embarrassment,’ state attorney general says

In the week since it was signed, North Carolina’s controversial new law restricting transgender rights has drawn fierce criticism from across the country. Elected officials from Seattle to San Francisco to New York have ordered their employees to steer clear of the state. Big businesses like …

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Trump associate had undisclosed meeting with Russian in May 2016: Report<p>Dem lawmaker: Trump's been looking for immigration 'fight' since declaring …

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The Psychology Behind the Violence at Trump Rallies

In the late 19th century, French psychologist slash physicist slash anthropologist Gustave LeBon came up with the idea that being part of a crowd …

Donald Trump

North Korean submarine missing and presumed sunk, say reports

A North Korean submarine has gone missing at sea and is presumed to have sunk, according to reports from the US and South Korea.<p>The vessel had reportedly been operating off the North Korean coast during the week when it disappeared.<p>More nuclear tests, urges North Korean leader Kim Jong-un<p>Read more<p>A …

North Korea

Russian Spy Pleads Guilty, Walked Into FBI 'Trap'

A Russian spy, who posed as a banker in New York City, today pleaded guilty to espionage-related charges after court documents revealed Russia's top …

Corruption

Famous For Its Marketing Prowess, Apple Must Now Educate On Encryption

As Apple battles the FBI in court, the iPhone maker hopes to win over public opinion as well, educating consumers about the benefits of encryption and the complexity of global digital security.<p>The ongoing court battle between Apple and the FBI is just as much a fight over public opinion as a fight …

Apple Granted Patent for Liquidmetal Home Button on iOS Devices

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today granted Apple a series of 40 new patents, including one that describes various implementations and benefits of a Liquidmetal home button on iPhones and iPads.<p>Liquidmetal alloys, otherwise known as "bulk solidifying amorphous alloys" in the patent filing …

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor of Email: Dead at 74

- Mar 7, 2016<p>Raymond Samuel Tomlinson, the man credited with inventing email and coming up with the “@” in email addresses, has died at the age of …

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Lawmaker calls for federal boycott of Apple

Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would prohibit the federal government from buying any Apple products until the …

Apple turns to Twitter for additional customer support

Apple has set up a general support line on Twitter to field questions from customers.<p>Apple opened a Twitter account on Thursday to provide …

Apple's iOS 9.3 Provides Enterprises With More MDM Features

Today's topics include a discovery that iOS 9.3 will give enterprises more control over employees' devices, the attorney general's explanation as to …

Accusers in Alleged Racial Incident at University of Albany Charged With Assault

Three black women attending the University of Albany who say they were the victims of a "racially fueled" on-campus attack in January by fellow white …

Apple says it helped in the search for Malaysian Airlines flight 370

Sewell was testifying before a House committee hearing on encryption and security when he was asked about a hypothetical scenario involving an encrypted iPhone that had information about a nuclear bomb on.<p>Apple's SVP of legal and government affairs said that the company had an array of options at …

Several House Republicans Vote Against Naming Post Office After Maya Angelou

Nine House Republicans voted against naming a North Carolina post office after poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou Tuesday afternoon, the …

It's Tim Cook's Apple Now

The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs's Apple.<p>The Tim Cook era at Apple emerged onto the public stage today in full force, and it bears subtle differences from Steve Jobs’s Apple.<p>Jobs liked to say that Apple …

Adobe Releases Ink & Slide for iPad

Adobe made the jump into hardware on Wednesday, and for iPad users that means a few more tools to hone your design skills. The <b>Adobe Ink & Slide ($199.99)</b> work in tandem as a stylus and ruler for creating digital works of art.<p>Adobe has been hinting at the stylus and ruler concepts for a little over …

How to customize your Calendar settings on iPhone and iPad

How to setup calendar accounts<p>Whether you're using iCloud, Gmail, Outlook, or a dedicated IMAP account, you can set it up to sync with the built-in …

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Automating iOS: A Comprehensive and Updated Guide to Launch Center Pro – MacStories

<b>Note: The following is a complete update of our original Launch Center Pro guide published in April 2014. It has been rewritten and updated for the latest 2.3 and 2.3.1 versions of Launch Center Pro with new sections, actions, videos, and more.</b><p>Released in December of 2011, Launch Center (the …

Get an early look at Apple's CarPlay in action

Microsoft Office for iPad Gets AirPrint!

This is just a cool, quick and easy update to announce, but it could be an important one for folks who rely on the MS Office Suite. The latest update to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad has added AirPrint compatibility to the apps. This removes yet another one of the obstacles to …

NYC Bars to Use iBeacon for ‘BeaconCrawl” Promotion

- Apr 29, 2014<p>Developers and companies continue to find interesting new uses for Apple’s iBeacon technology. An upcoming event in New York City will …

Apple launches new program to repair faulty iPhone 5 sleep buttons

Apple today launched a new program that will allow iPhone 5 owners to have devices with fautly sleep buttons repaired at no cost. Apple says it has identified an issue with some devices that can cause the button to fail on a “small percentage” of these devices. iPhone owners can use a new page on …

iPhone traffickers convincing poor/homeless to sign contracts at Apple store (Video)

A local news report last night from Denver’s 9News reveals a scheme setup at Apple stores in Colorado that saw iPhone traffickers convincing people in need of quick cash to sign contracts and hand-over subsidized iPhones. The traffickers would turn around and sell the unlocked iPhones for full …

Apple Acquired 24 Companies Over Last 18 Months, 'We're On The Prowl' for More

During today's second quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has purchased a total of 24 companies over the last 18 months, some that are known and some that remain unknown.<p>Just over half of Apple’s acquisitions have come to light, which means the company has purchased a …

Speedy A7 Chip in iPhone 5s Beats the Competition, Including New Samsung Galaxy S5

An interesting review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in the <i>New York Times</i> says that while Samsung's new phone is "nice," it's still bested by the "aging" iPhone 5s. The article says a major advantage of the Samsung phone is its larger size, but that advantage will disappear with the expected arrival …

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Apple video delves into the genesis and design of Campus 2

Featuring heavily in the video is architect Norman Foster, who talks about how the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs approached him several years ago about …

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How To Enter Extensions For Conference Rooms In Contacts App [iOS Tips]

We’ve all had to do it: make those conference calls to services that require you to enter in a code, or a room number, or what have you.<p>If you call these numbers frequently and want to save a little time, you can enter in the extensions and codes into your Contacts app, but you’ll want to code in …

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