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Best Free Navigation Apps for iPhone That Aren't Apple Maps

Technology has become a crutch for everything we do: eating, working out, listening to music, and so on. One of the most important technological tools we rely on is GPS apps. We use navigation apps to travel everywhere. Very seldom do people use physical paper maps to get from point A to point B; …

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 are swirling right now, but they’re still a bit hazy in some key areas. Should we expect an in-screen Touch ID …

Apps

Uber's plan to curb bad behavior by passengers: Reveal their ratings

In its latest effort to appease its vast network of drivers, ride-hailing giant Uber on Wednesday announced updates to its app intended to curb bad behavior by passengers.<p>Key among the changes is allowing passengers to see the ratings they receive from drivers — knowledge the company hopes will …

Gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly's AR-15 purchase

An Arizona gun store owner says he will not sell Mark Kelly the AR-15 rifle that the vocal advocate for tighter gun control bought earlier this month.<p>The manager of the Tucson, Ariz., store where Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, bought the firearm has said that he will not …

For some, King Richard III's resting place raises a human rights issue

Distant relatives of England's King Richard III have escalated their fight to have the much-maligned monarch's mortal remains buried in York rather than Leicester, claiming that the matter was a human rights issue.<p>The late king's skeleton was discovered beneath a parking lot near the present-day …

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz

This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an exceptionally early start last spring.<p>Friday marked the start of an annual survey that asks …

North Carolina takes down Confederate Civil War battle flag after protest | Paul Harris

William Faulkner once noted that in regards to the American South's awareness of its troubled history, "the past is never dead. It's not even …

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Confederate flag coming down in North Carolina. Why?

Raleigh, N.C.<p>A Confederate battle flag hung inside the old North Carolina State Capitol last week to mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is …

Never Mind New Guns Laws—The NRA Keeps Weakening the Existing Ones

The leaders of the National Rifle Association keep saying we don’t need any new gun laws and should just to enforce the ones we already have. But …

China cracks down on 'magic' car licence plates

China's attempts to curb what is seen as widespread corruption, particularly among the armed forces, is being extended to the car park.<p>BMWs, Audis and even Bentleys with a military licence plate and senior officers at the wheel have become an increasingly common sight in the streets of China's …

Connecticut unveils tough new limits on guns

More than three months after the wrenching elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut's lawmakers are set to enact sweeping gun-control proposals that are being hailed by some as the toughest in the nation.<p><b>The highlights of the legislation include:</b><p>a sales ban of high-capacity ammunition …

Guns

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Why we love the iPhone 5!

We here at Android Authority have just had an epiphany. We have finally realized that we do like the iPhone 5, why? you might ask.<p>Because it’s fun to break!<p>Happy April Fools’ Day<p>from your friends at Android Authority

E-bleeder: is Nook on its deathbed?

Barnes & Noble's once-promising digital business needs to turn a page to compete with Amazon and Apple<p>The ending has yet to be written for Barnes & Noble's Nook story, which began with the surprise debut of the original Nook e-reader back in late 2009. But recent plot twists don't appear to bode …

Boozy Days and Nights: 10 Party Hotels on the Cheap

Spring break is just the kick-off to a season of partying till dawn. You may or may not want to go as crazy as these girls, but either way you'll …