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iTunes Reports Different Available Space Than Does Device

I took the following screenshots on June 9, 2015. My iPhone 5S reports nearly half the space that iTunes reports when the device is connected. I removed an entire music playlist to get myself back in the clear, but found the discrepancy unusual for a company that makes such polished products. I’m sure someone will tell me it’s a “feature”.

iTunes Available

iPhone Available

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CNBC: No hike till mid-2016: Pro

“Digging into U.S. growth economics and when the Fed could realistically hike rates, with Steve Ricchiuto, Mizuho Securities.”

Source: CNBC: No hike till mid-2016: Pro (February 10th, 2015)

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YouTube: Ken Block Gymkhana Playlist

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In The News – January 10th, 2014

Ufogel: I want to vacation here, and then maybe build one somewhere in Washington state.


RealClearMarkets: Sorry, Monetary Policy Is Not a Friend Of the Common Man (Fri 1/10/2014)
ZeroHedge: People Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 91.8 Million; Participation Rate
Plunges To 1978 Levels (Fri 1/10/2014)
The Verge: Most US Congress members are now millionaires  (Fri 1/10/2014)
Washington Times: YELP critics must be identified, court rules in online landscape altering decision (Wed 1/8/2014)
USA Today: Voluntary government checkpoints spark backlash (Tue 1/7/2014)

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CNBC: EU Set For More Cyprus-Style Bail-Ins For Troubled Banks

Despite EU finance ministers failing to reach a banking deal, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, President of the Eurogroup, explains why he still thought the meeting was a success.European finance ministers have reached the basis of an agreement to wind down failing banks and share the costs, Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem told CNBC following a 16-hour marathon negotiating session in Brussels.

The agreement is expected to begin with a Cyprus-style “bail-in” process in which major depositors in failing banks are tapped first in an effort to support the lender. (emphasis mine)

CNBC: EU set for more Cyprus-style bail-ins for troubled banks (2013-12-11)

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ZeroHedge: Part 6 – How Likely Are Bail-Ins? Bank of England Says U.S. “Could Do Today” (2013-12-11)

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ZeroHedge: Fidelity Now Allowing Bitcoins In IRAs (2013-12-11)

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