Archive | August 2014

American Kids Eat Vegemite, React With Absolute Disgust

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SYDNEY — It is the most Australian thing you can eat, yet these American kids can’t hide their disgust at trying Vegemite for the first time.

Vegemite is a black paste made from leftover brewers’ yeast extract and has a salty and bitter taste that lingers in the mouth. Smear it on a piece of toast for breakfast or smudge it across a biscuit for a snack.

Down Under, if you don’t eat it, you may as well pack your belongings and get on the next flight out.

As much as Aussie kids are bred on the iconic spread, Americans have never had a version to call their own. …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Jennifer Lawrence and Other Celebs Hacked as Nude Images Circulate on the Web

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A major trove of celebrity images, some including images alleged to be actress Jennifer Lawrence nude, began spreading all over the web and Twitter on Sunday evening

Early word of the images began spreading on 4Chan earlier in the day, where posters claimed that the images were the result of a hacker intrusion on a number of iCloud accounts and that the images included nude celebrities such as Victoria Justice, Emily Browning, Kate Bosworth, Jenny McCarthy and Kate Upton

However, at least one of the alleged victims of the hack has taken to Twitter to dispute the authenticity of the images. Justice wrote via Twitter: “These so called nudes of me are FAKE people. Let me nip this in the bud right now. *pun intended*” …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Jay Z Threw $2 Bills at Made in America, But What Does It Mean?

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PHILADELPHIA — Jay Z watches as the stack of $2 bills he tossed into the air rains down on the rowdy crowd at the Steve Aoki show at Made in America

Too enraptured with Aoki throwing cakes and showering them with champagne, the festival-goers thought little of what the unexpected money signified on Saturday night. All they knew was that is was Jay Z’s music festival, and he could do whatever he wanted to do.

But the $2 bills, in fact, have a mysterious history in the music industry. The sightings of the uncommon paper money can be attributed to one wealthy lawyer: Mr. Steven Reisman, a human $2 bill dispensary for the stars in the hip-hop and rap world …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

Ukraine: Pro-Russian Rebels Fire on Border Guard Vessel

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KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Hours later, Ukraine said a border guard vessel operating in the Azov Sea was attacked by land-based forces. Pro-Russian rebels have recently opened a new offensive along the seacoast.

Putin’s comment, made to national TV network Channel 1, said Ukraine should “hold substantive, meaningful talks, not about technical issues, but about the question of the political organization of society and statehood in southeast Ukraine, with the goal of safeguarding the legitimate interests of those people who live there.” …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

China Won’t Allow Open Elections in Hong Kong

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China’s central government declared on Sunday that all candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive position in the 2017 election must be approved by Beijing’s 1,200-member nominating committee, quashing the notion of a fully democratic election.

The announcement set off a protest outside Hong Kong’s government headquarters on Sunday, the latest in a series of demonstrations against what democracy activists say is Beijing’s attempt to bring Hong Kong more firmly under the central government’s control

When the United Kingdom transferred jurisdiction of Hong Kong to China in 1997, the island was promised significant autonomy and its first open election for the city’s leader in 2017. A Beijing-controlled committee …

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

This Chihuahua Getting a Massage Is Having a Better Weekend Than You

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The long weekend is your chance to take a break, maybe play a bit of music and catch up on the week’s news

Take a cue from Facebook user Jenna Park’s chihuahua, who enjoys the finer things in life, like a nice neck massage and a bit of light reading

Excuse us, we’ll be lounging like this dog for the rest of Labor Day weekend.

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This entry was posted on August 31, 2014, in Mashable.

New page on Apple’s website explains common reasons for App Store rejection

App Store rejections may not be the hot-button issue it was a few years ago, but for developers, it’s still a chief area of concern. To give app makers a little clarity and direction, Apple published a new page to its Developer site that outlines some of the most common reasons an app gets rejected from the App Store.

According to the new page, which AppFigures linked to on Twitter, the most common reasons for rejection include issues with crashes and bugs, dead in-app links, and placeholder content that hasn’t been removed. Apple will also reject apps because of low-quality user interfaces, and apps that don’t match their description are also non-starters.

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New page on Apple’s website explains common reasons for App Store rejection

App Store rejections may not be the hot-button issue it was a few years ago, but for developers, it’s still a chief area of concern. To give app makers a little clarity and direction, Apple published a new page to its Developer site that outlines some of the most common reasons an app gets rejected from the App Store.

According to the new page, which AppFigures linked to on Twitter, the most common reasons for rejection include issues with crashes and bugs, dead in-app links, and placeholder content that hasn’t been removed. Apple will also reject apps because of low-quality user interfaces, and apps that don’t match their description are also non-starters.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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