Elsevier’s Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal series adds open access journal: BBA Clinical

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Oxford, November 13, 2013, – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of BBA Clinical, the first full open access journal within the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal series. BBA Clinical will focus on translating molecular insights into clinical research.

BBA Clinical is a biomedical journal dedicated to publishing research on the molecular basis of human diseases, as well as presenting findings from clinical trials that target biochemical pathways and processes. All articles in BBA Clinical describe, in part or entirely, studies using human patient samples or human cohorts. Clinical areas of particular interest include aging, cancer, cardiovascular-, metabolic-, neurological-, and immunological diseases; the interactions that may occur among these different diseases and conditions; and studies that examine their early or pre-symptomatic states. Cross-sectional and prospective studies from well-established cohorts, and studies involving imaging methodologies, are particularly encouraged for submission.

“The journal provides a new forum for insights concerning the biochemical mechanisms related to diagnosis, progression, and treatment of a wide range of human diseases,” said BBA Clinical Executive Editor, Jeffrey N. Keller from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “BBA Clinical will offer not just a useful forum for clinical research today, but it is designed to be a prominent contributor to the larger overall body of clinical advancements far into the future.”

“We are very excited about the launch of BBA Clinical,” added Dolors Alsina, Executive Publisher at Elsevier. “The journal will build on our long standing track record as one of the leading international journals focusing on molecular aspects in biology and medicine and will break new ground as the clinical complement to BBA Molecular Basis of Disease.”


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For more information or to submit an article, go to http://www.elsevier.com/journals/bba-clinical

About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as 67 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s open access program, visit http://www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier’s Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal portfolio

BBA began publication in 1947. It was the first international journal dedicated to the publication of new findings from the emerging and synergistic fields of biochemistry and biophysics. Since that time, BBA has expanded to meet the needs of scientists focused on understanding the physics, molecular mechanisms, and biomedical underpinnings in diverse fields, including bioenergetics, proteomics, and lipid biology. Today BBA comprises ten different journals, each with unique editors and scope and an average impact factor above 5. The members of the American Library Association recognized BBA‘s outstanding value in 2009 by electing BBA to the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years. http://www.elsevier.com/life-sciences/bba

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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Oxford, November 13, 2013, – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of BBA Clinical, the first full open access journal within the Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal series. BBA Clinical will focus on translating molecular insights into clinical research.

BBA Clinical is a biomedical journal dedicated to publishing research on the molecular basis of human diseases, as well as presenting findings from clinical trials that target biochemical pathways and processes. All articles in BBA Clinical describe, in part or entirely, studies using human patient samples or human cohorts. Clinical areas of particular interest include aging, cancer, cardiovascular-, metabolic-, neurological-, and immunological diseases; the interactions that may occur among these different diseases and conditions; and studies that examine their early or pre-symptomatic states. Cross-sectional and prospective studies from well-established cohorts, and studies involving imaging methodologies, are particularly encouraged for submission.

“The journal provides a new forum for insights concerning the biochemical mechanisms related to diagnosis, progression, and treatment of a wide range of human diseases,” said BBA Clinical Executive Editor, Jeffrey N. Keller from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “BBA Clinical will offer not just a useful forum for clinical research today, but it is designed to be a prominent contributor to the larger overall body of clinical advancements far into the future.”

“We are very excited about the launch of BBA Clinical,” added Dolors Alsina, Executive Publisher at Elsevier. “The journal will build on our long standing track record as one of the leading international journals focusing on molecular aspects in biology and medicine and will break new ground as the clinical complement to BBA Molecular Basis of Disease.”


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For more information or to submit an article, go to http://www.elsevier.com/journals/bba-clinical

About Open Access Publishing at Elsevier

Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish open access in over 1,600 established peer-reviewed journals as well as 67 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s open access program, visit http://www.elsevier.com/openaccess

About Elsevier’s Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) journal portfolio

BBA began publication in 1947. It was the first international journal dedicated to the publication of new findings from the emerging and synergistic fields of biochemistry and biophysics. Since that time, BBA has expanded to meet the needs of scientists focused on understanding the physics, molecular mechanisms, and biomedical underpinnings in diverse fields, including bioenergetics, proteomics, and lipid biology. Today BBA comprises ten different journals, each with unique editors and scope and an average impact factor above 5. The members of the American Library Association recognized BBA‘s outstanding value in 2009 by electing BBA to the 100 Most Influential Journals in Biology & Medicine over the last 100 years. http://www.elsevier.com/life-sciences/bba

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, helping research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group PLC is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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Consumer Guide To Obama’s Plan For Canceled Health Policies

President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.

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President Obama laid out a plan Thursday to allow people who received insurance cancellation notices to keep their coverage, at least for a while.

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President Obama’s pledge to Americans that they could keep their health plans if they liked them began to backfire last month.

Insurers sent cancellation letters to hundreds of thousands of customers holding individual and family policies. Their plans wouldn’t comply with the law come Jan. 1.

Bill Clinton even called on his fellow Democrat to honor his promise.

Now Obama has apologized. And on Thursday he offered what he called “an idea that will help” fix the problem, allowing insurers to renew existing plans even if they don’t include the full menu of health law benefits.

But will insurers follow through? And even if they want to, will state regulators let them? Here are some questions and answers about the Obama course change.

What did Obama propose exactly?

He’s allowing insurers to extend existing plans for one more year for current customers. Policies renewing before the end of this year would last until late 2014. Policies that expire in 2014 would be permitted to extend into 2015. In many cases the existing plans have been less expensive than policies with more benefits scheduled to take effect next year.

If carriers do renew, they must disclose where the benefits of the existing plan fall short of those benefits required by the Affordable Care Act. It’s possible the insurers will charge more for these renewed policies.

Who is affected?

The proposed change affects only individuals and families buying plans directly from insurers and who received cancellation notices in recent weeks. The administration is also allowing extension of small-employer plans that didn’t meet ACA requirements.

Consumers covered by Medicaid, Medicare or large employers are unaffected.

What should I do if I got a cancellation notice?

Check with the insurer to see if it will be renewing canceled policies. Even if it is, you should review alternatives offered in the health law’s online marketplaces to see if they offer better coverage. That’s especially true if you have a chronic illness.

Insurance sold through the marketplaces also comes with substantial government subsidies for those who qualify. By contrast, the noncompliant plans the administration is allowing to be stretched into next year aren’t eligible for subsidies.

Who decides whether I can renew a policy slated for cancellation?

Insurers and state regulators. Neither Obama nor the federal Department of Health and Human Services can force extension of the plans.

Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he would not allow insurers to extend the policies “in the interest of keeping the consumer protections we have enacted.”

How have insurers reacted?

Many wanted to learn more about Obama’s offer. BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, which was canceling about 200,000 individual policies at end of the year, said it was interested in the option but not ready to commit.

Florida Blue says it will allow customers to renew 2013 policies, a decision that could affect as many as 300,000 people over the next year and immediately affects 40,000 people who were losing their existing plan at end of this year.

Some insurers are urging state regulators to disallow the extensions. In California, the state should “stay the course and transition people into more comprehensive policies,” said Patrick Johnston, CEO of the California Association of Health Plans.

A group of insurance executives was reportedly set to meet Friday with the president at the White House.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/15/245421224/consumer-guide-to-obamas-plan-for-canceled-health-policies?ft=1&f=1001
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Morsi: No stability in Egypt unless coup reversed

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi accused the military chief who deposed him of treason in a message from prison read by lawyers on Wednesday, saying the country cannot return to stability until the coup is reversed and those behind it are tried.

The statement was part of a bid by Morsi to rally his supporters since his emergence from the secret military detention where he had been held, with virtually no contact with the outside world since his July 3 ouster.

Morsi was moved to a high security civilian penitentiary last week after the first session of his trial on charges of inciting murder. There, he had his first extensive meeting with a team of lawyers from his Muslim Brotherhood and other allies on Tuesday, outlining to them his “message to the Egyptian people.”

But he is emerging to a dramatically changed situation from four months ago.

Since then, a fierce crackdown by security forces has crippled the Brotherhood, several thousand members have been arrested, and hundreds have been killed. The group has been banned by a court order and a government-appointed committee is reviewing its financial assets with an eye to seize them. The new military-backed government is pushing ahead with a transition plan aiming for new presidential and parliamentary elections early next year.

In the most recent verdict in the crackdown, a court sentenced 12 pro-Morsi supporters to 17 years in prison each over charges linked to violence at Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam’s main seat of learning. The Brotherhood described the defendants, who may appeal the ruling, as Morsi supporters. The court set bail for each defendant at 64,000 Egyptian pounds ($9,000) pending any appeal.

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The verdict said the defendants were convicted for “gathering to influence authorities and impede implementation of the law,” as well as thuggery, assault, sabotage and other charges. Egypt’s official news agency says protesters at the time had hurled chunks of marble at the building and insulted the grand imam.

Under the crackdown, protests by Morsi’s supporters have dwindled and have been reduced to small gatherings in universities or localized neighborhood rallies. Security officials, however, worry the protests could flare stronger with the lifting of a 3-month-old state of emergency and curfew, which the government confirmed in a statement will happen Thursday.

Ahead of the lifting, the government said in a statement that it had reviewed the security plan to be put in action, which included increasing police deployments, including mobile and fixed checkpoints in the streets.

“Any attempts to destabilize the country or undermine state or citizen’s security will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law,” the statement said.

The military-backed interim government also announced the setting of a maximum wage for government employees, a step aimed at achieving social justice long demanded by those who led the 2011 uprising which ousted autocrat Hosni Mubarak of power. The Cabinet decided that starting in January, the top government wage will be $6,000 a month. The minimum wage was raised several months ago to $171 a month.

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Morsi’s statement laid down a hard line, praising protesters for their “steadfastness” and vowing the coup would be reversed.

“The coup has begun to fall apart and will topple in the face of the steadfastness of the Egyptian people,” he said in the statement, read by the lawyers at a press conference. His lawyers stressed that they had taken notes from Morsi and articulated the message themselves.

He said Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who heads the military, had violated his oath of loyalty and committed “treason against God” and “treason against the whole nation by driving a wedge among the people of Egypt.”

He also said Egypt will not see stability until “the military coup is eliminated and those responsible for shedding Egyptians’ blood are held accountable.”

The 62-year-old Morsi also gave his first account of his detention. He said was “kidnapped forcefully and against my will” on July 2, a day before el-Sissi announced the installation of a new interim president. He said he was kept in a Republican Guards facility for three days, then moved to a naval base.

Military and security officials refused to divulge where Morsi was kept until his trial, citing concerns for his safety. Morsi also said he did not meet any military leaders during his detention.

In his trial, Morsi has so far refused to accept legal representation, insisting he remains the elected president and that the tribunal against him is illegitimate. In the trial’s first session — Morsi’s first public appearance since his ouster — he spoke out defiantly, portraying himself as president.

The session, however, was not aired live and no cameras or recording devices were allowed in the courtroom. The only imagery made public from the trial was a short video with no sound that was aired later on state and independent TV channels, showing a healthy Morsi in a dark suit stepping out of a minibus to the courtroom, and later inside the cage.

Lawyer Mohammed el-Damati, who acts as a spokesman for the Brotherhood legal team, said at the press conference Wednesday that so far that position has not changed after the prison meeting the day before, and that it is “too early” to say whether Morsi will accept a lawyer. He has until the next session of the trial, on Jan. 8, to decide.

The team of lawyers will start pursuing legal measures against the coup and those behind it, el-Damati said.

When asked what are the legal options Morsi and his team think they can take to reverse the coup, el-Damati said, “These are thorny issues.” One possibility is to make a complaint to the prosecutor-general or file a suit in administrative courts arguing that the decisions taken by el-Sissi are “null and invalid.”

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/morsi-no-stability-egypt-unless-coup-reversed-105355020.html
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Microsoft Office Web Apps takes great leap toward Office equality

What are the most striking features of the new version of Office Web Apps? The ones that aren’t there.

It isn’t the fact that the Save button has been nixed (shades of Google Docs!) or that multiple users can edit the same document in real time and not stomp all over each other’s work. It’s how little — as opposed to how much — variation there is between OWA and its desktop counterparts.

That small margin makes a big difference.

Better collaborative editing than the desktop
Tony Bradley at PCWorld covers in detail all the new goodies in OWA, which still consists only of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The biggest is simultaneous co-authoring: Many users can log into OWA, open the same document, and work on it simultaneously. Flags within the document tell you where each user is.

One particularly smart touch here is how Microsoft has set different levels of editing granularity for each document type. For Word, it’s a paragraph; for Excel, it’s a cell; for PowerPoint, it’s a slide. They’re good commonsense defaults, and in my conversation with Microsoft’s people, they hinted at the possibility that it could be made even more fine-grained.

From a practical standpoint, it’s unlikely two people will attempt to edit the same sentence at once. But if Microsoft can nudge the line of thinking a smidge further in that direction, it’s a sign of how completely Web apps could be able to eclipse their desktop cousins. For one, the desktop versions of these apps don’t have anything like the simultaneous-editing features found in OWA — a case where the Web app actually sports a feature superior to the desktop app.

This brings up the first of two big questions about OWA. Do Web apps need to displace their desktop counterparts?

The answer may be different depending on whether you’re asking Microsoft or end-users. End-users may enjoy the convenience of OWA, but there comes a point where OWA simply can’t deliver. The longer and more complex the document, the greater the odds OWA — or your browser — will simply gag.

There’s little question that Microsoft needs to create a product portfolio off the desktop that’s as valuable and rich as the one the company has created on it. But I doubt it can move people off desktop editions of Office and into OWA anytime soon, and not just because OWA’s feature set is lacking.

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Boyd shines as No. 9 Clemson routs Virginia, 59-10

Virginia head coach Mike London cheers his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia head coach Mike London cheers his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) tosses a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia quarterback David Watford (5) tosses a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia quarterback David Watford (5) and wide receiver Canaan Severin (84) celebrate a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, VA., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia cornerback DreQuan Hoskey (22) gets upended on an incomplete pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tajh Boyd sent Sammy Watkins out wide to the right, and saw freshman Tim Harris sliding over in man-to-man coverage.

Clemson faced a third-and-15 from its 4 yard-line, a situation that usually calls for a more conservative play call, but Boyd saw the home run potential of the matchup and went for it.

Moments later, Watkins was easing into the end zone after a 96-yard touchdown catch that gave the ninth-ranked Tigers a 42-7 lead against Virginia, and Boyd and Watkins were done for the night in what became a 59-10 victory on Saturday.

“When they’re out there,” Boyd said of Watkins and fellow speedy receiver Martavius Bryant, “you’ve just got to throw your arm out, honestly, and they’ll run and go get it.”

The Tigers did plenty of that in what Boyd and coach Dabo Swinney called their most complete performance of the season. It came two weeks after their worst, a 51-14 loss to No. 3 Florida State, and marked the start of a big finish, Boyd said.

“November is when we want to play our best football,” Boyd said. “Hopefully we put a stamp on it today and we’re just going to try to take off from here.”

The Hampton, Va., native played one half and one series, and became the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career leader in touchdown-making with a 33-yard pass to Watkins to start the scoring for the Tigers (8-1, 6-1 ACC). It broke a tie at 112 TDs with North Carolina State’s Philip Rivers. Boyd later added TD throws of 10 yards to Roderick McDowell and the 96 yarder, the longest completion of his career, and the longest reception of Watkins’ career. Boyd also scored on a 1-yard run.

“Tremendous performance by that young man,” Swinney said.

Virginia (2-7, 0-5) lost its sixth in a row and 15th in its last 19 tries. It also suffered its second 59-10 loss at home this season, having lost by the same score against No. 2 Oregon in the second week of the season.

“We have no choice but to keep our confidence up,” linebacker Henry Coley said after the Cavaliers were also eliminated from bowl contention for the second season in a row. “There are still three more games to play.”

Boyd finished 24 of 29 for 377 yards. He’s now been in on 116 career touchdowns, with 93 through the air and 23 running. He’s also 4-0 against teams from his home state, having won three prior meetings against Virginia Tech.

Watkins caught eight passes for 169 yards and two scores. It was his sixth 100-yard game this season.

The Tigers wasted little time asserting their dominance, taking the opening kickoff and driving 75 yards in six plays and taking just 1:27 off the clock. Boyd hit Watkins three times, the last for 33 yards.

Virginia pulled even after an exchange of punts, Watford running it in from the 6 to cap a 54-yard drive, but the Tigers responded immediately with another 6-play, 75-yard march to C.J. Davidson’s 2-yard run. Boyd hit Roderick McDowell for 27 yards on a third-and-4 play and hit Bryant for 37 yards on the next play.

Anthony Harris’ sixth interception of the season ended a Tigers’ drive deep in Virginia territory, and Clemson punted twice and was stopped on fourth down on its next three possessions, but the Cavaliers could do nothing offensively.

When Watford overthrew Darius Jennings late in the half and Jayron Kearse intercepted and returned it 37 yards to the Virginia 33, the Tigers began a late scoring frenzy.

Boyd’s screen pass to McDowell made it 21-7, and when Kearse stripped the ball from Khalek Shepherd on the ensuing series, DeShawn Williams recovered at midfield. Five plays later, McDowell ran into the line on third-and-1, broke quickly into the clear and went 25 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-7.

Boyd followed another three-and-out for Virginia by carving the defense up in a crisp eight-play, 86-yard drive. He was 6 for 6 on the drive for 84 yards, then ran it the final yard 0:13 before halftime.

“Probably our best drive of the year,” Boyd said, “just because we were just out there playing, not really thinking.”

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Minotouro has now pulled out of five fights due to injury since signing with the UFC in 2009. “Lil’ Nog” has gone 4-2 in the Octagon, last defeating Rashad Evans at UFC 156, but has never been able to advance much due to the 37-year-old’s health issues.

The UFC is set to return to London, England’s O2 Arena on March 8. Gustafsson is expected to headline the card, though it is unclear who he will face after Nogueira’s injury.

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Chris Brown heading to rehab after assault charge

FILE – In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, singer Chris Brown, center, departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man, in Washington. A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 that Brown has decided to go to rehab to “gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.” (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troubled singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab.

A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday that Brown has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington, D.C. Brown remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest.

“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” a statement said. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”

Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said Tuesday night the singer checked in at an unspecified facility to be treated for anger issues.

“He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection,” Geragos said.

Brown and his body guard were arrested early Sunday morning after an altercation at The W Hotel in Washington. Brown was initially charged with felony assault after a man said Brown broke his nose with a punch when he tried to get a picture with the singer. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor Monday and he was released from jail.

Though his troubles in Washington are no longer as serious as first thought, the arrest could still have ramifications for the 24-year-old Grammy Award winner.

Brown was placed on four years of probation after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in California. He was required to take domestic violence courses and perform 1,400 hours of community service.

Brown’s probation was briefly revoked this summer after a hit-and-run incident and a judge ordered him to perform an additional 1,000 hours of community service because there were questions about whether he actually completed his initial penalty.

Geragos has said the singer will be exonerated. He said Brown’s decision to enter rehab is not an acknowledgement of wrongdoing in the Washington case.

The singer faces up to four years in prison should a judge decide to revoke his probation again.

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16GB vs. 32GB vs. 64GB vs. 128GB: Which iPad Air or Retina iPad mini storage capacity should you get?

2013 iPad buyers guide: How to choose the perfect 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB iPad Air or Retina iPad mini for you!

Apple offers four different storage sized options for the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, ranging from a paltry 16GB to an enormous 128GB – literally 8 times the capacity! Every step up in capacity, however, comes with a matching $100 step up in price. That might seem like a pretty straightforward bit of math, but it really isn’t! Figuring out how much storage you really need, and how much you can afford is really important. It’s the difference between a great experience and a lot of frustration. So, here’s the deal!

iPad price per gigabyte breakdowns

iPad price points, like all of Apple’s iOS device price points, are based on storage size. While it may seem like the price per gigabyte gets cheaper once you start going up, that’s not always the case. You can see the U.S. prices above.

At first glance it might look like the 128GB iPad Air and 128GB Retina iPad mini offer eight times (8x) the storage of the 16GB models for less than twice the price – $499 vs. $799 for the iPad Air, $399 vs. $699 for the Retina iPad mini. Typically, however, the 16GB model has the lowest margins for Apple, and as you step up in storage, they step up in profitability. Think of it this way, going from 16GB to 32GB costs you $100. Go look at the cost of a 16GB SD card and you’ll see how much more you’re paying for that bump. Now, the $300 premium for an additional 112GB of i storage is more interesting, but is it $300 more interesting? (Hey, that’s why Apple has over $100 billion in the bank!) Here’s how the cost per gigabyte breaks down for both the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini, Wi-Fi versions.

  • 16GB: $31.19/$24.94
  • 32GB: $18.72/$15.59
  • 64GB: $10.92/$9.36
  • 128GB: $6.24/$5.46

So, while the higher-end iPads make Apple the most money, they also cost you the least per gigabyte of storage. But how much do you really need, and where do you need it?

Local vs. Cloud storage

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Apple’s iCloud gives you free, unlimited storage for all your iTunes stuff. That includes iBooks, music, movies, TV shows, and apps, as well as 30 days or 1000 Photo Stream photos. You also get 5GB of additional storage for backups, data, etc. In many countries, you can use iTunes in the Cloud to download your media only when, and as needed. You can even purchase more iCloud storage for the following yearly fees:

  • 10GB: $20/year
  • 20GB: $40/year
  • 50GB: $100/year

Beyond iCloud, there are also other options like Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, and more. All of these cloud storage services might make the 16GB iPad all the more tempting. You might think iCloud can let you keep most of your apps and media nearline, and re-download them only when you need to, so they don’t take up precious storage on your device. You might also think Dropbox can let you keep documents and photos similarly available just-in-time rather than all-the-time.

It’s not a crazy idea but it’s important to remember that online/nearline storage isn’t always as available, fast, or convenient as onboard storage. For starters, you can’t really play a movie from iCloud, you have to download it before hand watch it, which means it takes a lot of time and you have to have enough space available on your iPhone to handle the download. If you want to watch a lot of movies, you may have to watch, delete, watch, delete, over and over again. Annoying. The same goes for any large download – like 1GB+ games! – or many small downloads, like podcasts and music.

So cloud storage means you can get away with managing more content on your device than you could otherwise, but it also means you still want to have enough local storage for what you need, when you need it.

Photos and videos

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The iPad Air and Retina iPad mini can both take 5 megapixel photos and shoot 1080p video at 30fps. Those can be some big files. About an hour of 1080p video can take up roughly 10GB of storage. 16GB doesn’t seem so roomy now, does it?

Is the iPad going to be your primary camera? If so, running out of space all the time can be very annoying, and it’s a huge pain in the butt to have to go through and figure out which memories and special moments you have to delete in order to capture more. So if you’re really into the camera, 16GB might not work.

Apps, games, and media

Apps and especially games can also take up a lot of space on your iPad. It’s not uncommon for some console-quality games to be well over 1GB in size these days. Even basic apps might include interface assets for iPhone and iPad, standard and Retina, (and now call up frameworks that might be 32- and 64-bits!). Those are some super-fat binaries!

iTunes movies can be 1-3GB in size for SD depending on the length. If you prefer watching HD, they can be 3-6GB. iTunes TV shows can be a quarter to half the size of movies, but more than make up for it by the number of episodes typically available. If you get your movies and TV shows from somewhere other than iTunes, you’re still looking at about 400MB an hour for SD and over 1GB (sometimes way over) an hour for HD. Music files are generally quite small but can add up as well, especially if you have lots and lots of albums you want to keep with you everywhere. Even with something like iTunes Match or a similar music locker service, or a streaming service, you need local storage for offline playback. Again, it all adds up.

Who should get 16GB?

If you don’t use a lot of apps, if you don’t want to have a lot of movies and TV shows, or a huge amount of music, if you don’t intend to shoot and keep very much 8mp photos or 1080p video on your iPad, you’ll probably be okay with 16GB.

Some people like to keep their iPads light and do all their gaming and media on their traditional computers, and some people just don’t do a lot with their iPads period. If that’s you, you can save yourself some cash and get a 16GB iPad Air or Retina iPad mini.

But we don’t recommend it.

Who should get 32GB?

If the iPad is your primary computing device, if you play games on it and watch movies and TV shows on it, if you have a decent-sized music collection you want to keep with you, and if you shoot an average amount of photos and videos, 32GB is your sweet spot.

Some people like to have one device that, while it doesn’t do everything all the time, it’s capable enough to do most things most of the time. If you do a fair but not overwhelming amount of stuff on your iPad Air or Retina iPad mini, you’re better off going for 32GB.

Who should get 64GB?

If you’re a power user who wants to keep as much as possible for as long as possible, if you have a large amount of apps and games, TV shows and movies, and a huge music collection you simply have to have with you all the time, or you shoot photos and video almost non stop and don’t want to have to bother transferring it all the time 64GB is a reasonable option.

Some people really do want their iPad to do everything, all of the time, and never (or rarely) have to worry about running out of space. For most people, 64GB will do that, and more.

Who should get 128GB?

Who’re we kidding? If you want 128GB, you already know it. You’re an audiophile who wants to keep absolutely everything, you’re a video collector who wants to travel with enough entertainment to last around the world and back, you’re a gamer who wants every single game all in one place – you’re an alpha geek. And for you, 128GB is already on order.

For the person who wants everything – and by everything I mean everything – only 128GB will do.

Still undecided?

Most places have return policies, so make sure, as soon as possible, you put your new iPad through realistic paces. Load up all the apps and games you want with you, load up your movies and TV shows, go out and take some photos and shoot some video. Give it a complete and thorough workout and see. If it feels like you got too much storage, say 64GB and you haven’t even gone past 2GB, or if you got too little, say you’re already at 63GB of 64GB, then take your iPad back and exchange it for one that better suits your needs.

If you come to this realization too late, after the exchange period is over, remember you can buy additional iCloud storage, or look at other options like Dropbox which will let you keep your stuff available online and potentially free up some much needed space on your iPad.

If you’re still not sure about 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB, jump into our iPad discussion forums and the best community in mobile will happily help you out. Once you’ve decided, let me know – which iPhone, and which size, did you go with and why?

    



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