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November 19, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple's next Mac operating system will look even more like its iPhones and iPads by integrating Siri and Apple Maps, according to a report. Nine to 5 Mac 's Mark Gurman reports that his sources say an early test version of the Mac OS X 10.9 operating system includes Siri, Apple's voice assistant feature. Sources tell Gurman that the feature runs similarly to how it does on the iPad. If Siri is integrated into the next Mac operating system, however, there is a chance Apple may not support the feature in its older generation of computers, the report speculates.
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BUSINESS
December 31, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook was able to avoid what could have been an embarrassing privacy ordeal with a messaging feature it built for New Year's Day. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based social network recently introduced a new feature for its desktop site that allows users to pre-write messages for their friends that get sent out as soon as 2013 arrives at the stroke of midnight. Nice concept, but the feature had a fatal flaw: The messages weren't private. The top 10 embarrassing tech flops of 2012 British blogger Jack Jenkins discovered and reported the problem with the "New Year's Midnight Delivery" feature on Sunday.
BUSINESS
April 19, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook has begun expanding the free voice calling feature on its Messenger app to Android users. Earlier this year, the company introduced free voice calling for iPhone users, letting them use the Messenger app to call other Facebook members. The app uses smartphones' Internet connections to make the call, either through a Wi-Fi network or over 3G or 4G networks. Now, three months after introducing the feature for iPhone users, Facebook started rolling it out to some U.S. Android users Thursday afternoon and says more users will get the feature throughout Friday.
MAGAZINE
December 15, 1985
Your new Los Angeles Times Magazine is a disappointment. While it is considerably thicker than your previous magazine and carries a greater variety of stories, it does not have enough feature articles on homes. I realize that you have to provide wide selection to appeal to different interests. However, I feel that you have not done enough feature articles on homes and gardens. Home was always the first section I read. Please see what you can do about this. Vangie Madrid Anaheim
NEWS
December 20, 1992
Can we look forward to a follow-up feature showing men what they look like in a pair of pleated pants? Is anyone suggesting they turn their pants around and wear them backward? LINDA J. HOYER Whittier
SPORTS
May 24, 1989
British boxing promoter Mike Barrett said he has received Soviet approval to stage the first world title fight in Moscow in late October. Barrett said that the program could feature as many as three title bouts. It will include U.S. and British boxers, he said.
NEWS
December 16, 1997
OL TUSTIN SR. Most effective running games feature a terrific lineman, and Alston led the way for DeShaun Foster. Alston's size (6-5, 310), speed and quickness make him an effective run-blocker. His outstanding footwork should allow him to learn pass-blocking quickly in college.
BUSINESS
August 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google has begun integrating features from Waze, the social navigating app it bought this summer, into Google Maps, starting with the addition of traffic incident reports. Now, when Waze users report road incidents that may cause delays, the incidents will also show up on the Google Maps apps for the iPhone and Android devices. These incidents include accidents, construction, road closures and more. Real-time incident reports is Waze's signature feature, giving users the best route based on current road conditions.
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