Tag Archive: Local


In Ghana, the global problem of e-waste has local consequences

Consumers have a nasty habit of throwing out their electronics as soon as newer, shinier models become available, and they rarely ever do so properly. Nearly 42 million tons of e-waste — everything from microwaves and electric shavers to washing machines, laptops, cellphones, TVs and computer monitors — entered the global garbage stream in 2014, according to […]

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Google Maps takes on Yelp, offers prizes for local map experts

Google Maps offers a ton of local info when you use the navigation system on your Android or Apple smartphone, including local businesses, eateries, or interesting spots. The company is expanding its Local Guides program in Google Maps, which will let you share your own discoveries directly to the map, making it more useful for […]

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Forget Trash, it’s ‘Rubbish’ now! iOS 9 embraces local slang

In addition to offering Siri in an ever-increasing range of accents, it seems that Apple is making a few more nods to localization with iOS 9. Spotted by a user in Australia, Apple has renamed the Trash folder the “Rubbish” folder in its latest local version of the mobile operating system. It’s not clear how […]

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Belgium’s first Apple Store celebrates local comic art

Comic books are considered an important part of Belgian culture. So it seemed only fitting that one of the biggest icons in pop culture, Apple, would team up with comic artists for the opening of the first-ever Apple store in Brussels. Apple released a two-minute video over the weekend on its YouTube channel to show […]

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Apple Pay arrives in the U.K. with plenty of support from local banks

Apple Pay today makes its debut in the United Kingdom, nine months after it launched in the U.S., and it has been greeted by plenty of support from local banks. Those with a supported device can register their credit and… Read more ›

The flawless backup solution: lifetime of wireless local storage, 1-yr of cloud backup from IDrive for 46% off

Cloud storage is crazy convenient, but it has its drawbacks. You can find yourself shaking your fist at the sky if  your wireless connection drops out, not to mention the concerns offboard storage often raises about data privacy. Of course… Read more ›

Apple wants local stations to stream on Apple TV

Before Apple finally unveils its long-awaited update for the Apple TV, the company is reportedly looking to add a key new feature that rival streaming services don’t have: local TV. The addition of live local TV streaming could delay the… Read more ›

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the … Read More [Read More…]

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the … Read More

Apple forms European Apple Pay team for local rollout

A job ad that made a brief appearance on Apple’s website before being taken down has confirmed that Apple Pay is on its way to Europe. The listing called for a London-based intern who would “drive the roll-out” of Apple’s new… Read more ›