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Uber Gets Court Win in Economically Depressed Puerto Rico

A judge in Puerto Rico has ruled that ride-booking company Uber cannot be regulated like taxi services in a move that will allow it to continue …

Puerto Rico

The TSA is a waste of money that doesn't save lives and might actually cost them

Few post-9/11 security measures have proven as enduring as the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, which effectively nationalized airport security and dramatically increased screening procedures on flights. In a matter of months, flights went from something you could arrive 30 …

Flying

Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he'd offer congratulations if record broken

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he would offer congratulations to either Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown or Atlanta's …

Walmart Selling 16GB iPad Mini 2 for $199 Starting November 1

Beginning on November 1, Walmart will begin offering Apple's 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 2 at a significant discount, selling it for $199 instead of $268. $199 is a solid deal and one of the lowest prices we've seen on the iPad mini 2, which was the first of Apple's iPad mini line to ship with a …

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription before your free trial is up

The new Apple Music streaming service comes with a three-month free trial as a way to entice users. Get them hooked early on and they'll be more …

Hackers will love internet-connected fridges and other appliances, warns a top security expert

Now, he has a word of advice for people thinking about adopting so-called Internet of Things technology: Beware.<p>The Internet of Things — which is when various devices and appliances are hooked up to the internet — creates myriad new entries of attack, Kaspersky said in a recent interview with …

Cybersecurity

Great Family Trips: Mammoth Lakes

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this California itinerary is all relative.<p>> Why Go:<p>Fishing’s a big part of the summer lure at pooch-friendly</b> …

Getting started with Google Photos

Finally, the photos app you've been waiting for.<p>You can have your Android M, your Brillo, your Cardboard and any of the other products announced at Google's I/O developer conference yesterday.<p>I just need Google Photos , a product I've been waiting for to create order out of my sprawling photo …

Google

The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Month

Every week, TIME rounds up our favorite iPhone apps of the past few days. Here are the best of the best for March, from messaging to mapping.<p><b>VaporChat</b><p>…

Apps

Tech Q&A: Finding classmates, passwords, free security cams and more

<b>Find a long-lost classmate</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm organizing a *cough*-year reunion, and I'm trying to track down a few old schoolmates of mine from way back. I tried Facebook, but came up empty. Where else can I look?<p><b>A.</b> Even with 1.3 billion users, Facebook isn't always the best place to hunt down people, …

Information Systems

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

The Exceptional Traveler: The Delights of Puerto Vallarta Off Season

<i>"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard</i><p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p>Tile mural on a quiet street<p>My partner Tony and I spent a good deal of time justifying the cost of celebrating a "big" …

Travel

Make All the Niagara Jokes You Want - It's Still a Great Summer Destination

These days, it's quite fashionable to joke around about Niagara Falls – almost as much as it used to be to honeymoon there. And there's so much …

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

European Travel

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Trouble Using iOS 7? Here Are 15 Tricks To Make The Transition Easier

Apple sold 9 million iPhones over the weekend and 200 million devices have upgraded to iOS 7 already. This means that iOS 7 is the fastest software upgrade in history. When Apple released iOS 7 to the public earlier this month, it was met with a lot of criticism.<p>Many people believed the changes in …

A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

iOS 7 Launches Today: Your iPhone and iPad Are in for a Big Change

Are your iPhone and iPad -- and more importantly you -- ready for a big change? A colorful, bright and more modern-looking change? Today Apple …

Getting Ready for iOS 7: How to backup your device and set up iOS 7

Apple has announced that iOS 7 will be available tomorrow, September 18th. Before installing the update, it is recommended that you have a backup of your data. This how-to is going to walk you through backing up your iOS 6 device and transitioning it over to iOS 7:<p>First things first, let’s discuss …

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

Apps

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Top Travel Apps

Next to a suitcase, the most indispensable travel accessory these days is a smartphone. Whether you embark on a business trip, a weekend getaway or an exotic overseas vacation, phone apps exist to help make virtually every element of the experience far easier and more enjoyable. Travel apps have …

Apps