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    $500,000 Homes in Mississippi, Missouri and New York – The New York Times - April 2, 2020 by admin

    Jackson, Miss. | $459,000A 1916 Tudor Revival-Craftsman house with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.75-acre lot

    This is one of two houses on Gillespie Street designed by Noah Webster Overstreet (1888-1973), a local architectural engineer and designer, and built on what had recently been farmland. Today, the house occupies 2 1/3 lots in the Belhaven neighborhood, a historic district about two miles northeast of the center of Jackson, the states capital, and minutes from schools (Belhaven University, Millsaps College) and health care facilities (Baptist Medical Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center).

    Decorative exterior features include clay tiles inlaid in stucco, Craftsman brackets supporting the eaves, restored window boxes, accessible through upstairs windows, and hand-stenciled concrete walkways. After the roof was damaged in a storm four years ago, the owners replaced the French clay tiles and copper gutters to match the originals. They also updated the plumbing and electrical systems.

    Size: 3,120 square feet

    Price per square foot: $147

    Indoors: The entrance is on the side of the house, through a door the owners had locally milled. To the left of the vestibule is a red living room with white-painted molding, original heart-pine floors and built-in bookshelves. This room flows through a lofty doorway with a transom window into a sunroom with arched windows, stucco walls and clay-tile floors.

    Straight ahead of the entrance is a family room with a decorative brick fireplace and its own sunroom access. On the right is the updated kitchen, which has original heart-pine floorboards, subway and pressed-tin accent tiles, laminate-topped cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a Viking gas range. The kitchen is connected to a butlers pantry with a wall of vintage cabinets; this area flows into a sunny dining room with more examples of the robust Craftsman-style molding found throughout the main floor.

    Leading out to the backyard is a large windowed room with linoleum floor tiles, built-in cabinets and a full bathroom. Currently used as a crafts room and laundry room, it could easily be converted into a bedroom. There is also a half bathroom next to the staircase, with dog-patterned wallpaper.

    The second-floor landing wraps around the upper part of the staircase with the original Craftsman banister. The four bedrooms radiating from it include a master with banks of mullioned windows, a niche with a window seat, two closets and a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. One guest room is currently used as a study and has a built-in cupboard. A corner guest room has a window seat with storage and built-ins. There is also an upstairs sunroom with two walls of windows and built-ins, and a hall bathroom with a claw-foot tub.

    A door in the downstairs butlers pantry opens to a staircase descending to the basement. What were once maids rooms are currently used for storage. A fireplace and the remains of a bell system to summon the staff are still there.

    Outdoor space: The house has a remote-controlled driveway gate, a fenced front porch and a side garden with a gazebo and paths; it is fully enclosed in the back. The sunroom walks out to a back deck that descends to the yard, with additional multilevel decks on the other side of the house. Parking is in a rear carport, with plenty more room in the driveway.

    Taxes: $2,150 (2019, with exemptions)

    Contact: Lynn Fillingham, RE/MAX Marketplace, 601-941-1105; lynnfillingham.com

    This third-floor unit in the Sophian Plaza, a luxury building across from Southmoreland Park, is in the heart of Kansas Citys cultural district, less than five minutes on foot from the Nelson-Atkins Museum and Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park, which it overlooks, and the same distance from the Kansas City Art Institute and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The historic Country Club Plaza shopping center is about a half-mile away.

    Size: 1,850 square feet

    Price per square foot: $270

    Indoors: The main entrance to the eight-story brick building with limestone and terra-cotta detail is approached through a columned forecourt. The grand lobby is clad in black-and-white marble and hung with brass chandeliers and wall sconces.

    This particular unit, which is on the northeast corner and has been updated in the last decade, opens to a hallway with hardwood floors and charcoal-gray walls with white picture rail molding. (A second, service entrance was blocked to create closet space, but could be reopened.) At the end is a sitting room with the same features and color scheme; it connects through two doorways to a carpeted living room (previously a third bedroom and a sunroom that were combined) with an antique marble fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. On the other side is a formal dining room. All of the rooms, except the bedrooms, have plantation shutters on their large windows, and there is a built-in sound system with speakers in every room.

    The kitchen has countertops and floor tile of marble, and Bosch appliances. There is also a small, marble-topped breakfast bar.

    Turning left from the front entrance takes you into the master bedroom. The marble fireplace here and in the living room are gas powered and have television screens above the mantels that appear as mirrors when not in use. The en suite marble master bathroom has a waterfall shower, heated floors and another mirrored television. There is also a Bosch washer and dryer in the unit, supplementing free laundry facilities in the basement.

    The guest bedroom is off the kitchen; it is carpeted and has three closets and dark-painted molding. Its en suite bathroom has Nero Marquina marble tile walls and a combined bath and shower.

    Most of the furniture in the unit is for sale.

    Outdoor space: A side terrace encircled by a portico offers communal seating. This unit has a deeded parking space and basement storage. (Additional parking spaces rent for $100 a month.)

    Taxes: $4,885, plus a $985 monthly homeowner fee covering heat and water

    Contact: Judy Rea, Brookside Real Estate Company, 816-210-7730; brooksiderealestate.com

    Quaker Hill is a 12-mile-long ridge in eastern Dutchess County, N.Y., that was a mid-20th-century retreat for New York power brokers and is still popular with writers, actors, artists and gentleman farmers. In 1926, the writer and radio broadcaster Lowell Thomas bought 350 acres there and sold off parcels to his acquaintances. In 1948, Mr. Murrow paid $47,500 for this five-bedroom weekend house, which his son called Rumblewood, after the sound of the wind sweeping over the surrounding pastureland. Originally designed by George Kosmak and Ernst Payer for Charles E. Murphy, a lawyer, it was built by carpenters who worked on the Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 Worlds Fair.

    The house is 5.5 miles northeast of Pawling, a village of about 8,300 people with a Metro-North stop. The area includes parks, conservation lands and a trail system including the Appalachian Trail. New York City is about 70 miles south.

    The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Face-to-Face Project, a nonprofit that helps poor communities in Africa plant and maintain victory gardens.

    Size: 2,700 square feet

    Price per square foot: $183

    Indoors: The seller bought the property in 2015 from the estate of Cliff Carpenter, a radio, television and film actor who was blacklisted in the 1950s. He renovated the kitchen and bathrooms and replaced the windows (the roof is 15 years old). He also conducted soil testing and replaced the oil tank.

    Designed to comfortably accommodate children and guests and exploit western views, the house is entered through one of two doors at the edge of a large gravel auto court. A hallway bench and open staircase were kept simple to avoid the appearance of clutter. The living room at the end of the entrance hall has a vaulted ceiling, a wood-burning stone fireplace, a long window seat and a dining area with direct access to an outdoor patio.

    Around the corner of the dining area is a kitchen with skylights, red subway-tile backsplashes and a built-in banquette.

    The main floor has an office (it could also be used as a bedroom or studio) with a full bathroom to the left of the entrance. A studio with views to the west and a vaulted master bedroom with a full bathroom are on the other side. A pair of bedrooms on the second floor have a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

    Outdoor space: Parking is in an attached two-car garage. The property has a 10-acre easement and offers frequent sightings this time of year of bluebirds and woodcocks.

    Taxes: $21,000 (estimated)

    Contact: Adam Hade, Compass, 914-804-1754; compass.com

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    Opinion: FaceTime for Android and Windows could make it the new default – 9to5Mac - April 2, 2020 by admin

    Various people have suggested in the past that Apple should allow FaceTime for Android and Windows, in an attempt to make it the default standard for consumer video calls. That idea gained new impetus when Apple launched the Group FaceTime function for calls between up to 32 people.

    But the coronavirus outbreak has taken consumer group videoconferencing to a whole new level. Back in February, most non-techies had never done it in their lives. Fast-forward to now, and Zoom conferences are a completely normal thing for everyone

    But Zoom is coming under increasing scrutiny and criticism over its security or lack of same.

    Now, I should preface this by saying that not all of that criticism is fair. Zoom made a deliberate decision to prioritize ease of use over security, and it did so knowing that this approach made sense for most users. It also made higher security available to those who wanted it.

    For example, one criticism is that, by default, all meetings organised by the same host have the same meeting ID, and thus the same joining link. This means that anyone who has ever joined one of your meetings could try the link another time and be joined to any meeting currently in progress. That is true, but hosts have the option to create a meeting-specific ID (and thus link) if they choose.

    Another criticism is that meetings have no password. That is again true by default, but there is the option to set one.

    So effectively, Zooms default is to make it really easy to host a meeting, but with some security holes. In practice, not huge security holes for the average virtual get-together with family or friends, because theres not much incentive for a bad guy to try to join, and the small numbers of people mean that an unfamiliar name joining is going to be spotted. All the same, the company should flag these to new users, and highlight the more secure options.

    A third criticism is that Zoom calls dont use end-to-end encryption. Thats not unusual: most videoconferencing apps dont, because its extremely difficult to implement without compromising ease of use. What is bad, however, is that Zooms marketing materials lie about it. The company claims to offer end-to-end encryption when it doesnt.

    Theres other undeniably bad stuff.

    Zoom was, for example, using an extremely sketchy method to make browser sessions easy. The result was that a website could potentially activate your Mac webcam even if you removed the Zoom app. That was fixed, but Zoom shouldnt have been taking that approach in the first place.

    Zoom was also using a Facebook API which sent data to the service. Lots of apps use Facebook analytics, but Zoom was breaking the rules by not declaring this in its privacy policy. This too has been fixed.

    All of which means that, as more people learn about the issues, theres increasing opportunity for a secure, privacy-focused alternative.

    For an all-Apple chat, Group FaceTime is the obvious answer. Its almost as easy to use as Zoom, but has much better security. All participants, for example, need an Apple ID, and all need to be explicitly invited to join the call. And FaceTime, impressively, does use end-to-end encryption.

    But FaceTime is currently useless for most family and friend get-togethers because you cant use it unless everyone you want to include owns Apple kit. Thats almost never the case.

    If Apple offered FaceTime for Android and Windows, it could easily replace Zoom right now as the go-to option for most consumers. It would also be a huge win for Apples customers, as we would then be able to use our (likely) favourite video chat app with everyone.

    Of course, a couple of immediate objections come to mind.

    First, FaceTime is one of the benefits of the Apple ecosystem. Its one of the reasons to buy an iPhone rather than an Android phone, for example.

    Second, there isnt time for Apple to do it now. It takes time and resources to create FaceTime for Android and Windows apps, and assuming that Apple has never played with the idea internally before now, it would be starting from scratch. You might argue that by the time Apple had the apps ready, the lockdowns would be all over and the need for them would be much reduced.

    But Id counter both arguments. On the ecosystem front, Apple could turn this into a big PR and marketing opportunity. Create the apps, and announce that they are being made available for free for the duration of the crisis, however long that might be. Thats good PR.

    Then, if it really wants to, switch off access when things are back to normal, and suddenly you have a bunch of Android and Windows users who really love a feature they can only get using Apple products.

    Alternatively, and better for Apples PR and bottom line, offer it as a low-cost service for non-Apple users. Say $1.99 a month. Or how about this: the non-Apple versions can receive calls free of charge, but need to pay a monthly fee to be able to initiate them? Voila, another string to Apples Services revenue, and an incentive to switch to an Apple device.

    On the time front, Apple likely has a lot more time than most people think. While governments are currently talking about lockdown periods of a few weeks, no health professionals believe that is a likely scenario. The consensus view among medical experts seems to be that the lockdown is likely to be in place for around three months with perhaps even a second lockdown over the winter. So Apple has time.

    Thats my view, then: that Apple should seize the opportunity to create FaceTime for Android and Windows apps, and make it the new default consumer videoconferencing app. What say you? Please take our poll, and share your thoughts in the comments.

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    There’s now COVID-19 malware that will wipe your PC and rewrite your MBR – ZDNet - April 2, 2020 by admin

    With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raging all over the globe, some malware authors have developed malware that destroys infected systems, either by wiping files or rewriting a computer's master boot record (MBR).

    With help from the infosec community, ZDNet has identified at least five malware strains, some distributed in the wild, while others appear to have been created only as tests or jokes.

    The common theme among all four samples is that they use a coronavirus-theme and they're geared towards destruction, rather than financial gain.

    MBR-rewriting malware

    Of the four malware samples found by security researchers this past month, the most advanced were the two samples that rewrote MBR sectors.

    Some advanced technical knowledge was needed to create these strains as tinkering with a master boot record is no easy feat and could easily result in systems that didn't boot at all.

    The first of the MBR-rewriters was discovered by a security researcher that goes by the name of MalwareHunterTeam, and detailed in a report from SonicWall this week. Using the name of COVID-19.exe, this malware infects a computer and has two infection stages.

    In the first phase, it just shows an annoying window that users can't close because the malware has also disabled the Windows Task Manager.

    While users attempt to deal with this window, the malware is silently rewriting the computer's master boot record behind their back. It then restarts the PC, and the new MBR kicks in, blocking users into a pre-boot screen.

    Users can eventually regain access to their computers, but they'll need special apps that can be used to recover and rebuild the MBR to a working state.

    But there was a second coronavirus-themed malware strain that re-wrote the MBR. This one is a far more convoluted malware operation.

    It posed as the "CoronaVirus ransomware" but it was only a facade. The malware's primary function was to steal passwords from an infected host and then mimic ransomware to trick the user and mask its real purpose.

    However, it wasn't ransomware either. It only posed as one. Once the data-stealing operations ended, the malware entered into a phase where it rewrote the MBR, and blocked users into a pre-boot message, preventing access to their PCs. With users seeing ransom notes and then not being able to access their PCs, the last thing users would thing to do is to check if someone exfiltrated passwords from their apps.

    According to analysis from SentinelOne security researcher Vitali Kremez and Bleeping Computer, the malware also contained code to wipe files on the user's systems, but this didn't appear to be active in the version they analyzed.

    Furthermore, this one was also spotted twice, with a second version discovered by G DATA malware researcher Karsten Hahn, two weeks later. This time, the malware kept the MBR-rewriting capabilities but replaced the data wiping feature with a functional screen-locker.

    But security researchers have spotted more than coronavirus-themed MBR-rewriters. They also spotted two data wipers.

    Both were discovered by MalwareHunterTeam.

    The first was spotted back in February. It used a Chinese file name, and most likely targeted Chinese users, although we don't have information if it was distributed in the wild or was just a test.

    The second was spotted yesterday, and this one was found uploaded on the VirusTotal portal by someone located in Italy.

    MalwareHunterTeam described both strains as "poor wipers" because of the inefficient, error-prone, and time-consuming methods they used to erase files on infected systems. However, they worked, which made them dangerous if ever spread in the wild.

    It might seem weird that some malware authors create destructive malware like this, but it's not the first time that this happened. For every financially-motivated malware strain that security researchers discover, there's also one that was created as a joke, just for the giggles. Something similar happened during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak in 2017, when days after the original WannaCry ransomware encrypted computers all over the world, there were countless of clones doing the same thing for no apparent reason.

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    NEWS: Well-Fed Scotland needs 20,000 to feed people in lockdown – Glasgow West End Today - April 2, 2020 by admin

    A Whiteinch social enterprise company is desperately seeking funds to help feed people affected by the lockdown.

    Well-Fed Scotland is turning out 1,500 meals a day for self-isolating and vulnerable groups even though its income has all but dried up.

    The community interest company was set up in 2017 and operates out of The Whiteinch Centre in Northinch Court.

    The enterprise company operates from the Whiteinch Centre

    Managing director Chris Gray said the enterprise had been forced to switch its trading model entirely following the coronavirus outbreak.

    It runs a cafe and childrens clubs and does catering with all profits going back into the community.

    It has now set up a Crowdfunder page and is seeking to raise 20,000 to keep serving its meals.

    Chris said: When this outbreak started to have an impact we saw a sharp decline in sales which was replaced with an enormous increase in people looking for support.

    On the 14 March we made the decision to stop all our trading and focus solely on providing meals to people in need.

    We have seen a lot of change. We have gone from helping people suffering financially or with mental health or through addiction, to anyone and everyone across society who are either too scared to go out, are self-isolating or are vulnerable with underlying health conditions.

    We are working with a whole range of different people.

    Today we provided 1,500 free meals.

    The Well-Fed cafe

    Well-Fed is also offering emergency food parcels.

    Supermarkets such as Morrisons are helping out with things like bread.

    The social enterprise firm typically covers Whiteinch, Scotstoun, Knightswood, Drumchapel, potentially Maryhill.

    But its meals are now being delivered to Lambhill, Milton and Cadder and also areas in the south, Govan, Cardonald, Mosspark.

    The team is made up of 13 staff members and 12 volunteers some of whom are chefs who are giving up their time to cook meals.

    Chris said: We have benefitted massively from donations from some of the restaurants that have closed in the last few weeks.

    When this out break started to have an impact we saw a sharp decline in sales which was replaced with an enormous increase in people looking for support

    Chris Gray

    Those donations are starting to dry up but supermarkets like Morrisons and Sainsburys have been donating things.

    We have managed to keep the food stock going but in terms of the meal production we pretty much buy everything, including all the plastic packaging and labels.

    He added: We set the Crowdfunded up as a stop gap up until we can access the governments support package.

    The Crowdfunded if successful would give us about a four-week window to allow us to continue to operate and reach out to people who need help.

    Chris said they were keen to hit their target within the time to allow them to access the money for when it is needed.

    * The campaign runs out at midnight on Friday April 3. The Crowdfunder page can be found here.

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    Window Replacement – NY & North Jersey – Renewal By Andersen - March 31, 2020 by admin

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    How to multitask on the iPad: Split View, Slide Over, and more – Macworld - March 31, 2020 by admin

    Apple has done a lot over the last couple of years to make the iPad more attractive as a laptop replacement, and many of those improvements center on multitasking. Thats great, but the problem is figuring outhow to use all these multitasking tricks.

    Were here to help. Below, well show you all the multitasking features that work with most current iPads as of iPadOS 13.4, ranging from relatively familiar concepts like Split View and Slide Over to trickier features like Picture in Picture. Once you learn them all, Apples tablet can feel like a vastly different device.

    Keep in mind that not every app supports all these features (although plenty do). In other words, if youre having trouble, say, getting an app to work in Split View, that may simply be because the app doesnt support it.

    Split View multitaskingor split-screen, as youll often hear it calledis probably the most common means of multitasking on the iPad, as it allows you to view two apps side-by-side. It doesnt work with every app, and you can only use it with apps you have in the Dock: either in the permanent library on the left side or in the recently opened section on the right. Fortunately, you can add many apps to the Dock now by dragging down their icons from the home screen and the following pages of apps.

    In some cases, you can even open two windows from the same app with Split View. Unfortunately, you generally wont know if this works without experimenting. Heres how Split View works.

    First, open any app. This app doesnt have to be on the Dock to begin with, although if its already open, its going to end up appearing on the right side of the Dock anyway.

    Make your iPads Dock appear by slowly swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

    Once the Dock appears, press down on the apps icon and hold your finger there for a fraction of a second. Then drag the little preview window that appears over to either the far right or left side of the screen. If youve done this properly, the existing app will scootch over to make room for the new one.

    Drop the new app in place. You should then see the two apps side by side.

    In this screenshotwhich corresponds with Step 3Im about to open Ulysses in Split View to the right of Pages. I know it will work because of the blurred interface and the way that Pages has moved over to the left.

    To adjust the sizes of the windows in Split View, press your finger on the vertical thin gray line between the windows and move it to the right or left as desired.

    To replace one of the apps in Split View with another app, simply repeat the steps above, but remember to drag the new app into the middle of the window for the app you want to replace.

    In the middle of the Split View interface, youll see a divider that lets you adjust the sizes of the app windows. Put your finger on the thin gray line in the middle of the divider and push it toward the app you want to closeand keep pushing it off the screen until the app vanishes.

    In this screenshot, I want to close Safari in Split View, so Im about to pull the divider all the way to the right.

    Slide Over lets you open some apps in a narrow sliver of a window that floats on the left or right side of your screen. Its a little tricky to use, and it frequently ends up covering up key parts of whatever youre watching or reading in the app behind it. Still, its a nice option to have, especially for apps like Music that you might just want to glance at quickly. Heres how to use it.

    First, make sure you already have at least one app open. For the screenshots below, Ive used Pages.

    Make the iPad dock appear by slowly swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Dont do this too quickly, or you might accidentally go to the Home screen.

    Find the app you want to use with Slide Over on your dock. Press and hold the apps icon for a fraction of a second, and then gently pull it up to generalmiddle of your iPads display. Dont go too far to the right or left, or youll activate Split View. (Also, dont press it for too long, or youll make the apps Extra Actions menu pop up.)

    In this shot, which corresponds to Step 3, Im opening the Music app in Slide Over while looking at Apples site in Safari. I want the Slide Over window to appear on the right, so Ive pulled it over there without going too far.

    The app should immediately appear in a Slide Over window, either to the left or right of the screen, depending on which direction you trended toward as you pulled it from the dock.

    To move a Slide Over window to a different side of the screen, place your finger on the thin gray horizontal line at the top of a Slide Over window and pull the window to the left or right.

    To make a Slide Over window disappear, hold your finger on the thin gray line and swipe it toward the nearest edge of the screen. You can make the same Slide Over window reappear by swiping away from the edge toward the middle of the screen roughly in the same spot where the thin gray line was before you removed it.

    You can also convert a Slide Over window into a Split View window by pressing down on the thin gray line and then dragging the window to either lower corner of the screen. To make a Split View window go back to being a Slide Over panel, press the thin gray line and then drag the app window to the middle of the app thats on the other side of the screen.

    You can also use Slide Over to multitask with three apps at once by opening two apps in Split View and then opening the third app with Slide Over. This is especially useful for apps like Music, which dont have to be on the screen the whole time for reference.

    To do this, first open two apps at once with Split View. Then drag the new app directly over the thin gray line in the middle of the divider for the two apps. Release your finger, and the third app will appear in a Slide Over window.

    Youll know the third app is going to make a Slide Over window if the preview before you release your finger looks like this. If its wider, its just going to replace one of the Split View windows.

    Features like Split View and Slide Over arent just useful for comparing notes and the like: You can also use them to share information between two apps. This works with text, images files, and all kinds of other options, and in many cases it saves a little bit of time compared to copying and pasting. For the purposes of this how-to, Ill use text as an example.

    Open two apps side by side in Split View or Slide Over. For this how-to, Ive used two word processing apps: Pages and Google Docs.

    Select a snippet of text from one app.

    Hold your finger on that selection and then drag it over to the app on the other side.

    Release your finger. The text should then appear in the other app.

    This screenshot is essentially Step 3 in action.

    The App Switcher allows you to easily switch between all other open apps, roughly like Expos on the Mac. To use it, swipe up from the bottom of the screen, butwhile still holding your finger downstop somewhere around the middle of the screen. Then lift your finger. You should then see previews of all the apps you have open, and you can sift through them by swiping to the left or right. Press the preview of the app you want, and the app should open.

    If youre on an iPad that still has a Home button, you can also just press the Home button twice to make the App Switcher appear. Also, its tricky, but you can also make the App Switcher appear by putting four or five fingertips on the iPads screen and beginning to pinch them together. Release them when the App Switcher appears. Dont pinch all the way, though, as youll just make the Home screen appear.

    Note that the App Switcher will also show you which apps are currently paired with other apps through Split View. This allows the App Switcher to be a handy way of working with other apps without losing your Split View pairing.

    In this preview, you can see that Ulysses and Safari are paired in Split View.

    You can also just swipe through every open app while each app is in full-screen mode by placing four fingertips on the screen and then swiping left or right. As we saw above, you can also change to the App Switcher proper by pinching those four fingers together.

    Picture-in-Picture mode lets you keep watching a video or a FaceTime call in a small window even when youre using another multitasking feature like Split View. Unfortunately, it doesnt work with every app, and that includes popular ones like YouTube. Its relatively simple to use, but the features existence isnt terribly obvious. Heres how to use it.

    When watching a video or FaceTime call, you should see an icon that looks like two rectangles of different sizes. Press this icon.

    The video should immediately shrink down to a corner of the screen.

    You can move the Picture-in-Picture display to another part of the screen simply by dragging it aroundand you can also swipe it off the screen, if necessary. You can also make a Picture-in-Picture window go back to full screen by pressing the icon with the two rectangles again.

    Picture-in-Picture mode on an iPad.

    Apple enhanced the iPad multitasking experience by introducing support for its Magic Trackpad. I recommend looking at our full how-to for more information, as many of the gestures are the sameyoure just making them on the trackpad instead of the screen.

    There are some differences, though. For example, if you want to swipe through all the open apps without using the App Switcher, you need to use three fingers on the trackpad and swipe left or right. To perform the same action on the iPad screen itself, as weve seen, you need to use four fingers.

    Im not sure why anyone would want to do this, as its hard enough to turn on the above features even intentionally, much less accidentally. But Apple gives you the option, anyway.

    To do so, go to the Settings app, press Home Screen & Dock in the panel on the left, and then press Multitasking. From there, you can toggle off Allow Multiple Apps (i.e., Split View and Slide Over), Picture-in-Picture, and gestures.

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    Official: Office 365 Personal, Home axed next month… and replaced by Microsoft 365 cloud subscriptions – The Register - March 31, 2020 by admin

    Microsoft on Monday teased a few future features of its Edge web browser and Teams slack-killer. It also announced the rebranding of its cloud productivity suite Office 365 as Microsoft 365 a subscription offering that already included Office 365, alongside Windows 10 Enterprise services and security features.

    The Windows-and-cloud biz halted Edge stable channel updates ten days ago when Google's Chromium team did the same. This latest Edge revision, 80.0.361.69, for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, was released on March 19 and Microsoft is only now getting around to shining a spotlight on its work.

    The Edge update incorporates several previously trumpeted features. There's Collections, a form of rich media bookmarking; InPrivate mode, which gets rid of history, cookies, and site data when a session is closed; and Immersive Reader, a clutter suppression tool to make web pages more readable and accessible.

    While the Stable update channel is on hiatus, Microsoft is promising features that haven't yet been fully baked. At some point in the not so distant future, we're assured, InPrivate mode will hide Bing searches, users will be able to display browser tabs vertically, Smart Copy will allow copying and pasting content in a way that retains rich web formatting, and there will be a Password Monitor service (similar to Chrome's and Firefox's) to notify users when credentials auto-saved in Edge show up on the internet.

    In a blog post, Liat Ben-Zur, corporate VP of Microsoft Edge, said these features can be expected to appear in Edge Insider builds "in the next few months."

    Like the Paul Masson Mountain Winery, which long ago via spokesperson Orson Welles proclaimed, "We will sell no wine before its time," Ben-Zur offered reassurance that Microsoft will ship Edge code only when it's ready.

    "We will continue to be quality driven as we release new features," said Ben-Zur. "That means that all features will be tested in the Insider channels, starting in Canary and progressing to Stable only when we are satisfied with the level of stability and quality. If you downloaded the new Edge, all you have to do is wait."

    Those who can't wait can try Edge 83.0.461.1, which debuted on Friday, via Microsoft's Edge Dev channel.

    Microsoft however did have more present-focused news, by which we mean taking place only three weeks hence: On April 21, Office 365 will become Microsoft 365.

    That means Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home subscriptions will be replaced by Microsoft 365 Personal and Microsoft 365 Family subscriptions, $7 and $10 respectively per month. These represent the first consumer-focused Microsoft 365 subscriptions.

    The company also announced two Microsoft 365 additions: the Microsoft Family Safety app and Microsoft Teams for consumers, which should show up in preview "in the coming months." Hopefully then coronavirus lockdowns will have abated, which means Redmond has missed another opportunity to expand.

    The reason for the name change has something to do with AI: "An evolution of Office 365, Microsoft 365 builds on the foundation of Office infusing new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences to empower you to become a better writer, presenter, designer, manager of your finances, and deepen your connection to the people in your life," explained Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP for modern life, search, and devices at Microsoft, in a blog post.

    In practical terms, that means those crafting documents or other media in Microsoft 365 can get help from AI tools like an expanded version of Microsoft Editor. Accessible via Word and Outlook.com, and as a separate browser extension for Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome, Microsoft Editor does algorithmically-assisted spelling and grammar checking, as well as plagiarism detection. It can also offer Rewrite suggestions for those who can't come up with a suitable way to rephrase a particular passage.

    The Family Safety app, for Android or iOS users with Microsoft 365 subscriptions, can manage screen time on Windows PCs, Android and Xbox, location sharing, and notifications. It will also provide parents with driving reports on inexperienced drivers without Microsoft promises ratting out careless kids to insurance companies and potentially inflating premium payments.

    Alongside the consumer-oriented rebranding, some of Microsoft's small business-oriented offerings will get new names: Office 365 Business Essentials will become Microsoft 365 Business Basic; Office 365 Business Premium will become Microsoft 365 Business Standard; Microsoft 365 Business will become Microsoft 365 Business Premium; and Office 365 Business and Office 365 ProPlus will both become Microsoft 365 Apps.

    But not all of them: Office 365 for Enterprise, Office 365 for Firstline Workers, Office 365 for Education, and Office 365 for Government will continue to be known by their birth names.

    "Were always looking for ways to simplify," explained Jared Spataro, corporate VP for Microsoft 365 in a separate blog post. "This new approach to naming our products is designed to help you quickly find the plan you need and get back to your business."

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    Community rallies to help Vineland Soup Kitchen recover after act of vandalism – The Daily Journal - March 31, 2020 by admin

    Deborah M. Marko, Vineland Daily Journal Published 9:15 p.m. ET March 30, 2020

    A South Jersey Glass & Door crew replaces the Vineland Soup Kitchen office window, damaged by a rock-hurling vandal, at no cost to the ministry. Vineland Daily Journal

    VINELAND An act of violence targeting the Vineland Soup Kitchen is bringing the community together to put it right.

    So many people came forward, it turned something negative into a positive, soup kitchen volunteer Tony Centeno told The Daily Journal on Monday.

    Over the weekend, someone hurled a rock that shattered the front window of the nonprofits East Landis Avenue office, which also serves as a storage facility.

    The ministry, with no extra money to fund the repair, appealed for financial assistance. After volunteers installed plywood over the damage and swept up glass shards, offers of help came in from as far away as California.

    Its amazing, the generosity of people that weve experienced, said Darlene Fielder, the soup kitchen director. My cell phone has been blowing up all weekend, people calling out of nowhere, people calling anonymously wanting to donate money to pay for the window.

    A few soup kitchen supporters, including Lori Pepper King of Vineland, reached out to South Jersey Glass & Door.

    I felt a tugging on my heart this morning from God and felt very strongly that I needed to do something,"she said.I contacted South Jersey Glass this morning.

    But the South West Boulevard company was already on it and let King know that they were installing the glass at no charge to the soup kitchen.

    It brought me to tears; our wonderful local community supporting each other, Kingsaid. God works wondrous deeds.

    A South Jersey Glass & Door crew replace a window at the Vineland Soup Kitchen office on East Landis Avenue that was damaged by a vandal over the weekend. The glass and labor were donated by the Vineland company.(Photo: Deborah M. Marko)

    By Monday evening, the shattered 5-by-8-foot window was replaced.

    The South Jersey Glass and Doormanagement and employees shunned any accolades, saying helping the soup kitchen during a tough time was just the right thing to do.

    To help protect the office in the future, another donor is providinga security system, Fielder said.

    Many others are making donations to support the soup kitchen, hosted by Spirit and Truth Ministries, said Matt Milam, the organization's board of trustees president, thanking the community for its show of support.

    Meanwhile on social media, many wondered who could do the soup kitchen harm. Soup kitchen officialssaid they weren't notified of an arrest of asuspect, who reportedly wore a mask.

    The vandalism did not impact themission to feedthose in need. Food is prepared in the kitchen locatedin the First United Methodist Church basementat Seventh Street and Landis Avenue.

    On Monday, they nudged their output up to 175 meals, nearly double their pre-COVID-19 numbers. The pork chops, broccoli and fried cabbage takeouts quickly disappeared into the hands of those who showed up.

    We were just discussing tomorrow, Im going to make 200 meals, Fielder said.

    Withincreasing demand for hot meals, there areno worries just yet about bare cupboards.

    The supply chain is currently stable through the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, based in Egg Harbor Township, and the Gateway Community Action Partnership of Bridgeton.

    Were going to be fine;we know how to stretch food out, Fiedler said.

    Its the unforeseen expenses that they need to hurdle.

    The main expense is takeout containers and utensils. With coronavirus-related regulations closing their dining room, the soup kitchen must package meals to grab and go.

    To arrange a donation, please call Spirit and Truth Ministries at 856-692-2603.

    Contributions may be mailedto Spirit & Truth Ministries, P.O. Box 89, Vineland, N.J. 08362.

    Deborah M. Marko is a senior reporterwith The Daily Journal. Currently focused on breaking news and education issues, she also oversees community outreach programs that promote literacyand public safety.Got a story idea? Call 856-563-5256. Followon Twitter: @dmarko_dj Instagram: deb.marko.dj Help support local journalism with a The Daily Journal subscription.

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    City of Elkins Building Permits | News, Sports, Jobs – The Inter-Mountain - March 31, 2020 by admin

    The following building permits have been issued by the City of Elkins:

    Mark Harless applied for a building permit at 102 Fifteenth St. This permit was issued to install stone around the foundation and is valued at $6,000.

    Rosetta Thompson applied for a building permit at 211 1/2 Whiteman Ave. This permit was issued to build an accessible ramp and is valued at $2,350.

    Marian Pyles applied for a building permit at 3 Lincoln Ave. This permit was issued to replace 18 windows and is valued at $3,384.

    WMC Enterprises Inc. applied for a building permit at 19 Main St. This permit was issued for an interior remodel and is valued at $8,000.

    Marilynn Cuonzo applied for a building permit at 160 Guy St. This permit was issued to install a metal roof on the garage and is valued at $5,000.

    Andrew Hutson applied for a building permit at 100 Findley St. This permit was issued to repair a leak and the ceiling and is valued at $3,200.

    Nancy Thompson applied for a building permit at 313 Scott Ford Rd. This permit was issued to build a new ramp and is valued at $800.

    Dawn Kittle applied for a building permit at 229 Evergreen Dr. This permit was issued for new exterior doors and trim and is valued at $2,000.

    Lisa Armstrong applied for a building permit at 258 Terrace Ave. This permit was issued to replace the roof shingles and is valued at $6,978.

    Bryan Lambert applied for a building permit at 203 Wilton Ave. This permit was issued to replace the roof shingles and is valued at $2,300.

    Walter Ice applied for a building permit at 209 Washington Ave. This permit was issued for an electrical service inspection and is valued at $500.

    Robert Winans applied for a building permit at 1402 Lavalette Ave. This permit was issued to repair the porch and is valued at $500.

    Joy Lou Teter applied for a building permit at 201 Whiteman Ave. This permit was issued to build a 4 by 4 deck and is valued at $650.

    Kroger #730 applied for a building permit at 450 Eleventh St. This permit was issued to replace the roof and is valued at $365,021.

    Joann Cooper applied for a building permit at 636 Robert E. Lee Ave. This permit was issued to add 4 by 16 to an existing deck and is valued at $2,400.

    Robert Louk applied for a building permit at 622 Central St. This permit was issued for a 200 amp electric service upgrade and is valued at $1,599.

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    Megans Coffee Corner closing at the end of Feb., will be replaced by Starbucks in the… – Bellevue Reporter - March 3, 2020 by admin

    Megans Coffee Corner closed Saturday, Feb. 29, marking a decade in Bellevue. The coffee hut, which boasts two drive-thru and one walk-up window, will be replaced by a drive-thru only Starbucks.

    If you ask locals, theyll tell you they are happy to have a Starbucks in the neighborhood, just like the one inside the Safeway about 500 feet from where Megans Coffee Corner sits. Or the Starbucks less than a mile away on 156th Avenue Southeast. What locals are not happy about is Starbucks adding another location by supplanting a local coffee stand.

    The coffee stand originally opened under different ownership, in 1995. Megan Stoa, who started working at the coffee stand in 2001 and bought it in 2010, said she was disappointed to close down the shop, especially since it would be replaced by a corporate chain.

    While her landlord is well within the legal rights, Stoa said she was alerted that he would not be renewing their lease on Feb.7, after a letter from earlier was sent to an old address.

    It was heartbreaking. This is one of the last real neighborhoods in the area, Stoa said of her store closure and other local shop closures. You share a connection with many of the customers that Im just not sure a corporate chain will have.

    Stoa said she was looking forward to spending more time with her kids and the lack of 3 a.m. alarms.

    Karen Seely, a local to Bellevue for the last 18 years, said she has grown a special bond with the staff at Megans Coffee Corner.

    Theyre more like family, Seely said. Ive even had a couple of (the staff) house sit for me and dog sit for me.

    Seely admitted that as a business owner herself (she owns a hot tub service and repair company) she is partial to female-owned businesses in the community, but Im also partial to trying to keep our community, a community, she said. Theyre more than just drive-by and order a cup of coffee. Theyre very, very dear people.

    A Starbucks spokesperson confirmed the company would be opening a new store at that location this summer.

    Starbucks is always looking for great locations to better meet the needs of our customers and we are happy to confirm we will be opening a new location at 15100 SE 38th St. in Bellevue this summer, the spokesperson said. The drive-thru only store will employ approximately 15 partners (employees).

    Seely said her experiences with Stoas staff have added more to her life than just friendly moments and dog sitting. She said shes gotten business through connections to other customers and that the staff at Megans will often help her find service from other businesses. Seely said her community NextDoor page (a social media for neighbors) was upset to hear that a local staple would no longer be in their community.

    One of the baristas Seely has grown close to is Laura French, who has worked at the shop since 2016, commuting 45 minutes to an hour a day for work.

    At first, I was kind of just trying to find a job to get me by, but once I started working here the environment was like something youve never really felt before, French said. We have a bond with our customers they tell us about their personal stuff were all friends here.

    French complimented her boss work ethic, care for employees and kindness overall.

    Stoa said she gained those traits from her great-grandfather, who started a carpet business, and her grandfather and mother who later inherited the business.

    I grew up in a family business atmosphere, Stoa said. I learned that if the employees arent happy, the customers wont be happy.

    Stoa, French and Seely all said they would miss the community of the coffee shop the most. Getting to know each other, and each others families, was what Stoa said inspired her to keep getting up at 3 a.m.

    Im going to miss the customers in particular the dogs (Im going to miss) seeing kids and their pets grow up, Stoa said. Ive felt like Im going through a breakup. Im going through a real grieving process.

    In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, weve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

    Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@bellevuereporter.com.

    To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.bellevuereporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (Well only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we wont ask you to shorten it.

    The menu and walk-up window at Megans Coffee Corner in Bellevue, WA, on Feb. 25, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

    The walk-up window at Megans Coffee Corner in Bellevue, WA, on Feb. 25, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

    A tip jar at Megans Coffee Corner in Bellevue, WA, on Feb. 25, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

    Laura French prepares a drink at Megans Coffee Corner in Bellevue, WA, on Feb. 25, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

    Mitchell Atencio/Staff PhotoAbove, Laura French hands a customer a drink at Megans Coffee Corner in Bellevue on Feb. 25. Below, the menu and walk-up window at Megans Coffee Corner.

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