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Mom to man annoyed with toddler on flight: 'The problem wasn't with us, it was with you'

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:59

Having a crying child on your flight might seem like a nuisance, but one mom made sure to let everyone know it's even more nerve-wracking for parents.


Fairfax Accuser Hires Firm that Represented Christine Blasey Ford

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:46

The unnamed California woman who accused Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax of sexual assault has retained the same law firm that represented Christine Blasey Ford when she publicly accused then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault. The woman recently hired the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Katz Marshall & Banks and is currently discussing with her attorneys how best to proceed after publishing her account of the assault on the right-wing website Big League Politics Sunday night, NPR reported Tuesday. The woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, accused a politician fitting Fairfax’s description of assaulting her in a Boston hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.


MS-13 Gang Member Charged With Murder in Connection to Viral Subway Platform Shooting

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:19

Police arrested 26-year-old Ramiro Gutierrez, a known MS-13 gang member, for the fatal shooting


Turkmenistan Airlines ban strands hundreds in Britain

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:18

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded in Britain on Tuesday after European aviation authorities suspended Turkmenistan Airlines over safety concerns. The isolated central Asian republic's flag carrier provides services from London and Birmingham to the Indian city of Amritsar which is popular with Britain's Punjabi community. Britain's Civil Aviation Authority cited a notice from its European counterpart announcing the suspension of flights on Monday.


AT&T 5GE on iPhone and Android phones: What you need to know

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:07
AT&T 5GE is rolling out to select Android phones and iPhones. Just don't expect any benefits quite yet.

Russia to create hypersonic missile in response to Trump pulling US out of nuclear treaty, Moscow says

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:14

Vladimir Putin has said he supports the creation of new hypersonic land-based missiles in response to Donald Trump pulling the US out of a nuclear arms control treaty in place since the Cold War. The Russian president said on Saturday Russia had suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty after the US’s exit after Donald Trump accused Moscow of violating the pact’s terms. In a meeting with the head of Russia’s ministry of defence, Sergei Shoigu, and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, Mr Putin gave his approval to plans which include the building of hypersonic land-based missiles as well as a ground-based version of the Kalibr (also known as Caliber) sea-launched cruise missile.


This $60 multicooker is a fantastic alternative to the $100 Instant Pot DUO60

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:03

The Instant Pot DUO60 is the most popular multi-use cooker in the world, and it deserves to be. It's awesome. But it's also very expensive, with a retail price of $100. If you're looking for a terrific alternative that's just as capable but not quite as pricey, we've got just the thing. Definitely check out the Gourmia GPC800 8 Qt Digital Multi-Mode SmartPot Pressure Cooker, which features a whopping 13 different modes. It's a fantastic value at $120, but it's on sale at a huge 50% discount right now on Amazon. Here's what you need to know from the product page: * 8-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker: Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Hot Pot, Steamer & Warmer. Cook meals in mere minutes for your families, 4-6 people. Eight sous chefs in one machine, ready at a moment's notice. Make meals up to 70% faster * 2-YEAR WARRANTY & 24H CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1 year warranty (with the option to extend it by 1 extra year for free) and lifetime support with 30 days unconditional free return and 24/7 personal service. Our responsive and helpful support team is always standby to offer help * 16 Smart Programs: Meat/Stew, Poultry, Soup, Beans/Chili, White Rice, Brown Rice, Multigrain, Steam Vegetables, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Pasta/Boil, Steam Potatoes, Hot Pot, Saute/Brown, Bake, Reheat, Automatic Keep Warm. 3 adjustable temperatures for saute/brown, slow cook, hot pot and reheat * Delay cooking time up to 12 hours; Manual setting up to 12 hours of cook time; 6 different pressure levels; 2 manual cooking modes (pressure cooking & temperature); Unlock indicator * Everything You Need: 3-ply bottom stainless steel(18/8) cooking pot, no chemical coating, stainless steel steam rack with handle, tempered glass lid for slow cooking, extra silicone sealing ring, ladle, rice spoon, measuring cup & Recipe book included * Custom Smart Control Programs: Third generation Cosori pressure cooker features 6 new Custom Smart Control Programs, improved performance and steam technology * Faster Cooking Times: Advanced steam technology seals in steam to cook up to 70% faster. Eco-friendly efficiency, this user-friendly cooker emits no steam when cooking, locks in more nutrients and vitamins


The first Sonos architectural speakers are available for preorder

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 09:00
The Sonos multi-room audio company has partnered with Sonance to design in-wall and outdoor passive speakers for its Sonos Amp.

How to move photos to iCloud Photos without an up-to-date Mac

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 08:00

iCloud Photos requires the use of Photos in iOS or macOS to sync images across all the devices with which you’re logged into the same iCloud account, as well as uploading them at full resolution to the central iCloud servers, where you can access them at iCloud.com.

But what if you have an out-of-date Mac, don’t want to convert an iPhoto library to Photos, or otherwise can’t get yourself in a position in which you can use the latest tools? For instance, some people have shifted entirely to using an iPad, but an iPad is not an effective way to upload an old iPhoto or newer Photos library to iCloud.

There’s a workaround, so long as you know someone with a Mac that you can use temporarily and they’re willing to set you up with an account. You can transfer your old Mac-based library to iCloud Photos, and then continue to use it solely via iOS and iCloud.com.

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Central African Republic signs peace deal with armed groups

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:41

Central African Republic signed a peace deal with 14 armed groups on Tuesday following two weeks of talks in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The peace deal was announced on Saturday by the African Union but the terms were not immediately released. Central African Republic has been rocked by violence since 2013 when mainly Muslim Selaka rebels ousted then-president Francois Bozize, prompting reprisals from mostly Christian militia.


In White House bid, Harris plans tour of early-voting states

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:02

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In the first full month of her presidential campaign, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is planning a tour of the nation's four early-voting states.


When Apple, Facebook, and Google fight, we all lose

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:00

For a few hours last week, the internet collectively held its breath. After TechCrunch reported that Facebook had been flouting Apple’s Developer Enterprise Program by releasing a data-collecting “Research” app in the wild, it was revealed that Google was doing something similar. Both companies were seeking valuable data from iPhone users that Apple normally keeps locked up.

Apple had to respond. Not only were Facebook and Google openly disregarding Apple’s guidelines, they were skirting the iPhone maker’s very strict privacy rules by collecting gobs of data on how, when, and where people use their iPhones. And most importantly, they were stubbornly dismissing Apple’s very public promise that "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone." In short, if Facebook and Google were doing it, how many other companies were?

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Blowing in the wind: Apple’s presumed failing

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 07:00

Rest assured that the Apple doom train continues to chug along whether you choose to ride it or it ever stops at Cupertino or not.

Writing for Gizmodo, Rhett Jones says “Apple Is Blowing It.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Bart.)

“Blowing what?” you may ask. Let The Macalope assure you it is blowing all the things. Let us hasten to the enumeration of the blowings, for there are many blowings to be enumerated and we would not want to leave a single blowing behind.

The Apple’s starting to fall far from the tree

Translation: I am driving to the outskirts of town to buy these incorrectly-used Apple metaphors from Dirty Ray’s Misplaced Metaphor Market and Vape Shop.

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AP Photos: Lunar New Year marked with celebration, ceremony

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:09

From the dragon dancers parading through Yangon to the fire-eaters entertaining crowds in Manila, millions of people across Asia are ringing in the Lunar New Year.


Arlo Audio Doorbell review: A solid supplement to an Arlo security camera system

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:00
Arlo's first doorbell helps plug a gap in its product line, finally providing Arlo users with a connected product for the front door. But the Arlo doorbell is considerably less sophisticated than rival products that have integrated cameras.

Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

Macworld - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 06:00
This sweet-sounding speaker is built to satisfy the music lover, and it's outfitted with high-end features you don't typically see at this price.

Bruce McArthur: Serial killer who shaved victims' heads and kept hair in sealed bag was in middle of murder when police knocked, court hears

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:41

A serial killer who has admitted eight murders was in the middle of another killing when police knocked on his door, a court has heard. Bruce McArthur, who killed eight gay men over seven years, had taken another intended victim back to his apartment in Toronto, Canada. When they arrived, they found McArthur had chained the man – identified in court only as John – to a four-poster bed and placed a black bag over his head.


State of the Union 2019: 5 things to look out for ahead of Trump's historic address

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:10

If Donald Trump's State of the Union address is at all similar to the speech he delivered to the US Congress last year, Americans can expect more false facts and fresh new controversies on Tuesday night. This time, however, there is a catch: the Democratic Party has assumed control of the House of Representatives, making its reaction to the president’s upcoming policy proposals and statements more prominent — and powerful — than ever before. The 2019 State of the Union address was pushed back a week from the originally anticipated date following a federal government shutdown — the longest of its kind in US history — triggered by Mr Trump’s demands $5.7bn towards building a US-Mexico border wall.


Overwhelming majority of Americans believe U.S. should remain in controversial arms accord

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 05:00

Two-thirds of respondents oppose abandoning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and favor pursuing diplomacy to resolve the dispute over Russia's compliance with the 1987 arms accord, according to a survey conducted by the Program for Public Consultation at the University of Maryland and the university’s Center for International and Security Studies.


Snow, ice to unleash treacherous travel over north-central US through Thursday

Top Stories - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 04:48

Snow, ice and gusty winds will create areas of treacherous travel across the north-central United States into late week.


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