web analytics
Blog Page 2

‘We have to send a message’ Scots unfortunate to stay in UK opinion tactically to keep out SNP


Nicola Sturgeon has attempted to manipulate a Brexit vote, where 62 per cent of Scots voted to sojourn in a EU, into pulling for a need for a second autonomy referendum.

This tactic has murderous electorate in Scotland, who wish to send a jingoist celebration a summary on Jun 8. 

Professor John Curtice said: “It looks as if a jingoist pro-Brexiters might have defected from a party.

“The SNP might have mislaid a support of some of a some-more Eurosceptic voters, in some cases maybe to a Conservatives.”

Gordon Canning, a late consultant who has voted Labour all his life, said: “Many people in Scotland do not wish independence.

“It’s astray of Sturgeon to make Brexit into an autonomy vote.”

BREAKING: Armed military swoop on retard of flats in Sheffield


Police have hermetic off partial of Shirecliffe Road, nearby to Parkwood Springs where officers seem to be traffic with an occurrence in a retard of flats.

Photos from a stage uncover a puncture services, including armed military and sniffer dogs, as they understanding with a incident.

An eyewitness, who wishes to sojourn anonymous, told a Star: “We saw armed military indicating guns towards a retard of flats.

“There are about 5 cars and a dog section was there. The military are still there now.”

A proprietor from a retard of flats, who has been told he can't entrance his home until a end of a incident, says officers told him they were endangered for a mental health of a male inside a building.

He said: “It is to keep him protected and others in a community. With a high risks going on they they are holding additional measures.”

Ariana Grande fans respond to star’s Twitter post about Manchester tragedy


Ariana Grande took to Twitter in a intense post to her 46 million supporters on Friday, writing: “We will not quit or work in fear. We won’t let this order us. We won’t let hatred win.”

Social media users fast responded to a cocktail star’s guarantee to lapse and perform in Manchester.

One user wrote, “I am so unapproachable of we and your poise Ari. You enthuse us. #StayStrong.

Another said, “We adore we and we’ll always be here chick stay clever I’m so unapproachable of how we rubbed everything.”


Grande has been jarred by a occurrence in that 22 people were killed by a self-murder militant outward her unison in Macnchester, England. The thespian dangling several dates of her debate and returned to her home in Florida after a attack.

This is a initial time that a 23-year-old addressed a militant conflict given her twitter on May 22 that simply read, “broken. from a bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.”

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor separate after 17 years of marriage


Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are streamer their apart ways.

The couple, who married in May 2000 after assembly on a set of a TV commander called “Heat Vision and Jack,” have motionless to apart after being married 17 years, Entertainment Tonight initial reported.

“With extensive adore and honour for any other, and a 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made a preference to separate,” Stiller and Taylor pronounced in a matter expelled to Page Six. “Our priority will continue to be lifting a children as clinging relatives and a closest of friends. We pleasantly ask that a media honour a remoteness during this time.”

The New York Post contributed to this report

Celebrities who served their country


Henry Fonda, left, portrayed Adm. Nimitz, Glenn Ford, center, was Adm. Spruance, and Robert Mitchum was Adm. Bull Halsey in a 1975 film “Midway.” 

Fonda fought in a Navy in World War II and was given a Bronze Star.


9to5Rewards: Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8 iPhone-controlled droid [Giveaway]


This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more.

The company has the iPhone-controlled Sphero BB-8 Star Wars Droid to give away to 9to5Mac readers this week. 

The best 4K 5K displays for Mac

The BB-8 by Sphero stands about 5-inches tall, has a max speed of 4.5 mph, and is controlled with your iPhone (or other smartphone) using a companion app from Sphero, or by using voice commands.

This is your chance to own and operate your own version of the latest Star Wars droid. Check it out in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The Sphero BB-8 App-enabled Droid is a Star Wars inspired droid that is capable of responding to your voice and commands.  The droid is equipped with adaptive technology that allows its reactions and noises to change based on the interactions it has with you. The direction the droid travels is controlled using an Android or iOS smart device. Experience the fun of having your own operational Star Wars inspired droid!

Main Features

  • Max Speed 4.5 mph (7ft/s)
  • Compatible with Android iOS
  • Free Sphero BB-8 App
  • 30 m Range
  • 60 minute Battery Life
  • Approximately 5 inches tall
  • Gyroscope Accelerometer supported internal guidance system
  • Holographic video recording
  • Automated ‘Patrol Routes’
  • Material: Durable Polycarbonate shell

As always, we’ll announce winners from the previous week’s giveaway here each week. Last week’s winners of our TwelveSouth Action Sleeve for Apple Watch are @nymikel and @michaelzerby. 

This week’s giveaway is open to readers in the US. 

How to enter?

Our 9to5Rewards program is officially out of beta! Get swag just for being part of our community. Learn more.

Check out this week’s other Rewards giveaways:

Friday 5: Screens 4 brings new features to the Mac [Video]


Although there are many solutions available to remotely connect to a Mac, Screens has long been my go to app for doing so. Edovia’s long-running app, available on both Mac and iOS, makes it extremely simple to connect back to your Mac, and forgoes the subscription business model for a one time payment model.

Screens 4, which just released for the Mac earlier this week, brings a bevy of new features to the table in an effort to make the app even easier to use. In this week’s Friday 5, we highlight a few of the new features that we especially appreciate.

The best wireless keyboard for the Mac?

Curtain Mode

If you’re working with sensitive information on a remote machine, Curtain Mode can help keep that data secure. With a simple button click, users can black out remote machines and continue working without worrying about prying eyes at the remote location. Once you’re finished, simply click the Curtain Mode button to allow the screen to be seen again on the remote end.

One-click Password

Instead of having to type in a user account login password, simply click the password button to automatically enter and submit the password to log in to a remote user account.

Video walkthrough

Subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Mac-centric videos

Touch Bar support

MacBook Pro owners who like to control remote machines while in full screen mode will definitely appreciate the addition of Touch Bar support in Screens 4. Users can enable features like Curtain Mode, and interface with remote machines directly from the Touch Bar. This allows you to keep your machine in full screen mode without having to invoke controls from the menu bar.


Prolific VNC users will enjoy the addition of groups. Groups are basically folders that contain multiple remote instances. This allows you to stay organized, for example, grouping all work machines inside a ‘Work’ folder, and all home machines inside a ‘Home’ folder.

Drag and drop files

You can now drag and drop files between a local machine and a remote machine to easily transfer files. Screens 4 also introduces a handy file transfer window so that you can see the status of pending transfers and refer back to previously initiated transfers.


There are many VNC options available on the Mac and iOS, but Screens has always resonated with me due to its design and ease of use. With Screens 4, Edovia has brought many of the features found on the iOS version of the app to the Mac. At $29.99, it’s not cheap, but it’s a one-time investment and if you find yourself often needing to connect to remote Macs, it may be worth the money.

Screens 4 is available directly from the Mac App Store for $29.99, and also available for purchase directly from Edovia. A free trial is also offered on Edovia’s website for those wishing to take the app for a test spin before fully committing. An iOS version of Screens ($19.99) is also available, and is universally compatible with the iPhone and iPad.

Do you ever connect to a remote Mac using a VNC solution? If so, what tool do you use?

Last week’s app

Be sure to have a look at last week’s Friday 5 app of the week, Things 3. It’s an app that can help you stay organized across your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

Report: Apple working on dedicated ‘Apple Neural Engine’ AI processor


Ahead of next-generation iPhones expected to include augmented reality features and updates for Siri, Bloomberg is out with a new report today detailing Apple’s work on a dedicated processor that it says will be devoted entirely to artificial intelligence tech.

Dubbed “Apple Neural Engine” internally, the report says the chip will allow for much improved facial and speech recognition applications as well as improved battery life:

The best 4K 5K displays for Mac

The new chip would let Apple offload those tasks onto a dedicated module designed specifically for demanding artificial intelligence processing, allowing Apple to improve battery performance…. The Apple AI chip is designed to make significant improvements to Apple’s hardware over time, and the company plans to eventually integrate the chip into many of its devices, including the iPhone and iPad, according to the person with knowledge of the matter.

Several reports in recent months have detailed Apple’s plans to include augmented reality tech in next generation iPhones that are said to tap into a 3D-sensing front camera for depth detection. The technology can reportedly allow merging of depth information together with 2D images from the front camera for applications including face recognition, iris recognition, and 3D selfies. Today’s report adds that Apple has already tested prototypes of iPhones using the dedicated AI chip, but it’s unclear if it will be ready to debut in an iPhone 8 with AR features expected this fall.

In addition, Bloomberg says Apple has plans to allow developer access to the chip and has tested various applications for its own software such as “offloading facial recognition in the photos application, some parts of speech recognition, and the iPhone’s predictive keyboard to the chip.”

The news comes ahead of an unveiling of Apple’s much rumored Siri Speaker product expected as soon as next month at its Worldwide Developer Conference kicking off June 5.

How to Make Potato Salad Without Mayo



When it comes to side dishes for summer barbecues and cook-outs, you can’t do better than a big bowl of potato salad. This traditional treat just begs to be paired with burgers and hot dogs, and pretty much everybody seems to love it.

Just one problem— it’s not exactly the lightest or most visually-appealing dish on the menu. And if you’re looking to have a healthier summer or slim down for swimsuit season, it’s not your best bet either.

Which is why we were so excited to find this version of potato salad from Byron Talbott! Not only has he found a way to make the cook-out staple much healthier and just as delicious, he also makes it LOOK so good that’s worthy of a central spot in your next barbecue spread. Check it out below and enjoy!

Healthier Deconstructed Potato Salad


  • 7 to 8 small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 to 2 medium eggs
  • 1 branch of celery
  • ¼ of a red onion
  • 1 large kosher dill pickle, never heated
  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh-picked tarragon
  • Fresh-picked parsley
  • Fresh-picked dill
  • Fresh-picked chervil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

Want the written step-by-step instructions for assembling this healthier, deconstructed potato salad? Byron’s sharing both a free, printable copy of the recipe AND a pictorial step-by-step guide over on his site, so be sure to visit for your copies!

Now, there’s of course a lot to love about this recipe, but we just have to point out some of the things that we especially love about it:

  • That Byron boils the eggs and the potatoes together in the same pot: Look, this little “trick” is one of those that seems obvious in retrospect, but yet somehow it never occurred to us not to hard-boil our eggs in a separate pot from whatever else we might be making at the time. Boiling them together means less clean-up, and we’re always all about that!
  • The use of Greek yogurt: Obviously, if you’re looking to make a healthier version of potato salad, taking out the mayo component is a no-brainer. And yet it hurts, because it can feel like you’re taking all the flavor with it! Not with this simple swap! Greek yogurt is full of flavor but has only ⅓ of the calories. Plus, mayo has 11 times more fat. Yogurt’s obviously the better choice here!
  • The presentation: Not only does this “deconstructed” version look a lot more appetizing than the typical lumpy (albeit delicious) kind, the fresh herbs on top make it look even better and add some fresh delicious flavor. Potato salad has never looked so tempting!

Of course, the best way to learn anything AND the best way to start craving a new recipe is to see it in action, so be sure to click on the video below from Byron Talbott to see the process in action. The final result is SO gorgeous, you’ll want to make some yourself pretty immediately, we promise.

It looks so tasty, right? We can just imagine turning up at a barbecue potluck with this dish in tow and impressing everybody. No need to tell them how easy it is!

But what do you think? Will you be giving this potato salad recipe a try this summer? Do you have your own ways of making healthier versions of the popular side? Have you ever tried or made a “deconstructed” potato salad before? What other cook-out dishes would you want to see made a little healthier? Share with us and with each other!

How These Simple Changes Can Keep Your Car Cool All Summer Long!



Planning a summer road trip? If so, then let’s take some time to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape before you add any extra wear and tear in that oppressive heat. So, pop open your hood and follow these simple tips before you set off on that sunny vacay!

  1. Don’t neglect that radiator

    Sure, we all have the habit of checking our oil every 7,000 miles or so, but how often do you examine the coolant in your radiator? All you need to do is pop your hood and see whether the liquid reaches the “full” line. If it looks a bit scant, then replenish with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water.

    It’s also important to note that coolant hoses can become damaged over time; so, while you are under the hood, be sure to examine it for any cracks, holes, or marks of wear.

  2. Maintain your battery

    It’s no secret that hot weather can really take its toll on your car’s battery. In fact, it’s a common misconception that winter is the worst time for car battery life—as it turns out, more of them die during the summertime!

    To combat this, it’s important that you make sure all terminals are corrosion-free and that your water levels are normal. To clean those terminals, use a baking soda mixture – you can learn how to do this here – and as far as water goes, refill with distilled H2O only.

  3. Give your A/C some TLC

    It may seem like a no-brainer to maintain your car’s air conditioning before summer hits, but we thought that a gentle reminder wouldn’t hurt! Before you take it straight in for a wellness check, first do this simple test at home:

    Start by putting a thermometer in the vent and start cranking that A/C; once the number levels out, write it down, then consult your car’s manual to see how cold the temperature should get when idling.

  4. Keeping your cabin cool will keep you cool

    OK, so this one doesn’t necessarily have to do with the overall health of your car, but we thought we would add it so that you don’t end up enduring symptoms of heat stroke while on your way to the beach!

    It probably goes without saying, but always try to park under a shady spot, and before you lock up, pop in a reflecting sun visor to cover your windshield. If you have leather interior, then drape light-colored towels over the seats and steering wheel. This one simple step will save you from having to turn on the A/C to “cool down” the car before you get in!

You definitely don’t need to be a mechanic to complete these, right? To learn about even more helpful car cooling tips, be sure to click on the video below!

What do you think of these car maintenance reminders? Do you perform these checks regularly? Are there any other ways you keep your car cool in the summertime? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!