October 30th, 2013
08:48 AM ET

Columnist Asks: Does Apple Time Your Phone's Death?

Does Apple deliberately cause your phone to slow as it gets older, forcing you to buy a new one?

New York Times economics reporter Catherine Rampell proposes this new theory in her piece, “Cracking the Apple Trap.”

“My theory is, that yes, phones do seem to slow down around the time that a new operating system comes out and it’s ambiguous about whether Apple plans it deliberately,” Rampell says.

“It could be benign.That doesn't mean that it’s not going to upset a lot of consumers and encourage them to upgrade. The question is Apple even incentivized, basically, to make you want to throw away your old phone and buy a new one.”

What do you think? Leave your comments below.

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Will The Weather Make You Change Your Halloween Costume Plans?
October 30th, 2013
08:18 AM ET

Will The Weather Make You Change Your Halloween Costume Plans?

The storm system that dumped heavy snow in Montana and Wyoming on Monday is heading east and will eventually make its way to the Midwest and Ohio Valley by Halloween, heading to the NE overnight.  Look for rain and wind if you’re venturing out.

Halloween just required an outfit change!  Are you adding any layers to your costume or going with the original plan?

Dean Baxter as a weathercaster!

Dean Baxter as a weathercaster!

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October 30th, 2013
08:10 AM ET

Community Wants Answers After Teen Holding Fake Rifle Is Killed

Classmates and friends of thirteen-year-old Andy Lopez carried his casket into a Santa Rosa, California, church for his funeral Tuesday. The boy was carrying a fake rifle with he was shot eight times by police and killed earlier this week.

Some in Lopez's community believe the police misjudged killing the young man and hundreds of protestors took to the streets yesterday, CNN's Dan Simon reports.

One man, Ronald Cruz, 41, said, "We're here to say a badge is not a license to kill. We demand that the cops be jailed. We have no confidence in the police or politicians."

Investigators from another police department are still reviewing the case, but thus far seem to be defending the deputy, Eric Gelhaus, a 24 year veteran, saying that he had to quickly act based on the perceived threat.

Complicating matters, the replica, called an airsoft rifle, did not have an orange cap on the end of the barrel, which is required by law to be put on toys.

But protestors say this is the case of an overzealous deputy.

CNN's Chris Cuomo asked Former NYPD Detective Harry Houck about the scenario on "New day" and how the officers describe the action took place within ten seconds.

Houck confirmed that these situations escalate quickly and said, 'You don't have time to think... Your mind is like a computer. All different scenarios are going out in that short ten second period and if you don't react quickly, you might be dead, your partner might be dead, or somebody else on the street might be dead."

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What do you think? Leave your thoughts below or on Twitter with #NewDay.

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Post Your #HalloweenSelfie Photos!
October 30th, 2013
07:59 AM ET

Post Your #HalloweenSelfie Photos!

This week’s challenge is #HalloweenSelfie. I love this holiday and think the challenge is self-explanatory. The only rules are to have fun with it and be creative.

Please be sure to post with #NewDay and #HalloweenSelfie.

Next week, we'll pick our favorite and share it on my feed, the New Day feed and on NewDayCNN.com. This week there is also a *Bonus* - If you submit by Thursday, your photo could be featured on our show.

Happy posting. I can’t wait to see your spookiest, funniest and fabulous costumes!

-Kate

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