Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8

“The minute you download and install iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad, you should take note of these privacy steps in order to lock down your device.

iOS 8 has a number of new features tied to your location. It also has new privacy settings, allowing users to limit how long data is stored for, such as message expiry features and new private browsing settings.

Before you do anything like customizing your phone, loading new apps, or syncing your data for the first time, these first seven settings need to be checked, and if necessary, changed.

Some examples-
-Limit apps from tracking your location in the background<
-Allow iMessages, voice, and video to expire over time
-Prevent apps from accessing, uploading your data”( via zdnet.com) by ack Whittaker for Between the Lines

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The Inflight Reader App Offers Travelers Free Magazines

“Inflight Digital announced a new app, the Inflight Reader App, which allows travelers to download magazines for 24 hours onto their tablets and smart phones while traveling.

The app senses when a user is inside one of the more than 500 airports across the country and then unlocks a library of different magazine titles and allows users the opportunity to select their favorite publications. The magazine is gone after 24 hours. For others who want to continue reading, they can purchase the magazine within the app.”(via theurbandaily.com) by Shenequa A. Golding

The Inflight Reader app is  available for iPads, Kindle Fire HDs and Android tablets.

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Take two separate trips. Earn one night FREE at over 1,500 hotels!

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Enter to win a trip to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival

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15 ways to beat Jet Lag

“From headaches and exhaustion, to disturbed sleep to even diarrhoea, the symptoms of jetlag can be a nightmare for frequent flyers.

The reason why travellers jetting around the world suffer is due to the body’s natural 24-hour clock being disrupted by crossing time zones, according to a new infographic.

The visual (click below) explains how jetlag is caused by the direction of a flight – not its length.  

And reveals that over-60s are even more susceptible to the symptoms than younger holidaymakers.

Compiled by Thomas Cook, the infographic offers holidaymakers advice about what they can do to ease jetlag – including wearing sunglasses and drinking lots of water on board the flight.

Other ideas include staying on ‘home time’ for short trips, seeking sunshine in the afternoon when travelling east, and taking short naps to recover lost sleep. ” (via dailymail.co.uk) by TRAVELMAIL REPORTER

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8 Winter Getaways That Make for Inexpensive Summer Escapes

“The Caribbean, the West Coast, and North America’s ski resorts…. During the winter months, these spots are bustling with tourists who are either looking to escape the cold, or are seeking it out for that fresh powder. But summer months see their crowds dispersing for destinations like the beaches of the East Coast, Europe, and theme parks around the world, where temperatures are generally high — as are the prices.

That’s why we think it’s a great idea to not overlook your favorite wintery getaway as a possible summertime escape. Not only are hotel rates nearly cut in half, but winter destinations can be just as fun (dare we say more so?!) in the summer as they are during peak season.

Here are eight popular winter destinations where you can enjoy an amazing, and affordable, summer getaway! ” (via abcnews.go.com) by Jane Reynolds – oyster.com

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Travel’s Best Summer Foods 2014

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“From ice cream at Hawaii’s Matsumoto to lobster at Martha’s Vineyard’s Beach Plum, our advisors are giving you the best picks in summer foods and where to eat them in 2014.

here’s #1 of 10 - Best Ballpark Food

Steering away from the ballpark classics (i.e., peanuts, hot dogs, French fries) we’ve got our eye on the best ballpark food at Washington DC’s Nationals Park stadium: the roasted cauliflower sandwich from Chef Mike Isabella’s G. “There is no better bite during a ballgame than a sandwich from G,” says Nevin Martell. “Choose from a ragù-rich chicken Parmesan accented with Thai basil or a roasted cauliflower soaked with poppy paprika lemon vinaigrette,” add Martell. The roasted cauliflower sandwich packs a flavorful punch, especially for vegetarians or vegans looking for something delightful at the game.”(via travelchannel.com)

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-Three nights hotel accommodations in Long Beach, NY
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THE 10 BEST CELEBRITY HANGOUTS IN CABO SAN LUCAS

“President Obama may have visited Cabo for the G20 economic summit of world leaders, but the vast majority of high-profile celebrities who come to Cabo San Lucas are seeking weekend rest and relaxation away from the dream factories of Hollywood.

Cabo is a mere two-hour flight from California’s entertainment capital, and proximity – as well as a winning combination of luxe seaside resorts, beautiful beaches, and world-class spas and golf courses – have helped make this resort city at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula the de rigeur getaway destination for some of the world’s most famous people.

It’s relatively easy to share the same hotels and resorts as Hollywood royalty. All you need is enough money to stay at the sort of places where infinity pools, five-star restaurants and private butlers are considered standard amenities.” (via 10best.com ) by Chris Sands

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Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her life

“Maya Angelou, who died at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives — as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer.

To learn more about her, step inside museums from California to Georgia and find an exhibition that features the extraordinary woman who so eloquently informed us all about poverty, racism and abuse.

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets, Washington, D.C.: Recently the museum started to display a portrait of Angelou that was unveiled last month. During the ceremony, Angelou flashed her magnificent smile — one that flashed right back from the painting by Ross Rossin.

–Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., L.A.: Angelou’s life journey is on display in an exhibition called“Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves.” She is one of four subjects — along with comedian Billy Crystal, Grammy winner Carlos Santana and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre — who shared what dreams inspired them the most.” (via latimes.com) by MARY FORGIONE

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