Ron Folmer

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Economics

11 default iPhone apps you can replace with much better ones

Delete Maps, Mail and Safari and never look back — there are much better versions of the default apps you get when you first get a new iPhone.<p>You …

Three storm chasers killed in West Texas car crash

Three storm chasers were killed Tuesday after their cars collided at an intersection during severe West Texas storms.<p>Lt. Bryan Witt of the Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash involved a Jeep and a Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle. He says one person was in one vehicle and two …

StumbleUpon

Add Vibrancy and Warmth to Photos With Light Bleeding

Sometimes it takes more than simple color correction to make a good photo into a great photo. If you have a scenic picture that could use just a …

Tutorials

THE DEVIL'S MUSIC

“Rock 'n' roll is 99% Sex!” <br>—John Oates from <i>Hall & Oates</i><p><b>Both Satanists and Wiccan witches adore and worship the Pagan god, Pan, the world's most</b> …

This Week in Pictures

From military operations and peaceful protests to cat shows and foam parties — take a look at this week's events in Sputnik's photo gallery.

Multitasking With Macro

We took a Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD lens into the field to shoot everything from close-ups to broad scenics. Your macro isn't limited to small …

The best Pokémon Go apps could get you banned from the game

It's no wonder why — as players keep overloading the game's server capacity, Pokémon Go developer Niantic seems to have turned off critical Pokémon-tracking features just to keep up. It means that these outside apps are often the only way to know where any given Pokémon is hiding.<p>So let's just say …

Apps

Apple Releases New iOS 9.3 Version To Fix Major Bugs

Last week, it was revealed that an Apple iOS 9.3 glitch was causing older iPhones and iPads to become bricked. That is why Apple released an updated build of iOS 9.3 for users that were affected by the “activation bug.” The new version is still called iOS 9.3, but it has an updated build number …

IPad Air

Apple confirms it will livestream March 21st event for iOS, Mac, Apple TV and Windows users

Apple has confirmed it will be livestreaming its just-announced March 21st media event, expected to feature several product unveilings including a 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7 inch iPad Pro. Although all recent Apple events have been streamed online (with varying levels of success), it is nonetheless …

Jamie Foxx shows off Siri in new iPhone 6s ads

Apple debuted three new iPhone 6s ads over the weekend, showcasing not only the new features of Apple’s latest handset, but also its impressive ability to rope in A-list stars to help sell its products.<p>Two of the ads, “Flip a Coin” and “Crush,” feature <i>Django Unchained</i> star Jamie Foxx, while the …

Apple faces class action lawsuit over Wi-Fi assist data usage

Company faces lawsuit alleging $5m damages for feature which uses mobile data when Wi-Fi is underperforming<p>Apple is facing a $5m lawsuit over a feature in the new version of iOS which uses mobile data when Wi-Fi connectivity is weak.<p>The feature, named “Wi-Fi assist”, senses when there are problems …

Class Action
Los Angeles Dodgers

The Extraordinary Journey of Yogi Berra

In 90 years, the Yankee legend lived many lives: war veteran, humorist, manager and baseball’s greatest catcher<p>He was a spectacular baseball player. That sometimes gets forgotten in all the folksy warmth surrounding Yogi Berra, who died Tuesday at age 90. The numbers are staggering, almost …

Baseball

Cocoa, fruit and tea can help keep heart healthy, study says

People who consumed flavanols saw modest reduction in blood pressure and drop in cholesterol<p>Substances found in cocoa, fruit and tea could help healthy people keep their heart and circulation in good working order as they get older, according to researchers in Germany.<p>Healthy middle-aged people who …

Holistic Medicine

When Alzheimer's Steals Your Appetite, Remember To Laugh

<i>In this installment of NPR's series</i> Inside Alzheimer's, <i>we hear from Greg O'Brien about losing his sense of taste and smell, and how he's learning there's much more to a good meal than food. O'Brien, a longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.</i><p>…

Alzheimer's Disease

Barkley’s views unchanged despite Warriors’ small ball success

Say what you will about <b>Charles Barkley</b>. But you can’t say he waffles.<p>In an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, the NBA Hall of Famer and longtime Warriors critic did not capitulate:<p>•He still believes jump-shooting teams cannot win in the NBA.<p>•He is certain the Cavs would have beaten the …

Parenting

Apple Loop: Frustrating iPhone 6S Leaks, iOS 8.4's Nasty Surprise, Apple Music Corrupts iTunes

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes a look at the disappointing iPhone 6S leak, the launch of Apple Music, iOS 8.4′s strengths and weaknesses, the update to iTunes 12.2 and issues with iCloud Music, the new iPod range, Apple’s US market share …

Apple Music

Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Training

Parenting
Mental Health

How the Civil War Changed America Forever

When the North emerged victorious on April 9, 1865, the U.S. entered a new era. However, the war’s legacy of destruction would leave deep scars.<p>On …

Gun Control

Cell Extortion: Inmate Phones Leading to Violence, Fraud

The voice on the phone told Addis Thompson that his local sheriff's office in Macon, Georgia had a warrant for his arrest. Thompson had missed jury duty, said the man, who identified himself as an officer. Thompson could pay a fine, or go to jail.<p>"Being an old man,” said Thompson, who is 78, “I …

Crime