Albert Sidney Brown

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How To Download All Your Personal Data From Facebook

Storing information in the cloud is great, but sometimes it's nice to have your personal data right on your hard drive. There's a way to export your personal information from your various Google accounts, and now you can on Facebook, too.<p>If you'd like to download a copy of your Facebook data, …

Ten Things Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Protection Agency Has Done for You

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> Mother Jones.<p>Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) listens to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard …

Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges

The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid.<p>Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education Department on Friday are designed to stop the flow of …

Top iPad apps gone free

We find the best iPad app gone free for you daily. Our appPicker PDI selects only the top iPad apps free for the day as they happen so you know they …

Apps

The 12 Hottest iPhone and Android Apps

This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>February had a slew of new apps arrive for iPhone and Android.<p>Facebook launched a news reader at the beginning of the month that made reading important information on your phone easy while everyone was talking about Secret, the anonymous app …

Apps

Google Now Launcher arrives in the Play Store

When Google took the wraps off of its new Nexus 5 smartphone last year, it also introduced a new launcher that let the user access Google Now with a …

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play Store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Google keeps an ever-closer eye on non-Play Store apps

SAN FRANCISCO -- Android owners who use apps installed from outside of the Play Store will soon find their devices just a smidge safer, as Google announced at the RSA Conference here that Verify Apps will soon keep an eye on non-Play Store apps even after you install them.<p>Adrian Ludwig, Google's …

Looking for free Android apps on Amazon? There are nine up for grabs today!

Amazon today is offering up some nine free Android apps. As in gratis. Pay nothing, spend nothing. Free. Android. Apps. A couple are for Kindle …

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – [Google Play Weekly]

For most people, focus has been on Mobile World Congress 2014 but there were a lot of news in the world of Android apps. To start, Google Now Launcher was released to the Play Store but it wasn’t without its caveats. You can still download the app yourself here. WhatsApp showed up to Mobile World …

Here’s how to get the Google Now Launcher on any Android phone or tablet

The Google Now Launcher (aka Google Experience Launcher) was initially limited to just the Nexus 5, but Google opened it up to more devices a couple …

Android Phones

Avoid spam calls, find numbers faster with Current Caller ID on Android

Last year, I shared how to use the Whitepages Current Caller ID app to easily track blocked calls and texts. Now, Whitepages has added the ability to spot many of today's spam/scam numbers, along with some other convenient features.<p>If you don't have the app already, there's no time like the present …

One Of The Most Important Questions On Afghanistan Is One That No One Is Asking

Administration officials are hopeful that his successor, chosen in April elections, will sign an agreement which keeps a 10,000-strong force there for "limited" training and counterterrorism missions.<p>"The preponderance of opinion across the government is that some reasonable post-2014 presence in …

‘What the Heck Are You Talking About?’: See How Obama Responds to Heckler at DNC Event

President Barack Obama was heckled over his “plan for nuclear war with Russia” during a speech at the Democratic National Committee on Friday. He responded to the bizarre question in about the only way he could.<p>After slamming Republicans for getting “all stirred up” over his plan to unilaterally …

Do we really need a large Army?

By Andrew J. Bacevich<p><i>Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University. His most recent book is “Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.”</i><p>Armies are like newspapers. They have become 21st-century anachronisms. To survive, …

This Map Explains Why Ukraine Is So Divided Over Russia

After an emergency Parliamentary session Saturday, Russia approved President Vladimir Putin's request to send troops into the turbulent nation of Ukraine.<p>The move came after Russia had already started taking hold of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, an autonomous parliamentary republic within Ukraine. …

Kristol: Maher tea party charge 'bull'

The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol fired back at liberal comic Bill Maher for saying the tea party was about President Barack Obama being black, calling the claim “total bulls—-.”<p>Maher began by slamming the tea party for condemning the bailouts during his HBO program “Real Time with Bill …

WHY THE ECONOMY SUCKS: Because American Companies And Their Owners Are Greedier Now Than At Any Time In History

Why is the recovery so slow and weak?<p>One of the main reasons is that average American consumers, who account for the vast majority of the spending in the economy, are still strapped.<p>Five years after the recovery began, unemployment remains high. And the Americans who are lucky enough to be working …

Employment

OBAMA TO PUTIN: WITHDRAW YOUR TROOPS

President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday afternoon, hours after the Russian parliament's approval of military force in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.<p>The White House said that the call lasted for approximately 90 minutes, with Obama calling Russia's …

The truth about ADHD: Over-diagnosis linked to cause championed by Michelle Rhee

<b>Michelle Rhee (Reuters/Max Whittaker)</b><p>Researchers have discovered a disturbing link between over-diagnosis and the proliferation of standardized testing<p>Caroline Miller<p>March 1, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>There has been a lot of public agonizing lately about the steep rise in diagnoses of ADHD over the last two …

LeBron James Had Doubts About Decision to Join Heat in First Season

LeBron James won three Eastern Conference titles, two NBA titles and two MVP awards in his first three seasons with the Miami Heat. He is the undisputed leader of the two-time defending champs. No matter what happens this season, his legacy in Miami is secure.<p>With the confidence of a man who knows …

The most painful speech ever

Washingtonians sit through terrible speeches all the time: dry rules hearings, partisan floor lectures and, let’s face it, even the State of the Union some years.<p>So it was a bad day for Rep. Donna Edwards Thursday, when Washingtonians gathered at coffee pots and in lunch rooms across town and …

Depreciation hits electric cars hard

Plug-ins are worth less compared to their original value over five years than conventionals<p>Plug-in electric cars may be cutting-edge technology, but an analysis suggests that most will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.<p>Some of the biggest value gaps …

Google tries to protect partners, Nexus devices from Rockstar

Google is looking for an early victory against Rockstar, a patent troll company that’s suing several companies invested in the Android ecosystem.<p>Rockstar is a shell company created by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, and other companies that purchased the patent portfolio of the now-defunct Canadian …