Kimi Gal

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Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

Apps

Tubi TV is a free app that lets you watch TV shows and movies for free, no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Tubi TV

Apple finally offers a free fix for your sticky MacBook keyboards

Apple acknowledged Friday that some of its MacBook and MacBook Pro models have sticky keyboards, and will offer free repairs and refunds to anyone affected by the flaw.<p>The company said in a statement that the issue affects as “small percentage of keyboards” in certain MacBook and MacBook Pro …

MacBook Pro

In Ruling on Cellphone Location Data, Supreme Court Makes Statement on Digital Privacy

WASHINGTON — In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies.<p>“We decline to grant the state unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s …

Privacy

What Happened to the History Channel?

Once upon a time, all I ever watched on television was the History Channel. I watched it compulsively. But while it has always aired programs of …

George Takei: 'At Least During the Internment … I Was Not Taken from My Parents.'

Imagine this scene: Tens of thousands of people, mostly families with children, are labeled by the government as a threat to our nation, used as …

Foreign Policy

Chris Paul may return to LA with LeBron James and Paul George says Chris Broussard

Los Angeles is the city of stars, so why wouldn’t it have the next NBA super team? Well, that just may be on the horizon.<p>With one of the most …

Basketball

Air Force captain with top-secret clearance, who disappeared in 1983, is discovered living in California

Before he mysteriously disappeared and landed on the Air Force Most Wanted list, Capt. William Howard Hughes Jr. phoned home to tell his mother and father that he was going to the Netherlands.<p>It was July 17, 1983, and the Air Force was sending Hughes overseas on a mission to help NATO test aircraft …

Security

Trump is a bully who thought Canada was weak. He was wrong about us

Trump may be a polarizing figure in the US, but he is turning out to be a great unifier of Canadians<p>It was, by all accounts, a tense conversation over trade and the economy. The US president called the Canadian prime minister an “asshole”. When the prime minister learned of it, he responded: “I’ve …

Donald Trump

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars

In puffs of gas from rocks more than 3 billion years old dug up by one of NASA's robotic explorers on Mars, scientists have identified several complex organic molecules — possible building blocks for ancient life.<p>It's not aliens. (It's never aliens.)<p>But it is “consistent with the past presence of …

Solar Wind

See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally showed off iOS 12 during this week’s WWDC 18 keynote. After a full day’s use exploring the first developer beta and getting to know the new iOS, I’m going to give you a hands-on look at everything that’s new.<p>See all the cool new iOS 12 features …

iOS

On this spot: Two history buffs debunk the story of a famous Civil War photo

A few years ago, <b>Paul Bolcik</b> and <b>Erik Davis</b> stood on East Patrick Street in Frederick, Md., looking at a Civil War historical marker. On the plaque was one of the most famous images from that conflict: the only known candid photograph of Confederate soldiers on the march.<p>Reproduced in countless …

War

One of the 19th century’s most important documents was recently discovered in a New England attic. Here’s what it tells us.

What historical treasures could be in your attic?<p>When C.P. “Kitty” Weaver sat down to write a biography of her great-uncle Samuel Tappan, she discovered in his personal papers a handwritten copy of the U.S.-Navajo Treaty, which was negotiated and signed in New Mexico 150 years ago this June. A …

Native Americans

John F. Kennedy's Birthday: On JFK's 96th, A Look Back At His Early Life And Famous Quotes

John F. Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. Forty-three years later, he became the 35th president -- the youngest man elected to office and the youngest to die. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.<p><i>Below, a look back on Kennedy's early years and most memorable quotes.</i><p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>John F. …

The American Presidents Who Visited Hiroshima

President Obama will be the first sitting president tovisit the city the U.S. bombed in 1945,but two others have been before him.<p>The White House announced Tuesday that Barack Obama will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the United States dropped an atomic bomb on …

Hiroshima

Fujifilm announces new X-T100 mirrorless camera for $599

A cheaper, more conventional X-T20<p>Fujifilm has announced the X-T100, the first model in a new line in the company's excellent but increasingly overwrought X series of mirrorless cameras. This one is a relatively low-priced camera that blends Fujifilm's aesthetic with more conventional, mainstream …

Why I give my students a 'tragedy of the commons' extra credit challenge

Imagine you’re a student and your teacher poses this challenge to the entire class:<p><i>You can each earn some extra credit on your term paper. You get to choose whether you want 2 points added to your grade, or 6 points.</i> <i>But there’s a catch: if more than 10% of the class selects 6 points, then no one</i> …

Psychology

5 Tips For An Effective Instagram Story Takeover

Storytelling in the age of ephemeral content creation has given rise to a new form of interactivity . Capturing content in 10-second increments requires certain expertise, and those that do it well can impact business and communities in a positive light.<p>As it’s important to produce consistent …

Dwane Casey, NBA Coach of the Year, Was Fired. His Response Is a Genius Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Dwane Casey just role-modeled high-level emotional intelligence. His response to his firing will inspire you to up your game, too.<p>As the great Norm Peterson of <i>Cheers</i> fame once said, "It's a dog-eat-dog world and I'm wearing Milk-Bone underwear." That's how Dwane Casey must have felt last week.<p>In a …

Toronto Raptors

Who is Michael Curry? The minister who told royal wedding 'love is the way'

The US minister chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who told royals and celebrities that “love is the way” at their wedding on Saturday has previously spoken out on racial justice, LGBT equality and sexual harassment and exploitation.<p>In a powerful and entertaining address that left some …

Sexual Harassment

Accessibility

Every iPad Pro Keyboard Shortcut You'll Ever Need

When the iPad became more productivity-friendly with the Smart Keyboard ($169 for use with 12.9-inch iPad Pro, $149 for use with 9.7-inch iPad Pro), …

IPad Pro

How I use my iPad: Save Images – a free Safari image downloader [Video]

Unlike the desktop version of Safari, the iOS version lacks the handy inspector that allows you to access web pages resources like background images. <b>Save Images</b> is a free iOS Safari extension that lets you quickly identify and save images from a web page. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough to see …

How to delete your Google history

Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy makes it easier to understand what information it …

GDPR

5 Ways To Improve Your Group Photographs

We’ve all been a part of that dance that happens in front of a lens when a photographer is trying to orchestrate a group photograph before taking a …

Landscape Photography

Apple Watch: How to enable Elevated Heart Rate notifications

Apple Watch has been credited multiple times for saving lives. This is due to the device being heavily focused on health with detection features that can help spot health problems early on. Read on for how to take advantage of those features…<p>One of the latest features to come to Apple Watch is …

The 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography

Art has no rules. Right? Wrong! Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends. I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire …

Photography

The most downloaded iPhone app in the world right now is one you've probably never heard of

Facebook-owned apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram were among the most-downloaded iPhone apps in the world during the first quarter of 2018, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower.<p>But it was a Chinese music video app called Tik Tok that flattened the competition with …

What the ‘new’ T-Mobile network will look like

In case you didn’t hear, T-Mobile and Sprint made it official yesterday. The two smaller wireless networks are becoming one giant behemoth that will …