|Mom Outraged at TSA, Claims They Treated Her Young Son and Family 'Like Dogs' - |
|Now I Get It: What is the Freedom Caucus? - |
President Trump blames, in part, a small group within his own party for scuttling one of his primary campaign promises: repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. So who are they? They call themselves the Freedom Caucus.
|Couple Arrested After Trying to Sell Baby on Craigslist for $3,000: Cops - |
|Hidden changes in iOS 10.3 will give your iPhone a speed boost - |
After releasing a few hundred different beta versions over the past month or so, Apple on Monday finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. Eager iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users rushed to download and install the update, and they were greeted with some nifty new features. In a post on Monday afternoon, we went through the eight best new features in iOS 10.3, including a new Find My AirPods feature, updates to the Maps app, Apple's new file system and more. There was one feature in particular that we listed in the post that deserves more attention though, and not many people realize it's even there.
When Apple releases any new iOS software, hardcore Apple fans always rush to download and install it immediately, regardless of what new features Apple adds. This is a good thing for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that new iOS software always includes security updates that are crucial. iOS 10.3 is no different — it's packed full of security fixes that users should be eager to install immediately.
Of course, the user-facing features are typically the main draw for new iOS updates, and iOS 10.3 has a few nice additions and changes. One set of changes in particular is worth noting, but it's hiding in plain sight so most iPhone and iPad users won't even notice it's there.
Apple engineer Renaud Lienhart tweeted on Monday afternoon about something that we mentioned in passing in our post covering the best new features in iOS 10.3. "iOS 10.3 feels 'snappier,'" he said, "because many animations were slightly tweaked & shortened, for the better."
Long story short, Apple has made a number of small adjustments to the animations that are played when the user does things like opening an app, closing an app, or switching from one app to another. Longtime iPhone users may recall that Apple did something similar back in 2014 with iOS 7.1. The speed difference back then was much more dramatic and noticeable, but the improvements in iOS 10.3 are still nothing to scoff at.
If you have an iPhone or iPad and haven't yet updated to iOS 10.3, a faster UI should be reason enough to install the update as soon as you can. iOS 10.3 is available to download in iTunes, or as an over the air (OTA) update accessing in the Settings app by navigating to General > Software Update.
|Sewol ferry 'remains' are animal bones: S. Korea ministry - |
Bone fragments recovered from the wreck of South Korea's Sewol ferry are from an animal and not human remains, the maritime ministry said Tuesday, dashing hopes of the relatives of missing victims. Authorities had earlier announced the pieces were human -- raising the prospect of closure for families of at least some of the nine passengers whose bodies were never found after the 2014 maritime disaster.
|China Southern, American Airlines announce tie-up - |
China Southern Airlines said Tuesday it would sell almost a one-tenth stake to American Airlines in a $200 million tie-up that could see two of the world's biggest carriers cooperate in a range of areas. American Airlines is the world's largest carrier by scheduled passengers carried, while China Southern is fourth globally and the biggest in Asia, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The deal could give American a foot in the door of China's rapidly expanding air transport market, while China Southern said the move would support its own ambitions of expanding its global presence.
|Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate - |
South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.