Driving the Day Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2ljA15k ... Subscribe on iTunes http://apple.co/2eX6Eay ... Visit the online home of Playbook http://politi.co/2f51JnfJACK IS BACK -- “From K Street to Congo: Abramoff’s new adventure,” by Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan: “When Jack Abramoff was released from prison in 2010, he was pitching himself as a self-styled political reformer looking to tell the truth about a system he illegally exploited for personal gain. Now the disgraced D.C. lobbyist is back and immersed in a stranger-than-fiction project with an African strongman, controversial Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and ‘friends in Europe’ to -- in his telling -- defeat Islamic terrorists. The project, as described by Abramoff and Rohrabacher in separate interviews with POLITICO, looks like a reprise of the lobbyist’s previous life of wheeling and dealing in Washington and capitals around the world.Story … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: FROM K STREET TO CONGO: Jack Abramoff’s new adventure — TRUMP’S ADDRESS: aiming for a unifying message — CONSERVATIVES REVOLT against leaked healthcare replacement plan — B’DAY: Paul Krugman
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Apple's (AAPL) CarPlay, the iPhone interface for automobiles announced last month, has made an appearance at the New York International Auto Show.This is the first American premier of the new system, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The timing isn't Apple's usual approach to product introductions, but this is a new system that depends on partner car manufacturers.In New York, CarPlay was in a Mercedes Benz C-Class. It looks very similar to the interface you would expect to see on the latest version of iOS on your iPhone, "but it's a lot more simplistic," says Tim Stevens, editor-at-large for CNET. Apple's Siri voice interface becomes a hands- and eyes-free way to make calls, listen to voicemails, and to gain access to contacts. Drivers can use Apple Maps for navigation as well as information on traffic conditions. Users can send and receive text messages. Also available is audio entertainment, whether in the form of downloaded music, iTunes Radio, podcasts, and … [Read more...] about Apple’s CarPlay pulls into the New York Auto Show
My husband and I did an experiment several years ago that sounds simple, but changed our lives. It began like this: As we sat down for dinner on a Friday night, I lighted a candle, we each took a deep breath - and we turned our phones off. Not airplane mode. Not “Do Not Disturb.” All the way off. For the next 24 hours, we observed what’s often called a digital Sabbath: We completely disconnected from screens, including phones, tablets and computers. It was eye-opening. At first, we had to resist a constant urge to reach for our phones. But by the next morning, we were surprised to notice our attitudes beginning to shift - and our twitchiness beginning to fade. Without digital distractions, time seemed to slow down. Somehow, in just one day, we took a long walk, we read and we cooked a nice meal. I felt more grounded, as if I were getting back in touch with a part of myself I hadn’t realized was missing. When the time came to turn our phones back on, we did so … [Read more...] about Can you go without your smartphone for 24 hours?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine You're probably only using a fraction of what it can do. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY Published 10:56 a.m. ET Feb. 11, 2018 | Updated 10:11 a.m. ET April 20, 2018 CLOSE Columnist Marc Saltzman details two devices to help you get more from your Mac. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Mac users often know the ins and outs of their gear – after all, we’re generally talking about a passionate bunch who love their machine – but like most technology, … [Read more...] about Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jenna Russell Globe Staff January 28, 2018 It’s a Friday night in Boston, and Jarrod LaBarge can hear the sounds of the city four floors below. He is sitting in his cubicle just after 5 p.m., midway through a four-hour shift at Samaritans, the suicide prevention hot line, when a new request for help blinks into view: a text message, unspooling silently on the computer screen before him: I need help now I’m going to commit suicide help me now please help me The words pulse with urgency in the quiet room. Jarrod knows nothing yet about the person making the plea. He knows only what his training has taught him to do: Stay present; focus on the words before him. It is a kind of meditation, this unpaid service he performs once each week in an office building in the heart of Downtown Crossing. His task is anchored in the 40-year tradition of Boston’s … [Read more...] about Samaritan volunteers text a path to hope