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Day: December 1, 2017

How to Keep Your iPhone From Bricking in Cold Weather
ENGLISH, Technology

How to Keep Your iPhone From Bricking in Cold Weather

    How to Keep Your iPhone From Bricking in Cold Weather You’ve just built the perfect snowman: top hat, carrot nose, corncob pipe, the works. You whip your iPhone out to snap a photo for your Instagram feed, but the screen won't come on. It was fully charged when you left the house, so what happened? Did the cold weather kill your phone? While this scenario is bleak the dead-as-a-brick phone, not your empty Instagram feed there's no reason to panic, says Matt McCormick, owner of Jet City Device Repair in Chicago and Seattle. In the winter, especially on iPhones, it’s easy to see your phone simply die if you’re standing out in freezing weather, he says. I personally had this happen a few years ago when I was hiking with some friends in Wisconsin. The cold weather made the pho...
DWP show benefit fraud up £200m in 2016/17
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

DWP show benefit fraud up £200m in 2016/17

    Benefit fraud has reached record levels after it rose by £200 million in the space of a year, the Department of Work and Pensions has admitted. Fraud swallowed up almost £2.1 billion of the department’s total budget of £174 billion the equivalent of £40 million per week. It means that the DWP now loses almost twice as much money to fraud as the entire budget of the Foreign Office, which is £1.1 billion per year. MPs said David Gauke, the Work and Pensions Secretary, now had questions to answer over why the figures have gone up despite repeated assurances that they would be brought under control. Figures released by the DWP show that in 2016/17 the total amount of money lost to overpayments which counts both fraud and errors by staff stood at £3.6 billion, up £300 million f...
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding date revealed
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding date revealed

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day has reportedly been revealed. And there's good news for those hoping for a bank holiday for the Royal Wedding - but not for the reason you think. The happy couple will reportedly break from royal tradition and tie the knot on a weekend. The nuptials will take place at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 26, according to The Sun. Harry and Meghan's big day happens to coincide with the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, which means Brits will have Monday May 28 off work anyway. Earlier this week, Downing Street there were no plans for a bank holiday to celebrate the Royal wedding in 2018. Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said there was "no precedent" for one - a blow to the millions who wanted a day off. Kensington Palace confirmed on...
Donald Trump’s working visit to UK postponed
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump’s working visit to UK postponed

    US diplomats have reportedly dropped Donald Trump‘s planned working visit to the UK. Mr Trump had been expected to visit the UK early next year to open the new US embassy though it would not be a full state visit and he would not meet the Queen. However, even that trip has now been postponed, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph The site reported a senior US diplomat as saying: The idea of a visit has obviously been floated, but not December and not January. I would not expect a Trump visit in January. The reported postponement comes amid a public spat with Theresa May over the President’s retweets of a far-right group. But the diplomat told the Telegraph the two were not related. On Wednesday Mr Trump retweeted three videos posted by Britain First deputy leader Ja...
Meghan Markle begins royal induction with Nottingham walkabout
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Meghan Markle begins royal induction with Nottingham walkabout

    Little more than two weeks after arriving in the UK, Meghan Markle has dived straight into her strange new world as Prince Harry’s fiancee with an introduction to that royal staple the walkabout. Nottingham was chosen for her inauguration into the firm, and her first step in a career that will include an abundance of royal waves, handshakes, tree plantings and ribbon cutting. Meghan Markle is an American actor, best known for her role in the hit series Suits. She has described herself as an actress, a writer, the editor-in-chief of my lifestyle brand the Tig, a pretty good cook, and a firm believer in handwritten notes. She has also campaigned for humanitarian causes. The 36-year-old grew up in Los Angeles. She studied at a girls Roman Catholic college there before attendi...