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Customer called the N-word on racist receipt from New Orleans restaurant 

Courtesy Ganielle Neville A customer was called the N-word on this receipt from Huck Finn's Café in New Orleans. Google Huck Finn's Cafe in New Orleans has fired the server responsible for calling a customer the N-word on a receipt Thursday and has issued an apology.  “This is not right,” Neville told the Daily News. You’re supposed to treat people as human beings.”Huck Finn's Café apologized Thursday, saying in a statement the six-year French Quarter sports bar on Decatur St.
Courtesy Ganielle Neville A customer was called the N-word on this receipt from Huck Finn's Café in New Orleans.

She ordered a Cajun burger and was dished a disgusting side of racism.

A black customer dining at a Huck Finn's Café in New Orleans was appalled to see the N-word printed on her receipt Thursday.

The phrase "N----- 100% dislike" was typed into Liryca Neville Branch's check, weaved in between the woman's itemized food orders.

“This is unacceptable. I couldn't sleep last night,” Branch told the Daily News. “It’s 2015. You would think that we wouldn’t have to deal with this stuff right now. It just shows that racism is alive and well.”

The 33-year-old who works in marketing was eating lunch with three other black coworkers when they were given a bill with the racial slur blaring out at them in all capitals. 

When she asked to speak to a manager, she was told it was part of a joke employees play on black employees who work "in the back" of the restaurant, according to Branch's fuming mother Gaynielle Neville, who posted the receipt on Facebook.

Google Huck Finn's Cafe in New Orleans has fired the server responsible for calling a customer the N-word on a receipt Thursday and has issued an apology. 

“This is not right,” Neville told the Daily News. ““It’s really crazy to witness that. That’s your job. You’re supposed to conduct yourself in a responsible manner. You’re supposed to treat people as human beings.”

Huck Finn's Café apologized Thursday, saying in a statement the six-year French Quarter sports bar on Decatur St. fired the worker and was "shocked and appalled" at the receipt.

"Huck Finn's Cafe is committed to treating everyone, employees and customers alike, with dignity and respect," the statement said.

"The unfortunate actions of this one employee do not mirror the mission of Huck Finn's Cafe's firm non-discrimination policy, and we are extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this may have caused."

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David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

David Letterman's "Late Show" desk and chair may be headed to the Smithsonian, but other iconic set pieces were destined for the Dumpster Thursday.

The New York Daily News posted several photos of blue-shirted crew members filling Dumpsters outside the Ed Sullivan Theater with chairs, desks and the iconic city skyline that severed as a backdrop for the "Late Show."

One couple told the Daily News how they requested a souvenir from the show and a worker fished part of the stage from a Dumpster.

"It is a part of TV history," Brad Rosenberg, the husband, told the Daily News. "It's kind of sad. Dave was a legend."

Among the tossed items were seats from the audience and the Brooklyn Bridge replica that stood behind Letterman's desk for years.

CBS throws Letterman set into Dumpster http://t.co/oGz1ybz04T via @nypost pic.twitter.com/HfUC407sRO

The desk and chair themselves were reportedly wrapped for shipment to the Smithsonian Museum, although neither CBS nor the museum confirmed that that was their final destination.

Letterman also reportedly kept some pieces of the set, while musical director Paul Shaffer had his band's furniture packed for hs own keeping.

Ann Tatko-Peterson provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Follow her at twitter.com/atatkopeterson.

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Tech iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring ‘quality’ focus, smaller apps, Rootless security, legacy iPhone/iPad support

That iPad 2 performance on iOS 8 has degraded when compared to iOS 7. I upgraded my iPad 2 from iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 8.3 about a month ago after I read several articles that assured me that iPad 2 performance was back to being great after initially suffering under iOS 8.0 thru 8.2. They need an app for iOS and Mac OS X that functions like Dropbox. And there’s no reason this is a phone exclusive when iOS messaging has impressed users and a bigger screen.

For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a “big focus on quality,” according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s operating system development plans. We first reported in February that iOS 9, codenamed “Monarch,” would heavily feature under-the-hood optimizations, and we’ve now learned that Apple is taking the same approach with OS X 10.11, codenamed “Gala.” Sources have revealed additional new details on how Apple will optimize the new operating systems for improved stability and performance, add several new security features, and make important changes to its Swift programming tools for developers?

According to sources within Apple’s software development departments, Apple engineers have been pushing executives for a Snow Leopard-style stability focus in 2015, following numerous bugs that clouded the launches of both iOS and OS X. Apple directors reportedly opposed a complete pause on new features, but agreed to focus on quality assurance by holding back some features that were initially planned for the latest operating system launches. One source explained, “I wouldn’t say there’s nothing new for consumers, but the feature lists are more stripped down than the initial plans called for.”

New Features For iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Apple’s broader and deeper quality assurance testing includes stricter stability and polish guarantees before new features are officially added to iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. We reported that iOS 9 is expected to include the Apple Watch’s new San Francisco typeface as its system-wide font, while a new Home application for managing HomeKit devices, split-screen iPad app views, and an upgraded Apple Maps application with mass transit directions are also in the cards. As for OS X 10.11, we are told that Apple has realized that annually adding new features to the mature Mac operating system is more challenging than with iOS, so 10.11’s upgrade list may be slimmer than iOS 9’s.

But that does not mean OS X 10.11 will be feature-less: we’re told that the new operating system will have system-wide interface tweaks to continue the work done in OS X Yosemite, as well as the San Francisco font from the Apple Watch and iOS 9. Additionally, Control Center has been planned for inclusion in OS X 10.11, after appearing in some early beta seeds of last year’s OS X Yosemite, only to be left out of the final release. Control Center moves many of the controls from the Mac’s Menu Bar to a pane that slides out from the left side of the Mac’s display, adding on-screen music controls and other iOS-influenced features. However, Control Center reportedly has been in flux during development, and could be pushed back again.

Security Upgrades ? Rootless, iCloud Drive + Trusted Wi-Fi

Marquee features aside, Apple has been working on significant enhancements to the security fundamentals of both operating systems, ranging from a major new initiative called “Rootless,” re-architected Apple apps with iCloud Drive file encryption, and a new feature called “Trusted Wi-Fi.”

Rootless

Sources within Apple are particularly enthusiastic about a new security system called Rootless, which is being described internally as a “huge,” kernel-level feature for both OS X and iOS. To prevent malware, increase the safety of extensions, and preserve the security of sensitive data, Rootless will prevent even administrative-level users from being able to access certain protected files on Apple devices. Sources say that Rootless will be a heavy blow to the jailbreak community on iOS, though it can supposedly be disabled on OS X. Even with this Rootless feature coming to OS X, sources say that the standard Finder-based file system is not going away this year.

iCloud Drive

In order to make its syncing apps more secure for consumers, Apple is in the process of converting many of its core applications to an iCloud Drive back end. Currently, Apple applications such as Notes, Reminders, and Calendar utilize an IMAP-based back end for syncing content across devices, whether you’re using an iCloud, Gmail, or Yahoo account.

With iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, Apple plans to transition this sync process to iCloud Drive, which offers better end-to-end encryption and faster syncing than traditional IMAP servers. As an example of how this will work, when a user launches Notes in either of the new Apple operating systems, a splash page offering to move content from the IMAP server over to iCloud Drive will appear, making the transition easy for users.

The promotion of iCloud Drive will also likely pull some users away from competitors, and move them over to Apple’s cloud services. According to sources, Apple is also upgrading its iCloud Drive and CloudKit servers to sustain the expected uptick in usage when more core applications move to a pure iCloud foundation. A dedicated iCloud Drive app to view files has also been developed, but it may remain for internal use only.

Trusted Wi-Fi

Last on the security front, we are told that a new feature dubbed “Trusted Wi-Fi” is in development for release as soon as later this year, but that it could be pushed back to next year’s iOS and OS X releases. Trusted Wi-Fi would allow Macs and iOS devices to connect to authorized wireless routers without additional security measures, but would instate a more heavily encrypted wireless connection for non-trusted routers. Apple has been testing its own apps and third-party apps to ensure that they will still work over various wireless networks with this feature enabled.

Older Device Optimization ? Good News for iPhone 4S + iPad mini

While some users of older iOS devices have speculated that Apple’s recent operating systems were built to encourage the purchase of new phones and tablets, the company has actually been working on ways to make legacy iPhones and iPads more efficient while running the upcoming iOS 9.

In what will come as a surprise to many people, our sources note that even A5-based Apple devices, including the original iPad mini and discontinued iPhone 4S, will be able to run iOS 9. In order to avoid the sluggishness and bugginess that was most notably seen in iOS 7 for the iPhone 4, Apple has restructured its software engineering process to better support older hardware.

Instead of developing a feature-complete version of iOS 9 for older hardware and then removing a handful of features that do not perform well during testing, Apple is now building a core version of iOS 9 that runs efficiently on older A5 devices, then enabling each properly performing feature one-by-one. Thanks to this new approach, an entire generation (or two) of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches will be iOS 9-compatible rather than reaching the end of the iOS line.

Chris Lattner, pioneer of Swift, demoing at WWDC 2014

Swift 2.0 + Smaller App Sizes

Besides re-organizing its development process to improve older iOS hardware, Apple is preparing a major upgrade to its Swift programming language. Swift was first introduced at the 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, and the new version will benefit both developers and users.

Since Swift is still evolving as a development language, Apple previously did not include Swift programming “code libraries” within iOS. For this reason, developers who choose to write App Store apps with Swift must include the code libraries inside each of their apps. Consequently, App Store applications written in Swift carry approximately 8MB of additional code, and the more Swift apps you have, the more storage space you lose to code library copies.

With iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, we are told that this will change: Swift is planned to reach what is known as “Application Binary Interface (ABI) stability,” and its code libraries will therefore be pre-installed within the new iOS and Mac operating systems. This means that Swift applications updated for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 will require less space and consume less data when downloaded over a cellular connection. Users with lower-capacity iPhones and iPads or non-unlimited cellular data plans will see at least small improvements over time.

While Swift is planned to reach ABI stability in version 2.0 at WWDC 2015, Apple will apparently not ship Swift versions of its own iOS and OS X applications this year. Instead, we are told that Apple currently plans to convert its own apps over to Swift in 2016 via iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, unless unforeseen roadblocks emerge over the next year.

Apple plans to refresh iOS 9, OS X 10.11 using new Apple Watch font

Apple will fight iOS bugs with first-ever iOS Public Betas: 8.3 in March, 9 in summer

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Re-writing current apps using Swift? Oy. prepare for bugs.

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Swift is still sorta Objective-C in a way. I don’t think it will be that bad.

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If the purpose of re-writing an app in Swift is to take advantage of all of Swift’s features, Swift isn’t like Objective-C at all. The frameworks may be the same, but the language encourages a different, better paradigm. Which means, it’s not simple language translation, which means *potential* bugs.

Question is whether Swift 2.0 is valuable enough to make such a transition. Re-writing it alone has no value to an end user, and can lead to things like discoveryd renaming your Mac to have (2), (3), etc?

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I doubt they’ll organize a whole-sale transition to Swift. I’d expect them instead to allow (maybe even encourage) mixed-language development for various projects.

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No. The second time you program anything, always comes better than the first time

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Exactly, they can clean cut a lot of cruft and bloated legacy code. Older apps often contains lots of fixes, a complete rewrite lets the developers start with a blank slate regarding the methods and object structure.

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But that’s the problem, they are switching from the 1000th time in C, over to the first time in Swift.

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I can hear Fall’s naysayers now, “That’s ALL that’s new?!” and “You call this QUALITY?!” (or both)

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Remember how great Snow Leopard was? Well. it took almost 2 years to get from 10.6 to 10.6.8. 10.6 was buggy at first and much hated because it dropped support for PPC systems.

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Rootless will prevent even administrative-level users from being able to access certain protected files on Apple devices. Sources say that Rootless will be a heavy blow to the jailbreak community on iOS, though it can supposedly be disabled on OS X. ? Can’t say I like the sound of that (except for the part about being able to disable it on OS X, should it be too intrusive)?I’m all for security but it has to be done in such a way where it doesn’t interfere with the user?the user should not even know that it’s there.

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And file system eventually leaving? That’s when i’ll be leaving Apple for good.

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Well I hope Apple can prompt those app developers with low quality and rated apps to update their app in a given short time frame, else those apps will be automatically be removed from App Store. There is no point to have those apps available for user to download them. At least Apple can give the option to download previous version of the app i.e. the one before updated that cause tonnes of crashes and bugs.

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I’m still all for forcibly removing Apps that are not only not updated, but ones that don’t take advantage of enough of the APIs Apple puts out. Seriously. Apple needs even more curation. Not less. The App Store is like the wild west. I wish could download apps knowing that they are required to include useful Apple APIs, like Extensions.

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This is all excellent.

The reality is that most people are not even aware of more than 75% of the features of these already complex “phones”. But we all can use more stability, security, performance and battery efficiency.

If there is one reason why buy an Apple Device over other brands is this focus in reliability and it just work qualities.

This is the way to go Apple, hoping competitors copy you on this!

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I’m excited for this. Sure there might not be a ton of new features, but i can live with that for the sake of quality, performance and stability.

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I’ll believe it when I see it. It should be kept in mind that even 10.6 wasn’t as “robust” as we all remember until WELL INTO its 8 minor-update-lifecycle. At this point, I am fearful that OS X will not recover its “reputation” for another year, and past the point when Microsoft ships Windows 10. For many of my clients who were switchers, there is already discussion about moving BACK to Windows with Win10; they now have Windows compatible hardware. OS X 10.8-10.10 have been abysmal experiences for the business/productivity market (Mail, most especially, iCloud, AppleID and Mac App Store policies, Calendar/Contacts lacking basic feature parity with Outlook/Exchange), and Apple will deserve the hit IMHO. Which is tragically unfortunate, and a completely unforced-error on the Apple Executive team’s part.

And I’m glad they may be focusing on better performance for older iOS devices, that should benefit EVERYONE (if iOS 9 runs fast on a 4S, it should scream on a 5 or 5S/6/6S). But given that Apple has continued to sell the 4S and the iPad mini 1 FAAAAR longer than they should have into the developing world (and the US “discount market”), I wonder if this is altruism for performance, or a forced-hand to support a pretty dumb marketing plan (and now a HUGE platform momentum issue). Seeing the recent iOS and Mac OS installed versions charts, Apple is starting to hit that leveling off point, where old OS installs will begin to impact them out of sheer numbers of entrenched users. This effort should have begun more than a YEAR ago; considering that Google undertook it -2- years ago for Android 4.4 and into 5, the gap is already closing.

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Gurman’s on fire this week!

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Heck yea! my 4s LIVESSSSSSS

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It would be great if they fixed the browser refresh issue. I hate it when I go back to a browser tab in IOS and it has to refresh to load the page!

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I thinks that is more because of the small RAM iPhone has?

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So basically they are out of ideas? :)

Quality shouldn’t be something that they decided to focus on instead of coming up with new stuff. Quality should be there all the time. Sometimes I just can’t figure out what they are doing in Cupertino. They have all the money ? why don’t they hire more people? Is there a shortage of talent in the world? Maybe there is, I don’t know. But the kind of apps Apple has release recently is just embarrassing. Steve Jobs would have fired so many people?

Podcasts, Reminders, Maps, iCloud Drive, etc? they all need so much work. And there are number of issues with the iOS 8 in general too. People should be working on them, while the big guys come up with new stuff.

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You kinda answered your own question there. IOS 8 is a compilation of messes.

One thing to consider is how Apple tends to over focus on new products at the expense of old ones. (The watch being the prime example because currently the push is so hard that it makes many users feel guilty for not having an unnecessary accessory).

New features are nice and make upgrades more exciting but when a $900 ios8 phone still can’t figure out screen orientation then maybe cleaning the mess is better than piling things on.

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“New features are nice and make upgrades more exciting but when a $900 ios8 phone still can’t figure out screen orientation then maybe cleaning the mess is better than piling things on.” This is the most intelligent comment in this whole article. Well said, sir or madam.

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Here comes the android fanboys.

Podcasts has problems?

Remineders has problems?

Maps has problems? more lacking some features, but problems?

iCloud Drive has problems?

What?

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Putting a question mark after each thing you listed doesn’t make them any less of a mess.

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As a hardcore Apple fanboy.

1. Podcasts: don’t use it so idk

2. Reminders: use it daily and it’s flawless

3. Maps is great but does need improvement to compete. Transit, more detail and traffic improvements would be welcome.

4. iCloud Drive needs help. They need an app for iOS and Mac OS X that functions like Dropbox. Also they need to bump up the 5GB they give to like 25GB. I refuse to store my data there when I can get Gigs free from someone else sadly.

Overall, I fall in between you too. Not everything is perfect but it’s not a catastrophe either lol

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Hopefully they borrow a few Watch features for iOS9

Digital Touch ? drawing anything on a 38mm screen is silly. And there’s no reason this is a phone exclusive when iOS messaging has impressed users and a bigger screen.

Complications ? Apple may refuse to put “widgets” on the lock screen but how about emulating the watch faces and give customizable “complications” for weather, calendar, fitness etc.

Better Siri ? sure, most Siti commands on the watch result in her telling us to handoff info to the phone. But Siri on the watch is so much better at voice recognition than the iPhone so Let’s get out upgrade.

And of course.. hardware. Waterproof. better outdoor visibility. Enable FULL NFC.

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The today view is just a swipe away. It seems like complications are just mini today view widgets.

I don’t know what a better tradeoff would be. I’d rather notification center be only notifications and the today view functions could move to the lock screen. I think that would be much cleaner. But then I also like seeing my most recent notifications directly on the lock screen. I guess it could do watch style notification and then you get to more history with notification center.

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I think they will borrow Force Touch but that won’t be announced with iOS 9 at WWDC. My guess is it will be a feature added in by the launch of the new iPhone.

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maybe? I guess the mac Api just came out whenever. I figured iOS devs could do way more cool stuff with it and would want to have the features out in time for the new hardware.

a new phone with a feature that no apps support isn’t great. Reminds me of when I got an iPhone 5 on release?

but you could be right. It would basically ruin the surprise but at this point I think everyone knows.

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About older device support. It makes sense. Apple really couldn’t kill of the A5 devices since the mac mini is still on sale. Has there ever been a time where they dropped a device and immediately dropped software support for it?

I assume the 4s just got lucky since it shares the same processor as the iPad. I wasn’t planning on doing another betas (It’s hard to live with and I still have a bug from the last beta haunting me) but they could probably use more testers rocking a 4s. Plus I want the tear the hell out of the UX of maps again.

The next few months should be fun.

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whoops. iPad mini not mac mini.

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“For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a big focus on quality”

Hurray. I’m seeing cute a few bugs on OSX, even after doing a clean install. I welcome a continued focus on quality.

“an upgraded Apple Maps application with mass transit directions are also in the cards”

Without knowing if this is a global rollout or not, I don’t think anyone outside of the US can be cheerful about this

“Even with this Rootless feature coming to OS X, sources say that the standard Finder-based file system is not going away this year”

If they take away the Finder I’ll simply install a 3rd party. many available.

“when a user launches Notes in either of the new Apple operating systems, a splash page offering to move content from the IMAP server over to iCloud Drive will appear”

With the continued problems with all Cloud services from Apple I wonder what the percentage will be of users switching over.

“While some users of older iOS devices have speculated that Apple’s recent operating systems were built to encourage the purchase of new phones and tablets, the company has actually been working on ways to make legacy iPhones and iPads more efficient while running the upcoming iOS 9.”

This makes sense. People now complain about it and buy new HW. When they optimise their software for older devices people won’t complain and buy new HW.

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I do like the sound of this!

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I just want WWDC to be here already.

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To be honest, I’d be happy if they just gave us an iCloud Drive app that works on iOS and Mac OS X. Make it like Dropbox and I’m sold lol

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Whoops sorry, I meant to add that as a comment and not a reply lol. First time posting here :)

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To be honest, I’d be happy if they just gave us an iCloud Drive app that works on iOS and Mac OS X. Make it like Dropbox and I’m sold lol

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Agree completely. I was excited right up until the point where I read “A dedicated iCloud Drive app to view files has also been developed, but it may remain for internal use only.”

?for F*** sakes

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The iCloud Drive App is needed for IOS. I can use Finder on my Mac to see what’s on my iCloud Drive, but on my iPad or iPhone?nothing. I have to go into each app to see what’s there. Not good. So I use Drop Box instead until Apple sorts this out.

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What do you think about optimization for iPad 2? Performance has been slowly decreasing with every update. I’d love to get some more life out of this device with iOS 9.

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That’s a myth

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What’s a myth? That iPad 2 performance on iOS 8 has degraded when compared to iOS 7?

I upgraded my iPad 2 from iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 8.3 about a month ago after I read several articles that assured me that iPad 2 performance was back to being great after initially suffering under iOS 8.0 thru 8.2. I was pretty disappointed that there was a noticeable degradation of performance after the upgrade. It still performs adequately (I’m not going to throw it on the ground in anger anytime soon), and I am happy to take advantage of the new iOS 8 features, but to say the performance hit is a myth is simply not true, at least in my experience.

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Please bump iCloud storage from 5GB to 20-25GB!!!! Kthxbye

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when you use iCloud photo library that amount is so little it doesn’t matter. I ended up paying for 200gb and don’t worry about it anymore. It’s like the cost of a coffee each month to have all my iOS devices backed up and all my photos on all of them.

but hey, it would be nice if they bumped it for those who just want to do document stuff and no photos. They should also obliterate all 8 and 16gb devices from the lineup.

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Rather than adding new features and improving peripheral ones, I would be happiest if the engineers made the damned thing quit constantly reloading my Safari pages on my iPad Air 2, often in the midst of my typing in a dialog box. I could not care less how it integrates with an iWatch I will never buy, which seems to be where the programmers are directed to devote their resources.

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iLIke how Marc and this whole site claim to speak on apple’s behalf.” unforeseen roadblocks emerge over the next year” you mean like speculation and leaks ?

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Stability is, IMHO, the most important feature.

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Maybe this update will un-brick my iPhone 5. It has been stuck on “searching?” since the last update. A re-focus on quality is definitely needed.

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Hey Mark, it says in here that Apple is having a harder time updating OS X as it is a mature platform, does that mean in the long term future we will stop seeing OS X updates? Or do you think they will always find a way to make it better?

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I don’t really see any point in OS X getting a control centre? What would even be on there?

They’ve already lumped music controls into Notification Centre on the right hand side.

Toggles for certain things like bluetooth and wi-fi could be helpful, but less so than iOS.

Brightness is on my fn keys and there’s 0 need for a row of “quick” apps? ><

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I’d really like to see an api for audio controls for apps and web apps. I’m so sick of having pandora running and hitting the pause button instinctively, only for it to start playing a random iTunes track. Maybe it could work more like how iOS does. Let that be a universal control for the front most audio feed or something.

then the keyboard buttons would work for any app, and not just iTunes.

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Don’t forget that Siri is rumored to be a tad refreshed! ?

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The negative comments about updates that haven’t even been released yet are astounding, for the following reasons: (1) The updates are unreleased. So why would someone take the position that the updates aren’t up to par? (2) When released the updates will be FREE. So I’m confused why the negativity would ever reach a fever pitch. Just absurd. Some Apple fans are turning into trolls of the company they claim to love.

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I think iCloud Drive needs a sharing option. Sometimes it is absolutely necessary to be able to have a shared document or folder with someone who uses iCloud too.

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Timeline: The D.C. quadruple murder victims’ final hours 

SUSPECTED QUADRUPLE MURDERER CAPTURED WITHOUT INCIDENTDARON DYLON WINT'S ARREST RECORD SHOWS PATTERN OF VIOLENCESUSPECT IN D.C. He also says in the voicemail that Figueroa’s cellphone is dead and the family doesn’t have a charger for it, which Gutierrez says is odd. KILLINGS THREATENED TO MURDER HIS FAMILY: REPORT Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was captured Thursday night, authorities said. Savvas Savopoulos calls Gutierrez’ phone and leaves her a flustered-sounding voicemail.
Facebook Savvas and Amy Savopoulos were held captive and slain in their home. Facebook Facebook profile photo of Savvas Savopoulos, the president and CEO of American Iron Works. Previous Next Enlarge

Daron Dylon Wint, the man accused of a gruesome quadruple homicide inside a D.C. mansion, was captured Thursday night as the manhunt captured the nation’s attention.

Wint was arrested a week after firefighters found the bodies of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and a housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, inside the $4.5 million house that had been torched.

But the family’s horror began hours earlier, when they were held captive in their home and stabbed or bludgeoned, authorities said.

Here’s a look at what happened in the hours before the fire:

D.C. SUSPECTED QUADRUPLE MURDERER CAPTURED WITHOUT INCIDENT

DARON DYLON WINT'S ARREST RECORD SHOWS PATTERN OF VIOLENCE

SUSPECT IN D.C. KILLINGS THREATENED TO MURDER HIS FAMILY: REPORT

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was captured Thursday night, authorities said.

MAY 13

3 p.m. ? Housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa is supposed to leave for the day, according to a second housekeeper, Nelitza Gutierrez.

5:30 p.m. ? Amy Savopoulos calls her husband, telling him to come home to watch their 10-year-old son because she has plans, Gutierrez says.

9:30 p.m. ? Savvas Savopoulos calls Gutierrez’ phone and leaves her a flustered-sounding voicemail. She doesn’t notice it until the next morning. Though Savopoulos had indicated earlier that his wife was going out, in the voicemail he said she is sick in bed and another housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, is staying overnight. He also says in the voicemail that Figueroa’s cellphone is dead and the family doesn’t have a charger for it, which Gutierrez says is odd.

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MAY 14

Morning ? At some point, Figueroa’s husband, Bernardo Alfaro, goes to the house and knocks on the door, but no one answers. While there, Alfaro told WJLA-TV that Savvas Savopoulos called his cellphone and told him that Amy had gone to the hospital and Figueroa had accompanied her.

ABC NEWS Four people were found dead after firefighters entered a home in an upscale Washington D.C. neighborhood. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images District of Columbia Metropolitan Police maintain a perimeter around the house on the 3200 block of Woodland Drive NW. Win McNamee/Getty Images D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser as Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department Cathy Lanier asks the public for help in locating Daron Dylon Wint Thursday. abc news Federal marshals arrested Daron Dylon Wint after a manhunt across three states. Previous Next Enlarge

“My feeling was that somebody was inside,” Alfaro said. He continued trying to call his wife and got no answer.

9:30 a.m. ? Gutierrez receives a text message from Amy Savopoulos’ cellphone saying “I am making sure you do not come today.” Gutierrez says she calls Amy Savopoulos immediately, but the call goes to voicemail. She texts her and doesn’t get a response.

10:30 a.m. ? The family’s 2008 blue Porsche 911 is last seen at the home, D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier said. Later in the day, it is found torched in a parking lot in New Carrollton, Maryland, about 13 miles from the Savopoulos house.

1:30 p.m. ? D.C. Fire and EMS responds to a call for a fire on Woodland Drive and find the bodies inside the home. They immediately suspect someone may have intentionally set the house on fire.

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WEDNESDAY

? Police announce a suspect in the slayings: Daron Dylon Wint.

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? Wint was arrested at about 11 p.m. in D.C. while traveling with two women in a car, authorities said. Earlier in the day, police believed Wint may have come to Brooklyn because of his ties to the area.

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Daily News
22/05
19 Points
1

People What happens to Duggars' reality show now?

Will the TLC network keep the damaged Duggar family's show, 19 Kids and Counting, on the air. She's Honey Boo Boo's over-the-top mom, and her family's "redneck reality" show on TLC was cancelled in October in the wake of reports by TMZ and others that Shannon was dating a man once convicted of child molestation.On Friday, she was fuming to TMZ that she wants to sue TLC about unfair treatment, since .

Will they or won't they? Will the TLC network keep the damaged Duggar family's show, 19 Kids and Counting, on the air?

It's an open question now that eldest son Josh has admitted he was accused of molesting underage girls as a teenager, and his pious parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, admitted they knew about it and worked to ensure he was never charged.

TLC is not talking about its plans, at least not yet.

But the cable network has been through this sort of scandal involving one of their wacky reality shows before: Remember Here Comes Honey Boo Boo?

Mama June Shannon sure does. She's Honey Boo Boo's over-the-top mom, and her family's "redneck reality" show on TLC was cancelled in October in the wake of reports by TMZ and others that Shannon was dating a man once convicted of child molestation.

On Friday, she was fuming to TMZ that she wants to sue TLC about unfair treatment, since ? so far ? the Duggars still have a show, even though, she believes, the parents covered up Josh Duggar's confession to groping five girls 12 years ago in Springdale, Ark.

"I read that the Duggar family said this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other,' Shannon complained to TMZ. "So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no."

Hours after the shocking revelations about Josh Duggar, 27, in InTouch magazine on Thursday, he and his family posted a lengthy statement on their Facebook page that apologized for past "inexcusable" misbehavior without detailing exactly what that behavior was.

Hurriedly, he resigned his job at the conservative Family Research Council in Washington, where he was a lobbyist fighting against gay rights and same-sex marriage. The FRC posted a statement saying his effectiveness as an advocate had been undermined.

His parents, who have become conservative icons and reality stars as their children and grandchildren have multiplied, apologized, too, without getting into details.

"When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before."

The revelations spilled onto Twitter late Thursday and produced a flood of outraged tweets from gay-rights sympathizers shouting "hypocrisy!" in 140-character bursts.

The Duggars' critics have tried to get their show cancelled before as alleged "hate-mongers" against gay people.

A petition calling for cancellation is still up at Change.org, and has nearly 200,000 signatures.

USA Today
22/05
19 Points
1

Money Honda's Pilot pricing shows it's serious about SUVs

Honda appears serious about wanting to vault its Pilot family crossover back to the top of the SUV pack.Proof: It has priced its new Pilot SUV at $30,875, including destination fees, a mere $125 more than the current one. Yet the new one is loaded with features that the old one lacked.The 2016 Pilot, for instance, is larger and more efficient.

Honda appears serious about wanting to vault its Pilot family crossover back to the top of the SUV pack.

Proof: It has priced its new Pilot SUV at $30,875, including destination fees, a mere $125 more than the current one. Yet the new one is loaded with features that the old one lacked.

The 2016 Pilot, for instance, is larger and more efficient. It has the brand's first nine-speed transmission.The third-row seats are easier to access.

Production of the long-awaited, redesigned Honda Pilot began Thursday at the Japanese automaker's plant in Lincoln, Ala.

The automaker expects that pent up demand for the new model and a new, more modern look for the popular three-row SUV will lead to a sales surge, enabling the company to sell about 120,000 annually, about an 11% increase over its sales in 2014.

"Candidly, we could not be more excited or confident in the capabilities of this new vehicle," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda.

Mendel said top price for the deluxe, fully loaded version will top $47,300, including destination charges.

The automaker hasn't redesigned the Pilot since 2008.

USA Today
22/05
19 Points
1

People Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ gets sets Vevo record with 20 million views 

WATCH VIDEO HERE Related Stories WATCH: Taylor Swift debuts 'Bad Blood' video . TaylorSwiftVEVO Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video racked up more than 20 million views in less than a day, setting a new record for online video site Vevo.
TaylorSwiftVEVO Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" video racked up more than 20 million views in less than a day, setting a new record for online video site Vevo.

Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" is a big hit for Vevo.

The pop singer's latest video set a new record for the online video site, racking up 20.1 million views in 24 hours.

The blockbuster feat unseated former record holder Nicki Minaj, whose racy, bethonged "Anaconda" vid got 19.6 million views last August.

Swift teased the action flick-style video on Twitter for several weeks before premiering it at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday.

The video casts Swift and a host of her hot pals, including Zendaya, Hayley Williams, Ellie Goulding and Karlie Kloss as a clan of butt-kicking chicks looking for revenge against friend-turned-rival Selena Gomez's crew.

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Kendrick Lamar also contributed several verses to the track, the fourth single of Swift's "1989" album.

Swift announced the record to her 58 million Twitter followers on Thursday.

"FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW," she wrote.

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22/05
17 Points
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Money Google Inc To launch IoT OS Called 'Brillo'

According to The information’s report, the OS will be an extension of Google’s Android platform. This indicates that during its initial phase, the OS will have a very simple outlay with basic features, instead of having several apps and services. Published: May 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm EST It appears that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is launching an operating system (OS), called Brillo, to facilitate its move toward Internet of Things (IoT).

Published: May 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm EST

It appears that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is launching an operating system (OS), called Brillo, to facilitate its move toward Internet of Things (IoT). According to The information’s report, the OS will be an extension of Google’s Android platform. It further reported that Brillo could be used in a diverse array of devices such as tech “wearables”, refrigerators, and even garden monitors.

The upcoming OS can power low-end devices with only 32-64 MB RAM, and can connect them with one another. This indicates that during its initial phase, the OS will have a very simple outlay with basic features, instead of having several apps and services. Google might showcase the new OS at its I/O conference next week. In the past, it has launched a smartwatch OS called Android Wear, and an automotive infotainment system platform called Android Auto.

Google is not the only company that has been working relentlessly to develop the IoT ecosystem. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly planning to launch an alternate Windows 10 OS version called Windows 10 IoT Core, which will be used in ATMs, ultrasound machines, and wearables. Likewise, earlier this week, Huawei announced that it will introduce an IoT OS soon.

Meanwhile, not too long ago, Samsung Group (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) unveiled its plans to produce new processor chips for IoT devices. Additionally, Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Home Kit is also gaining traction among developers who are interested in integrating home devices with iOS.

Several analysts and industry experts are optimistic over the IoT’s future market. Gartner, a research firm, recently projected that in the next five years, there will be 25 billion web connected devices across the globe, compared 4.9 billion this year, and 3.8 billion last year.

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Bidness Etc
22/05
18 Points

Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

LONDON (AP) ? A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.

Max Liebermann's "Two Riders on a Beach" was discovered in 2012 in the long-hidden art trove hoarded by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Gurlitt died last year and the painting was one of the first from his trove to be released back to the heirs of their rightful owners.

The oil painting will go on auction in London on June 24, when it is estimated to sell for up to $850,000, Sotheby's said Friday.

David Toren, the great-nephew of the painting's original owner, businessman David Friedmann, said he and other heirs have decided to sell the painting so it can "pass into a new phase of its story."

"I am 90 years old now and blind, so while the return of the painting after so many years is of huge personal significance, I can no longer appreciate the painting as I did all those years ago in my great uncle's home," Toren said in a statement.

German authorities seized more than 1,000 pieces of art from Gurlitt's Munich apartment, including looted work that had been missing for decades.

The Denver Post
22/05
14 Points
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People 'The Joe D Show' Episode 11: Al Hirschfeld expert David Leopold

Hint: She was immortalized 45 times.Find out on Episode 11 of “The Joe D Show” from David Leopold, curator of the retrospective “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld.”The exhibit, which runs May 22 to Oct. Featured in the Hirschfeld Century exhibition What actress was drawn by Al Hirschfeld more than any other.
© The Al Hirschfeld Foundation. All rights reserved. www.AlHirschfeldFoundation.org. Hairspray, 2002. Featured in the Hirschfeld Century exhibition

What actress was drawn by Al Hirschfeld more than any other? Hint: She was immortalized 45 times.

Find out on Episode 11 of “The Joe D Show” from David Leopold, curator of the retrospective “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld.”

The exhibit, which runs May 22 to Oct. 12 at the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West), celebrates the one-of-a-kind artist with many pieces never seen in New York.

Hirschfeld died in 2003 at age 99 and left a legacy of eloquent and witty line drawings of stars of Broadway, film, TV and beyond.

He didn’t have favorite drawings, says Leopold, archivist at the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, “but he loved the larger-than-life characters. The ones who didn’t close a door, they slammed it.”

Also on tap: Hirschfeld’s barber chair, nuggets about “the Ninas” and how the iconic artist captured in pen and ink “what actors were doing,” says Leopold, “even if they weren’t conscious of what they were doing.”

Make sure to find us on iTunes (http://apple.co/1xmnrYx) and subscribe for more episodes. You can get in touch with me on twitter at @TheJoeDShow and find more articles, reviews and theater news at nydailynews.com This podcast is edited by Frank Posillico and produced by me.

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Daily News
22/05
15 Points
1

Tech Coke wants to tap into start-up mojo

When you think of Coca-Cola, your mind doesn't go to tech start-ups and venture funding. But the labor start-up exists thanks largely to Coke.Wonolo is the brainchild of one-time Coke employees AJ Brustein and Yong Kim, who found that Wonolo couldn't scale properly while being a part of Coke. The global soft drink and bottled water market is a $256 billion business, dominated by Coke (around 40%) and Pepsi (30%). Think of it as an Uber for labor, providing just-in-time bodies to .

SAN FRANCISCO ? When you think of Coca-Cola, your mind doesn't go to tech start-ups and venture funding. But Coke wants entrepreneurs to think again.

The Atlanta-based soft-drink behemoth is now in the business of seeding small companies whose tech-based ideas could help improve its bottom line.

So far, 11 start-ups in 10 countries have made the cut, including this city's Wonolo, which stands for work now locally. Think of it as an Uber for labor, providing just-in-time bodies to ? in Coke's case ? restock empty shelves at a moment's notice. In fact, Uber is now one of Wonolo's many customers. But the labor start-up exists thanks largely to Coke.

Wonolo is the brainchild of one-time Coke employees AJ Brustein and Yong Kim, who found that Wonolo couldn't scale properly while being a part of Coke. So last fall the company told the duo to break away.

"Things got in the way of us operating like a true start-up, things like offering employees equity which is key if you're going after the best engineering talent in the Bay Area," says Brustein. "Now we're far more agile."

Coke was Wonolo's first major investor and the drink peddler now has less than a quarter equity stake in the start-up, which has raised $2.2 million in venture funding to date.

"This is the next wave of innovation for non-tech companies like us," says David Butler, Coke's vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship, who recently visited the Bay Area to meet with Wonolo.

"It's now about co-creation, about providing seed funding and being their first customer," he says. "We know about soft drinks. But others can help us find tech-based solutions to problems in our business that we couldn't tackle."

Butler, formerly Coke's global chief of design and author of Design to Grow, says the three-year-old Coca-Cola Founders program works best when liaising with innovators outside the company.

"First we tried to incentivize people inside Coke to create innovative solutions to some of our issues, but that didn't work basically because people already had a day job," laughs Butler, whose boyish looks belie his 25 years in the business. "Then we tried an entrepreneur-in-residence program in eight countries, but that didn't work either, mainly because many got used to the corporate lifestyle."

Among Coke's lean-and-mean start-up teams are Winnin, a Brazilian start-up that draws teens in video-posting battles that often are sponsored by the soft drink company, and Vending Analytics, a Sydney-based company that helps Coke better understand the sales patterns in its 10 million vending machines.

The results of such investments often are immediately tangible. Butler says thanks to Vending Analytics' predictive software, Coke has been able to see a 20% revenue jump per vending machine as a result of knowing which machines should be stocked with what product.

Besides its suite of Coke products, the company also owns brands such as Vitamin Water and has a large stake in Monster energy drink. The global soft drink and bottled water market is a $256 billion business, dominated by Coke (around 40%) and Pepsi (30%). The clout of such corporations can be enticing to start-ups looking for early-stage investment and business relationships.

"We're looking for proven founders with energy," says Butler. "When we find them, we share our billion-dollar challenges with them and open up our assets, which amounts to relationships, resources and reach. You want to connect with the CEO of Walmart or Bono? Well, we know them."

Butler is convinced Coke is playing with a new model that other large multinationals will soon adopt, largely because radical innovation seems to rarely sprout from inside large established companies.

"Those who work at Fortune 500 companies are very different from the people who choose to work at a start-up, and frankly those start-up type ventures are usually crushed in-house," says Scott Kirsner, editor of Innovation Leader, a site aimed at corporate innovation execs.

"What Coke is doing is a way to get that start-up mojo without actually bringing those people into your company," he says,. "It's also a way of getting young, smart people to think specifically about Coke's business challenges."

The one risk of not finding solutions to business problems in-house is that "eventually you might find you have to pay more for the answer in the long run, much like when Avis bought (ride-sharing company) Zipcar for $500 million once it noticed that some people just wanted to rent cars by the hour."

For now, that's a risk Butler is willing to take. He says that once identified, Coca-Cola Founders typically are given between $250,000 and $500,000 to launch their projects. If the start-ups subsequently raise external funding, Coke translates that initial investment into equity that rarely exceeds 20% of the company's value.

"This did and still does represent a cultural shift inside our company," says Butler. "But it's where we need to go."

USA Today
22/05
17 Points
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Antonio Smith, Broncos defensive end, under investigation for alleged sex crime 

TMZ first reported the investigation.Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against Smith in November and it was “sexual in nature.” After its investigation, the sheriff’s office forwarded its findings to the county District Attorney’s Office in February.The district attorney’s office didn’t return phone calls from The Associated Press on Thursday. He has 44-1/2 career sacks and 11 forced fumbles in 157 career games, including 133 starts.
David Zalubowski/AP Antonio Smith hasn’t been arrested or charged in connection with what cops are calling an alleged criminal activity that is ‘sexual in nature.’

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) ? Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as “sexual in nature.”

Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. TMZ first reported the investigation.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said a complaint was made against Smith in November and it was “sexual in nature.” After its investigation, the sheriff’s office forwarded its findings to the county District Attorney’s Office in February.

The district attorney’s office didn’t return phone calls from The Associated Press on Thursday. When contacted by the Denver Post, District Attorney John Healey declined to discuss the nature of his office’s investigation or confirm its target.

“Last night, we became aware for the first time of an allegation involving Antonio Smith,” the Broncos said in a statement. “We are now in the process of gathering more information.”

The 33-year-old defensive end signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Broncos on April 2. In Denver, he has been reunited with the coach (Gary Kubiak), defensive coordinator (Wade Phillips) and D-line coach (Bill Kollar) under whose tutelage he excelled while playing for the Houston Texans from 2009-13.

A 12th-year pro, Smith started 16 games last year in Oakland but the Raiders released him this spring in a move that saved them $3 million.

Smith, a fifth-round draft choice by the Cardinals in 2004, spent his first five NFL seasons in Arizona. He has 44-1/2 career sacks and 11 forced fumbles in 157 career games, including 133 starts.

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Daily News
22/05
15 Points
1

Premier League predictions: Can Hull pull off a miracle or will Newcastle stay up by the skins of their teeth?

Prediction: 2-0Leicester vs QPRSix win in eight games has seen Leicester climb to safety. And it might come true, although there will be much talks of integrity and a fair fight from Old Trafford.Prediction: 1-2Chelsea vs SunderlandChelsea are worthy Champions. Prediction: 4-0Manchester City vs SouthamptonCity still finish second after a disappointing trophyless season.If Manuel Pellegrini stays in charge the pressure will be on early next season.
Michael Regan/Getty Images Newcastle fans protest against owner Mike Ashley during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on May 2, 2015 in Leicester, England.

What do points make? Prizes!

As any fan of Bruce Forsyth's knows.

Chelsea are champions, the top four is decided, and the only big issue left on the final weekend of the season is whether Hull or Newcastle will be relegated.

But cash bonuses are still up for grabs... £1.2 million per league place, to be precise.

Chelsea have already secured £24 million of the prize pot for finishing top. At the bottom QPR will get £1.2 million unless they overhaul Burnley and double that sum for second bottom.

The biggest winners this weekend could be Newcastle, who COULD move up three places with a win against West Ham - moving from £4.8 million to £8.4 million in prize cash.

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For some clubs it could raise the cash for an extra player, or increase turnover by a few per cent, and make chairmen more generous to the manager in the summer. So check out the league table and see what extra dosh your club can win.

The prize pot is added to the £55 million each club gets for being in the league, and “facility fees” for being on TV which vary from £7.5 million to £19 million.

With those sums soaring next season no wonder Hull and Newcastle are getting twitchy this weekend. I predict Hull will fail to beat Manchester United and therefore go down. Newcastle will also fail to beat West Ham thus ending one of the worst ends to a season in Premier League history.

Note: All matches begin at 10:00 am ET.

Newcastle vs West Ham

What a shambles at St James's Park. The club is a wreck from top to bottom.

They have won just one point from 30. On November 22 they were 4th having won six in a row. Now they are 4th bottom, and have to win, to keep Hull below them.

That won't happen. This spineless, gutless squad are shot. They don't have the organisation or spirit to get the job done. They'll be relying on Hull.

I'd wager most neutrals will love to see Ashley's Newcastle go down. The nation will be watching, and laughing, if his penny-pinching, zero-ambition, stumble along, joke of a regime goes down.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was sacked by Mike Ashley. He'd love to relegate his former club, where he was far from popular.

It is likely to be his final game in charge of West Ham, and he's done a decent job there. But they need to kick on and look upwards.

Prediction: 0-0

Hull vs Manchester United

Such a pity that Steve Bruce's side are heading out of the league, probably.

Only a win will allow a finish above Newcastle, as long as the Geordies don't win themselves.

There could be a twist. Steve Bruce's former club could go easy on him? United have nothing to play for. Their players are heading on holiday. Why try too hard, especially if defeat means Newcastle go down.

That's what the conspiracy theory looks like. And it might come true, although there will be much talks of integrity and a fair fight from Old Trafford.

Prediction: 1-2

Chelsea vs Sunderland

Chelsea are worthy Champions. Now, can Jose Mourinho lead them to European glory next season? That has to be the aim.

Another great escape from Sunderland. That's what happens when you put a competent experienced manager in charge at a time of crisis. Take note Newcastle, you bumbling fools.

Do Dick Advocaat's tears at Arsenal mean he will stay because he loves the club so much now? Or were they the tears of a man who knows he has just ended his great career on a high?

Prediction: 4-0

Manchester City vs Southampton

City still finish second after a disappointing trophyless season.

If Manuel Pellegrini stays in charge the pressure will be on early next season. A few slip ups and he will be under the cosh. But obviously still keeping the seat warm for Pep Guardiola.

Southampton can finish fifth or stay seventh. Either way it has been a magnificent season for Ronald Koeman. What a smashing, rapid, rebuilding job.

Prediction: 3-0

Arsenal vs West Brom

Third place is secure for Arsenal, barring an unlikely goals difference swing. Win the FA Cup next weekend and it will have been a very good season for Arsene Wenger. Lose at Wembley and it will have been OK, par for the course.

Arsenal have not scored at home for three games, and need to put that right.

Tony Pulis has done a brilliant job since taking over at West Brom. He is under-appreciated.

Prediction: 1-0

Stoke vs Liverpool

What chance is there for the rest of the league if Liverpool are now deemed a club where top young players can't fulfill their ambition and win trophies?

Raheem Sterling wants out for those reasons (not money, oh no, don't mention the pay rise), thus confirming the Premier League as a closed shop in terms of the clubs who can actually challenge.

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So Liverpool equal also-rans. What has this league, and the warped minds of some players, come to?

Prediction: 0-2

Everton vs Spurs

Spurs should stop moaning about Harry Kane being chosen for the England U21 squad.

If they want to give him a rest, leave him behind from their trip to play a friendly in Australia against Sydney FC on May 30.

If we want the England senior team to win tournaments, we need the youngsters to have experiences like the battle in the Czech Republic.

Everton = slightly below par this season.

Prediction: 2-2

Crystal Palace vs Swansea

Pardew Out! Clueless coach. Doesn't know what he is doing. Not fit to be Newcastle manager!

Well, turns out he actually isn't a bad coach. Palace's rise confirms that. As does Newcastle's collapse since Pardew walked out.

Prediction: 2-2

Aston Villa vs Burnley

Villa need to rehearse the FA Cup final and get back some confidence and pride after last week's hammering at Southampton.

It is no good players shirking and protecting themselves from injury before Wembley, if they end up in a slump in form that means they could be dropped.

Can Burnley avoid finishing bottom?

Prediction: 2-0

Leicester vs QPR

Six win in eight games has seen Leicester climb to safety. It is indeed THE greatest escape.

QPR now face a messy summer. They have a huge clean up ahead. An over paid squad that the club can't afford has to be dismantled.

It doesn't bode well for bouncing straight back next season.

Prediction: 3-1 

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Daily News
22/05
15 Points
1

D.C. quadruple murder suspect Daron Dylon Wint once bragged ‘he was good with a knife’: records  

Daron Dylon Wint, the man accused of slaying a wealthy family and a housekeeper inside their D.C. WATCH THE VIDEO [email protected] Related Stories Suspected quadruple murderer Daron Dylon Wint caught in D.C. murders, fire identified by pizza crust DNA People behind D.C. murders, fire likely knew victims: report SEE IT: Washington cops seek 'person of interest' in murders .
AP Daron Dylon Wint has a long criminal record, documents show.

Daron Dylon Wint, the man accused of slaying a wealthy family and a housekeeper inside their D.C. mansion, once bragged he was "good with a knife" and "not afraid of the police," according to court records.

Wint, who was captured after a massive manhunt Thursday night, boasted about his ability to murder "easily” and has a pattern of alleged violence, records show.

He reportedly bragged while threatening to kill a woman and her infant daughter after he went to a nightclub with her in 2010, according to records.

"I'm going to come over there and kill you, your daughter and friends," Wint told that woman, according to records. "The defendant advised he was good with a knife and could kill them easily and was not afraid of the police," a detective said.

SUSPECTED QUADRUPLE MURDERER CAPTURED WITHOUT INCIDENT IN D.C.

Wint later pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property after breaking into the woman's apartment, stealing a television and vandalizing her car.

Wint, who "became very violent," threatened another woman and her family that "he will drop us one by one" over a parking dispute, according to records obtained by the Washington Post.

Again in 2010, Wint was arrested for carrying a 2-foot-long machete and a BB pistol outside the headquarters of American Iron Works, the company owned by Savvas Savopoulos, one of Wint's alleged victims. Authorities dropped the weapons charges after Wint pleaded guilty to possessing an open container of alcohol.

Wint, a certified welder, used to work for Savopoulos, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, without detailing for how long or in what capacity.

Facebook Savvas and Amy Savopoulos were killed in their own home. Dillion Wint via Facebook Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday night for the quadruple murder, authorities said. Previous Next Enlarge

Savopoulos was slain alongside his wife, Amy, their son Philip and a housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, in their multi-million dollar house on May 14 after they were held captive for two days, authorities said.

They were stabbed or bludgeoned before the house was set on fire. The CEO’s burning blue Porsche was found 13 miles away.

Wint, 34, was identified as a suspect after his DNA was found on a pizza crust at the scene, local reports said.

Authorities said they have not ruled out other suspects. They have not released a possible motive.

Wint's alleged violence began in his own family.

SUSPECT IN D.C. KILLINGS THREATENED TO MURDER FAMILY: REPORT

In 2005, Wint was ordered to stay away from his father, stepmother and younger sister after allegedly threatening to shoot them, according to court records.

Veralicia Figueroa, 57, was one of four people murdered. Enlarge Dennis Wint/via Facebook Dennis Wint reportedly sought a protective order against his son. Enlarge

His friends weren't immune from his rages either, records show.

Wint punched and groped a former acquaintance and "drinking buddy" at the bar where she worked, alleged victim Jacinta Council told the Post. She eventually dropped the charged.

In 2006, he punched a housemate during a fight over loud music, the Washington Post reported.

The same year, he was arrested for stabbing a man, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported.

Wint was arrested for assault charges at least three times in the late 2000s, David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the New York State court system, said.

Robin Ficker, an attorney who represented Wint years ago, said he did not believe Wint could "hurt a fly."

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images District of Columbia Metropolitan Police maintain a perimeter around the house on the 3200 block of Woodland Drive NW, where firefighters discovered the bodies. abc news Authorities arrested Daron Dylon Wint at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, Metropolitan Police said. Previous Next Enlarge

Wint grew up in Guayana and moved to the U.S. 15 years ago, when he joined the Marines, records show. He was discharged honorably for medical reasons but never finished bootcamp.

He's lived in New York City, Oswego, N.Y., and Maryland.

On Thursday, federal marshals tracked him to a Howard Johnson Express Inn in College Park, Md., and followed him in a white car as he headed to D.C., authorities said.

He was apprehended at a traffic stop and four people with him were also taken into custody. A truck that Wint's car had been following had $10,000 in cash, authorities said.

Wint is slated to be arraigned Friday.

After Wint's arrest, the Savopoulos' family said they were grateful to law enforcement for the capture.

"While it does not abate our pain, we hope that it begins to restore a sense of calm and security to our neighborhood and to our city," they said in a statement.

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