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iOS 9: Here comes the update hate

Apple’s just-released iOS 9 update is a big step forward for the company’s mobile platform. The software is packed full of new features and …

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

All good things must come to an end, and this was a good week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. There are still a few freebies in …

Poor students need expert advice to get into medical schools

Over 90% of applications to medicine degree courses were rejected in 2014. For many would-be students, the odds of obtaining an offer to study medicine at university are extremely slim – especially if they are not from a privileged background.<p>With just shy of 85,000 applications to UK medical …

College & University

Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids

A selection of educationally-focused apps that shows there’s more to iOS and Android for children than games<p>The summer holidays are either over or nearly over depending where your child is in the world. Parents are breathing a sigh of relief at the prospect of making a cup of tea without being …

Kids

6 Healthy Airport Dining Options from Across the Country

Given the nation’s mega health craze (veganism! juicing! #whole365!), it comes as no surprise that airports, which were once fast food, chain …

Tropical Storm Erika dissipates early Saturday

<b>PEMBROKE PARK, Fla.</b> - Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami announced.<p>The NHC said there will be no …

Weather

Ten of the best value private schools in the UK

CDC gives schools good grades for nutrition, but asks: Where are the salad bars?

Federal health authorities give American schools good grades for improving the nutritional quality of food served in their cafeterias — but there's still room for improvement, they said.<p>A report released Thursday by the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionfound that 79% of schools served at …

Nutrition

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Note-Taking

Head back to school with these 10 great iPhone and iPad accessories

Back-to-school season is here. While my colleague Sandy Stachowiak recently highlighted some awesome apps to download before class starts, we also …

Gear & Gadgets

Stop counting calories and start a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet, health experts urge

People should stop counting calories and instead focus on the kind of food they are eating to improve their health and cut risk of heart attack, …

Do omega-3 supplements help the brain? NIH study casts doubt

Among dietary supplements, fish oil is one of the most popular, its softgel tabs found everywhere from natural food stores to Target.<p>Fish oils …

FDA

Ultimate guide: 10 ways to improve battery life on your smartphone and laptop

To be perfectly frank, battery technology is infuriating. Think about how different the world would be if improvements to battery tech progressed as …

Gear & Gadgets
St. Patrick's Day

The 4-inch iPhone 6c could be released last week of October

A new rumor says that the 4-inch iPhone 6c will be released in the last week of October, or the first week of November.<p>Over at MIC Gadget, they are claiming that they have received word from a source within a cases manufacturing company, showing off a rough cardboard mock-up of the dimensions they …

Mobile Technology

Sun sets on era of the Humvee as US military announces successor

Symbol of decades of US interventions to be replaced with vehicle more suited to urban warfare environment the US has faced in Iraq and Afghanistan<p>It became the symbol of half a dozen US military interventions – a vehicle instantly recognisable across the globe, and as popular with the US military …

Military