Tag Archives: years

After 10 years, Android apps are still worse than their iOS counterparts

You probably have a handful (or more) of apps installed on your phone. Apps are a big part of what makes a smartphone “smart,” and whether for business or pleasure, an app store is what keeps a platform alive. Every person who ever owned a Windows phone knows the sting and that it’s true. Even the best smartphone platform will… Read More »

Top German Journalist Admits To Faking Stories For Years

Claas Relotius was named German Reporter of the Year for a story about a young Syrian boy this month Frankfurt am Main, Germany:  Germany’s respected news weekly Der Spiegel stunned the media world on Wednesday by revealing that one of its award-winning reporters had for years falsified stories. Claas Relotius “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at… Read More »

Global PC Market Grows for First Time in 6 Years: Gartner

The global personal computer market grew for the first time in six years in the second quarter of 2018, driven by upgrades in the business segment, a market tracker said Thursday. The research firm Gartner reported that worldwide PC shipments rose 1.4 percent in the past quarter to 62.1 million units, but said it remains unclear if the sector is… Read More »

New Zealand’s winter shorter by a month over 100 years

New Zealand’s winter has gotten shorter by a month over the last 100 years, meaning “true winter” weather with very low temperatures, frosts and snow starts significantly later in the year and ends earlier. Brett Mullan, from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), crunched the temperature records from two 30-year-periods over the last century to… Read More »

Five years of social media history can get anyone in trouble

people want to see what your future goals are and how you expect to change and grow. In the last five years, I went to college, learned to drive, got a car, lost a car, graduated, had two jobs and moved seven times. A lot can change in five years, but that’s the stretch of time that the… Read More »

British shop prices fall at slowest rate in three-and-a-half years – BRC

Prices in British shops showed the smallest annual decline in nearly three-and-a-half years last month, adding to signs of growing inflation pressure after the Brexit vote caused a fall in the value of the pound, a survey showed on Wednesday. Overall shop prices fell 0.5 percent after a 0.8 percent decline in March, the shallowest rate of deflation… Read More »

Oil rallies to best week in years after OPEC output deal

Oil prices rallied for their best week in at least five years on Friday, steadying above $51 a barrel, following OPEC’s decision to cut crude output to rein in a global glut that has weighed on prices for more than two years. After the deal was announced on Wednesday, the market focused on the implementation and impact of… Read More »

China August Imports Rise for First Time in Nearly Two Years

China’s imports unexpected rose in August for the first time in nearly two years while exports fell at a more modest pace, suggesting demand at home and abroad may finally be perking up and putting the world’s second-largest economy on a more balanced footing. Exports fell 2.8 percent from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said… Read More »

China August Imports Rise for First Time in Nearly Two Years

China’s imports unexpected rose in August for the first time in nearly two years while exports fell at a more modest pace, suggesting demand at home and abroad may finally be perking up and putting the world’s second-largest economy on a more balanced footing. Exports fell 2.8 percent from a year earlier, the General Administration of Customs said… Read More »

How to be a woman on Twitter – 10 years on

Ijoined Twitter in the summer of 2009, and I’ve used it almost every day since. Even when it was getting too distracting – and I deleted the app from my phone, and blocked the desktop site on my laptop – I’ve managed to sneak a look somehow. This is in spite of the fact that Twitter’s environment can… Read More »