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Guidance Counselor Fears She'll Be Fired After School Learns She's Married To Her Wife

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:43

Students at a Roman Catholic high school in Indiana have come to the defense


Adobe's ultra-rare 40% discount for Photoshop Elements 2018 is back

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:35

It's a good day to up your photo editing game. Adobe Photoshop Elements is on sale for $60 on Amazon (Mac and PC) and other places all over the Internet. That’s $40 off its usual $100 price and matches the cheapest the software's even been. The sale price applies to both download and boxed editions, though the link above points to the download version.

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Porsche Boxster 986 Buying Guide

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 09:34

Mixing traditional Porsche driving fun and usability, this model is a temptingly affordable way into marque ownership. Read this before taking the plunge


Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:24

Various branches of the federal government worked in tandem to time interviews


The Navy Wants Lots of Ship-Killer Missiles to Fight Russia or China

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:07

As recently as 2016 the Navy’s warships were badly out-gunned by Russian and Chinese ships. In 2018, the U.S. fleet was on the cusp of reversing that dynamic.


The scam: Apple’s $1 trillion fraud

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 08:00

Turns out Apple isn’t a successful company after all! Surprise! Yep, it’s just a giant scam. Well, at least we know now. Before it got out of hand. Anyway, this will be The Macalope’s last column since the whole house of cards is tumbling down around us.

Writing for The New Republic, Alex Shepard tells us of“Apple’s Stock Market Scam.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

Turns out it’s stock buybacks which are the only reason Apple made it to a $1 trillion valuation. And you thought it was the iPhone X. Ha-ha! Oh, Wallace. Will you ever learn? And will you ever stop wearing those ridiculous suspenders?! Ha-ha! You look like some sort of disco-dancing farmer.

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When budgeting calories, the Apple Watch’s weaknesses sometimes count as strengths

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 07:00

This is part of a series on losing 60 pounds with the help of the Apple Watch. I’m currently 16 pounds down since July 25. In this post we’ll talk about the Apple Watch as a tool for counting calories.

Apple typically plays up the Apple Watch’s strength as a generic “fitness tracker” rather than a proper weight-loss tool. There’s a good reason for that, as I’ve discovered during my adventures in attempting to lose weight with it.

As things stand, Apple’s own features do little else besides monitoring. In order to get helpful features like counting calories for the food you eat, you’ll generally have to head to third-party apps for the iPhone. In most cases, the companion apps on the Apple Watch work only as a quick references for letting me know how many calories are left to spend. Aside from counting my steps and the active calories burned through them, all the important business of assessing the damage caused by the food I stuff in my face happens on the iPhone.

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Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:38

Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested Tuesday after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead, a police spokesman said. "We arrested Bobi Wine and others this morning and he is in our custody," said Emilian Kayima, Uganda's police spokesman. Kyagulanyi was arrested in the northwestern town of Arua where he was campaigning for an opposition candidate in a hard-fought by-election that also drew President Yoweri Museveni in support of the ruling party candidate.


Erdogan calls for boycott of iPhones as he targets American consumer products in retaliation for Turkey sanctions

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:35

Turkey’s president escalated tensions with the US on Tuesday after calling for a boycott of American electronics, amid reports that diplomatic talks have stalled over the issue of a detained pastor. Showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with President Donald Trump, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Ankara would stop buying US-made iPhones and buy Korean or Turkish-made models instead. "If they have the iPhone, there is Samsung elsewhere. We have Vestel," he said, renewing calls for Turks to convert their dollars to lira as the Turkish currency began to rally on Tuesday morning. However, financial experts questioned whether such a move would have much of an effect given Turkey’s current purchasing power. Some even pointed to the irony of Mr Erdogan lashing out at American tech companies. The president fended off a coup attempt two years ago by appealing to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app. The country’s finance chief, Mr Erdogan’s son-in-law, is due to address foreign investors later on Tuesday, in an attempt to quell growing concerns.  Andrew Brunson: The evangelical US pastor at the heart of the Turkey crisis Talks between the two Nato countries seem to have been frozen until Turkey releases American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson, who stands accused by Ankara of espionage and terrorism related to the 2016 putsch.  John Bolton, White House National Security Adviser, told Turkey’s Ambassador Serdar Kilic in Washington on Monday that there was nothing further to discuss until Mr Brunson was freed. The US had believed it had agreed a swap deal with Turkey during a Nato summit in July, where Mr Brunson would be released in return for a Turkish actress held by Israel over links to Hamas. Turkish citizens look at a board showing foreign currency rates inside a currency exchange shop in Ankara Credit: AP Actress Ebru Özkan was released the next day, while the pastor was moved from prison to house arrest. Mr Brunson’s lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt on Tuesday appealed again to a Turkish court to release him and lift his travel ban. He said the court had up to seven days to decide. Mr Brunson, who faces up to 35 years in jail if found guilty, denies the charges. The lira started to stage a recovery on Tuesday following its dramatic two-day collapse. After plunging to record lows yesterday, the currency clawed back as much as 9.1 per cent, although it slipped again after Mr Erdogan's remarks on consumer goods. The earlier rebound was pinned on local investors attempting to cash in on the lira slide by selling their dollars. Retail investors in Turkey are understood to have sold $50m (£39m) to $60m in foreign currency with the jump in the lira exaggerated by thin trading volumes, according to Bloomberg. Markets were also somewhat soothed by Turkey’s central bank loosening cash buffer requirements for the country’s banks and its finance minister setting up a call with investors. Despite the lira’s rally, it has still lost 42 per cent of its value against the dollar in 2018.


Beyoncé And Jay-Z's Detroit Tour Stop Was All About Aretha Franklin

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:26

Ailing soul legend Aretha Franklin was in many people's thoughts at the


Ambient Weather WS-2902 Osprey Weather Station review: The best choice for smart-home buffs

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00
You'll encounter a quirk or two, but this home weather station offers everything an enthusiast could want.

Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00
This cordless indoor/outdoor camera's intelligent motion detection can capture criminal activity, but it takes too long to get to the video evidence.

PhotoBulk 2 review: Swiss Army knife for Mac batch image processing

Macworld - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 06:00

Taking pictures can be a lot of fun, but the party comes to a screeching halt whenever it comes time to process images before sharing or publishing your work online. Whether you want to add a date stamp, watermark a caption, or just slim down digital photos before uploading files to others, a good batch editor like PhotoBulk 2 can do wonders for saving time and alleviating this big headache.

PhotoBulk 2: More advanced features

Unlike image editing powerhouses Adobe Lightroom and Pixelmator, which are designed primarily to work on a single photo at a time, PhotoBulk 2 is made to process as many files as you want to queue up, one after another, be it a handful of images or potentially hundreds in one fell swoop. While the original release sported a no-frills user interface, the sequel offers a more expansive palette that paves the way for advanced features promised in future updates, such as filters and red eye removal.

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Venezuela abandons petrol subsidies as inflation set to hit one million per cent

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 04:33

President Nicolas Maduro said Monday that some of the world's cheapest petrol that Venezuelan drivers enjoy will soon be sold at world market prices to combat rampant smuggling. "Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean," Maduro said in a televised address. Venezuela, like most oil producing countries, has for decades subsidised fuel as a benefit to consumers. But its fuel prices have remained nearly flat for years despite hyperinflation that the International Monetary Fund has projected would reach 1 million per cent this year. That means that for the price of a cup of coffee, a driver can now fill the tank of a small SUV nearly 9,000 times. Recently, the average price of a coffee with milk was 2.2 million bolivars, or about 50 cents, local media has reported. Smugglers do brisk business reselling fuel in neighboring countries. Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro take part in a rally in Caracas on Monday Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP Maduro said the government would still provide "direct subsidies" to citizens holding the "fatherland card," a state-issued identification card that the government uses to provide bonuses and track use of social services. He said the subsidy was only available to those who registered their cars in a vehicle census being conducted by the state.


Supporters Raise Nearly $200,000 For Fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok

Top Stories - Tue, 08/14/2018 - 02:59

Supporters of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok rallied to his side on Monday and


Pregnant mom of twins says she was embarrassed when officer accused her of shoplifting

Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:56

A pregnant mom expecting twins was accused of stuffing items "up her shirt" at a Staples store.


Missing Hiker’s Mom Shares Message: ‘My Ears Ache To Hear Your Voice'

Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:40

Nearly two weeks since Samantha "Sam" Sayers disappeared while hiking in


It’s Official: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is An Ostrich About Wildfires

Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 21:04

At a conservative event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Friday, Interior


Markets rattled as Turkish lira dives

Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:37

New York (AFP) - Turkey's troubled lira tumbled Monday to fresh record lows against the euro and dollar, piling pressure on stock markets on fears the country's crisis could spill over into the world economy.


Bills' McCoy sued by ex-girlfriend following home invasion

Top Stories - Mon, 08/13/2018 - 19:54

LeSean McCoy's ex-girlfriend is suing the Buffalo Bills running back for failing to protect her after she was bloodied, beaten and had $133,000 worth of jewelry stolen during a home invasion last month.


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