I have friends in their 90s who literally live on the interest earned on CDs. I simply can't imagine doing that in such a low interest environment. The amount of capital needed to fund a retirement is so very much more than a quality portfolio of increasing dividend stocks. Moreover, the value of those CDs … Continue reading “Low risk” retirement portfolios are unlikely to keep up with the cost of living over a long retirement
https://www.ubergizmo.com/2018/10/survey-shows-popular-apple-watch-activities/ Survey Shows The Most Popular Things Users Do With Their Apple Watch By Tyler Lee on 10/05/2018 02:44 PDT People get smartwatches like the Apple Watch for all kinds of reasons. Some buy it for fitness purposes, some buy it for smart features it offers, some buy it because it’s trendy, and the list goes on. … Continue reading What do owners DO with their Apple Watches? (My list has an entirely different order)
LILY HAY NEWMAN GEAR 10.24.18 07:00 AM GOOGLE IS PUTTING MORE PRIVACY CONTROLS DIRECTLY IN SEARCH ALAMY GOOGLE HAS FACED mounting criticism about how it manages your data and lets you control what Google holds. But a new tool that the company says it has been working on for months aims to make it easier for you to understand what … Continue reading Wired’s take on Google making privacy controls easier to find
https://www.buzzfeed.com/elliewoodward/rom-coms-to-watch-if-you-dont-like-them 17 Rom-Coms That Are Actually Really, Really Good — Especially If You Don't Usually Like Them If you thought they're all the same, think again. Posted on October 6, 2018, at 7:06 a.m. Ellie Woodward BuzzFeed Staff We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community which rom-com they'd recommend to a person who doesn't usually like them. Here are the best … Continue reading Don’t skip rom-Com (romantic comedies) just because of the label
'Silenced': Leading reef research centre faces axe after funding miss By Peter Hannam 26 October 2018 — 1:56pm One of the world's premier coral reef research centres has failed to secure Australian Research Council funding, placing in doubt the science hub even as the Great Barrier Reef faces another bout of bleaching. The council confirmed in … Continue reading When are people going to realize that climate change is here now and must be addressed?
These sorts of articles make me laugh. This is the golden age of TV (definitely) and not half bad for movies. Anybody who has seen everything they already wanted to see isn't human (maybe they have clones?) https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Secret-Netflix-codes-are-the-key-to-unlocking-13335661.php Secret Netflix codes are the key to unlocking movies galore By Marcy de Luna Updated 9:42 am CDT, Sunday, October … Continue reading How to get into the depths of Netflix
https://www.wweek.com/news/2018/10/20/alcohol-and-cannabis-have-created-more-oregon-jobs-than-tech-in-the-past-decade/ Alcohol and Cannabis Have Created More Oregon Jobs Than Tech in the Past Decade State figures show technology jobs pay vastly more but there are fewer of them. GoodLife brewery in Bend, Ore. (Keely Damara) By Nigel Jaquiss | Published October 20 at 8:12 AM Updated October 20 at 8:12 AM New figures from the Oregon … Continue reading Higher paying jobs, but fewer of them — better than lots of jobs in the service economy?
http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/12/13/how-to-calibrate-an-apple-watch-for-accurate-pace-calorie-measurements How to calibrate an Apple Watch for accurate pace & calorie measurements By Roger Fingas Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 07:09 am PT (10:09 am ET) The Apple Watch is pretty adept as a fitness device, but every person has different dimensions, which can lead to varying pace, distance, and calorie results for the same activity … Continue reading How to make sure your Apple Watch calorie and distance measurements are accurate
A new format for paperbacks... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/business/mini-books-pocket-john-green.html Tiny Books Fit in One Hand. Will They Change the Way We Read? Dutton, a Penguin Random House imprint, has just released its first batch of mini books, with a box set of novels by the best-selling author John Green. Dutton began selling miniature editions of contemporary and classic … Continue reading A new format for paperbacks that will appeal to those with young eyes
I still have to run Windows under Parallels Desktop so that I can run the PC version of Quicken. Otherwise I would no longer have the pleasure seeing the occasional blue screen or the totally inexplicable error messages for which there are no apparent solutions. But this problem is a new one to me. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-edge-fake-google-chrome/ … Continue reading Yet another reason I’m glad I’m Apple all the way (except for my Kindles)
https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/23/facebook-meseenger-4-update Facebook rolling out new Messenger 4 app update with simplified navigation, dark mode, customizable chat bubbles, more Peter Cao - Oct. 23rd 2018 11:51 am PT @iPeterCao APPS & UPDATES 8 Comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Facebook has announced today in a blog post that the much-anticipated Messenger 4 update for mobile is rolling out … Continue reading Messenger 4 about to drop — lots of new features to check out
https://www.macworld.com/article/3314978/macs/new-macbooks-what-we-want-vs-what-well-probably-get.html New MacBooks: What we want vs. what we'll (probably) get Apple may be a week away from announcing new MacBook laptops. They’ll probably have some of what we want, and some of what we don’t. By Jason Cross Staff Writer, Macworld | OCT 23, 2018 3:00 AM PT Apple’s holding an event on October 30, and we assume that … Continue reading What’s going to happen to MacBooks on October 30th? 10AM Eastern Daylight Time