Techradar
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A swipe up from the dock will display your most commonly used apps, while a swipe in from the left edge will bring up the app drawer, which you can quickly swipe through or search. Most other things are no more than a swipe or two away as well. Swiping the right edge brings up a scrollable bar full of shortcuts and toggles, while swiping left or right from the center of the screen will display your contacts, calendar, the weather and even a to-do list. And if you don't like the look of ASAP Launcher you can change the theme and highlight colors, or even switch up the icons with custom icon packs. Given the company behind it you might expect BitTorrent Now to be some sort of illegal file sharing service, but in fact while it does give you access to music and video it's completely legal - and even shares advertising revenue with the creators who choose to upload their work to it.
TIME - Top Stories
13 minutes
Hes feuded with U.S. intelligence chiefs, mocked political opponents and the media and carried on public spats with such luminaries as civil-rights icon Rep. John Lewis. He has treated the presidential transition as a new phase in a permanent campaign, seizing chances to rally his core supporters and making few overtures to his opponents. He has refused to be boxed in by precedent. That may have contributed to the fact that Trump will step to the podium on the west front of the Capitol as the least popular incoming president in at least four decades. Dozens of House Democrats are boycotting the ceremony, though Obama and both Bill and Hillary Clinton will attend. His inaugural address is a prime chance for him to try to reset his image and bind the wounds of a bitter election. Aides have been tight-lipped about what to expect. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the address will clock in at around 20 minutes.
Leicester Mercury
an hour
They're locked up, smashed up, covered in graffiti and a far cry from the British icon they are famous for being. Now however a pair of red phone boxes outside Leicester's rail station could be in line for an ingenious conversion into the city's smallest offices. The grade II listed boxes on London Road were decommissioned by BT in 2014 because of the low demand for public phones in the era of the mobile. Planning applications have been submitted to the city council to turn the boxes into...
Sky News
an hour
I have the little Leaf icon. Artists like you run a bit of a risk if they get caught these days. Definitely. They have a solution that cleans off the trains and if you manage to get something on the train they won't leave it there. What happens if you get caught? It depends what you get caught doing and what you have on you.
Daily Mail - Football
an hour
As a treble winner, former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs is all too familiar with the power of three, so the third birthday of his restaurant, George's, was always going to be a massive landmark.
Politico
an hour
With Low energy Jeb Bush, Little Marco Rubio and Crooked Hillary Clinton in his political rearview mirror, Trump has found new foils in Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger and civil rights icon John Lewis (and that's just the last 10 days), in addition to an old one: the media. As he has greeted supporters in Washington this week at private dinners, he has poked lobbyists and others who weren't on his side from the beginning, including his own vice president. If he manages to get through his inaugural address without a negative word for the outgoing president, who leaves office with an approval rating 20 points higher than his own, or the press, it will be an indication that he recognizes the importance of meeting at least this moment. As long as Trump stays true to his nationalist message, he will still have one foil to play against as he speaks for the first time as president: the other countries that he has long argued are taking our jobs.
The Economic Times
2 hours
Four months ago, the BJP had laid claim to Guru by calling him the greatest Hindu sanyasin from Kerala, triggering protests in that state.
Top Speed
3 hours
It comes with fancy colors, bespoke amenities, and the traditional vanity embellishments that are typical of a personalized car. In other words, the special edition ForTwo is a four-wheeled representation of Heilbrunner that was showcased under smart’s new personalization program with Brabus. The showpiece ForTwo is a one-off (no surprise there), but owners of the two-door micro car have the opportunity to create an exact replica of the Brabus Smart Fortwo by Veronika Heilbrunner, all thanks to the personalization program and the myriad of options it has in its catalog. And for what it’s worth, having Heilbrunner serve as the face of the program is a good move by Smart to get people talking about the brand. The German fashion icon is regarded as one of the faces of modern street styling and has proven to have immense influence in the fashion world as the fashion director of online magazinehey woman!” Vogue even refers to her as the world’s “most influential street style icons.
Sputnik International
3 hours
Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States over the past eight years, is leaving the White House on Friday morning after the end of her husband’s tenure as the US president.
ITV
5 hours
This is the one I picked, it is the one I sent to the team when they tell me they wanted to send me to a place. That is my busy icon. The producers want to send me to a wet red carpet. Busy painting my course it is the big day of the inauguration.
South China Morning Post
5 hours
Since Peng Liyuan wowed the world with her elegant style during her maiden trip to Moscow as Chinas first lady in 2013, her stylish dress sense has been hailed by the worlds media and constantly compared her with her US counterpart, Michelle Obama, who has been feted as a fashion icon. In the future, Peng is likely to find herself standing beside a US first lady with a very different style. Chinas first lady Peng Liyuans fashion style has made her a global...
Bournemouth Daily Echo
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CNN
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The Sun Daily
10 hours
05.But, the FBMT100 Index edged down 0.94 of a point to 11,390.3. The FBM 70 improved 24.78 points to 13,422.86, while the FBM Ace edged down 17.02 points to 4,994.33. Sector-wise, the Plantation Index eased 3.42 points to 7,909.8, the Industrial Index slid 3.45 points to 3,139.8 and the Finance Index dropped 2.47 points to 14,736.21. Of the heavyweights, Maybank, TNB and Petronas Chemicals were flat at RM8.25, RM13.88 and RM7.19 respectively. Public Bank lost six sen to RM20.04 and Sime Darby eased one sen to RM8.53. Of the actives, TH Heavy Engineering gained 1.5 sen to 17 sen and Icon Offshore rose four sen to 47.5 sen. JAG fell half a sen to 12.5 sen, while SKH and Matang were flat eight sen and 13.5 sen respectively. Gainers edged losers 122 to 113 with 177 counters unchanged, 1,328 untraded and 20 others suspended. Turnover stood at 193.
CNET News
11 hours
The big alien lumbered after Captain Kirk a whole half-century ago, and he's since become a sci-fi icon.
South China Morning Post
11 hours
As a political leader who knows how to overturn tradition and established order through populism, US president-elect Donald Trump could be the true heir of Mao Zedong, according to several China experts in the US who see many identical traits -between the two men. Orville Schell, an old China hand and former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, said Trump bore many similarities to the late strongman. Mao Zedong was a revolutionary, he...
Politico
11 hours
His mixed messages, constant contradictions and open-ended statements, however hyperbolic, have left Republican allies, would-be administration appointees, and the public unclear about his true intentions for the presidency. “On Election Night, he said he was going to be a president for everyone,” said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. “Since that time, that outreach has shattered by Russian hacking, the bullying of the news media and the constant controversies. He would meet with people like Al Gore on climate change, and then a day later, he'd pick a climate-denier.” Trump has fought publicly with his critics, from an actress to a civil rights icon, and offered an ad hoc, mercantilist approach to foreign policy that is already destabilizing the world order—talking tough toward America’s longstanding allies and its intelligence community tasked with keeping the nation safe, while praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose cyberattacks last year aimed to tip America’s election toward the president-elect.
South China Morning Post
11 hours
As a political leader who knows how to overturn tradition and established order through populism, US president-elect Donald Trump could be the true heir of Mao Zedong, according to several China experts in the US who see many identical traits -between the two men. Orville Schell, an old China hand and former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, said Trump bore many similarities to the late strongman. Mao Zedong was a revolutionary...
The Huffington Post
12 hours
Windows Blog
13 hours
We fixed a translation issue in the Start menu for those using the Catalan display language newly installed apps will now show “nou” next to them. We fixed an issue where the list of apps in the Surface DialAdd an apppage via Settings > Devices > Wheel might unexpectedly be empty. We fixed an issue where Miracast wasnt working on recent builds. We fixed an issue where if a second notification comes in after dismissing a first notification and immediately opening the Action Center, that notification toast would show on top of the Action Center, rather than within it. We also fixed an issue that could result in sometimes seeing unexpected space at the top of the Action Center. We fixed a deadlock from recent Insider builds that could result in the Action Center appearing blank. We've adjusted our Action Center icon animation logic, so you will now no longer see the same app logo flash multiple times in quick succession after you first log in if many notifications have been received since last logging in.
The Sun Daily - Business
14 hours
The Huffington Post
15 hours
The icon's day has come and gone, and -- oh, the irony -- eight people were fatally shot in Chicago on his weekend. Another eight were shot during a Martin Luther King rally and celebration in Miami. God knows how many more died this past weekend: around the country, around the world. An enormous wrong called human violence continues to roll across Planet Earth, but we bring less understanding to it than we had 50 years ago, when King spoke at Riverside Church in New York City and stood courageously against the war in Vietnam. "We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation," King said in his electrifying and disturbing speech, which merged the movement for civil rights and social justice with the growing national outrage against war. "The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate.
PCWorld
15 hours
One of the coolest PowerPoint slideshows I have ever seen is one of PowerPoint’s own templates; it’s called " Duarte’s Five Rules ." It uses animation, graphics, fonts, layout, design, sound, narration, and timing perfectly. The tips below explain and illustrate how many of the effects in this slide were created. First, open PowerPoint, type Duarte’s Five Rules in the Search box, then press Enter . Click the Duarte icon when it appears, then click the Create button in the popup window. When the presentation appears, select Slideshows > From the Beginning or press F5 . Click through the first two slides (the rest is automatic), turn up the sound, then sit back, watch, listen, and learn how to create a very professional presentation. And if you’re wondering “how did they do that,” the tips below will help. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The Huffington Post
17 hours
My son and I recently attended indie rock trio BETTY's annual holiday show at City Winery, which included a powerful spoken word performance by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Loyal fans and followers filled the New York City venue, and conversation was buzzing about the election, women's equality, and what the results meant for women's rights. By the time we left for the evening, my son and I had been deeply moved by a message from the show and its messengers: The future will be much more impacted by how women respond to the election results instead of the results themselves. Look at Each Other As we've heard President Obama do in recent days Steinem and BETTY song after song challenged us to rise, and acknowledge that the power is in the people. "Look at each other. Don't look up or around, look at each other," challenged Steinem. As millions of women prepare to march around the nation in solidarity with Women's March for Equality in Washington D.