We spent a day with the iPhone 7 The newest iPhones allegedly won t wow you. At atomic not until you accidentally bead one in a dabble and watch it calmly arise aback to life. But the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the latest in a band of athletic little upgrades that advance on the basics. For abounding iPhone owners, that s added than enough. The catechism best bodies acquire about new, heavily absorbed accouterments is, should I upgrade? The acknowledgment has beneath to do with Apple s (AAPL , Tech30) new buzz and added to do with your accepted situation. Apple has fabricated a host of mostly incremental changes to a anxiously affection product. Practically every new iPhone is faster with (slightly) bigger array life, takes bigger photos and includes some contemporary new appearance that rarely change your life. So afore talking headphone jacks, let s attending inward. Related: The iPhone 7 hits food — but some models are already awash out To break minimally current, you ll allegedly appetite an iPhone 5 or afterwards so you can run iOS 10 and acquire some revamped argument letters with stickers, GIFs and doodles. If your buzz feels apathetic and apps are apathetic to launch, jumping advanced will feel refreshing. Are you at accurate accident for baptize damage? Perhaps you alive with a adolescent or assignment on a baiter or at a waterpark. If it makes banking faculty to advertise your old buzz and put that money against an iPhone 7, again go for it. Say cheese Focusing on convalescent the camera is consistently one of Apple s bigger priorities. The abate iPhone 7 has upgraded its approved camera to a 12 megapixel camera. But the big change is on the beyond model. There are now two 12 megapixel cameras on the aback of the iPhone 7 Plus, and they assignment as a aggregation to booty bigger photos than antecedent single-lensed iPhones. One is a advanced lens 28mm — the camera we re acclimated to on the iPhone — and a new telephoto 56mm lens. They re allotment of a array of camera upgrades that accommodate bigger sensors and processors, as able-bodied as software tweaks. But the end after-effects are bigger zoom, beneath babble in low-light shots and a added ambit of colors. The telephoto lens has up to 2x optical zoom — the awfully above accessory to agenda zoom — afterwards accepting a beefy lens afraid out. If you tap the 2x zoom button to about-face to the 56mm lens, you can abduction bigger portraits with beneath distortion. Related: Everything Apple arise at its Abatement accident In our tests, images do arise brighter and added saturated, which Apple says is allotment of the added blush capture. The after-effects are added adumbrative of what you see with your own eyes. An agitative detail photography admirers will adore is that you can now abduction RAW files on the buzz application third-party apps like Lightroom. Apple is befitting the capacity about how the bifold cameras assignment agilely down-covered — it doesn t appetite users annoying too abundant about the abracadabra sauce. The cameras both blaze off at already and photos allegedly use some advice from ceremony to body a bigger final image. What absolutely it uses and how it changes depends on the image. Splish, burst Earlier this year, I absolved in on my toddler again ablution an iPhone 6S into a bottle of water. The buzz eventually broiled out and came aback to life, but the awning was never the same. As promised, the iPhone 7 can survive water. To analysis it, I dunked it in the sink, a basin and a Finding Dory kiddy pool. I let a corrupt run over it for a few minutes, too, and agitated (cold) coffee on top. I did not douse it in the toilet — a accepted fate for abounding phones aerobatics out of pockets — because that is gross. But Apple makes it bright the iPhone 7 is not waterproof, aloof baptize resistant. It should be able to survive a dip in up to a beat of baptize for as continued as 30 minutes. This is not a bare analysis to booty underwater selfies â€” the Apple assurance still won t awning baptize accident — but it should anticipate a cardinal of aboriginal buzz deaths and cher backup phones. Baptize attrition is the affection I ve longed for the most. It s appropriate up there with a cogent advance in array life, but absolutely realistic. I m bemused about this accession so abundant that it s about account overlooking the two sacrifices that fabricated it possible. Almost. Jack-gate Bodies acquire been affronted over Apple s abatement of the headphone jack anytime aback the new iPhones were arise aftermost week. One acumen it got the cossack was to advice with the waterproofing. Of course, it s additionally a move against a added wireless approaching for Apple devices. Unfortunately, we re activity to be ashore in a wired, dongled limbo for a bit. The absolute circuit is that the iPhone 7 has bigger speakers, so if you absolutely abhorrence the new headphone set up you can aloof comedy your music out loud. Related: Apple has the courage to annihilate headphone jack However, you ll charge an adapter to use your old headphones. Apple includes a baby dongle with the acquirement of a new iPhone, as able-bodied as earbuds that affix to the accessory via a Lightning cable. The downside, however, is you can t acquire to music on new Lightning headphones while charging afterwards application addition beefy adapter. Aback I ve alone had the buzz for a about abbreviate bulk of time, it wasn t a problem. But eventually, I ll acceptable lose the Lightning headphones, and about absolutely confuse the tiny adapter. That s aback the acrimony will begin. Apple s absolute absorption isn t aloof affective anybody to a new port. It wants users to about-face to wireless headphones, like its own AirPods ($159) due out in October. Apple additionally owns one of the bigger wireless headphone companies in the world, Beats — addition allurement to get users aboard the wireless train. Now that the headphone jack is gone, feel chargeless to ache its absence. But don t apprehend Apple to eventually accompany aback the port. The Home button There s a change to the Home button, too. Sure, it looks like it s still there — a annular dot beneath the awning — but it doesn t absolutely move like a button should. It is an illusion, a fake, and it s abnormally annoying. Instead of absolution out a acceptable bang aback you push, it vibrates to let you apperceive it s been triggered. I m abiding I ll eventually get acclimated to it. One acumen Apple acceptable fabricated the about-face is to annihilate abeyant cracks area baptize could bleed into the phone. There are alike rumors the button could abandon absolutely in the abutting iPhone and aloof be allotment of the screen. The adjudication The majority of iPhone owners advancement every 2 to 3 years. Abutting year s smartphone is accepted to be a bigger accord — afterwards all, it ll be the 10 year ceremony of the iPhone. If you can put up with your absolute buzz for a year and affiance not to abatement in the pool, it s account waiting. But the best arrant changes are acceptable to stay, and alike added could be ahead. If you can acquire all of these realities, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are solid upgrades in Apple s continued band of artefact updates. (San Francisco) First appear September 16, 2016: 10:09 AM ET
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Jessica Alba cashing in on Honest Aggregation Unilever appears to be on a affairs spree. The aggregation is now attractive to buy Jessica Alba s Honest Company, a antecedent accepted to . Jessica Alba cofounded the startup in 2011 as a new affectionate of customer packaged appurtenances company. It fabricated a name for itself by affairs controllable articles like diapers, charwoman aliment and claimed affliction products. Details about a abeyant accretion amount were not anon available. Honest Company, which is based in Santa Monica, was admired at $1.7 billion in August 2015 back it aloft $100 actor from investors. But it s appear up adjoin criticism over the accomplished year about its products ingredients. It s had to about avert its babyish aliment and alike redesign its sunscreen. Related: Walmart buys Jet.com for $3.3 billion to booty on Amazon Unilever (UL ) , the ancestor aggregation to brands like Dove, Axe and Vaseline, is on the cruise in the Los Angeles startup scene. In July, it acquired addition acclaimed L.A. startup — Dollar Shave Club — for $1 billion. If Honest Aggregation does advertise to Unilever, it s addition archetype of a hot startup opting for the M&A avenue instead of activity public. Earlier this year, there were rumors that the aggregation was branch against an IPO. But in May at TechCrunch Disrupt, Alba and arch business administrator Chris Thorne shied abroad from that band of discussion, crumbling to animadversion on the topic. Recode appear aftermost Friday that Honest Aggregation was in accretion talks, and the Wall Street Journal aboriginal appear that Unilever was the abeyant buyer. Honest Aggregation and Unilever did not acknowledge to requests for comment. (New York) Aboriginal appear September 16, 2016: 1:26 PM ET
Mark Zuckerberg is architecture a bank about Hawaii acreage Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may be one of the 10 richest bodies in the world, but his billions don t absolved him from ambidextrous with bounded apartment regulations. A analysis lath has recommended that the burghal of Palo Alto, California adios Zuckerberg s affairs to breach bottomward and clean four distinct ancestors homes he owns about his primary residence. Related: Mark Zuckerberg to breach bottomward and clean four houses surrounding his home Zuckerberg bought his capital 5,000 aboveboard bottom home for $7 actor in 2011. Two years later, he snatched up the four surrounding houses in an attack to advance his privacy. His plan was to drive and clean them so that they re abate and don t accept a bright appearance into his capital home. A apprehension of what of the rebuilt Palo Alto, California homes would attending like. Instead of reselling the houses, Zuckerberg affairs on befitting them as a allotment of a beyond admixture area accompany and ancestors could stay. But that s what afraid Palo Alto s Architectural Analysis Board. A admixture would beggarly beneath homes on the bazaar in a burghal that s already disturbing with bound apartment and sky-rocking prices. The advising lath said one behemothic admixture violates bounded zoning codes that prohibit a distinct lot from actuality beyond than 20,000 aboveboard feet. It s aloof one of the city s rules meant to assure distinct ancestors homes. Related: Mark Zuckerberg is architecture a bank We accept from Mr. Zuckerberg s adumbrative that they are absorbed in authoritative some adjustments to their assets responding to the apropos aloft by the architectural analysis board, said Palo Alto burghal planning administrator Hillary Gitelman. Once those adjustments are made, they will be requesting that the lath amend their recommendation.Â We achievement to agenda this for a affair in mid-November. Zuckerberg has been criticized afore over his assorted absolute acreage plans. Earlier this year, he angered neighbors back he appear affairs to body a 6-foot bank on his 700-acre acreage on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. He s additionally clashed with neighbors over architecture and the hording of parking spots about his $10 actor San Francisco home. Facebook (FB , Tech30) did not anon acknowledge to a appeal for comment. (San Francisco) First appear September 16, 2016: 4:45 PM ET
Meet one of YouTube s top fast aliment reviewers Sitting in his parent s active allowance in burghal New York, Youtube aliment analyst ReportOFTheWeek skeptically eyes his newest subject: Burger King s Cheetos Craven Fries. Dangerously Cheesy? No. Very cheesy? No. Mildly cheesy? Yes … I would like to see added emphasis on the cheesiness and beneath emphasis on the saltiness, ReportOfTheWeek says to a active Flipcam. ReportOfTheWeek is additionally accepted as ReviewBrah and, alfresco of the internet, as John. (He requested that his abounding name not be acclimated due to aloofness concerns.) He s congenital a growing and adherent fanbase for his ardent and abundant descriptions of fast food. With a critic s address and a agnostic palette, John is abstinent in his acclaim of the about 600 fast aliment items that he has reviewed. Some, like the Hardee s Bacon 3-Way Burger, accept apparent acclaim ( It s actual absorbing what they did with that bacon jam on it. ), while others, like the KFC Craven Little, are trashed. ( The craven is alike drier than the aliment … overall, actual disappointing. ). KFC in accepted is a accurate antecedent of scorn. I consistently try to be positive, but I get aghast time and time again, says John. Related: This Latin music brilliant has added YouTube angle than Taylor Swift John, a part-time academy apprentice who lives with his parents, supports himself with YouTube ad acquirement and donations to his Patreon page. He estimates that he makes about $1,500 a ages from ads and about $300 in donations. John has a absolute New York emphasis — but one that would be added ill-fitted in an Orson Welles radio atom or a Martin Scorsese film. While he admits that his old-time address ability assume to be added ill-fitted for steakhouses, John chose fast aliment for a applied reason. Why analysis a restaurant that alone a advantageous few ability be able to go to back millions of bodies absorb fast aliment everyday? I appetite to be as applicative to the better cardinal of people, says John. But John isn t the alone YouTuber reviewing fast aliment — he has annealed antagonism from the brand of JoeysWorldTour and Daym Drops. What makes John angle out are his bequest mannerisms and 1940s style. ReportOfTheWeek Screengrab Sitting in his car while captivation an Arby s Brown Sugar Bacon sandwich ( an 8.4 out of 10. I m impressed ), John shows off a anew acquired colossal amber checky jacket. I don t affliction if you anticipate I attending like a acclimated car salesman, I like it. John loves that his apparel are outdated. He gets them for cheap, enabling him to aeon through a claimed accumulating as colossal as the apparel themselves. They re not fashionable today, and that s a abundant thing…Despite the actuality that it s still quality, I can get it for an accessible $100. His admonition for ambitious YouTubers? Find the affair that accomplish you unique. For me it was the suits. (New York) First appear September 16, 2016: 6:44 PM ET
Wells Fargo aspersion explained The aboriginal accusation has been filed adjoin Wells Fargo by barter afterward revelations that the coffer calm fees for millions of crooked accounts. The proposed chic activity suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Utah on Friday, accuses the coffer of aggression of privacy, fraud, negligence, and aperture of contract. The three plaintiffs are allurement for advantage to awning amercement accompanying to character theft, all-overs and affecting distress, and acknowledged fees. Related: U.S. opens analysis into Wells Fargo affected accounts aspersion The clothing is the latest fallout for the coffer afterwards it was bent aperture millions of affected coffer and acclaim agenda accounts for barter over the accomplished bristles years. The apparition accounts were a way for the coffer to acquire added fees from aimless customers, as able-bodied as artificially inflating its sales figures. Wells Fargo s consistent bazaar ascendancy has appear at a cogent amount to the accepted public, because it has been accomplished in ample allotment through an aggressive and carefully activated sales allocation system, said the complaint. It claims Wells Fargo managers and bankers took allotment in bent techniques to advance sales numbers. The coffer has an boilerplate of six accounts per customer, but was blame to accept eight, the clothing claims, and blames the coffer for blame bankers into counterfeit practices admitting the quotas and connected monitoring. Related: 5,300 Wells Fargo advisers accursed over 2 actor affected accounts Wells Fargo said it has accursed 5,300 advisers in affiliation to the scam. It additionally agreed to pay $185 actor in fines and acquittance $5 actor to customers. But its problems may aloof be beginning. The Department of Justice has opened an analysis and has issued subpoenas to the bank. Earlier on Friday, the U.S. House Financial Services Committee appear it would barrage an analysis into the coffer and authority a audition in after September. Wells Fargo said its CEO, John Stumpf, will testify. This is the aboriginal accusation to be brought adjoin the coffer for the affected accounts. Wells Fargo did not anon acknowledge to a appeal for comment. s Matt Egan contributed to this address (San Francisco) Aboriginal appear September 16, 2016: 7:21 PM ET
Philippine Admiral Rodrigo Duterte s appointment has denied accusations that Duterte ordered a militia accumulation to backpack out extrajudicial killings while he was ambassador of Davao City.The claims were fabricated by a attestant who was testifying Thursday afore a Philippines Senate board set up to delving declared extrajudicial killings in the three months back Duterte became president.The man, who articular himself as Edgar Matobato, testified that he was allotment of the 300-member Davao Afterlife Squad (DDS), which he alleges was run on the orders of Duterte.Matobato testified the DDS dead declared biologic dealers and abyss in the southern burghal of Davao, on the adjustment of Duterte back he was mayor, amid 1988 and 2013. Added than 1,000 bodies were dead in Davao Burghal alone, he claimed. Matobato additionally accused Duterte of killing a affiliate of the Department of Justice with an Uzi submachine gun while confined as mayor.Duterte himself has not responded to the specific claims that he ran the DDS or dead a government official, but in the accomplished has appropriate that he did cull the activate on suspects in a kidnapping case.President s appointment denies claimsDuring a consistently appointed columnist appointment Thursday, Duterte s communications secretary denied the claims.When asked by a anchorman whether he anticipation Duterte was able of giving such directive, Martin Andanar said: The Commission on Animal Rights already conducted an analysis years ago, back the Admiral was still a Mayor, and accuse were not filed, they did not see any absolute evidence. Last year, Duterte addressed claims he was allotment of a afterlife band during a approved alive account TV appearance advertisement in the Philippines. Me? They are adage that I m allotment of a afterlife squad? True, that s true, he said in a mix of English and Visayan, a accent announced in southern Philippines, afore aggressive to annihilate bags added abyss and dump them into Manila Bay if he was adopted admiral of the Philippines.He afterwards abandoned that statement, cogent reporters there were no Davao afterlife squads, but the allegations abide and abundant bounded and all-embracing animal rights groups accept again criticized his record.Matobato testified the afterlife band started out as a liquidation squad declared Lambada Boys, which he said was formed by Duterte. Our assignment was to annihilate abyss like biologic pushers, rapists, snatchers. Those were the bodies we dead every day, Matobato said.He declared in abominable detail their killing methods. He said they burst the bodies of their victims, acid them up and auctioning them on the ancillary of the road, wrapping them in appearance band sometimes to abstain identification, and alike agriculture one anatomy to a crocodile.Matobato said the accumulation grew in 1993 and acquired into the DDS. Its associates consisted of above rebels and police. Animal Rights Watch said in a account absolution that it believes an absolute analysis should be launched to delving whether Duterte had a role in the declared extrajuidicial killings. President Duterte can t be accepted to investigate himself, so it is acute that the United Nations is declared in to advance such an effort, said Brad Adams, the Asia administrator at Animal Rights Watch.After cursing Obama, Duterte expresses regretSuspects buried in a quarry In his testimony, Matobato went into detail about several cases, including an declared adjustment by Duterte to massacre the mosques of Muslims afterwards the Davao Burghal Cathedral was austere in 1993. A few canicule later, he ordered that we arrest and annihilate Muslim suspects, so we were staking out the Muslims, Matobato testified. He added the band kidnapped and dead the suspects and active them in a quarry.When the Philippines Commission of Animal Rights launched an analysis into the Davao killings in 2009, Duterte allegedly ordered the DDS to annihilate the Commission s Chairman Leila de Lima, according to Matobato. But the killing was not agitated out.Matobato additionally brought up added cases in his testimony, including one in 2010 back he declared Duterte ordered the killing of his own sister s boyfriend.Matobato accused Duterte of acclimation the DDS to annihilate a announcer who was analytical of him. He additionally accused Duterte of killing a affiliate of the Department of Justice with an Uzi submachine gun while confined as the ambassador of Davao. It was Ambassador Duterte who dead him. He accomplished two Uzi magazines, Matobato said at the inquiry. President s son implicatedAnd, in his testimony, he active Duterte s son Paolo, who is now Vice Ambassador of Davao. He told the board Paolo Duerte additionally ordered the DDS to annihilate people, and that Paolo was a biologic user. One of the bodies Paolo Duterte ordered dead was billionaire Richard King in 2014, with whom he was angry with over a woman, Matobato said. People are like chickens in Davao, Matobato said. Paolo Duterte acquaint a acknowledgment on Facebook adage What de Lima and this assertive Matobato say in accessible are bald allegations in the absence of proof. They are bald hearsay. I will not adorn with an acknowledgment the accusations of a madman. Witness says he was bent Matobao told the board he abdicate the afterlife band in 2013 and was bent and threatened to accumulate quiet about the killings. He said he surrendered to the Philippines Commission of Animal Rights and the Department of Justice in 2014 and was in attestant aegis up until beforehand this year. He larboard attestant aegis afore Duterte took the admiral because he feared for his life, he said.Duterte s argot the atomic of Obama s Philippine botheration Duterte s war on drugsDuterte has appear beneath accretion all-embracing criticism for his war on drugs, which as of backward August had claimed added than 1,900 lives.Testifying afore the Senate board on August 23, Philippines National Badge arch Ronald dela Rosa said that added 700 biologic traffickers and users had been dead in badge operations back July 1.He said that the badge follow the aphorism of law and that there was no shoot-to-kill adjustment admitting the growing assessment of bodies axle up in the deathwatch of Duterte s crackdown.Duterte came into appointment with huge accessible abutment afterwards he vowed to apple-pie up the country of drugs and corruption.
Washington Two chief Republican senators affecting in civic aegis and adopted action said Thursday they are gluttonous changes to a bill — which has already austere Congress with ample bipartisan abutment and faces a presidential veto — that would acquiesce 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for its declared role in the agitator attacks. The abeyant changes could accomplish it added difficult for the families to accompany lawsuits but could additionally accomplish it harder for the US to be sued for declared wrongdoing. I accept amazing affinity for the victims, said Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the administrator of the Adopted Relations Committee. At the aforementioned time, I accept apropos about the antecedent this bill will set and what it may beggarly to American servicemen and women and others. Let s face it: our declared bombinate attacks accept dead civilians in Pakistan, Corker said. Our declared bombinate attacks accept dead civilians in Afghanistan. And I anticipate already you alpha aperture the aperture for these types of activities, it can be actual problematic. The backward advance from the two senators — who in May captivated up a final vote on the bill but eventually accustomed it to canyon on a articulation vote — comes as President Barack Obama is accepted to veto the legislation in the advancing days. The House anesthetized it aloof aftermost week. Corker said he hopes a aldermanic attack to override a veto won t appear until afterwards the acclamation so there is time to accommodate changes that would be satisfactory to both sides. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he is not assertive the Saudi government is amiss alike admitting abounding of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi citizens. They appetite to accusation bin Laden, he said about the Saudis. All I can say is, from what I can tell, I don t anticipate the government of Saudi Arabia was complex here. Graham, who said he s in abutting acquaintance with Saudi admiral about the issue, warned it could abort America s accord with Saudi Arabia, a analytical accessory in the agitated Middle East. This is an odd bearings in the faculty that 9/11 families are aerial on everybody s account to booty affliction of, Graham said. It comes at a time back Saudi Arabia believes that America is not a reliable ally. It comes at a time back they anticipate they re actuality abhorrent for things they didn t do. All I m aggravating to acquisition is a way to move advanced with a accustomed action that doesn t abort the relationship. That s account advance some time in. The bill, accepted as Justice Adjoin Sponsors of Agitation Act, JASTA, would anticipate countries accused of agitation on American clay from claiming absolute amnesty adjoin lawsuits. Graham accustomed it ability be too backward to advance through changes. I don t apperceive if we can get there or not. But I do apperceive this, that Saudi Arabia angle this as one of abounding problems and this could be the breaking point. I don t anticipate they re bluffing. Time will tell, he said. A accumulation of 9/11 ancestors associates lobbying for the bill accursed Corker and Graham in no ambiguous terms. After a appointment to the halls of Congress by an army of Saudi lobbyists led by the Saudi Adopted Minister, JASTA supporters Senator Bob Corker and Senator Lindsey Graham alleged today for the JASTA veto override vote to be delayed for two months, the families said. All it took — allegedly — was a appointment by the Saudi adopted abbot to get these senators to abdicate the families and seek a two-month adjournment in a vote to override the president s approaching veto. Congressional supporters of the bill said they are assured Congress will override the President s veto. It anesthetized by accepted accord in the Senate and it anesthetized absolutely in the House, acclaimed Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the Republican whip who co-authored the bill with Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who is in band to be the abutting Democratic leader. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Democratic whip, said he would accede proposals from Graham and Corker, but in the meantime, the White House would accept a difficult time accepting the 34 vote it needs in the Senate to bottle the President s veto. For the President to appear up with 34 who will angle by him on this, he s got a lot of assignment advanced of him. Most bodies accept Saudi Arabia and others should be captivated answerable if they ve been accusable of any terrorists activities. So I m accessible to any changes or fixes but I anticipate there is appealing able bipartisan affect in support, Durbin said.