• If you recently updated your iPad or iPhone to iOS 9 but don't know where to start with all its new features, we've put together a handy list to help you get acquainted. Some of these tips are only available for iPad, but there’s still plenty here for iPhone users can't take advantage of some of these tips that have helped us get more out of our Apple devices with the new system update.

    WiFi assist can be found under Settings>Cellular and scrolling to the bottom of your apps.WiFi assist can be found under Settings>Cellular and scrolling to the bottom of your apps.Wi-Fi Assist

    Ever have trouble connecting to your office or home Wi-Fi network and think you'd be better off simply using your smartphone data plan instead? Rather than manually switching from one connection to the other, Apple has now made that transition seamless with the Wi-Fi Assist fix which will drop your struggling Wi-Fi signal in favour of a more stable cellular connection. Fear not, those of you on slimmer data plans can turn this feature off in the Settings menu.

    Low Power Mode

    Next to the price of a smartphone, battery life comes in at a close second on the importance scale for many

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  • 'My dog was driving': Florida DUI suspect tells cops during arrest

    When police arrested Reliford Cooper, he maintained that he 'wasn’t driving the car'

    (Photo: Manatee County Sheriff)(Photo: Manatee County Sheriff)A Florida man provided a real humdinger of an excuse for his wildly erratic driving: his dog was behind the wheel.

    It began late Wednesday evening, reports ABC Action News Tampa Bay, when a local deputy spotted a white car ripping at high speeds through a residential neighbourhood in Manatee County. 

    Instead of pulling over when requested, the driver, later discovered to be one Reliford Cooper, put the pedal to the metal and ripped off down the street. It would seem his driving skills were not at their sharpest on this particular evening, as he promptly drove into a ditch, then through another ditch and finally directly into a neighbourhood home.

    But the poor decision-making of Mr. Cooper did not stop there, for instead of stoically admitting defeat and giving himself up to authorities, he instead bolted from the vehicle, and ran down the street into a church — but not before inexplicably taking off his T-shirt and leaving it on the street outside.

    It didn’t take long for the pastor to

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  • VOTES4NUDES: Instagram campaign will send you nudes if you vote

    The Instagram-based campaign launched Tuesday and already has more than 8,000 supporters.


    Getting young people to the voting booth is always a hot-button campaign topic.

    A 24-year-old sexuality studies student from Montreal has come up with an interesting answer to the eternal question: if you prove you’ve voted, you’ll receive a nude photo.

    One of the women behind the campaign (Sluts Against Harper) goes by the alias Jessica Simps, Motherboard reported.

    The Instagram-based campaign launched Tuesday and already has more than 8,000 supporters.

    If you provide proof that you voted in a direct message to the account, you will receive a nude photo from one of the men and women running the campaign, based on your sexuality.


    In an interview with BuzzFeed Canada, Simps said the concept of the Instagram account started by fluke.

    “The first thing I did was post a status on Facebook promising BJs for votes, but I think that scared too many people away because it’s not realistic. Instagram’s a great platform for keeping people feeling anonymous enough, and safe. And the word

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  • Turns out that Russian missile producers aren’t the only ones with problematic drinking habits. Scientists stationed in one of the most remote locations in the world are also turning to the bottle at inopportune times – namely, on the job.

    A safety audit conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) concluded that scientists, military personal, and civilians stationed at research facilities around the South Pole are causing concern with their drinking habits. The audit found that a host of violations, including one employee who was making his or her own alcoholic concoction.

    Other violations that were apparently taking place at McMurdo, Palmer and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations included employees showing up to work drunk, a case of beer stashed under a desk in a science lab, brawls and reports of indecent exposure. Human resources reported to auditors that they used a breathalyzer on an employee only once to determine their level of intoxication.

    Although there are bars and a

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    The Bavarian Forestry Minister inadvertently took his work home with him, after starting a fire in his back yard that required a slew of firefighters to put out.

    Helmut Brunner dumped the remains of a bonfire held on his property into a wooded area of his backyard last weekend. He was unaware that there were hot embers in the residue, and the blaze quickly spread.

    A passing motorist alerted officials to the fire and the minister called them a short time later.

    According to the Telegraph, 22 firemen were called to the scene and a total of 4,000 litres of water was used to fight the blaze.

    “I completely underestimated it,” he told Bavarian radio. “This is really embarrassing. You can’t be too careful.”

    This is particularly embarrassing for the minister, who’s spent most of the summer issuing warnings about the dangers of forest fires in the region.

    To add, ahem, fuel to the fire, it was also reported that the minster broke one of his own rules of burning garden waste on a public holiday.

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  • A Texas police officer is under investigation after it was found he was mailing out speeding tickets without actually pulling anyone over.

    Houston news channel KHOU 11 discovered that David Carter, a 13-year veteran on the city’s police force, wrote several tickets without making a traffic stop.

    One resident claims he received a ticket for doing 90 miles per hour in a 60 zone – when he was not even in the area.

    “I was down south in South Texas, so I’m like, well how am I speeding in Houston if I’m out of town?” Emanuel Morfin told KHOU 11.

    “It was kind of ridiculous, I was kind of shocked.”

    Larry Karson, a criminal justice professor at the University of Houston, told the news channel that Carter abused his authority, and, according to records, wrote that he made the alleged traffic stops in his own car – not in his patrol car.

    “He’s actually making the situation worse, because what he’s doing is he’s becoming another vehicle flying down at 90 miles an hour and no one knows that he is

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  • When most people think of family heirlooms that get passed down from generation to generation, perhaps the visions of an antique wedding dress, an old photo album, a quilt, or a precious piece of jewelry come to mind. But for one family in Indiana, the family heirloom is a great picture day sweater that’s been handed down from one generation to the next for 61 years.

    The current owner of the sweater is seven-year-old boy Brady Gose, who wore the sweater to his first grade picture day last week, the same way his father Chuck did back in 1982. The sweater’s journey began back in 1954, when Brady’s great uncle wore it. Brady’s grandfather then got the sweater four years later and ever since then it’s made its way around.

    The youngest of the sweater wearers, Brady already knows he’s going to hand it

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  • Meet Auli'i Cravalho, Disney's newest princess

    The 14-year-old will play Moana

    The thought of becoming a Disney princess as a child is something that many young girls dreamed of.

    That dream came true for 14-year-old Oahu native Auli'i Cravalho. 

    She was recently cast as Disney’s newest princess for the upcoming movie Moana, io9 reported.

    Disney released a video of her audition, which shows the exact moment she finds out she received the part. Cravalho was one of the thousands of girls who auditioned for the role.

    The story is about a young girl from the South Pacific who sets sail to learn about the mysteries of her ancestors. Cravalho will star alongside Dwayne Johnson and Alan Tudyk.

    Moana will hit theatres Nov. 23, 2016. 

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  • It’s not quite clear if it was a slap, or a scratch, but whatever it was it has landed a city commissioner in Dothan, Alabama with misdemeanour assault charges.

    Amos Newsome has been charged with third degree assault and slapped with $500 bond following a confrontation between him and a reporter on Tuesday, according to WTVY.

    Newsome had been facing some heat from the station and other local news outlets in the lead-up to a vote on his future over several voter fraud convictions related to his 2013 re-election in which he won by 13 votes.

    In video of the incident, senior reporter Ken Curtis asked Newsome multiple times if he had plans to resign over the allegations.

    Newsome pushed Curtis aside as the two crossed the street from the Dothan City Convention Centre following a commission meeting and Curtis tells the commissioner, “You can’t do that.”

    As they reach the parking lot, Curtis still asking for comment, Newsome lashes out with an open hand seeming to claw Curtis in the face with

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  • The traffic jams on the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto don’t even come close to what Chinese motorists had to face this week.

    As the seven-day national holiday known as the ‘Golden Week’ wrapped up in China, thousands of motorists trying to return to the capital were stuck in a 50-lane traffic jam on the Beijing-Hong Kong-Macau Expressway.

    The shocking scenes captured by aerial footage show Beijing-bound vehicles in complete gridlock, a traffic jam caused by a new checkpoint added recently on either side of the toll booth. It reduced the 50-lane road to less than 20 lanes, according to the Daily Mail.

    Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam at the end of a week-long national holiday, in Beijing, China.Vehicles are seen stuck in a traffic jam at the end of a week-long national holiday, in Beijing, China.

    Many motorists were reportedly spotted leaving their vehicles and taking a stroll just to kill the time.

    According to the National Tourism Administration in China, the number of Chinese people traveling during the ‘Golden Week’ was expected to reach a record high.

    The China Tourism Academy estimated that almost half the country’s population would be traveling during the seven-day long

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