Michael Vassell

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Father's Day Lessons From My Father, The Cancer Patient

My father went away one day and someone else appeared in his place.<p>Eight-and-a-half years ago, he was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. On December 5, 2005, intense brain swelling stole much of his understanding in the span of hours; after surgery, followed by years of chemotherapy, the disease …

iOS 8 strikes an unexpected blow against location tracking

It wasn't touted onstage, but a new iOS 8 feature is set to cause havoc for location trackers, and score a major win for privacy. As spotted by Frederic Jacobs, the changes have to do with the MAC address used to identify devices within networks. When iOS 8 devices look for a connection, they …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

When Mother's Milk Was All I Had to Give

I've been exclusively pumping breast milk for over two years. Neither of my twins could nurse at birth because they were born incredibly fragile at 27 weeks gestation. I managed to establish a milk supply for twins by relying solely on a breast pump.<p>Micah and Zachary were born via emergency …

5 Ways My Dad Taught Me What It's All About

I am the youngest of three. He is the youngest of four. It's our thing together: we are the babies of our families. My father loves to remind me, as his mother often did for him, that no matter how old I get I'll still be his baby. And indeed it's true. In my heart I am still 5 years old and …

iWatch and iPhone 6 'launching in October'

Both the fabled iWatch and the next iPhone are due for release in October, a new report suggests<p><b>Apple</b>'s much-rumoured iWatch will be on sale by October, according to new reports.<p>The alleged smartwatch will feature a curved touchscreen and run on iOS, allowing it to connect to iPhones and iPads, …

Beats acquisition made Apple “cooler” and more popular with students, says survey

When speculating on why Apple had acquired Beats, I wondered whether Beats’ fashionability in the youth market might be a factor. A survey of college students by Chegg suggests the answer may be yes. <i>Re/code</i> reports that the 10,000 students surveyed thought the deal was good for Apple’s image.<p>Half …