Americans more concerned about health care than taxes in 2018

A mom and her children visit their pediatrician. Photo: Dominick Reuter / AFP via Getty Almost half of Americans in a new Associated Press-NORC poll say health care is their top concern going into 2018. Health care outpaced other issues, like taxes, immigration and climate change, by more than 15 percentage points. Why it matters: Congress and President Trump rushed to pass an overhaul of the tax system after failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Although Republicans may not spend more political capital on health care next year, the issue won’t go away as the public…

Read More

iOS 11.1.1 Update Now Available to Download, Brings ‘i’ Autocorrect Fix and More

HIGHLIGHTS iOS 11.1.1 is available for iOS 11-compatible Apple devices It fixes issue that autocorrecter “i” with “A” and a special character Apple has also addressed issue with “Hey Siri” hotword Apple has released the iOS 11.1.1 update for all iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The update, which is now available to download, has notably fixed the annoying issue that was autocorrecting the letter “i” to the letter “A” and a symbol. Last week, Apple had published a three-step guide as a temporary workaround to help users overcome the autocorrect…

Read More

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC Detailed: Kryo 385 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, Secure Processing Unit, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 enhances overall performance by up to 25 percent Snapdragon 845 features Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP The chip comes with Snapdragon X20 LTE modem Just a day after its formal announcement, Qualcomm on Wednesday revealed the major components making Snapdragon 845 a compelling processor for next-generation flagship Android devices. The new SoC is based on the company’s custom Kryo 385 architecture that is touted to speed up the performance by up to 25 percent compared with last year’s Snapdragon 835, while an Adreno 630 GPU is available to enhance on-screen graphics. The San…

Read More

Xiaomi Says Planning to Set Up More Manufacturing Plants in India

Xiaomi India, popular for its smartphone brand, has plans to set up more plants and add capacity to manufacture phone and products in other categories. The company currently has three manufacturing plants – two for phones in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and one for power banks in Noida, its Vice-President Manu Jain told reporters in Hyderabad. “We are definitely exploring. We want to add more capacity. We want to set up more plants, not just for phones, even for other categories like Mi-band. There are many other categories…,” he said….

Read More

Google Maps Now Shows Parking Spots, Gets Parking Difficulty Icon in More Cities

HIGHLIGHTS Google Maps is adding a new feature that car-riders will appreciate The company is also bringing Parking Spot feature to more cities Neither of the features are available in India just yet You can now count on Google Maps to help you find good parking spots in crowded malls and other places, thanks to the latest effort from Google as it continues to push the reach and use cases of its mapping service. Android users who rely on Google Maps will now see a new Find parking option when they type a destination, Google said….

Read More

Hectic lifestyle push Metro Manilans to dine out more

QUICK-SERVE MEALS Diners often consider a restaurant’s accessibility to work and home, fast service and affordable prices when they eat out, a Nielsen survey said. —INQUIRER PHOTO It used to be that eating out was a way of celebrating special occasions.  These days, it has become a routine among Metro Manila consumers who have to contend with a hectic lifestyle and the worsening traffic. Online information on new dining places and food offerings has also fueled this phenomenon, according to the latest report by the market research firm Nielsen, which…

Read More

Pesto Mania: From Moringa Pesto to Spinach, Peanut Butter and More!

Make cooking fun by daring to explore myriad flavours and reinventing old recipes to arrive at something new and spectacular. Pesto, the popular Italian sauce, is one such example that knows no bound in terms of creativity. Gone are the days when the recipe strictly called for basil leaves and pine nuts, the two main ingredients that are credited for giving pesto its appetising colour and flavour. Modern cooks are exploring all sorts of nuts and veggies to arrive at lip-smacking pesto variations to give a spin to their regular dishes. Making…

Read More

Mumbai University declares 4 more no-teaching days for paper evaluation

After four no-teaching days for teachers to concentrate on exam paper evaluation, the University of Mumbai has extended the non-instructional days by four more days. In a circular issued Thursday evening, officiating Director of Examination Deepak Wasave extended the non-instructional days till July 31, for only the Arts, Law and Commerce faculties. The university has taken the decision in a bid to meet the July 31 deadline for result declaration set by Chancellor and Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao. The circular clarifies that the Science and Technology faculty is through with…

Read More

All about Japan’s green tea and more: 5 most effective drinks that help in weight loss

Before we tell you what are the fluids that can help you lose weight, here are some of the things that won’t. Say goodbye to diet drinks and soda which are filled with carbon dioxide and trigger a hunger hormone which lead to over-eating and weight gain. Instead, here’s a list of 5 drinks to incorporate in your diet: Matcha green tea can help boost memory and lose weight. *Matcha tea: This green tea from Japan is the latest health food ingredient. And among its many benefits which range from boosting memory to helping you…

Read More

YouTube TV to be available in more markets very soon

Announced back in February this year and launched in the month of April, YouTube TV is currently only available in a handful of markets in the US, including Chicago, LA, NYC, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. However, that’s soon going to change, as Google has now announced that the service will be available in more markets in near future. Specifically, the Mountain View, California based company said the service will be available in 10 more markets in the next couple of weeks. These include Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C.,…

Read More