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Catholicism in Africa Seen As Success Story – Voice of America

— In the past century, Roman Catholicism has grown faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world, leading to calls during recent papal transitions for an African to head the church as pope. At a seminary in Rome where many Africans study, there are different ways of seeing that success. Students at the […]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets permanent price cut in … – Engadget

Amazon Launches Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in Europe and Japan; Introduces New, Lower Price Largest-display, highest-resolution version of Amazon’s best-selling tablet now available in Europe and Japan New, lower price for Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ in the US – starting at just $269 for Wi-Fi and $399 for 4G SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 13, 2013– (NASDAQ: AMZN) […]

R.I.P. Google Reader: The Web’s Best News Reader Meets Its Inevitable End – Wired (blog)

R.I.P. Google Reader: The Web’s Best News Reader Meets Its Inevitable End – Wired (blog)

Google Reader will close up shop on July 1, 2013. Photo: Alex Washburn / Wired Google announced that it’s killing off Google Reader effective July 1, 2013. Reader was Google’s web-based program that let people subscribe to news feeds from their favorite sites. That’s a shame, because Reader was pretty great. While RSS has maybe […]

Andy Rubin Steps Aside as Android Chief to Lead New Google ‘Moonshots’ – eWeek

Andy Rubin, who built Android into the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, is leaving his post as head of Google’s mobile group, with orders to lead “more moonshots” for the search giant. Andy Rubin, the father of the Android, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, has stepped down as the […]

Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT – TechCrunch

Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT – TechCrunch

Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features, including support the Windows 8 Share and Search charms, snap view (so you can park the app on the […]

News Summary: Netflix’s new Facebook-share option – Businessweek

WHAT SHOULD WE WATCH TONIGHT?: Netflix says its 27 million streaming video subscribers in the U.S. will now be able to see what their Facebook friends are watching — as long as they’re willing to share their viewing preferences too. LEGAL BREAKTHROUGH: The sharing tool announced Wednesday follows a change to a U.S. law that […]

5 Roadblocks To Office 365 Deployment – CRN

Office 365 Small Business Premium In late February, Microsoft delivered three new bundles of joy to Office 365, its lineup of Web-based office productivity applications. Designed for businesses of varying sizes, the new modules include varying sets of features and capabilities, each building on the next. At the top of the heap […]

Pope pick another sign of South America’s worldly rise – USA TODAY

The fact that newly elected Pope Francis is from Argentina gives a boost to the morale and image of a continent that is coming into its own and overcoming many negative stereotypes. A worshiper holds up the front page of a magazine showing a photograph of new Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio during Wednesday celebrations of […]

Football: Let the seven-on-seven passing competitions begin – Los Angeles Times

On Saturday morning, Westlake High will host Chaminade in the first of what figures to be many seven-on-seven spring and summer passing competitions involving area high school teams. Chaminade has returning 6-foot-4 quarterback Brad Kaaya, who’s being looked at by Stanford, Miami and Oklahoma State. “He’s going to get a bunch […]

Syracuse dismisses two following arrests – ESPN (blog)

Syracuse dismisses two following arrests – ESPN (blog)

Syracuse coach Scott Shafer announced Wednesday that starting defensive end Markus Pierce-Brewster and reserve defensive lineman Davon Walls have been dismissed from the football team for violating team rules. The players were arrested last week and charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor petit larceny after allegedly breaking into an apartment on campus and stealing $950 […]