Valentine's Day may just be a greeting card holiday at this point, but it's a great reminder to stop and think about the ones you love. If you're looking for extra little reminders throughout the day or are even looking for awesome places to go on your Valentine's date, check out these apps and take Android to heart. OpenTable Need to make a last-minute reservation or simply looking for anywhere with room? OpenTable can help you make reservations at tons of restaurants where you live. You can book, cancel, and manage multiple reservations on the go, and the best part is that it's all free, so even though you know your Valentine's date is going to order lobster, you at least didn't have to pay to get the table. Users have made more than a billion reservations through OpenTable at more than 40 thousand restaurants around the world. I've used it many times, and it's always been completely reliable and simple. Whether you're reserving well in advance or need something now, look to … [Read more...] about Best Android apps for Valentine’s Day
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APPLE wants to make you fork out for a new overpriced charging cable when it releases its next iPhone. The cash hungry tech colossus plans to adopt a USB-C charging port for the 2019 iPhone, just like it did for the latest iPad Pro. The switch would make current iPhone charging cables useless, and force Apple fans to buy a new cable if they upgrade their phone. The fruity firm charges just shy of £20 for USB-C cables on its website – though you can get them for as little as £4 elsewhere. Rumours Apple plans to switch the iPhone's third charging port in 12 years come from supply chain blog Macotakara. They suggest Apple is following bitter rivals Samsung with a switch to a new USB Type-C port, which is thicker than the lightning port used by iPhones since 2012. Citing "supply chain sources", the blog says Apple might make the change to a USB-C port for iPhones next year, following last March's successful switch with the 2018 iPad Pro. Those working on the … [Read more...] about Your iPhone charging cable ‘about to change AGAIN’ – and users are furious
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change Supported by Living with tech Real action to protect privacy hinges on big institutions, to the point that small, individual measures pale in comparison. But there are still ways to act. ByAlan Henry Dec. 19, 2018 Every time we see a fresh example of how badly our privacy has been eroded by the same tech companies that tout a commitment to protect it, the same reactions pop up. Boycott the service, stop using their products, delete them forever and don’t look back. They’re all valid responses. Then many of us ask ourselves: “What can we do to protect our privacy?” Deleting accounts and giving up on offending services can be good moves. But let’s be realistic: After all, if it’s not one tech giant with … [Read more...] about What We Can Learn About Online Privacy From Climate Change
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In U.S. | How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose? Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same. Left: Kelmae Hemphill, 11 months sober. Center: images of overdoses published on YouTube. Right: Mandy McGowan, two years sober. Credit Credit Left: Hilary Swift for The New York Times; Center: YouTube; Right: Tristan Spinski for The New York Times Supported by ByKatharine Q. Seelye, Julie Turkewitz, Jack Healy and Alan Blinder Dec. 11, 2018 The first time Kelmae Hemphill watched herself overdose, she sobbed. There she was in a shaky video filmed by her own heroin dealer, sprawled out on a New Jersey road while a stranger pounded on her chest. “Come on girl,” someone pleaded. Ms. … [Read more...] about How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?
Image credit: Getty Images/Hero ImagesThat social media is not entirely good for us shouldn’t come as a great shock, but the received wisdom as to why may not tell the full story. What if the main problem with social media is not with data theft, fake news, trolling, or election interference, but a far more fundamental problem that can’t be fixed with software patches or legislation? What if the problem with social media is actually its users? More specifically, what if the reason social media seems to cause so many problems is that our brains just haven’t evolved to cope? That’s the contention of evolutionary anthropologist Dr Anna Machin, who believes that the convenience social media has brought to our our lives fundamentally misunderstands why humans have become the dominant species on Earth.“You can contact 200 people at once. You don’t have to see them – you can tell them what you’re doing, they are in your life,” she … [Read more...] about Have our brains just not evolved for social media?