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Apple iCloud Drive now available on Microsoft Windows


Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently updated a new version of the iCloud Drive for the Windows user, however, the surprising thing here is that it is yet to arrive on the Cupertino giant’s flagship OS, Mac OS X Mavericks. On Wednesday, Apple unveiled the latest version of the iCloud Drive for Windows where Mac users need to have the upcoming Yosemite, which is still in development, running on...


Man kills 6 grandkids, daughter and himself


51-year-old resident of northern Florida, Don Spirit, is reported to have killed his daughter and six grandchildren before pointing gun at himself. Spirit reportedly called 911 around 4pm indicating he wanted to hurt himself and others—”enough to alarm us to get there … in a hurry,” the Gilchrist County Sheriff said. Spirit killed himself shortly after conversing with a deputy...


Oracle shares fall as CEO Larry Ellison steps down

Oracle Corp. Database In Memory Launch

Oracle announced late Thursday that co-founder and chief executing officer; Larry Ellison has stepped down from his CEO duties after 37 years, and, as a result, their shares are slipping down 2.58% to $40.48 in pre-market trading Friday. According to the software giant’s fiscal first-quarter profit, company recorded a profit of 62 cents per share. However, analysts expected it to hit 64 cents...


Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 to get Android L update later this year


Rumors for the upcoming Android L can be heard everywhere, and some of the resources we have heard that the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 are going to get an upgrade of next generation Android L by the end of this year. Sammobile has reported that they have received reports from some of the “insiders” that the Android L will be available on Galaxy S5 and the latest Note 4. The...


Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned as the new Miss America 2015

Kira Kazantsev is Miss America 2015!

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev is now the new Miss America, after she won the pageant on Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has walked away with the crown in the pageant. The ceremony was held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America and Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, of Indian origin. “The reason why I chose to do that talent...


Ebola outbreak makes USA Basketball cancel Senegal trip

Ebola USA Basketball Senegal

USA Basketball had plans to go to Senegal later this month before the FIBA World Cup, but the current Ebola outbreak has put a stop to those plans. The team was supposed to go to Senegal on August 27 to hold a clinic for kids in conjunction with Senegal’s national basketball team. However, the recent outbreak of the highly-infectious Ebola virus in West Africa has caused USA Basketball to cancel...


Toyota issues Safety recall notice for 20000 car units due to suspected fuel leak


Toyota Motors, the world’s largest car making company, announced yesterday that it would be recalling 20,000 vehicles of the 2015 Lexus RX and the 2014 Toyota Avalon, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna, due to suspected fuel leakage. There could be potential fire risks due to leak in the fuel tanks. The statement issued by the Japanese carmaker stated that most of the vehicles affected by the fuel...


Nest launches a programme to interconnect households


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) acquired company — Nest Labs, is now moving forward to make connected devices belonging to the category of “Internet of things.” The thermostat and smoke detector manufacturer has announced a new programme asking developers to integrate their services into the next generation of devices from Nest labs. Nest Labs have released a development kit for the developers...


Ebola Emerges as a Global Threat to International Peace and Security


Calling for a collective response to eradicate Ebola disease and restore normalcy in affected African regions, the 15 members council – United Nations Security Council passed a resolution unanimously to combat disease.  The UN Security Council emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak, at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 18, 2014 saw the constitution of body called United Nations Mission for...