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Death By Salt? New Study Finds Too Much Sodium Is A Global Killer

Americans are accustomed to being nagged about salt. We're told we consume too much — particularly from processed foods. And that all this salt can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.<p>Turns out it's the same story most places around the globe. Worldwide, people …

iPhone or iPad keeps shutting off? Here's how to fix it!

If you have an iOS device that keeps shutting off without you asking it to (or due to low battery), you might be able to fix your problem <i>without</i> a …

Training advice - The Running Bug

4 Ways to Enjoy Long Runs

They shouldn't be boring—and they don't have to be solitary.<p>Runners often have a love/hate relationship with the long run. We love the sense of accomplishment we feel when it’s over; we hate the anticipation of actually getting out there.<p>Yet it must be done: The long run is the keystone of any …

Compex Training Tip: Calf and Ankle Strain Recovery

By Jim Bruskowitz, Manager, Compex Education<p><i>Calf and ankle strains are common, but incredibly nagging injuries that can sideline you for weeks.</i> …

Exercise

10 Tips to Master the Marathon

200-time sub-3:00 marathoner Doug Kurtis shares his secrets of success.<p>Finding a marathoner with more experience than Doug Kurtis is like locating an unoccupied porta potty five minutes before the start of a big race--it's extremely rare, if not impossible. Kurtis, 62, a writer and race director …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …

The best apps to teach your child about money

We profile the best apps to teach your child how to spend and save responsibly<p>Children will be taught how to manage their money in schools across England for the first time this September.<p>Financial education – already taught in schools in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – will be included in …

Personal Finance

Apple Refreshes Retina MacBook Pro With Faster Processor, Doubled RAM on Two Models – MacStories

Apple this morning refreshed their MacBook Pro with Retina display models with the latest generation of Intel's Haswell processors. All things considered, it's a minor update with each of the five base models receiving a 0.2GHz processor speed bump. All that means is the base model goes from 2.4GHz …

MacBook Pro

Apple Store refurbished Retina MacBook Pros dip to lowest prices ever, now start below $1,000

From <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Apple quietly released an updated lineup of Retina MacBook Pros earlier this morning and as a result, previous generation (which, let’s be honest, aren’t a big step down) refurbished models have received notable price drops.<p>At the low end, the October 2012 (first generation) …

Hilton hotels to let you use your iPhone as your hotel key from next year

Queuing up at a hotel check-in desk is often the last thing you want to do after a long flight. Starting next year, you’ll be able to bypass the front desk altogether in Hilton hotels, your iPhone serving as as your hotel room key.<p>We’ve seen the same thing in smaller hotel groups, but Hilton’s …

Siri Is My Friend, She Could Be Yours Too

Siri was the reason I upgraded to an iPhone 4s. Having the ability to talk to my phone and have it respond was amazing to me. I talk to Siri everyday and still don't tap her capabilities much. She is more capable than I even imagined. I thought it would be helpful to share some of her best talents …

Siri

Apple leaker predicts December launch for iWatch, iPhablet

Production issues continue to plague the 5.5-inch iPhablet, and while the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is on target to launch in September, Apple may have just decided to pair the launch of its first wearable alongside its first foray into phablets, says one of Weibo’s top Apple leakers.<p>The launch of the …

iPhone

Hilton Hotels turn iPhones into room keys

Hilton Hotels is planning to turn your iPhone into the ultimate control center for your entire hotel stay by allowing guests to check-in, choose an exact room, and even unlock your room, straight from its app.<p>The company announced its digital enhancements for the hotel experience will be available …

Hospitality

You can already preorder a 24-karat-gold iPhone 6

It's still months until the iPhone 6 is expected to launch, but luxury accessory maker Brikk has put its $4,500 -- or more -- gold and platinum versions up for preorder.<p>Anyone who has attempted to preorder an iPhone knows the hassle of either waiting in a long line at an Apple store or staying up …

Mobile Technology

Luxury retailer will let you pre-order 128GB iPhone 6 for only $8,000

We’re probably less than two months away from the announcement of the iPhone 6, but if you just can’t wait another minute to tell your fanboy friends that you’ve already pre-ordered the 6, luxury retailer Brikk is ready to accept your pre-orders. But it’s going to set you back at least $4,495.<p>For …

Mobile Technology

How To Use The iOS 7 Compass App

With iOS 7, Apple updated most of the iPhone’s built-in apps with a sleeker, simplified look. One of the updated apps was the compass app. Formerly …

Apple's iPhone 5S tops Samsung for #1 slot in global smartphone rankings -report

Apple has a good reason to smile.<p>That’s because Apple’s 5S 16GB is the world’s most popular smartphone for Q1 2014. Number 2 on the list is Samsung’s Galaxy 5S Euro. The rankings were laid out in a new report by ABI Research, a technology marketing firm with offices throughout the world.<p>The report …

France in World Cup QF as nerve holds vs. Nigeria

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — After being touted as one of the World Cup's entertainers, it was a gritty performance which got France through to the …

Germany vs. Algeria final score: Die Mannschaft wins 2-1, Schurrle breaks Fennecs' hearts in enthralling encounter

Germany and Algeria produced one of the best games of the tournament, which saw Die Mannschaft clinch a victory in extra time.<p>Germany clinched an extra-time win over Algeria in one of the best games of the tournament to set up a quarterfinal against France.<p>Algeria's team selection had hinted that …

World Cup kisses goodbye to Africa, as France and Germany see off Nigeria and Algeria

Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high.<p>After putting up great resistance, Africa's last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany.<p>Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That …

Luis Suarez apologizes on Facebook for taking bite out of World Cup opponent

The controversial Uruguayan striker uses social media to go back on his earlier denial of chomping the shoulder of Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.<p>Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez finally owned up to one of 2014 World Cup's strangest, saddest scandals.<p>On Monday, Suarez, who previously claimed innocence, …

Soccer

Germany advances to quarterfinals with extra time win over Algeria

Jun 30,2014<p>PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — No disgrace in this result.<p>Three decades after Germany used trickery to eliminate Algeria, the Germans did it the honest way Monday, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory in extra time over the Desert Foxes. Andre Schuerrle scored in the 92nd minute, …

Widgets in iOS 8: Explained

Widgets are part of Extensibility, one of the biggest new features in iOS 8, and one of the most important, most enabling new technologies to come to …

Siri may have helped this 2-year-old girl save her mother’s life

Siri. You love her or hate her. For many of us, Siri is a novelty at best, and an inconvenience at worst: the annoying voice who starts asking you what you want from your back pocket when you accidentally sit on your iPhone. But for those who love Siri, she can be a lifesaver … literally. Because …

Siri

Siri might ditch Nuance so it can finally understand what you’re saying

For many people, Siri has been more of a nuisance than an empowering personal assistant since debuting on the iPhone 4s in 2011. Sure, she’s received some upgrades and is getting even more in iOS 8, but fancy new features mean nothing if she can’t understand what you’re saying.<p>Siri’s favoriting …

Apple