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Q. When I open Safari on my iPhone, I am always forwarded to Apple’s website. Is there a way to choose a different home page?

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On Nov. 26, NASA In-Sight Lander arrived at a new home on Mars. The seven-month journey covered nearly 300 million miles to advance our knowledge of our neighboring planet.

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Every year when my wife and I were growing up, we listened to Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” on the Sunday night Hallmark Playhouse. And by comparing notes, we discovered that we both had made it only so far in the show until hearing those horrendous, clanking chains of Marley’s ghost before o…

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Get into the spirit of Christmas this year by visiting Yule celebrations and displays this season. There are many Christmastime activities in our area. Here are a few of the more popular venues:

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Q. As a longtime iPhone user, when I needed a new phone I would just get the latest model. Now the lineup has so many choices I’m confused. How do I pick one?

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If you can’t find a killer outfit for your holiday party, it’s not fashion’s fault. Last season’s velvet and sparkle trends are back with new vigor and shiny satin and metallic fabrics rise to prominence. Every style seems to compete for attention.

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There’s a lot happening in the City of Memphis these days, so please allow me to share with you some quick updates.

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“The Best Times” on WKNO/ Channel 10 is your best resource for information on life after 50. Here are the episode topics for December:

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Ken Starr wanted someone who “spoke Southern” to help him with a probe that eventually resulted in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas.

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In the 1950s the City of Memphis was one of the most important economic centers in the Southern United States. The economy was so strong that many entrepreneurs relocated to the Bluff City to grow their portfolio. One such businessman was Levi Shelton Hartzog, the owner of a small bakery in …

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Q. I have too many passwords to remember. I write most of them down and put them on a card in my wallet. How do you keep track of your passwords?

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It’s not easy keeping up with all the new places to eat and drink in Memphis, but I’m doing my best to eat my way through the city so I can keep you updated. Last month, I shared a handful of new spots for dining in town, and this month I’m back with another several restaurants worth trying.

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Unforgettable characters that host Cris Hardaway has interviewed and the serious issues older people are facing will be among topics featured in October on “The Best Times” on WKNO/Channel 10.

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Balancing work and caregiving, an update on the final year of the Aging in Place initiative funded by a Plough Foundation grant and the importance of exercise are among the issues featured in September on “The Best Times” on WKNO/Channel 10.

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From the exhibitions at the Metal Museum overlooking the Mississippi River to the Jazz in the Box Series at Germantown Performing Arts Center, there are hundreds of arts experiences this upcoming season.

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Q. I’m thinking I can rid my life of big, bulky speakers and use my iPhone to replace a skipping CD player. What would you recommend for listening to the radio in my house?

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If you’re looking for information on issues that matter most to life after 50 then tune in for “The Best Times” hosted by Cris Hardaway on WKNO/Channel 10. The television series is telecast at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday.

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I suppose that, in most cities of any size, there is no longer such a thing as a “neighborhood” movie theater. If that is so, some slight explanation of the term for younger readers may be in order. Using Memphis as an example, until around 1970 major new motion pictures were first shown at …

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iPhone 8 Pros iPhone 8 Cons  iPhone X Pros iPhone X Cons •Home Button with Classic Design •Lower screen resolution than X •No bevel, more screen on front for higher resolution screen •No Home button•Touch ID from Fingerprint •Larger Bevel on front •Face ID for opening phone •Different design…

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WKNO-TV’s series “The Best Times” season seven premieres Thursday, June 7, with all new episodes. “The Best Times” provides vital ideas, information and perspectives on issues that matter most for life after 50.

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In 1951 KWEM 99 Am Radio Station, already broadcasting to the greater Memphis area from West Memphis, Arkansas, moved to Memphis. The Dee Rivers Groups from Valdasta, Georgia, had purchased the station and set up their offices and studios at 64 Buntyn Ave. (now Flicker Street) in Memphis.

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On Saturday, Aug, 11, the skies over Halls, Tenn., will be filled with World War II aircraft, and the ramp of the former B-17 training base will be filled with cars and spectators.

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Who? Who is Anne Shirley? How many vegetarians does it take to eat a cheeseburger? Answer: Just one if no one is looking! So, you like a sprinkling of humor, eh?

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In March, I started a series of articles focused on how we can be tourists in our own hometown and come to appreciate the interesting activities and culture that Memphis has to offer. It’s a chance to look at our city with fresh eyes, perhaps in the way that millions of yearly visitors see us.

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Sons of actors John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and John Carradine will talk about their careers and their fathers’ careers when they meet with fans at this year’s Memphis Film Festival June 7-9 at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica.

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Memphis and close-by destinations offer fun and adventure -- including camel rides -- for you and your grandchildren this summer. The opportunities include amusement parks, museums and many outdoor activities.

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I recently was talking to a friend about topics for my column. He suggested writing about things to make life easier. Floating in the back of my mind were browser extensions.

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