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REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s

Posted: October 21st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Standout | Tags: , , | Comments Off on REBLOG! Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s …before I lost half a day setting up my iPhone 6s

Things I wish I knew about setting up my iPhone 6s

When it comes to technology, there are early adopters (ie those mad people who will stand in the rain outside a store for days to get their fix) and what I like to call normal people.

I am usually one of the last people in my peer group to get the latest It Phone. To illustrate, I was still using a Blackberry Bold long after the first iPhone was already growing barnacles. But a serendipitous turn of events – aka the end of my iPhone 5s contract – meant I got my hands on an iPhone 6s Plus reasonably close to the release date :: Read the full SMH article »»»»

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‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

Posted: May 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, CRIME!, REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Breaking Bad’ Chemistry Professor Arrested for Selling Drug Recipe in China

China NewsA former chemistry professor has been arrested by Chinese police on suspicion of selling a drug recipe to a gang which cooked up synthetic narcotics, state media reports.

The 50-year-old former academic surnamed Lu had “a set of recipes for producing methcathinone”, a drug similar to methamphetamine, which he provided to dealers.

Amphetamine labs are growing at an alarming rate, a Chinese police raid on the house of two methcathinone dealers in 2011 uncovered a pile of 80 million yuan, $AU13 million, in cash.

In Australia Amphetamine arrests have nearly double in past five years, according to Crime Commission’s Illicit Drug Data Report. Trade workers and those in the hospitality industry are among the biggest users of the drug according to an analysis of national drug data.

Lu “worked as a professor of chemistry at a university” in Xian, the capital of the northern province of Shaanxi, before teaming up with a drug manufacturer surnamed Chen in 2013 :: Read the full article »»»»


REBLOG! Tips and Tricks every iOS 8 user should know

Posted: October 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Advertorial, REBLOG | Tags: | Comments Off on REBLOG! Tips and Tricks every iOS 8 user should know

Tips and Tricks every iOS 8 user should know

Late last month Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8 and while most of the changes were subtle, there are some interesting hidden features might just come in handy. Here’s a look at some tips, tricks, and features that will help you out :: Read the full article »»»»


Facebook Snaps-up Mobile Messaging Service WhatsApp

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Facebook Snaps-up Mobile Messaging Service WhatsApp

Facebook Snags Mobile Messaging Service WhatsAppThe social networking behemoth that is Facebook, has announced it’s buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp in a deal worth $US19 billion, seriously expanding its mobile footprint.

WhatsApp, a cross-platform mobile app that allows users to exchange text messages without having to pay carrier charges, has apparently been in discussions with Facebook for more than 12 months.

The deal bolsters the Facebook’s – currently populated with more than 1.2 billion members – mobile user base with the 450-million strong WhatsApp users.

The deal will see WhatsApp operated independently.

It’s Facebook’s biggest acquisition to date, coming less than two years after Mark Zuckerberg’s firm raised $16 billion in the record breaking public stock offer.

The WhatsApp deal includes $US12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and $3 billion in RSUs – Restricted Stock Units – for employee retention.

Facebook said via it’s blog the deal that “the deal supports Facebook and WhatsApp’s shared mission to bring more connectivity to the world. The combination will help accelerate growth and user engagement across both companies. “

Unlike Facebook, WhatsApp is a slim operation, with less than 35 engineers – 1 engineer to 14 million users – it processes 50 billion messages a day.

The attraction runs much deeper than popularity, WhatsApp will not only boost Facebook’s international coverage, more importantly, it will add up to 350 million mobile users to Facebook’s mobile advertising offer :: Read the full article »»»»

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ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

ALARMclock via KICKSTARTERWaking each day is like starting anew, bouncing out of bed to the wondrous thoughts of what the world might bring. Or perhaps a push is required? alarmclock might jus be what you need to put the bounce back in your daily waking routine.

Imagine waking to the news of how much you’d spent the previous day – shoes cost right – or how far the financial markets had slipped the previous session. All streamed securely straight from your bank or broker, clever boffins huh?

Not that I want to focus on the downsides of getting out of bed but, this stylish little box can also tell you how many days you’ve got left on earth – not astronaughtishly – as in days left until death. K! I’m going back to bed…

Clearly i’m taking the wrong angle on this, alarmclock was designed to motivate, whatever does it for you, whatever puts the spring in your pre-coffee step. the gadget is currently on Kickstarter, you can help fund the project by buying a unit. $US85 or $105 for international buyers  :: Read the full article »»»»

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Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend

Casey Stoner

Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.

The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple’s Tim Cook Flatout Rejects US Senate Caining

Posted: May 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple’s Tim Cook Flatout Rejects US Senate Caining

Apple CEO Tim Cook Rejects US Senate ReportApple’s CEO Tim Cook has defended his company’s tax avoidance  tactics, Cook faced a grilling by US lawmakers accusing the tech-behemoth of sham subsidiaries and convoluted strategies to shift profits offshore, however Cook strenuously denied the company used gimmicks to avoid paying taxes. Cook told a US Senate committee Apple paid all the taxes it owed, complying with not only the law, but the spirit of the law.

Cook said last year Apple paid $US6 billion to the US coffers, a tax rate of about 30 percent.

The high level US Senate committee investigating corporate offshore tax avoidance has accused Apple of shifting billions of dollars in profits to avoid paying US taxes on a massive scale. It found Apple avoided paying $9 billion in tax in 2012. Earlier, Panel chairman Senator Carl Levin accused Apple of “exploiting an absurdity” in its tax payments.

Mr Cook told the hearing that Apple lives up to its tax obligations and more, but some lawmakers expressed outrage over findings of the panel’s probe that the tech-behemoth avoided taxes by using a web of foreign subsidiaries, some without any tax jurisdiction :: Read the full article »»»»