Daily Archives: July 10, 2015

GALLUP POLL: ‘ Apple iPhone Users Mostly Likely to Upgrade as soon as their Carrier Allows ‘

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#AceSocialNews – July.10: Apple is turning the crank for its next iPhone release, expected this fall — it just put out a public preview of iOS 9, the updated operating system that will ship on new iPhones, and the leaks about the phone hardware are coming fast and furious.

Overall, it looks like the next iPhone will be a minor update — there won’t be a huge design change to the software like there was in 2013, or exciting new form factors like the larger-screen iPhone 6 and huge iPhone 6 Plus last year. But it might not matter, at least not in the U.S.

According to a spring 2015 poll by Gallup, compiled here by Statista, more than half of iPhone users upgrade as soon as their carrier allows them to — usually every two years. That means about half of people still sporting an iPhone 5S are likely to buy the new 6S (or whatever it turns out to be called) when it comes out. Only 47% of iPhone users keep their phones until they’re obsolete or stop working.

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The dark side of nursery rhymes | SPEAKZEASY

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Originally posted on SPEAKZEASY.

Right at this moment, mothers of small children, around the world, are singing along to seemingly innocuous nursery rhymes that, if you dig a little deeper, reveal shockingly sinister backstories.

Medieval taxes, illness, religious persecution : these are not exactly the topics that you expect to be immersed in as a “new parent.”  Babies falling from trees ?  Heads being chopped off in Central London ?  Animals being cooked alive ?  Since when were these topics DEEMED APPROPRIATE TO PEDDLE TO TODDLERS ? — Since the 14th century, actually.  That’s when the earliest nursery rhymes seem to date from, although the GOLDEN AGE came later, in the 18th century, when the canon of classics that we still hear today, emerged and flourished.  The 1st nursery rhyme collection to be printed was Tommy Thumb’s Song Book —- around 1744 ; a century later Edward Rimbault published a…

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