July 31, 2012 |
Facebook has started to roll out "save for later," a new feature on its app and website that lets users store friends' posts to read later. Users will begin seeing the feature pop up on their mobile devices with a notification explaining that they can hold down anywhere on a post to save it. On facebook.com, users will start to see a button reading "Save" alongside posts' "Like," "Comment" and "Share" buttons. ROUNDUP: The freshest Facebook features To access the content, users can go to the menu bar of the mobile version of Facebook and will soon find a "Saved" section within the "Favorites" portion of the menu.
July 30, 2012
1960 USSR - Marsnik 1: Rocket failed USSR - Marsnik 2: Rocket failed 1962 USSR - Sputnik 22: Exploded in Earth orbit during Cuban missile crisis; debris triggered U.S. early warning radar systems. USSR - Mars 1: Radio failed at 65.9 million miles. USSR - Sputnik 24: Achieved Earth orbit only. 1964 U.S. - Mariner 3: Cover of craft never detached from rocket. U.S. - Mariner 4: First Mars success; returned 21 photos.
July 26, 2012 |
Kristen Stewart's "indiscretion" with director Rupert Sanders has brought another saga to "Twilight" town, and fallout with Stewart's boyfriend Robert Pattinson and Sanders' wife Liberty Ross is to be expected. To head off any confusion, the Ministry offers this time line of the action (pun intended), as reported by Us Weekly, and the latest on where the players stand: July 17: The day the lights went off in Forks, Wash. Tuesday the 17th saw Stewart departing the Los Feliz home she shared with Pattinson for a routine gym run, said the bombshell report, but winding up on a detour to the Westside of L.A. for a parking-lot make-out session with Sanders.
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July 24, 2012 |
In a potentially groundbreaking decision, Los Angeles teachers and administrators agreed with the school district for the first time to use student test scores as part of performance reviews beginning this school year. But an attorney for United Teachers Los Angeles later said the commitment he made during a court hearing Tuesday was contingent on whether the union and L.A. Unified School District could successfully negotiate an agreement on exactly how such scores would be used in the teacher evaluations.
July 15, 2012
Where does reality end and fantasy begin? In the case of Abraham Lincoln, the dividing line is pretty easy to spot: Take a look at the following timeline, which draws on fact and on material from Stephen L. Carter's novel "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln. " April 9, 1865: Robert E. Lee surrenders to U.S. Grant, ending the Civil War. Lincoln is intent on fulfilling the goal of his second inaugural address: "With malice toward none … let us strive ... to bind up the nation's wounds.
June 25, 2012 |
Without asking for permission, Facebook has changed users' listed email address to one ending in "@facebook.com. " The changed was discovered Saturday, and has resulted in either users having their @facebook.com address being listed or simply having all of their other addresses be hidden, as happened in my case. The @facebook.com email service was announced in 2010, but it hasn't really gained traction as a replacement to other email service. It makes sense for the social network to want to promote its own service, but the way it's gone about it is sure to upset some people.
June 20, 2012 |
Facebook introduced a new feature Wednesday that shows your friends' Timeline profile picture and cover photo when you hover over their name. The new feature looks like a business card and also contains your friends' job, a thumbnail gallery of mutual friends along with buttons for messaging and seeing how you have your friends categorized. The new hover card replaces an older design that is much smaller and shows the same information excluding cover photos and jobs. The change appears to apply to both Facebook users and Pages, but users who haven't yet set up timeline still display the older design.
June 16, 2012 |
Sonic boom Oct. 25, 2006: NBA approves Howard Schultz's sale of the SuperSonics and Seattle Storm to an Oklahoma City group led by businessman Clay Bennett for $350 million. Feb. 13, 2007: Bennett asks for at least $300 million in taxpayer money for a proposed $530-million basketball area in Renton, south of Seattle. The idea never gets traction. Aug. 12, 2007: Billionaire Aubrey McClendon, co-owner of the Sonics, tells an Oklahoma business newspaper, "We didn't buy the team to keep it in Seattle.
May 22, 2012 |
Facebook didn't wait long after its IPO to begin shaking things up again and messing with its layout. The social network giant is trying out redesigns of its Timeline feature in a small test, the company confirmed. Facebook did not say how many users are being included in the test or whether the redesign will be adopted universally. The layout change condenses the top of users' Facebook Timelines into a smaller area by moving their names and other basic information to the right of their profile picture.