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There have been more malware attacks on Macs this year than the last five years combined

Of course, Macs are hardly immune to cyber attacks, but hackers and attackers usually target the most popular operating systems, and before the rise of the Mac, that meant targeting the PC more than the Mac.<p>But with more and more people buying Macs in recent years, the number of cyber attacks has …


This Halloween Costume Would Make Karl Lagerfeld Proud

Everything is better in twos. And 4-year-old fraternal twins Bella and Chloe are testaments to that statement.<p>The Los Angeles-based duo is not only double the cuteness, but the girls also have double the style. Their Burberry bathing suits, moto jackets and adorable Chanel purse costumes are all …

Halloween Costume

Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable

At half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream. Revealed today at the Oculus Connect conference, it works with the whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 …

Virtual Reality

Australian dollar struggles as Chinese economy stalls

The Australian dollar has spent most of the day south of the US 70 cent mark and investors are wondering how low it will fall, with the Chinese …

Australian Dollar

Morning News: More Than 700 Dead in Stampede During Hajj Pilgrimage

Mecca suffers another deadly event within the span of two weeks; meanwhile, two Caribbean islands declare their waters to be shark sanctuaries.<p>More than 700 were killed and 800 injured during a stampede today in Mina, Saudia Arabia, on the outskirts of Mecca. The incident occurred during the annual …

New York City

Many Republican Women Have Second Thoughts About Donald Trump

GOP front-runner loses ground in polls after his comments about Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly<p>By<p>Emma Court and<p>Colleen McCain Nelson<p>Colleen McCain Nelson<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ColleenMNelson<p>colleenmccainnelson<p><p>GREENVILLE, S.C.—When Ruth Silver was watching last week’s …


The 5 Best Accessories of London Fashion Week

Leave it to the Brits—Burberry, of course—to breathe new life into the monogram by way of a pared-down nylon rucksack, just when the personalization trend was running the risk of feeling a bit tired. Trust us—this backpack will be everywhere come spring. Marques ‘ Almeida and J.W.Anderson can be …

Someone tried to declare a popular San Francisco tourist destination a 'no tech zone'

Chances are if you've visited San Francisco's Alamo Square you probably weren't able to resist taking your phone out to snap a photo of the famous …

How to pick the right iOS 9 content blocker for you

Figuring out which content-blocking apps you want is going to be tough with so many of them vying for your attention. Which one should you choose?<p>A day after iOS 9 made content blockers possible, we’ve got Purify, Peace, Crystal, Silentium, Blockr, Freedom, Blockr and 1Blocker, just to name a …

7 Party Dips Bursting With Flavor

It's not a party without chips and dip. From Chile Con Queso to Roasted Garlic Guacamole, these flavorful recipes are all serious crowd-pleasers.<p><b>1. Chile Con Queso</b><p>From-scratch queso is so much better than the melted <i>Velveeta</i> kind! This version -- made with fresh jalapeños, Cheddar and Pepper Jack -- …


Facebook Down 12.1%, Apple Down 10%, Google Down 6.5%, Microsoft Down 5.8% As Stock Markets Plummet

<b>Update:</b> Public tech companies are already recovering from brutal stock market decline<p>Tech companies are suffering from the current hostile stock market environment as stock markets around the world are plummeting following concerns over China. All tech companies are tanking right now, with some …

Stock Markets

You can now install the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ROM on the Galaxy S6

It’s normal for Samsung Galaxy S6 users to feel a bit envious of the Galaxy Note 5 features. After all, these larger handsets come with no shortage of UI optimizations and extra capabilities. Thankfully, there’s nothing our beloved developer community can’t do. The guys at XDA Developers have found …

Android News

Man found in Sydney's Wentworth Park with throat cut identified as Jacky Ho

Fairfax Media understands investigators are looking closely at his background, particularly any links he might have had to drug supply.<p>An autopsy on …


Olympus Air Review: The Future of iPhone Cameras?

The Olympus Air represents a photographers dream: shrinking the greatness of DSLRs down to pocket size.

Dow Jones

China’s Bid for Chip Giant Signals Lofty Ambitions

Proposal to buy Micron Technology for $23 billion reflects Chinese bid to be a tech superpower<p>A Chinese state-owned company’s proposal to buy chip giantMicron Technology Inc. for $23 billion is the latest sign of the country’s growing ambition to push beyond gadgets and become a broad technology …


Get married or stay single? Live in the city or country? Dog or Cat? Science has the answers

We all face so many big decisions in life, but maybe recent scientific research can help us make better choices<p>Should you get a cat, shun meat, live child-free and cancel your Facebook account; or get a dog, gorge yourself on steak, have a huge family – and post about it every day? We look at what …

Same-Sex Couples

5 Casualties of the Chinese Market Crash - Briefly - WSJ

The Chinese stock market rebounded strongly on Thursday and Friday morning. But the two-week market rout has left lasting damages in areas such as consumer and investor confidence. Here are five groups affected by the volatility in Chinese markets.

Stock Markets

Are Americans Working Less Than the Rest of the World?

A recent flap between presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton raised the question: Do Americans work too little?

Dow Jones

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Escapes From Prison

Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán had evaded authorities before<p>MEXICO CITY—For the second time in nearly 15 years, Mexico’s most infamous drug lord escaped from a maximum-security prison, dealing a humiliating blow to President Enrique Peña Nieto and raising new concerns about corruption in Mexican law …


Localist sentenced to probation after filing sexual harassment complaint against police | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

A localist protester has been sentenced to 12 months on probation for assaulting a police officer, despite having filed a sexual harassment complaint …

Hong Kong

A Male Model’s Star on the Rise

Lucky Blue Smith is poised to break out big; social-media clout and screaming fans<p>Milan<p>After modeling on Etro’s runway at Milan Fashion Week, Lucky Blue Smith had another appearance to make, before a crowd of more than 100 screaming girls who had lined up outside for more than an hour. When he …

Social Media

Microsoft to Cut 7,800 Jobs on Nokia Woes

Smartphone struggles trigger $7.6 billion write-down on $9.4 billion deal<p>Microsoft Corp. tried for years to crack the mobile market by retooling its software, replacing several executives and spending billions of dollars to acquire a hardware business. On Wednesday, the Redmond, Wash., giant …


Chat Apps Take a Swipe at Facebook

The social network itself also embraces the trend, with WhatsApp and Messenger<p>By<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>Deepa Seetharaman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@dseetharaman<p>deepa.seetharaman<p><p>Five years ago, Justin Pak primarily used Facebook FB -3.71% to keep tabs on friends and family. …

Social Media

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Switzerland begins postal delivery by drone

Swiss postal service says tests will run until the end of July although the widespread use of drones is not likely to kick in for another five years<p>Switzerland’s postal service said on Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen …

Snow White

A quarter of China-listed shares suspended as Beijing intervenes

Trading has been halted in more than 25 per cent of Chinese listed shares, in what appears to be the latest government-backed attempt to shore up the …

Stock Markets