Apple’s IOS 8 Software Update Causing Apps to Crash More

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img Apple Inc.’s latest software update for the iPhone and iPad tablet is causing popular applications made by Facebook Inc., Dropbox Inc. and others to crash more frequently, according to a report.

Apple’s iOS 8 operating system causes apps to crash about 3.3 percent of the time, or 67 percent more than last year’s version, according to a report by Crittercism Inc., an analytics firm that works w

Police use tear gas as 'Occupy' comes to Hong Kong

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img Key traffic arteries in Hong Kong remained blocked Monday after a forceful crackdown by police failed to dislodge pro-democracy protesters from the streets of the financial capital.

Police fired volley after volley of tear gas at protesters on Sunday, an unusually heavy-handed response that appeared only to galvanize public support and draw thousands of additional demonstrators into the street

‘Imminent Attack’ in U.S. Prompted Airstrikes on Khorasan

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img Airstrikes against the militant Khorasan Group in Syria were prompted by plans for an “imminent” terror attack on U.S. soil, the Pentagon said.

“We believe the individuals plotting and planning it were eliminated” in the eight U.S. airstrikes overnight, Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said today in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” program.

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Warplane After Flight Over Golan

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img Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it flew over the Golan Heights, the Israeli army said today, the first such incident in almost 30 years and the neighbors’ most serious clash since the start of Syria’s civil war.

The Sukhoi fighter was downed by a U.S.-made Patriot missile fired by Israeli military personnel, and the crew ejected over Syrian territory across the Golan frontier, the

Smugglers cash in on Chinese demand for iPhone 6

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img Apple fans in mainland China are being made to wait for the iPhone 6 and smugglers are cashing in, marking up Hong Kong prices by as much as $1,000.

Two days after the iPhone 6 went on sale in Hong Kong, customs officers patrolling a backwater pier came across several men loading boxes into a speedboat.

Analysts giddy as Apple’s new iPhone sets sales record

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img The strong performance of Apple’s new iPhone over the weekend has some analysts giddy, with Global Equities Research going so far as to say this marked “the beginning of a new era” for the company.

Apple AAPL, +0.76% shares advanced 0.7% in premarket trade Monday, amid reports that the iPhone 6 Plus was sold out by Sunday morning, and that a bulk of the iPhone 6 models, particularly the gold

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

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img Apple says its new mobile operating system puts text messages, e-mails, photos and other data out of the reach of police -- even if authorities present the company with a search warrant.

In a blog post, Apple says that iOS 8, which began rolling out Wednesday, has new encryption that will no longer allow the company to bypass a customer's passcode to access the data.

Ditching Monarchy Is Step Too Far for Scots Nationalists

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img After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming James I of England. He only went back once.

More than four centuries later, Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond says that if his campaign for independence prevails in this week’s referendum, he would keep Queen Elizabeth II, the 12th

Apple’s New iPhone 6 Smartphones Top 4 Million in Pre-Orders

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img Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus topped 4 million in pre-orders in the first 24 hours, as early demand for the smartphones outstrips supply.

Deliveries will start at the end of this week, when the devices officially go on sale, with many not scheduled until next month, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement today. Apple indicated last week that the devices would tak

British PM tells Scots: I would be heartbroken if you rip apart our UK 'family of nations'

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img Prime Minister David Cameron begged Scots on Wednesday not to rip apart Britain's "family of nations", visiting Scotland in an attempt to stem a steep last minute rise in secessionist support ahead of a Sept. 18 referendum on independence.

In a sign of new panic in the British ruling elite over the fate of the 307-year-old union, Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband scrapped their weekly

Apple Unveils Watch, Bigger-Screen IPhones in Product Blitz

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img Apple Inc. (AAPL) unveiled redesigned iPhones with bigger screens, overhauling its top-selling product in an event that gives the clearest sign yet of the company’s product direction under Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come in screen sizes of 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, along with rounded edges and a thinner frame than earlier models, as well as higher-res

Scottish Independence Looms as Iceberg Moves Toward U.K.

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img Scottish independence increasingly looks like an iceberg that could sink Prime Minister David Cameron’s government and the opposition Labour Party. And like the passengers on the Titanic, they never saw it coming.

Yesterday’s YouGov Plc (YOU) poll putting the Yes vote on 51 percent sparked a fresh effort from supporters of the union to urge Scots to come back from the brink. About 100 Labour l

Putin, Poroshenko Largely Agree on Ukraine Cease-Fire Steps

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img Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko agreed on steps toward a cease-fire in Ukraine’s easternmost regions, where a bloody conflict has raged for more than five months.

Putin backs the idea of an immediate truce, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. A conversation between the two leaders resulted in an agreement on a “cease-f

Apple Probes Report ICloud Was Hacked to Gain Stars privet photos

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img Apple Inc., which is poised to unveil new iPhones next week, and the FBI are probing reports hackers used the company’s iCloud service to illegally access nude photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities.

Hackers posted the nude photos on the anonymous image-sharing website 4chan, the Telegraph in London reported. The photos targeting more than 100 U.S. and U.K. celebrities were

Ukraine Fighting Surges as Russian-Backed Forces Gain

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img Separatists in eastern Ukraine are battling government forces on two fronts near the Sea of Azov and south of Donetsk as NATO reports a surge of Russian troops and advanced equipment into the war-zone.

The U.S. and the European Union are threatening Russian President Vladimir Putin with further sanctions, even as the EU began talks in Moscow today aimed at a temporary deal with Ukraine to allo

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