May 30, 2013 |
Microsoft is providing a first look at Windows 8.1 , and among the new features in the update is the return of the Start button that was taken away in Windows 8. The button, a fixture of prior Windows operating systems, will be located where it had been in the past -- at the bottom left of the screen when the operating system is used in desktop mode. When users click the button, they'll be taken to the Start Screen, which features all of their applications. Additionally, users will have more options for what they set as their Start Screen background.
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May 25, 2013 |
Leonard Marsh, a window washer from Brooklyn who struck it rich after he and two of his boyhood pals created a soft drink called Snapple, has died. He was 80. Marsh, Snapple's former chief executive, died Tuesday at his home in Manhasset, N.Y., his family announced. The cause was not disclosed. He and his partners - brother-in-law Hyman Golden and longtime friend Arnold Greenberg - grew up in Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood without much beyond their ambitions. PHOTOS: Notable deaths of 2013 Born Jan. 5, 1933, Marsh was the son of Jewish immigrants from Russia.
May 24, 2013 |
Amanda Bynes was arrested Thursday after she allegedly tossed a bong out of her Manhattan apartment window, police said. The "What I Like About You" star was reported to police at about 7:40 p.m. after an employee at the 47th Street high-rise where she lives alleged that she was smoking marijuana in the building's lobby, acting erratically and supposedly talking to herself, Reuters reported . An officer went to Bynes' apartment then...
May 7, 2013 |
In the face of mounting criticisms and sluggish PC sales, Microsoft continues to insist that its gamble on the radically redesigned Windows 8 operating system is paying off, if slowly. Tami Reller, the Windows division's chief marketing officer and chief financial officer, said in a blog post on Tuesday that Microsoft has sold 100 million licenses for Windows 8, up from 60 million sold by January. The new operating system launched in October. The new operating system failed to provide the boost to PC sales many in the industry had hoped to see, causing critics to label Windows 8 a disappointment.
May 3, 2013 |
Some homeowners might consider a 20-foot Ficus nitida rooted in the middle of a 5,400-square-foot lot to be a liability, especially when planning a major remodel. But architect Carlos Zubieta isn't one of those people. The two-story glass addition that he completed with his wife, Tatiana Barhar, also a designer, practically embraces the towering tree, transforming a 650-square-foot Venice cottage into a fresh, contemporary family residence centered on the ficus they spent years nursing to health.
May 2, 2013 |
SEATTLE - A year ago, when rowdy demonstrators swarmed through the city streets on May Day, smashing storefront windows and swarming police, downtown business owners were outraged. A federal grand jury was convened, and Mayor Mike McGinn ordered a thorough review, vowing to do better. Wednesday's May Day demonstration unfolded in banner-waving harmony through much of the late afternoon, as more than 3,000 marchers supporting worker and immigrant rights streamed through downtown. But a smaller, much rowdier “anti-capitalist/anti-state” march launched later from Capitol Hill.
May 2, 2013 |
If fashion is a religion, one of its sacred shrines is an emporium that takes up a whole city block on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, a store so venerated by devotees that a celebrated New Yorker cartoon had one matron confess to another, "I want my ashes scattered over Bergdorf's. " Still overseen by the descendants of the same family that began it in 1901, Bergdorf Goodman, to give the place its official name, is the kind of store both its shoppers and the designers whose clothes sell there view as next door to addictive.
April 13, 2013 |
There comes a time in every party girl's life when the party stops being fun. Such was the case Friday night at the parties surrounding Coachella when massive lines, overcrowding, ridiculous displays of outsized drunkenness and the general fatigue of everyone made for a tough night out. The evening's biggest letdown came in the form of the Diesel + Edun / Rolling Stone: Studio Africa party. Located at a posh ranch just off the festival grounds, the party -- scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. -- was crammed to capacity by 11:15.
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April 12, 2013 |
Costa Mesa police continued their search Friday for a gunman suspected of firing three shots at a father and his 6-year-old son as they walked down Victoria Street, police said. The man fired the shots from a black Honda Accord with dark rear windows about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. As the man and his son walked along Victoria near Puente Avenue, the driver of the Accord pointed a small handgun at the pair, who dropped to the ground and heard three gunshots, police said.
April 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON — Got a beef with your mortgage company or loan servicer? Lots of people do, and thousands of them have been turning to a federal complaint hotline for action — or at least a quick response from the lender. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has opened up its bulging online complaint hotline files to public view, and the contents are startling: Although the CFPB's complaint window is open to various financial disputes — credit cards, student loans, credit reporting agencies, bank loans to consumers — by far the biggest source of complaints is home mortgages.