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Prince Philip’s nickname for wife Queen Elizabeth is actually baffling

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:31

Undoubtedly one of the cutest couples on the planet, Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth have been married for nearly 70 years.


All Saints' Day observed

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:10

People around the world honor All Saints' Day by visiting the graves of loved ones.


Putin in Tehran hails Iran cooperation on Syria, eyes business

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:03

Russian President Vladimir Putin met Iran's leadership Wednesday, with the two Damascus allies pushing a peace deal on Syria and looking to boost business despite US opposition to a landmark nuclear deal. The Kremlin strongman's first visit to Iran since 2015 comes as Moscow seeks to turn its game-changing military intervention in Syria into a concerted push to bring a halt to fighting in the country with the help of Tehran, President Bashar al-Assad's other key backer.


iPhone X samples touch input at 120Hz for faster, smoother response

Macworld - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:00

When Apple refreshed the iPad Pro line this summer, it introduced a stunning new feature called ProMotion. Instead of refreshing the display at 60Hz like most phones and tablets, it cranked it all the way up to 120Hz for super-smooth animations and lightning-fast touch response. And to save battery life, it made the refresh rate adaptive—it drops way down when there’s no movement or interaction.

I wasn’t alone in hoping Apple would bring the technology to the iPhone this year, and I’m a little disappointed it didn’t find a way to make it work without wrecking battery life. But while the iPhone 8 and iPhone X may not have ProMotion, they may have the next best thing: 120Hz touch sampling rate.

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iOS 11.2: Features, release date, and how to install the beta

Macworld - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:46

iOS 11 is the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system in years. It’s so ambitious in scope that many of it’s promised features still haven’t shipped yet. iOS 11.1 mostly fixed bugs and brought us a bunch of new emoji, so we’re hoping that 11.2 is more substantial. I mean, I love emoji as much as the next person but I really want Apple Pay Cash and Messages in iCloud.

Here’s what we know about 11.2 so far. What’s in it, when it’s coming, and how you can grab the beta right now.

What’s in iOS 11.2?

The big stuff we’re all waiting on—Messages synced through iCloud and Apple Pay Cash—have made no appearance yet in the iOS 11.2 betas. But there’s still time before release.

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Allergan assuages shareholder fears over losing Restasis patent

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:45

Allergan Plc on Wednesday reassured shareholders that it would return to earnings growth in 2019 after losing a major patent ruling last month on its second-most important drug, dry-eye treatment Restasis. The drugmaker, which also announced third-quarter earnings, said it will combat generic competition for the drug by expanding its base business, reducing costs and possibly buying back stock. "But rest assured, we will do it rapidly." Allergan worked hard in recent years to protect Restasis, which generated about $1.5 billion in sales last year, from generic rivals.


Senate Confirms Trump Judge Opposed By 27 LGBTQ Rights Groups

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:38

WASHINGTON ― The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Joan Larsen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ― a nominee opposed by 27 LGBTQ rights groups with concerns about her views on civil rights.


Donald Trump Jr. jokes he'll take half his daughter's Halloween goodies to 'teach her about socialism'

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:25

In a tweet Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. marked Halloween by saying that he planned to take half of his daughter's candy to "teach her about socialism."


Death sentence upheld in Texas prosecutors slayings case

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:02

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court Wednesday upheld a former justice of the peace's conviction and death sentence for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors said was a revenge plot that left three people dead.


JetBlue Is Offering $49 Flights In An Awesome, 2-Day Flash Sale

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:20

JetBlue is giving travelers the gift of discounted flights this holiday season.


A Dog’s Life: Hilarious images of dogs enjoying New York’s iconic tourist hotspots

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:20

These hilarious images show dogs enjoying a day out exploring New York’s most iconic tourist hotspots Photographer Mark McQueen captured the canines hanging out near landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, on 5th Avenue and Times Square.


John Kelly slammed for Civil War comments

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:05

"The View" co-hosts discuss the White House chief of staff's comments.


Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:04

The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time.


GarageBand 2.3 update features new Sound Library, Beat Sequencer, and three new instruments

Macworld - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 13:00

Apple on Wednesday released a major update to GarageBand for iOS, the company’s app for digital audio creation. GarageBand 2.3 features a new way to download sound packs, new drum sounds, and new Asian touch instruments.

The GarageBand 2,3 update is available for free in the App Store. If you already have GarageBand on your iPad or iPhone, look for an app update.

GarageBand 2.3 Sound Library

Apple offers a wide variety of instruments, loops, and sound packs, but the drawback is that the more you add, the more storage space the app requires. And on an iPad or iPhone, storage space and at a premium.

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Scott Pruitt’s Professor Regrets ‘Unleashing’ EPA Chief On 'Unsuspecting Public’

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:54

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is nothing if not lawyerly.


One month later, Las Vegas massacre is still a mystery

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:45

The world knew right away what was behind the terror attack in New York City, but a month after the Las Vegas massacre, the gunman's motives — and crucial details of what happened that night — remain a mystery.


New York terror attack: Suspect awake and ‘proud’ of killings as fears he was radicalised in America emerge

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:42

The alleged New York terror attacker who killed eight people when he ploughed along a bicycle path in a rented van has reportedly told police he is “proud” of his actions. Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek, is awake in hospital after being shot in the abdomen during Monday's attack and said to be showing no remorse. FBI and police investigators are attempting to piece together his backstory after a senior New York politician claimed he was radicalised in the US.  Saipov was an Uber driver who moved to the United States in 2010 and has a wife and children, according to US media reports. Emergency crews attend the scene of a the terror attack in New York  Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The New York attack was the worst terrorist incident in the city since 9/11 and took place close to a memorial for that atrocity.  Saipov mounted a bike path in western Manhattan and smashed into cyclists and pedestrians for around a mile before returning onto the road and hitting a school bus. He emerged from the rented white truck holding what appeared to be two guns - but turned out to be a paintball and pellet gun - and ran around before being shot by a policeman. The “hero” officer has been named as Ryan Nash, 28, who was only in the area after being called to investigate reports of a suicidal teenager. Saipov underwent surgery after he was apprehended and remains in hospital. As well as the eight people who died, 13 were injured.  As officers pursued leads in the first terror incident to hit America in Donald Trump’s time in the White House, the president was pointing the finger of blame at political rivals. The terrorist came into our country through what is called the "Diversity Visa Lottery Program," a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2017 Mr Trump criticised the scheme that reportedly let Saipov move to the country - the Diversity Visa Lottery Program - and the support for it from the Democrats. In particular he singled out Chuck Schumer, the New York Senator who leads the Democrats in the Senate, for criticism, calling the scheme “a Chuck Schumer beauty”.  Mr Schumer hit back, tweeting that it is never “too soon to politicize a tragedy” and calling on Mr Trump to scrap cuts to “anti-terrorism funding”. President Trump should be focusing on the real solution – anti-terrorism funding – which he proposed to cut in his most recent budget.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 1, 2017 Mr Trump also vowed to “step up“ his extreme vetting programme on border checks in a tweet, adding: “Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” On Tuesday afternoon, Mr Trump announced that he wanted Congress to shut down the Diversity Visa Lottery Program, replacing it with a "merit" based system.  Uzbekistan, Saipov’s home country, is not on a list of nations on which Mr Trump has introduced automatic tighter immigration controls.  Saipov’s links to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are being closely examined. He reportedly left behind a note in the truck he used for the attack citing his support for the jihadist terror group. However a firm link to the group is yet to be established, leading to suggestions that Saipov was radicalised during his time in the US. Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor, said he "was associated with Isis" and "was radicalised domestically", using an alternative acronym for the group. New York terror attack, in pictures Meanwhile, chilling online postings from Islamic groups in the run-up to the attack have raised suspicions about the level of forethought. One photo posted on an Isis-linked Twitter page before the attack appears to have been taken in the same spot in Manhattan where the truck mounted the bike path.  The image, which shows the 1 World Trade Center in the background, was posted two months ago, according to the respected SITE group which monitors terror activity.  At a press conference, New York police and politicians gave fresh details about the attack and the suspect's links to jihadist groups. It took just four minutes for the attacker to mount the bike path, drive around a mile along the bike path and smash into a school van, according to a timeline from police.  A note was found in the truck written in Arabic praising IsiLl, with an officer saying the “gist” of the note was “the Islamic State would endure forever”.  An official said that the suspect “appears to have followed almost exactly to a tee” instructions Isil posted online about using vehicles for terror attacks. Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, praised the spirit and resilience of the city’s people and urged them to go about their lives as normal.  He said: “We understand this was an attack on our values. It was an effort to break our spirit. But as an effort to break our spirit it failed.  Mr de Blasio added: “Be New Yorkers. Be strong, be proud, be resilient. Show the whole world right now that we will not be moved by terror.”


LinkedIn reveals top 50 startup companies for 2017

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:23

From stiff competition, to unpredictable markets and rapidly-changing consumer behavior, becoming a disrupter in any given industry can seem impossible.


This Man Who Can't See Past His Girlfriend's Weight Needs To Take Several Seats

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:50

Humans of New York’s posts are inspiring, thought-provoking and emotional.


Trump decries 'Schumer beauty' visa program after NYC terror attack

Top Stories - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:13

President Trump lashed out at a visa program that reportedly allowed the suspect in the deadliest terror attack in NYC since 9/11 to enter the U.S.


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