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  • Apple wants all of you

    Apple wants all of you
    NEW YORK — Remember the PC wars? Desktops running Windows dominated the market, but Apple's Macintoshes stubbornly captured small but valuable market share. As a consumer you had to choose sides. Now Apple is involved in a similar battle with...
  • Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver

    Letter: Pot legalization could be a money saver
    Re: "Where are the voices against pot legalization?" Brian Crosby's "The Whiteboard Jungle" column, May 23. I find it fascinating that according to Mr. Crosby, my being part of the 54% who supports legalizing marijuana confirms that I am high....
  • Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality

    Chan Lowe: Attorney General Bondi slams marriage equality
    It used to be a politically safe bet to condemn same-sex marriage. As recently as 2008, Florida voters passed an amendment to the state constitution to ban it.   Today — a mere six years later — a majority of Floridians favor marriage...
  • WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8

    WWDC 2014: 10 highlights from Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8
    As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.  Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • What Is It? The Answer

     
    Last week's "What Is It?" object was a rarity, in that it's another version of an item I used in one of these quizzes some time back. It's a hog oiler. On the right is a photo of the other......
  • 'Land' of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
  • Review: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris

    Review: 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' by Joshua Ferris
    Finishing Joshua Ferris' "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" left me torn between admiration and dismay, or, put another way, I can't remember reading a novel that was this good while being this bad. First the good: Set in 2011, this is the story of Paul O'...
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  • Noah replaces Jacob as top boy name in U.S.; Sophia scores three-peat

    Noah replaces Jacob as top boy name in U.S.; Sophia scores three-peat
    Noah is more than the name of a popular movie. It is the top name for baby boys born in 2013 in the United States, the Social Security Administration announced on Friday. Sophia scored the three-peat for girls’ names, being chosen as the top...
  • Europe court ruling reboots Web privacy rules for Google, others

    In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results. The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
  • Bill drafted by public crowdsourcing passes the Assembly

    A measure approved by the Assembly on Thursday is notable not for what it does -- tweak the probate code -- but for how it was crafted: by the public using an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last winter that he was...