How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it


Apple just released a brand new software update for its mobile device lineup. If you install it on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, it will break your phone. That’s right, Apple’s meticulous quality control team allowed iOS 8.0.1 to be released with some of the worst bugs we’ve ever seen; after installing the update on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, your phone will no longer be able to connect to cellular networks and Touch ID will not work anymore.

Luckily, there’s a relatively easy fix.

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Age, not gender, is the new income divide in Canada, study finds

Financial Post | Business

OTTAWA — Age, not gender, is increasingly at the heart of income inequality in Canada, says a new study that warns economic growth and social stability will be at risk if companies don’t start paying better wages.

The Conference Board of Canada findings suggest younger workers in Canada are making less money relative to their elders regardless of whether they’re male or female, individuals or couples, and both before and after tax.

The average disposable income of Canadians between the ages of 50 and 54 is now 64% higher than that of 25- to 29-year-olds, the report found. That’s up from 47% in the mid-1980s.

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Conference Board vice-president David Stewart-Patterson, one of the study’s co-authors, said the economic think-tank was motivated to undertake the study due to a wealth of “anecdotal evidence” that suggests Canadian youth are falling behind economically.

“We all know the stories — all our…

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China’s Alibaba launches record public stock offering


Updated at 11:55 a.m. ET Friday

Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday after pricing at $68 a piece last night, launching the biggest IPO in U.S. history.

Shares in Alibaba opened significantly higher, at $92.70, on their debut Friday morning.

The stock offering is expected to raise at least $21.8 billion. However, CNBC reported Friday morning that underwriters may make use of an overallotment option, which is called a “green shoe,” meaning more shares of the company could be sold, potentially raising over $25 billion and making the IPO the biggest in history.

The stock sale places the company in the ranks of the most valuable Internet companies with a market capitalization of some $168 billion, exceeding industry standard bearers like Amazon [fortune-stock symbol=”AMZN”, Yahoo [fortune-stock symbol=”YHOO”] and Twitter [fortune-stock symbol=”TWTR”]. It also puts an exclamation point on China’s rapid rise…

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Dusting ‘Em Off: The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

Consequence of Sound

Pat Levy (PL): When discussing legendary figures, be they in music or sports or any other field, it’s rarely their debut that grabs the headlines. You recount all the successes that span their entire career, a series of peaks that earned them the title of legend. The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die is as strong a statement as you can make with your first impression, a powerful mix of radio-ready hits and dark, introspective tunes from the New York hardcore master.

Ready to Die and Illmatic both came out in 1994 and gave New York City the shot in the arm it needed, pushing it right to the forefront of the hip-hop conversation. But while Illmatic has enjoyed 20 years of being the consensus greatest rap album of all time, it’s hardly a record you would throw on at a party, and while Ready to Die has its moments of…

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How to find the next Apple Inc.

Financial Post | Business

Everybody is looking for the next Apple Inc. — at least they should be — as companies with 10% surplus free cash flow yields are hard to come by.

Apple’s annual surplus FCF after capex and limited shareholder payouts equated to a remarkable 10% of its total market cap when the stock bottomed in mid-2013.

The combination of an inexpensive valuation and large cash position prompted activist investors to push Apple’s management for higher shareholder payouts. Its market cap has since risen some US$300-billion.

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Citi Research’s global strategy team noted that only 16 companies in the world traded on a similar valuation as Apple did a year ago.

They searched the globe for companies trading on a 10% surplus yield and found only 11 names — nine of which are in Korea or Japan — that are also attracting interest from activist investors. The companies must also have…

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Negrophobia: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and America’s Fear of Black People


Phobias are lethal. This summer’s series of prominent killings of unarmed Black men, Michael Brown being the most covered, have forced me to come to terms with my own fear: I am an arachnophobe.

A few nights ago, I noticed a dark spot in my periphery. Suddenly it twitched. My stomach dropped. The dark spot was a five-inch spider, looking as if it had muscle and bone. There was no possible way I could sleep soundly until the behemoth was neutralized. I scrambled to find a shoe, then swung it with all my might. With a clap of thunder, the big dark enemy was no more; flattened to a wall stencil. Relief.

Phobias are extreme aversions. They are embedded deep in our psyches, activated when we come face-to-face with the thing we fear. For me, spiders trigger overreactions. For others, it can be people.

Black people.

Before there was Michael…

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