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Apple Won’t Decrypt Your iPhone, Even if the Government Requests It

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After the recent leak of nude celebrity photos, possibly due to an iCloud hack, it was reasonable to expect Apple to react at its iPhone event. Not a word was said about the incident during the event, but Tim Cook later said the company is taking additional steps to protect its users’ security and privacy, and now, Apple is delivering on that promise

We’ve noticed yesterday that Apple had strengthened its iCloud security with two-factor authentication; now, the company made public its…

Tweet a Short Story for a Chance to Win ‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell

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“Fiction is a big, shimmering bubble. It’s beautiful but it pops so easily.”

That’s how David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks, this month’s MashableReads official selection, described the process of writing to Mashable.

But if there is anybody who has mastered the craft of fiction writing, it’s Mitchell. In his postmodern masterpiece Cloud Atlas, Mitchell seamlessly transitions between myriad styles ranging from travelogue,…

Newspaper Front Pages Show a Divided Scotland

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As voters in Scotland readied for the polls Thursday to decide whether the country should break from the United Kingdom, headlines splashed across the front pages of UK and Scottish newspapers focused on the momentous decision and the divisive history behind the desire for independence

The Guardian called it “The Day of Destiny” while The Independent referred to the situation as “The 307-Year Itch.” The Times took a more straight-forward approach with the headline “Scotland Decides” and The…

Dog-Loving Artist Draws Hilarious Sketches Inspired By His Bull Terrier

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When seeking inspiration on Instagram, look no further than man’s best friend.

Brazilian artist and advertising professional Rafael Mantesso always wanted a bull terrier since he was a little boy. When he got married, he decided to make his little family complete by getting his dream dog: A pup named Jimmy Choo (after the famous shoe brand).

Sadly, the marriage did not work out and Mantesso and Jimmy Choo were left…

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Dog-Loving Artist Draws Hilarious Sketches Inspired By His Bull Terrier

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When seeking inspiration on Instagram, look no further than man’s best friend.

Brazilian artist and advertising professional Rafael Mantesso always wanted a bull terrier since he was a little boy. When he got married, he decided to make his little family complete by getting his dream dog: A pup named Jimmy Choo (after the famous shoe brand).

Sadly, the marriage did not work out and Mantesso and Jimmy Choo were left…

Android recipes app

Newspaper Front Pages Show a Divided Scotland

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As voters in Scotland readied for the polls Thursday to decide whether the country should break from the United Kingdom, headlines splashed across the front pages of UK and Scottish newspapers focused on the momentous decision and the divisive history behind the desire for independence

The Guardian called it “The Day of Destiny” while The Independent referred to the situation as “The 307-Year Itch.” The Times took a more straight-forward approach with the headline “Scotland Decides” and The…

‘Extant’ Episodes 11 and 12 Recap: ‘Architect of Eternal Life’

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With episodes 11 and 12, Extant is sprinting toward the finish line, upping the drama before Wednesday’s Season 1 finale

The thrills, however, come too little, too late. If I were watching as a regular viewer (and not as a critic), I would’ve checked out after the first few chapters. Still, Extant‘s penultimate episodes are worthy of praise, and I’m curious to see how the sci-fi series will conclude

Episode 11 – “A New…

Devin Super Tramp Fills Utah Skatepark with 5,001 Balloons

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If you’re Devin Super Tramp you don’t need a rhyme or reason to blow up 5,001 balloons and fill Utah’s Banzai Skatepark with them. You do it because you can

One might think balloons could be a deterrent for skateboarders just trying to showcase their sick moves, but by the look of these skaters’ flawless maneuvering, they’d be pretty wrong.

Surprise, you can actually skateboard through the balloons and still look cool and respectable doing it.

Obama Tweets His Vote on Scottish Independence

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On the eve of the Scottish independence referendum, President Obama tweeted his hope that the UK will remains “strong, robust and united.”

The UK is an extraordinary partner for America and a force for good in an unstable world. I hope it remains strong, robust and united. -bo

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2014

This isn’t the first time Obama has made his support for the No campaign in Scotland explicit; he made similar statements alongside Prime Minister David Cameron at…

Watch a Math Teacher Win $1 Million on Wheel of Fortune

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For the third time in the game show’s history, a Wheel of Fortune contestant has won at least $1 million

Sarah Manchester, a Maryland resident, raked in $1,017,490 after solving the final puzzle on Wednesday’s show, with her answer of “Loud Laughter.”

“What a way to start off a season,” said host Pat Sajak as Manchester gasped, “Oh my god, I can’t believe it.” Her family, including her husband, two children and father, rushed the…