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Islamic State claims to have downed Jordanian plane, captured pilot

A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides.<p>Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State since …

Islam

10 Books to Read Before You Go to New York City

People say New Yorkers are rude or always in a rush, but the truth is that New York is a city of dreamers. Residents come from near and far, drawn by …

Books

Wood Or Plastic Cutting Boards: Which Is Better?

Ask any chef or home cook what the single most important tool in the kitchen is and he or she will almost certainly give you the same answer: a chef's knife. One, dependable all-purpose chef's knife -- and knowing how to use it -- is going to make the biggest impact on your cooking, whether you're …

How Inbox By Gmail Works, And How To Use It Productively

Last week, Google released a brand new email manager called Inbox. If you're new to Inbox or just confused about what it does and how it works, …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Remove Clothing Stains With Windex

Windex is known for its window cleaning abilities, but Household Hacker says you can use it to remove tough clothing stains too if you're in a …

Housekeeping

Review: Luxury MetaWatch Frame Smartwatch Pairs With Your iPhone or Android Smartphones

Rating: 4.5/5<p>Ever since the release of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, iPhone and Android owners who didn’t have a Galaxy Note 3 wondered when they would …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

The 22 most important things Apple announced at WWDC 2014

Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. This is the rare event where a man can get on stage and write code for ten minutes while thousands of developers watch in stunned silence before …

Where to sign up for Apple's OS X Yosemite beta

Apple just revealed OS X Yosemite, and is letting anyone sign up for a public beta of the new software.<p>Apple on Monday at its annual World Wide Developer Conference unveiled OS X Yosemite, along with iOS 8 and a laundry list of developer features.<p>During the announcement of Yosemite, it was …

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WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8

As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.<p>Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig Federighi, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant unveiled and …

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WWDC 2014: five key points from Apple's address

Well, another Apple keynote has come and gone. In the absence of any big hardware announcements, chief executive Tim Cook's biggest news on Monday was iOS 8, due in the autumn. Here are five other key takeaways from Cook's keynote address at the company's Worldwide Developer conference.<p>New 'health …

Eight key features of iOS 8

Apple fans holding out hope they'd see the company's next great gadget on Monday were disappointed. At the keynote address for the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, software was king.<p>For owners of the 800 million iPhones, iPads and iPods that run the company's iOS operating system, …

The Winners and Losers at Apple's WWDC Keynote

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.<p>With 200 million iPads and 500 million iPhones sold to date, Apple can cause some serious waves when it throws its weight around. Here’s a look at who should be cheering after today’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference — and who …

Apple replaces Google with Bing search in OS X Yosemite’s redesigned Spotlight?

One big change for Apple with the unveiling of OS X Yosemite today is Bing web searches in the completely revamped Spotlight feature. Spotlight, which allows users to look up anything locally on their Mac as well as perform web searches, received a redesigned user experience in Yosemite, but it …

A Visual Breakdown Of Apple’s New iOS 8

What’s new in iOS 8? Well, a lot of things.<p>At its June 2 World Wide Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco, Apple announced the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, which will be available for download this fall. The new release combines refined design elements with a …

Apple dives into 'Internet of Things'

The “Internet of Things” is about to go mainstream, with some help from Apple.<p>On Monday, the company unveiled plans to let people use their iPhones and iPads to control an array of Internet-connected devices in their homes, from door locks to lightbulbs. In doing so, the company brought the …

Did Apple just iTune-ize your personal health data?

Apple announced a new health app (called “Health”) today. And, far more interestingly, it also rolled out a new health data repository called “HealthKit.”<p>We may have just witnessed the birth of a new Apple ecosystem that follows a similar model to that of iTunes.<p>“They definitely planted some seeds …

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

So no, not the one of her in the white dress blowing up over the subway grate.<p>Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't …

The FDA now lets you search through America's medicinal mistakes

OpenFDA database tracks nine years of patients' adverse reactions to drugs<p>The US Food and Drug Administration has started the process of opening up its huge health databases to the public with a new initiative called openFDA. Members of the public are now able to search through nine years of drug …

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2014

It’s a wrap! Here’s a handy recap of all the announcements Apple made at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year.<p>OS X Yosemite<p>Apple announced its latest version OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) which features the flat design first unveiled with iOS 7 last fall. Also new: a Dark Mode that changes …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …