Dear Heloise: Why can't people use the complete words these days? For instance: "congrats" instead of "congratulations," "refi" instead of "refinance," "celeb" in place of "celebrity" or "intro" instead of "introduction." There are more such examples, but these come to mind right now. -- Billie M., New Braunfels, Texas
What is chocolate, vanilla or chestnut, speckled or dapple gray, loves jelly beans, apples and carrots and stands smaller than 34 inches (at the withers)?
Santa Ynez senior Henry Allen was the Pirate's nominee for the 2020 Northern Santa Barbara County Athletic Round Table Male Scholar Athlete of the Year award. Allen carries a 4.87 GPA at Santa Ynez.
Some quick, easy-to-pack foods include dried fruit, cheese, crackers, lunch meat, rice cakes, yogurt, applesauce, cottage cheese and fruit, such as apples, oranges, nectarines, plums and bananas. Use a reusable container to pack them, if you can.
Here's what $52,000 will get you when it comes to Apple's new Mac Pro.
The Japanese macaques in Jigokudani Monkey Park begin most days with a relaxing dip in their own private hot tub.
The snow monkeys' onsen practice isn't solely about warming their bodies or bobbing for apples -- like the Japanese and visitors to Japan, they seem to appreciate onsen for its stress-reducing properties.
TRUMP, looking back at his recent trip to Austin, Texas: "Then on Monday I flew to Texas, the great state of Texas and I opened up an Apple computer plant." — Florida rally.
TRUMP: “Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!” — tweet Wednesday.
The day that discount shoppers have waited for all year is practically here.
Apple is giving away a free year of its new Apple TV+ streaming service with purchase of an Apple device.
See how much the tech press showers attention on the top five companies: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, while Microsoft gets the cold shoulder.
Sure, it’s still hot outside and the leaves aren’t exactly falling off trees yet, but if you’re already ordering your pumpkin spice latte daily, can’t wait to pull your sweater collection out of storage, and planned your Halloween costume in July, you know it’s never too early to incorporate fall home decor trends. These lovely handmade candles will fill your home with all the fall scents you love even if it still feels more like summer outside.
Apple's iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements — but in some cases, only if you take the time to understand how they work.
Google and Facebook have long made it easy to sign into third-party services without having to create new accounts — and new passwords to remember. Trouble is, by leaning on those companies, you're also opening the door for them to collect more data about you. You may find that disheartening given numerous privacy lapses, especially involving Facebook.
Even if you've denied location access, apps might be able to infer it through Bluetooth connections. A retail store, for instance, might have Bluetooth beacon trackers to detect people who have its app installed. Now, apps must specially ask for that permission. (There are exceptions when a music app, for instance, wants to stream to headphones you've already paired with the phone.)
A new setting lets you silence unknown callers. You'll still hear from numbers you've recently called or ones stored in your contacts, as well as from numbers the digital assistant Siri finds in other apps, such as within your emails. But the iPhone will assume everything else is spam and send it straight to voicemail.
Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models, but there was an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model. As i…
There wasn't a lot of excitement in Apple's iPhone 11 announcement. But shareholders are still jazzed as Apple's stock is up a whopping 35% this year.
Apple unveiled new iPhones that are largely unchanged from previous models and accompanied by an unexpected price cut for the cheapest model, …
Researchers say food and drinks rich in flavonoids, such as apples and green tea, can reduce your risk for cancer and heart disease.
Preparing healthy meals at home can save you money and help you stay healthy, but sometimes the idea of chopping and dicing veggies at the end of a long work day is enough to push you toward a takeout dinner. Fortunately, meal prep can be a whole lot easier with one simple, affordable, kitchen tool: this veggie cutter and spiralizer from Fullstar.
If you have a hard avocado and you need it to be soft in a day or so, simply place it in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple and fold the top to close it up. The natural ethylene gases emitted by the other fruit will cause the avocado to ripen faster. Depending on how hard your avocado is, it might take a couple of days.