Apple releases iOS 6.1 with additional LTE support

THANKS ; C!NET The first point update of iOS 6 brings support for more LTE networks as well as a movie ticket-buying feature within Siri. (Credit: Josh Lowensohn/CNET) After five beta test versions, Apple today released iOS 6.1, the first major update to iOS 6 since September. The software, which went out this morning as…

S&P Lowers Illinois Credit Rating, Blames State’s $96 Billion Pension Crisis

THANKS;NEWSMAX Published; Friday, 25 Jan 2013 08:21 PM Illinois’ already disastrous financial situation worsened Friday as another credit rating agency downgraded its rating to the worst of any state in the country, blaming lawmakers’ ongoing failure to resolve a multibillion-dollar pension crisis. Standard & Poor’s rating service said Friday that the rating on the state’s…

Which OS is loved the most?

January 18, 2013 @ 8:39 AM › JP Mangalindan, Writer A new survey sheds light on which operating system users are most attached to. FORTUNE — Chances are, if you’re an iPhone or iPad owner, you’re more likely than not to be very satisfied with your device. But that may not be the case if…

Why We Should Remember Aaron Swartz

Thanks;Brendan Greeley The Internet is not so old. Its graybeards live still. Vint Cerf, author of the Internet Protocol, has been installed as Google’s “Chief Internet Evangelist,” a ceremonial title he chose himself. Tim Berners-Lee, who gave us HTML, has been knighted. He now sits at the head of his own foundation at MIT, a…

Eurozone unemployment reaches new high

THANKS; BBC NEWS 08 January 2013 Last updated at 13:10 Eurozone unemployment reaches new high The unemployment rate across the eurozone hit a new all-time high of 11.8% in November, official figures have shown. This is a slight rise on 11.7% for the 17-nation region in October. The rate for the European Union as a…

Top 10 Reasons Being a University Professor is a Stressful Job

Johns Hopkins University. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Top 10 Reasons Being a University Professor is a Stressful Job Being a university professor is in no way the least stressful job for 2013. In fact, 2013 is likely to be one of the worst years to be a university professor. But many pixels are being spent across the…

Worst of the Worst 2012: The World’s Most Repressive Societies

Photo Credit | Dr. Ebrahim Othman (pseudonym) Thanks for flying with WordPress.com More than 1.6 billion people—23 percent of the world’s population—have no say in how they are governed and face severe consequences if they try to exercise their most basic rights, such as expressing their views, assembling peacefully, and organizing independently of the state….