May 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court here struck down Tuesday a rule that would have required more than 6 million private employers to post notices telling workers of their right to join a union. The decision is the latest setback for unions and the Obama administration at the hands of the conservative-leaning appeals court in Washington. When President Obama took office, union leaders hoped that a reenergized National Labor Relations Board could stop or reverse the long decline in union membership.
April 28, 2013 |
Kristina Anderson was a sophomore at Virginia Tech when she was shot twice in the back and once in the foot on April 16, 2007. In less than 12 minutes, the gunman shot and killed 11 of her classmates and one of her professors. Six years after the massacre, Anderson, 25, has dedicated herself to promoting campus safety and is part of a team that believes technology can save lives. Anderson is launching a free smartphone app called LiveSafe (available on iTunes in mid-May) to reach and alert students on campuses during emergencies, something that she wished she'd had that April morning.
February 7, 2013 |
Despite being around for nearly six years, Tumblr is only now testing a real-time notifications feature. The social network announced the test on its blog this week, saying the feature will alert users whenever they get a like or a reblog from somebody they follow. "You should start to see them in the next few hours (and can toggle them on your settings page)," the company said. 10 tech companies to watch in 2013 Along with the short announcement, the company put up a GIF file showing how the feature looks in action.
December 4, 2012 |
The secretary of State is the acting governor of Arizona, his spokesman said Tuesday morning -- and, like most in the state Capitol, he has no idea where the actual governor is. A bit of a mystery is unfolding this week in Phoenix. Gov. Jan Brewer's office sent Secretary of State Ken Bennett a customary notification that she would be out of the state for a week. But her office has declined to disclose where she has gone. Her spokesman did not return emails or phone calls but told the Associated Press that he could not respond to questions about the governor's whereabouts.
November 9, 2012 |
Beep! Next time someone likes your status, you might hear a notification before you see one. Facebook has confirmed it's testing a new feature on a limited number of users that makes a sound alert each time the user gets a notification. You can check out the feature in action in the YouTube video below. If you're one of the users who has the new feature, VentureBeat has found a way to turn it off: Click the arrow on the top right of the Facebook website. Go to "Account Settings" and click the "Notifications" tab. Once there, click "View" on the top tab and uncheck where it says "Play a sound when each new notification is received.
October 12, 2012 |
Tired and annoyed by all the alerts and red notification circles that keep appearing on your iPhone or iPad? Fortunately, you can easily turn them off or adjust them so they don't appear as often. Do Not Disturb A new feature on iOS 6 called Do Not Disturb lets you turn them off temporarily. It also shuts off text message alerts and phone calls when your device is locked unless a person calls you twice within three minutes, just in case it's an emergency. This feature is useful when you want to get some sleep or if you're trying to concentrate on work and don't want to be distracted.