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Apple will be able to open retail stores in India on one condition

Apple’s plans for a string of retail stores in India hit a hurdle last month when the country’s finance minister ruled that Apple must conform to local sourcing laws in order to be granted a permit for the country. Requiring that Apple procure 30 percent of its goods locally, this seemed like it …

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Apple's new file manager, APFS, is awesome

Consumers (read: probably you) don’t typically dig into their file system; they only get upset when they run out of space on their computer. That’s part of the reason Apple created its new, proprietary file system — and it’s pretty awesome.<p>What the Apple File System (APFS) does isn’t easy to nail …

R.I.P. Apple’s original San Francisco store

SAN FRANCISCO — The iconic glass staircase is gone. The interior is being gutted. The Apple logos have been covered up.<p>Rest in peace, Apple’s original flagship store in San Francisco, which opened to great fanfare just a dozen years ago. Apple recently opened a crazily detailed store just two …

13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

“A sadistic dentist eager to make us feel pain”: Why low-information voters fall for Donald Trump

<b>Donald Trump; Steve Martin in "Little Shop of Horrors" (Reuters/Jim Bourg/Salon)</b><p>“An ugly moment in history where his simple, warped, ungenerous, and bigoted story sells”<p>Robin Lindley<p>May 23, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>How can a narcissistic billionaire blowhard who stirs anger and hatred become a leading …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

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Best Portable DACs: The best external DACs to replace your phone's awful amp

On paper, reproducing sound should be simple. There's a source that has music and a speaker that generates noise. Press play on the player and audio …

Audiophile

Follow iPhone Life's "Top iOS 9 Tips" Magazine on Flipboard | iPhoneLife.com

If you get special satisfation each time you discover a new way to use your iPhone or iPad, you're going to love our latest Flipboard magazine featuring our very best iOS 9 tips. Follow our "Top iOS 9 Tips" magazine on Flipboard to get time-saving tips and hacks for everything from the updated …

How David Bowie turned his own death into a piece of art after keeping terminal cancer a secret

David Bowie died just two days after release of his album Blackstar, which he had planned as his own requiem<p>David Bowie spent his entire career redefining the art of popular music, and on Sunday he pulled off perhaps his greatest ever coup when he turned his own death into one last spellbinding …

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Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Product Photography Tips and Techniques

Product photography involves photographing a single product by itself with a plain background to remove any distractions and focus the viewer’s …

‘Rubber Soul’ Is 50: A Reappraisal Of The Beatles’ Coming Of Age Album

<i>Fifty years ago this month, The Beatles released their sixth UK album ‘Rubber Soul’. The album offered the first true glimpse of John, Paul, George</i> …

Stay Focused on the Gift of Flipboard for Photographers

A photographer is someone who’s always looking: for ideas, inspiration or ways to improve their craft, which makes the Gift of Flipboard for Photographers the perfect present for the shutterbug in your life. It’s one of 21 gifts we’ll be “uncovering” each day in this blog, as we count down to …

Photography

Incredibly Peaceful Landscapes

“Because starting my day watching the sunrise while I stand alone on a quiet beach is magical, inspiring, uplifting, and really healthy for my soul.” – Jennifer Squires Ross<p>Ontario, Canada-based photographer Jennifer Squires Ross just wrote to us to tell us about a new 2012 calendar she's created …

Effortless Beauty – Sergio Kurhajec (14 pics)

Forget all the fancy props, take away all the elaborate costumes and bring photography back to its most basic form. Then you'll find the fantastic work of Sergio Kurhajec, a photographer based out of New York.<p>Sergio was born in New York in 1971 and raised in Rome, Italy. His mother, Primarosa …

Art Galleries

How to Identify Three Common Image Problems and Fix Them in Lightroom

I hear it over and over, “I have a nice camera but my pictures just don’t come out as good as I expect.”What ensues is an interrogation first about …

Tutorials

Good news: Bananas aren’t going extinct. Bad news: They are in trouble

In the first half of the 20th century, supermarket bananas in the United States bore little resemblance to the bananas sold today — they were more …

19 Amazing Paintings, Not Photos

One of my favorite things I like to do on this site is share the work of amazing artists. These seven artists were chosen because each has the ability to create paintings so realistic they look like pictures. These mind-blowing, hyper-realistic scenes are made by using nothing but oil-based paints …

What's The Difference Between Corn Syrup And Sugar?

For starters, neither is healthy.<p>Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sugar, even as the issue features in an ongoing lawsuit.<p>An attorney representing sugar companies said in court earlier …

Twitter users affected by Forth Road Bridge closure see the funny side

The closure of the Forth Road Bridge will mean heavy disruption over the Christmas and New Year period for hundreds of thousands of motorists. The bridge, which spans the Firth of Forth and connects Scots to and from Edinburgh was unexpectedly closed until early 2016 after structural problems were …

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Storm Desmond: Clean-up underway in Cumbria after flooding, in pictures - Telegraph

Canon should make a digital mirrorless version of its famous AE-1 camera

Winding back the clock could help the company catch up<p>In the last few years we've seen a distinct trend in photography: the rise of mirrorless cameras. With fewer moving parts, these cameras are smaller, lighter, and less imposing than their DSLR cousins. They're also quieter and offer faster …

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

Storm Desmond - in pictures

Weather,UK news,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Flooding,Environment,Carlisle<p>Heavy rain and high winds cause disruption across the UK as Storm Desmond hits

Scenes From Wild Yellowstone (PHOTOS)

12.04.15 1:00 AM ET<p>Ryan Sheets/National Geographic Channels

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

Press barons will do anything to halt Jeremy Corbyn, says Ken Livingstone

Former London mayor says owners of the Mail, Telegraph, Sun and Times fear the Labour leader will make them pay more tax if he becomes prime minister<p>Ken Livingstone has said the owners of the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Sun and Times will “do anything” to stop Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister …

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The 1 Shocking Phrase That All New Managers Should Use

These aren't the words that trip off the tongue for new manager. But two leadership experts say you should try them.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>It's not easy walking into a new job.<p>If you're possessed of at least a modicum …