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Apple to unveil latest software at WWDC 2016

Apple is shaking up its software by opening up more to developers.<p>On Monday, the company announced a number of new upgrades to its various operating systems that will come to Macs, iPhones, iPads, the Apple TV and Apple Watch later this year.<p>CEO Tim Cook started the event in San Francisco with a …

Apps

North Korea Jams GPS Signals to Fishing Boats: South

North Korea is jamming GPS navigation systems near its border with South Korea, affecting hundreds of fishing boats but not causing any danger, officials in Seoul said Friday.<p>About 280 South Korean vessels experienced problems with their GPS navigation systems and many were forced to return to …

Apple has 3 'privacy czars' who have to sign off before your data is collected

Unlike Google, Amazon, and Facebook, Apple is loathe to use customer data to deliver targeted advertising or personalized recommendations. Indeed, any collection of Apple customer data requires sign-off from a committee of three "privacy czars" and a top executive, according to four former …

20 Affordable Crowd-Free Places in Europe

Ready to go a little off the beaten path on the continent? We love Europe's smaller cities, national parks, small towns, and wild places, where …

Bucket Lists

We just got another massive sign of how badly Saudi Arabia is suffering from the oil price crash

On Monday, HSBC economists Simon Williams and Razan Nasser dropped a note on the country's foreign-exchange holdings, and things look pretty dire for the oil-reliant nation.<p>It shows that FX reserves dropped by more than $14 billion (£10.1 billion) in January, falling to their lowest level in nearly …

Saudi Arabia

The Only Guide to Backpacking Southeast Asia You'll Ever Need

<i>Photo Credit: A Great Perhaps Travel Blog</i><p>Planning a backpacking trip for the first time is an emotionally overwhelming experience. You're nervous, you're excited and you want to arm yourself with ample research and a fool-proof itinerary. But, let me tell you now, that travel itinerary is going to …

South-east Asia

Want to quit your day job and travel the world? Learn how to terrify yourself

Four years ago on a sunny April morning, I slinked into my new office building, suit slightly too big, 24-years-old, and clueless. It was my first day working at a large, prestigious bank in downtown Boston. The first day of the career that would ostensibly define the rest of my life.<p>I felt …

Can You Be Arrested For Not Paying Your Student Loans?

When a Houston man was picked up by deputy US Marshals earlier this month, the headlines flew fast and furious. Paul Aker claimed that he had been arrested for failing to pay a $1,500 student loan dating back to 1987. It was, many claimed, taking us back to the days of debtor’s prison.<p>Only that’s …

10 things you need to know in markets today

<b>Oil prices are still falling.</b> Brent is down 1.29% to $32.84 (£23.45) and US crude is down 2.10% to $31.20 (£22.28) at the time of writing (6.30 a.m. GMT/1.30 a.m. ET), extending sharp falls from the previous session after top exporter Saudi Arabia ruled out production cuts and industry data showed …

Markets

Saudi Oil Minister Surprises OPEC with Tough Line on Prices

Prepared for $20 a barrel to force production cuts outside the Middle East, Says al Naimi<p>LONDON—Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi surprised fellow members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries on Tuesday when he said the kingdom was prepared to let oil prices slip to $20 a …

Oil

BHP's boss faces $11 billion dilemma as prices languish

SYDNEY/LONDON (Reuters) - The world's largest miner BHP Billiton is sitting on an $11 billion cash pile and what CEO Andrew Mackenzie does with the money will be a critical test of his ability to invest during the industry's worst downturn in decades.<p>Announcing plans this week to slash its dividend …

Mergers & Acquisitions

How to Do Less and Live More

Hiya Gorgeous!Do you ever wonder how you’re gonna get it all done? Or how you’ll make room for yourself when there don’t seem to be enough hours in …

Home Improvement

10 Easy Brunch Recipes To Impress Your Guests

The Thanksgiving feast may be over, but your houseguests will still be hungry. Don't stress yourself out by being a short order cook. Most of these brunch recipes can be made in advance, and <i>all</i> of them have some serious "wow-factor."<p><b>1. Drunken Caramel French Toast</b><p>Golden caramel, buttery challah and …

Breakfast

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring difference that makes you realise you’re on another planet, or in a distant future era.<p>A sports class is in full swing on the outskirts of Beijing. Herds of children charge after a football on …

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

PARIS (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale …

Elian Gonzalez, 15 Years Later

Elian Gonzalez’ mother was so desperate to escape Cuba and raise her son in the U.S. that she risked the 90-mile ocean crossing in a rickety aluminum …

USA TODAY Mobile Apps

Apps that Go Beyond News<p>The USA TODAY app allows you to be completely immersed in the news with award-winning storytelling and photography, rich-media videos, full 360-degree experiences and virtual reality.<p>Now you can get the same great content, with zero interruptions. Download now and start a …

Apps

With Motorola sale and Samsung peace, Google finds practical exit to an unconventional (and expensive) deal

In the nearly ten years Google (s GOOG) has been a public company, it has been defined by a curious mixture of ambition, futurism, and …

Bitcoin’s Image Problem

I know manias. I’ve seen them again and again – hordes of people find out about a product or idea, back it with all their might, and are angry when anyone refuses to genuflect to their sacred cow. It happened to Notion Ink, it happens to Apple, it happens to Blackberry, and it happened in the …

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $2.9B

Google is unloading Motorola Mobility onto Chinese PC maker Lenovo.<p>Google confirmed on its site that it has sold Motorola for $2.91 billion, consisting of $660 million in cash and $750 million in Lenovo shares, with the remaining $1.5 billion paid in the form of a three-year promissory note. …

Shoot stunning vacation photographs

We all love vacation. It's a time to relax and enjoy the things we love most. For many, that means lying around doing nothing, or perhaps reading a …

How to Capture the Essence of a Place - Travel Photography Tips

The Rewards of Photographing People When You Travel

Photography

Digital Photographer

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …