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The European Divide in U.S. Politics

Senator Marco Rubio may have put his finger on one of the most important divides in the U.S. presidential election.<p>At a rally in Des Moines this …

The Vigil Idiot Reviews “Dilwale”, The Worst Shah Rukh-Kajol Love Story Of All Time

A love story even worse than "Baazigar", and SRK kills Kajol's entire family in that one.

Minimalistic puzzle game Prune comes to the Google Play Store

If you’re a fan of minimalistic, relaxing mobile games, we’ve got a treat for you. Prune, the simple, award-winning puzzler from Joel McDonald has finally made its way to the Google Play Store. The game not only won the Best Upcoming Game during the 11th International Mobile Gaming Awards, it’s …

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Three days that saved the euro | Ian Traynor

With Greece on the brink of expulsion from the euro, there was one final chance to avoid catastrophe. Ian Traynor tells the inside story of a dramatic showdown<p>Late on the afternoon of Friday 10 July, as European finance ministers were packing their bags for Brussels to attend yet another meeting on …

Yanis Varoufakis: Angela Merkel has a red and a yellow button. One ends the crisis. Which does she push?

Eurozone crisis,Greece,Europe,World news,European Union,European monetary union,Economics,Banking,European banks,Financial crisis,Financial sector,Euro,Business<p>The Global Minotaur of neoliberal capitalism centred on Wall Street held the world to ransom from 1971 to 2008. Now Europe’s surplus …

A Comprehensive Guide to Using Todoist - Todoist Blog

Over five million people use Todoist to organize their work tasks, their personal lives, their school work, and everything in between. Behind our …

Google Wants To Own Your Mobile Moments

For a few months now, Google has been pushing a new vision of advertising in the mobile age: Advertisers, it says, must capture the “micro-moments” when peripatetic consumers land on an app, a video, a website or anywhere else.<p>That’s increasingly important because despite today’s “mobile first” …

Major zero-day security flaws in iOS & OS X allow theft of both Keychain and app passwords

Researchers from Indiana University and the Georgia Institute of Technology said that security holes in both iOS and OS X allow a malicious app to steal passwords from Apple’s Keychain, as well as both Apple and third-party apps. The claims appear to have been confirmed by Apple, Google and …

The 10 best widgets for your iPhone Notification Center

Widgets probably make for some of the most helpful features in iOS 8, since they let apps display information right on your lock screen or from …

“@RedChilliesEnt: Get ready for #DILWALE this December, Rohit Shetty Ishtyle! #Dilwale18Dec http://t.co/J9NZphNuEM”

We gave our Greek crisis correspondent some time off after getting this dispatch

Greece’s on-again, off-again bailout talks can be maddening for those trying to track the country’s fate. For months, Athens and its creditors have regularly broken apparently unbreakable deadlines, making scant progress in agreeing on new economic reforms in return for desperately needed cash.<p>This …

Jackie Collins’s Steamy Summer Reading List

Summer is once again upon us, and about time! I am delighted that this year I have a summer book out there for your enjoyment, The Santangelos, an epic story filled with passion, murder, and revenge. Lucky is back! But I am also eager to tell you about the books that I look forward to reading this …

Some people think Greece's creditors are trying to topple Syriza and bring about 'regime change'

But according to a note from Mujtaba Rahman and Federico Santi at the Eurasia Group consultancy on Tuesday morning, a deal is coming. They expect an emergency euro summit, now reported by the Financial Times, to yield an agreement. But they also think the deal will be structured "in the hope of …

Apple considered Uber for same-day delivery service, may have pulled out over insurance concerns

Apple considered but ultimately rejected Uber for the same-day delivery service it piloted in May and expanded earlier this month for its online store, reports the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>In recent months, Uber lost out on the opportunity to make deliveries in some cities for Apple Inc. and Starbucks Corp. , which …

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Saddam's former army is the secret to ISIS success

In that year, the self-appointed caliph has expanded his turf from eastern Syria and western Iraq to include adherents in pockets of war-racked Libya and Egypt's lawless Sinai peninsula.<p>He has set his sights on Saudi Arabia, birthplace of Islam, and his Islamic State has launched an online magazine …

Islam

Android is threatening to overtake the iPhone in one important metric

iPhone owners — on average — earn more and spend more on apps and in-app purchases. And accordingly, ad rates are typically higher on iOS. This makes the iOS platform more attractive to app developers, despite Android's larger install base, and helps drive a more vibrant ecosystem.<p>But times are …

Android News

Indian military operation along Burma border opens new rift with Pakistan

Renewed animosity between nuclear rivals who have fought two major wars over the border territory of Kashmir risks undermining attempts at co-operation<p>An Indian military operation along its eastern border with Burma has Pakistani leaders rattled, resulting in threats of swift retaliation should …

Burma

The JavaScript World Domination

From browsers to mobile phones, from tablets to tabletops, from industrial automation to the tiniest microcontrollers — JavaScript seems to creep …

Can’t Kick a Bad Habit? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

I had just finished giving a speech on building habits when a woman in the audience exclaimed, “You teach how to create habits, but that’s not my …

Getting Rejected Is Awesome. Trust Me.

I think I was wired backwards somewhere along the road, because I actually prefer that everybody think I’m wrong. Is that weird?<p>When somebody tries …

Inconvenient Truths About The Apple Watch

When Apple first showed off the Apple Watch, I was stunned. It looked glorious and larger than life. Shiny and precision-machined. Like an object …

The Woman Who Hacked Hollywood

Laura Poitras’ name was once on terror watch lists. Now it’s on an Oscar. Here’s her personal journey.<p>It’s been almost ten years since Laura Poitras’ …

Using Evernote (the right way)

I believe that the best insights are made possible when they’re built from the best knowledge available. Discovering that information gets easier and …

Would Steve Jobs Have Liked the New Biography? I Don’t Think So

From my days at Apple, I knew Steve pretty well. Here’s my take on the Schlender-Tetzeli bio.<p>I suspect that Steve Jobs would not be thrilled with</i> …

Jony Ive

Rescuing the free-trade deals

By Lawrence Summers<p><i>Lawrence Summers is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and an economic adviser to President Obama from 2009 through 2010.</i><p>The Senate’s rejection of President Wo odrow Wilson’s commitment of the United States to the …

Babies held hostage for medical fees, porters as paramedics, £19 out of every £20 cut: A searing despatch from Athens's blood-soaked hospitals that shows why Greece is literally dying to leave the Euro

How does a nation die? This week, in the beleaguered hospitals of Athens, I saw a glimpse of the shocking answer. It is when its own people die in …

Europe

Greek banks are on their last legs. Grexit beckons

There are no good outcomes for Greece, but exiting the euro looks like the least worst option<p>There are no good outcomes for Greece in the seemingly interminable tragi-comedy of negotiations with the Troika over further bailout funds.<p>Anyone who thinks that Greece has nothing to lose by leaving the …