Apple agrees to license for Swiss railway clock in iOS 6, knows what time it is

Apple licenses Swiss railway clock, knows what time it is


When Swiss federal railway organization SBB and the Mondaine Group pointed out that the iOS 6 clock face looked remarkably like theirs, they weren’t so much upset as clearing their throat politely — it would be nice to get credit, if you don’t mind. That kindness has been met with some reciprocity, as SBB has confirmed a licensing deal with Apple that gives the iPad builder rights to use the iconic timepiece in its mobile OS. Exact terms aren’t forthcoming, although it’s likely not a princely sum when SBB is better known for punctuality than wheeling and dealing. All we know is that Apple can at last live with a good conscience when it checks the time in Geneva.




How to Filter Unnecessary Likes and Comments from Your Facebook News Feed

How to Filter Unnecessary Likes and Comments from Your Facebook News Feed


Lately, Facebook’s news feed has gotten even more cluttered than usual, now informing you of every comment your friends make, and every page they like. If you’d like to keep your feed a little cleaner, reader Justin Beeson shows us how.

You could always customize Facebook with browser extensions or other tweaks, but if you just want to fix this annoyance, Facebook has a great method built-in. You’ll need a friends list to start with, but you should be using those anyway—it’s a great way to filter out the people you don’t really care about.

Click on your friend list of choice in the left sidebar, and click the “Manage List” button in the top right-hand corner. Click “Choose Update Types, and then click “Manage List” again to show the full list of possible updates. From there, you can uncheck things like “Comments and Likes”, “Games”, and any other updates that clutter up your news feed. Coupled with the friend list, it’s a great way to see only the good stuff on Facebook—and none of the junk.