iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution

Apple spells out the significance of its new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates right in the release notes. iOS 14 “updates the core experience of iPhone” thanks to redesigned widgets that can be placed anywhere on your home screen and a new App Library feature for managing app overload and organization. iPadOS 14 is a bit less grand in scope, with Apple saying that it “introduces new Apple Pencil features and redesigned apps that take advantage of iPad’s large multi-touch display.” One marks the biggest shift for the iPhone in years, and the other continues to augment the creativity and productivity power of Apple’s tablets.

For both platforms, the new software includes a long list of improvements to Messages, Maps, the Music app, Siri, and more. And Apple continues its quest to put privacy at the center of everything, with new protections for your personal data and indicators that

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UNL students excited to vote, expected to cast ballots by mail | Education

By scanning QR codes positioned around the tent, students were taken directly to, a nonprofit, nonpartisan platform that allows voters to enter basic information to register to vote in all 50 states and territories, or to check the status of their existing registration.

Voter registration at UNL

A QR code takes students to to confirm their voter registration.

It’s quick and easy, Collier said, taking just a few minutes in most cases. For students who may not be comfortable with registering online, the voter drive sponsored by the Huskers Vote Coalition and ASUN also had paper registrations for students to register to vote from their campus address.

Voter registration at UNL

ASUN Student Government chief of staff Aiah Nour waits to help students with their voter registration questions outside the Nebraska Union on Tuesday.

Working alongside Collier was Aiah Nour, the daughter of Sudanese immigrants, who said she

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Nest Multi-Room Audio Controls Just Leveled Up Big Time

Nest today has introduced some improvements to its multi-room audio controls that really make it all worth while for users.

The control interface itself will be rolling out to smart displays like the Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, and JBL Link View starting today. The major improvement though is how this new control interface works with Cast-enabled Nest devices in multiple rooms.

Overall it’ll make streaming music to more than one room a lot simpler. And that added convenience will do more than just make the user’s life easier. It should also open up the capabilities of what devices you can cast to.

New Nest multi-room audio controls link audio together in real-time

The biggest benefit here is that linking audio together in multiple rooms is now in real-time.

Google says this new set of multi-room audio controls for devices such as the Nest Hub Max will allow users to

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UPDATED; Talladega City BOE approves budget, capital improvement ‘wish list’ | The Daily Home

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact board member Sandra Beavers questioned a series of checks written to one constractor. A previous version said the checks had been written to multiple contractors, but that was incorrect.

TALLADEGA — The Talladega City Board of Education voted 4-0 to approve a budget that included a slight deficit and 3-1 to approve a five-year capital improvement project during a meeting Tuesday evening. 

Board Chair Mary McGhee was not present for the meeting, and board member Sandra Beavers cast the dissenting vote against the capital improvement budget. Beavers did not explain or defend her “no” vote.

Board member Chuck Roberts acted as board chair in McGhee’s absence. The meeting took place on the Zoom platform; Beavers could not be seen at all by the other participants and was late in casting her vote on most occasions.

The capital improvement plan

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City-County councilor wants to see safety improvements for pedestrians on far east side roads

INDIANAPOLIS — An 11-year-old boy was struck and killed riding his bike this past weekend on the far east side, and now City-County Council members are speaking out.

They want to see more done to improve the safety on east side roads.

“For the family, my deepest condolences. I send a prayer up,” says District 14 City-County Councilor La Keisha Jackson. “We can’t bring your child back, but we can put law into place to move forward to help other kids, so this doesn’t continue to happen.”

The incident occurred along north Post Road near Jamestown Apartments. Lawrence Police say the boy was riding his bike with his 15-year-old brother. The pair was on one bike while crossing the road when they were struck.

The nearest cross walk at that spot is three to four blocks away in each direction. The road actually splits two City-County Council districts. Jackson wants

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Slow improvement on wildfire front; air quality alert extended to Thursday

A week after wildfires began consuming thousands of acres in western Oregon, firefighters are making progress on some of the most destructive blazes in state history. State officials said Monday that 10 people have died, though that number was higher than the totals released by county officials, and 22 are still missing. Countless homes and businesses have been scorched.

Much of the state remains under an air quality alert that has been extended until noon on Thursday, as winds forecasters were expecting didn’t materialize.

Rebecca Muessle with the National Weather Service’s Portland office said that the thick smoke blanketing the west coast has made winds harder to predict, since they’ve stopped the warming afternoon temperatures that can create windy conditions.

“We do have a system moving in this afternoon into tomorrow,” Muessle said. “We could see some slight improvements, but realistically we’re not expecting enough that would really improve air

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‘Surya: The soldier’ cast: List of actors and the characters they play in the movie

My Name Is Surya, My Home is India is a Hindi dubbed version of Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India Telugu language action-drama film, written and directed by Vakkantham Vamsi. The film was a super hit at the box office and made around Rs 100 crores. The film was about a young man who must control his anger in order to fulfil his dreams of fighting at the LOC. Here is information about the cast and characters of the film.

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‘Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India’ cast

Allu Arjun as Surya

Allu Arjun is a popular actor in the south Indian film industry and in this film, has portrayed the lead role. The actor’s character in the film was that of an army officer who was court-martialled for disciplinary action. However,

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Sifting through rubble: One couple return to what is left of their home

FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE) — Creek Fire evacuees finally getting closure after seeing firsthand what is left of their homes.

Tuesday morning 26 residences from Auberry were given the opportunity to sift through the rubble and grab what is left. 

Gail and Ron Rogers have lived in Auberry for 20 years and now the only thing standing is their fireplace.

Gail said this is a devastating time for many but is looking on the bright side. 

“We don’t have to worry about the freezer and refrigerator and rotting food,” said Gail.

Dozens of people who lost their homes due to the Creek Fire were given this opportunity.

Sgt. Erica Rascon with the Fresno County Sheriff Department said they are allowing people to visit their destroyed homes by zones. 

“People need to realize there is down trees down power lines that are getting moved out of the way to make the road

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Faux Stone DIY You Can Do at Home While On “Staycation”


As many people adjust to a new life spent mostly at home, some are looking for ways to use their time productively. You may be surprised to learn that you can significantly improve the look, feel, and curb appeal or your home right now without having to work with a contractor.

A leading provider of faux stone, rock and brick, GenStone provides stunning, durable home paneling that’s easy to acquire and easy to install. According to Travis McCain, VP Marketing at GenStone, the seamless, straightforward DIY process allows homeowners to drastically enhance the look of their homes the moment they receive their orders.

“Over the past two decades, our panelized DIY faux stone system has become a mainstay in the home improvement market,” said McCain. “Based on an easy-to-install combination of panels and accessories, the GenStone system was designed to provide a true do-it-yourself-friendly stone veneer home improvement product.”


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Home Improvement Stars Reunite for Building Competition Series on History

History is giving Home Improvement fans the next best thing to a full-blown reboot, reuniting Tool Time duo Tim Allen and Richard Karn for a building-themed reality competition series, TVLine has learned.

The 10-episode series, tentatively titled Assembly Required, will “spotlight the best and brightest builders from across the country, at their home workshops, as they compete to breathe new life into everyday household items in desperate need of fixing. This new series will push each contestant to their limits while testing their ability and ingenuity to not only rebuild it but to build it better. In each episode, Allen and Karn will also dive into the unique history around these items to celebrate the men and women who crafted them, and the techniques used.”

Karn will serve as host, executive-producing alongside Allen. Assembly Required is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.

“Let’s face it — we’re living in

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