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More on Apple & Easter

April 6, 2018 - 6:41am

More on Apple & Easter
Reader Richard sends this information:
Subject:
Apple Calendar Settings
The newest versions of the iOS, at least for the iPhone, no longer
have an Alternate Calendar option for “Christian”. They offer Chinese,
Hebrew & Islamic. You can see this by going to Settings > Calendar >
Alternate Calendars. This is for people who want to add addional
holidays to the default calendar. They used to have a Christian
version. So this definitely falls under “deChrisitanization.”

Lipstick on a Gig: Why We Should Be Very Skeptical of Uber's New "Portable Benefits" Scheme

February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm
Lipstick on a Gig: Why We Should Be Very Skeptical of Uber's New "Portable Benefits" Scheme

Last week, Uber floated the concept of a "portable benefits system" for its drivers in Washington State. This initiative isn't an effort to improve workers' lives; it's a ploy to justify and obscure the volatile labor conditions the company has created in the name of cutting costs. Uber is merely chiseling away at the issue, as lucratively as it can, until the next lawsuit surfaces.An iPhone with an Uber application login screen on October 25, 2017.

Global Stocks Rise, Copper Soars In Thin Holiday Volumes

December 27, 2017 - 11:04pm
Global Stocks Rise, Copper Soars In Thin Holiday Volumes

European stocks are steady in post-Christmas trading if struggling for traction after a mixed session in Asia, amid trading thinned by a holiday-shortened week and ongoing worries about the tech sector; however a strong rally in commodities - including copper and oil - buoyed expectations for a strong 2018 and helped offset concerns over the technology sector triggered by reports of soft iPhone X demand. 

Frontrunning: December 26

December 27, 2017 - 12:14am
  • Analysts Cut iPhone X Shipment Forecasts, Citing Lukewarm Demand (BBG)
  • North Korea likely to pursue talks, says South (Reuters)
  • The quiet probe into Clinton email investigation could be a landmine for Robert Mueller (USA Today)
  • Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff (Reuters)
  • U.S. Retailers Feel Christmas Cheer After a Tough Year (WSJ)
  • Kremlin Sees ‘Unbearable’ Risk to U.S. Ties in New Sanctions (BBG)
  • Murder in America: What Makes Cities More Dangerous (WSJ)

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