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Overswipe: Restrict What iPhone Photos Your Friends See

Picture the scene: You’re guffawing over some photos you just took of your buddies larking around, and <i>everyone</i> now wants to see the hilarious snaps. You’re happy to hand your iPhone over, except you also have a bunch of other images on there you’d rather they didn’t see. It may scream FIRST WORLD …

Significant enhancements coming to AppleCare+, Apple IDs, iOS support

Apple’s vice president of AppleCare and technical support initiatives, Tara Bunch, held a Town Hall meeting for for AppleCare employees earlier this week, according to several employees in attendance who asked to remain anonymous. During the meeting, Bunch, along with a few other Apple executives, …

Police: iOS 7’s Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone theft in some cities

When Apple introduced the new Activation Lock anti-theft system with iOS 7 to help prevent the re-use of stolen iOS devices, some lawmakers saw it as the perfect way to help quell smartphone theft. In fact, many sought to make features like it standard on all mobile devices. Today, the New York …

Apple's iWatch may launch in October with 2.5-inch screen, says Reuters

If a new report from Reuters is accurate, Apple's iWatch could arrive as soon as October, and it's "likely" to feature a 2.5-inch display manufactured by LG. Production of the company's first smartwatch will apparently kick into high gear in July, with Apple aiming to produce and ship a massive …

Enigmatic Iranian military man at center of U.N. nuclear investigation

VIENNA (Reuters) - He is believed to top the list of elusive Iranian officials the U.N. nuclear watchdog wants to query. Exiled foes of the Islamic state cite him as the mastermind of clandestine efforts to design an atomic bomb. Tehran is mum about him, while denying having any nuclear arms agenda.<p>…

U.S. declares victory over Cali cartel

The U.S. government says it has reached milestone in the decades-long war on drugs: The Cali cartel, once the biggest drug trafficking organization in the world, is no more.<p>The Treasury Department on Thursday removed 308 people and entities from its financial sanctions list, the largest ever single …

Handcuffed man shot by police officers — video now available

After “thoroughly investigating” the shooting, a grand jury refused to indict the officer. Watch the video here<p>Ian Blair<p>June 19, 2014 7:27pm (UTC)<p>More than a year after a handcuffed man was fatally shot by an El Paso, Texas, police officer at a downtown jail, a video showing the death has now been …

In Yemen, U.S. airstrikes breed anger, and sympathy for al-Qaeda

Aden, Yemen — Across the vast, rugged terrain of southern Yemen, an escalating campaign of U.S. drone strikes is stirring increasing sympathy for al-Qaeda-linked militants and driving tribesmen to join a network linked to terrorist plots against the United States.<p>After recent U.S. missile strikes, …

Pope Francis To Visit Mafia Heartland Of Italy, Despite Dangers

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis will travel to the heartland of the Italian mafia for the first time Saturday (June 21), visiting the southern town where a 3-year-old was murdered in a local drug war earlier this year.<p>Security will be extremely tight when the pope makes his one-day visit to Cassano …

Abbas defends cooperation with Israel

The Palestinian president has defended his policy of security cooperation with Israel, despite Israeli forces escalating their crackdown in the occupied West Bank following the apparent abduction of three Israeli teenagers.<p>In a speech to senior Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, President Mahmoud Abbas …

Barack Obama to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq

President Barack Obama says he will send military advisors to Iraq but is adamant that US troops will not be returning to combat in the country<p><b>President Barack Obama</b> on Thursday said he was dispatching up to 300 military advisers to <b>Iraq</b> to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling state. He …

2014 BMW X5 recalled over faulty child-safety locks

BMW is set to recall some 6,400 of its new-for-2014 X5 SUVs built between December 12, 2013 and March 10, 2014 due to concerns that the child safety locks, if set, might deactivate without warning. The problem affects only those vehicles with the automatic soft-closing option.<p>According to the …