Selfies Are More Hazardous Than Sharks; Apple Admits iOS 9 Bug

Sacha Strebe
  • Selfies have killed more people this year than shark attacks have. So far in 2015, the selfie death toll stands at 12 people, and there have only been eight deaths resulting from shark attacks. This might seem unbelievable to most, but it's a poignant reminder that taking your eyes off your surroundings to stare at a screen is dangerous, particularly when you're in unfamiliar territory while traveling. Four of the selfie deaths have been a result of falling. — Mashable
     
  • Beloved baseball player and Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra has died. The icon played on 10 New York Yankees world championship teams between 1946 and 1963 and played in more World Series games than any other player. His name even inspired the cartoon character Yogi Bear, who also took on many of his catchphrases, like "It ain't over till it's over" and "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." The MLB has described him as an American hero. — NBC News
     
  • London has surpassed New York to become the world's top financial center. According to an index published by Z/Yen Group, the new ranking was "boosted by Prime Minister David Cameron’s decisive election win." The British city just beat New York by eight points, and Hong Kong came in third, with Singapore and Tokyo following. The only other European city in the top 10 was Zurich, which ranked seventh. "London and New York are often as much complementary as competitive." — Bloomberg
     
  • Apple admits some iOS 9 users have had their phones lock up during download prompts. At the point when users are prompted to "Slide to Upgrade," some phones have been instantly locking up. Apple has issued an official warning and provided a few steps that involve restoring your phone via iTunes after a forced restart. An iOS 9.1 update is already in testing to fix the bug, and will be out in the next four to eight weeks. — Forbes
     
  • Ernst & Young has announced that degrees are no longer required to work there. It says there is "no correlation between success at the university and success in careers," so the company is introducing online testing instead and will search for talent "regardless of background." According to a recent statement, "Academic qualifications will still be taken into account and indeed remain an important consideration when assessing candidates as a whole, but will no longer act as a barrier to getting a foot in the door." — Inc.com

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