February 25, 2014 |
Unsubscribing from annoying marketing emails is now easier than ever for users of Google's Gmail service. Gmail has added an "unsubscribe" button that users will see at the top of promotional messages they receive. If they click the button, Gmail will try to ensure they no longer receive such material from that sender, Google said. The Silicon Valley tech giant said it implemented the feature as a way to benefit both recipients and senders of marketing emails. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor Without the new "unsubscribe" button, users typically have had to delve through tiny text at the bottom of unwanted messages looking for links to "unsubscribe" pages on companies' websites.
February 25, 2014 |
As Arizona awaits its governor's decision on a religious freedom bill cast by critics as anti-gay, civil rights advocates in Indiana bashed its state's own foray into controversial legislation: A measure that would exempt many faith-based organizations from a law that prevents religious discrimination in employment decisions. But while the furor grew in Arizona, Indiana lawmakers quickly nixed their measure Tuesday. "The amendment is dead,” said Republican caucus spokeswoman Tory Flynn.
December 16, 2013 |
Donating to charities on Facebook will now be as easy as "liking" their posts and pages. The 1-billion member social network on Monday introduced Donate, a new feature that will appear on charities' pages and besides their posts, giving users a quick way to donate. The feature currently only works with a few select charities, including the Red Cross, the American Cancer Society and Water.org. But more charities can sign up to have the Donate feature added to their Facebook pages by filling out an application on the company's website . PHOTOS: The top 10 tech gadgets of 2013 The feature appears as a "Donate Now" button when users see posts from participating charities on their News Feed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2013 |
A man suspected of being the so-called Button-Down Bandit pleaded not guilty Thursday to multiple counts of robbery related to a string of bank heists in Southern California. David Michael Younger, 49, pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree robbery and one count of evading officers in San Bernardino County Superior Court. He was arrested in Montclair on Wednesday, two days after allegedly robbing a Pacific Western Bank in Redlands. Younger is suspected in five other robberies across the Southland since Nov. 15. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Monday, a man in the trademark attire of a button-down shirt entered the Pacific Western Bank at 218 E. State Street and passed a note to the teller demanding cash.
December 5, 2013 |
Click a button, get a Christmas tree -- in minutes. Maybe. Uber will kick off a promotion in about 30 minutes for slam-bang delivery of Christmas trees requested by customers through its smartphone app. All you have to do is click the tree icon, set to appear at 11 a.m. And shell out $135. Uber, an on-demand ride service, warns that your "timing" needs to be right and that there are a limited number of trees. How many? PHOTOS: Obamas' dog mows down 2-year-old An Uber representative in L.A. tweeted the Los Angeles Times on Thursday: "We don't have the exact numbers but trees are being delivered all over Metro LA and 9 other cities in U.S. " The UberTree promotion is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Here's what you'll get, according to Uber, a 7- to 8-foot Fraser fir (San Diego and San Francisco customers get a Noble fir)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2013 |
Federal investigators are searching for a bank robber - dubbed the "Button-Down Bandit" - believed to be the culprit in four robberies in Riverside and Orange counties over the last three weeks, authorities said. The bandit, described as a slender white male between 45 and 50 years old with white hair, has walked into banks and given a "demand note" to a teller, according to a statement from the FBI. He has also passed a note demanding the money...