You can also lift an app with your finger and drag it so that it straddles both screens. When you drop the app, it will expand to fill both displays. And if it’s a Microsoft app such as Office, OneNote, Outlook, or To Do, it will look even more like a desktop app, intelligently reconfiguring itself to make use of all that real estate without the split between the two screens getting in the way. In Outlook, for example, your calendar appears on the left, and details on your selected appointment item are on the right. In Office, the list of files is on the left and the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document you’re viewing or editing is on the right. … [Read more...] about The many sides of Microsoft’s new two-screen Suface Duo phone
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Instead, he says, as cities repair or replace the most dangerous pipes, “you can also start transitioning customers to nonfossil alternatives and build up programs to get entire neighborhoods to switch off gas altogether so that you’re able to start shutting down sections of the gas system. Then instead of investing all the money in replacing a pipe, you can retire it.” The shift can be challenging; in Berkeley, the California Restaurant Association sued over the new gas ban. But the change may still be likely to happen, as cities that have recently passed ambitious goals are realizing that they won’t achieve them with gas in place. “Cities and states are at the point of saying we need to actually execute on this and show how it can be done,” Henchen says. “And they’re realizing they can’t do that while burning all this natural gas in buildings.” … [Read more...] about What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
People Cards is aimed at helping the millions of individuals, influencers, entrepreneurs, prospective employees, self-employed people, freelancers, or anyone else out there who wants to be discovered and help the world find them. Starting today, users across India can discover the people cards on their mobile phones, in English. … [Read more...] about Add me to Search: Google India’s new feature lets users create virtual visiting cards
Small businesses also have an effect on the housing market, because of how the two are intertwined. “One thing that’s been completely missed in this whole conversation by elected officials has been that we’re addressing these crises separately; we’re talking about small businesses needing help and we’re talking about renters needing help as if they’re different things and they’re not related,” says Jay Martin, executive director of the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), a New York City trade organization that advocates on the behalf of primarily small building owners. … [Read more...] about A small businesses eviction crisis is coming, too
Just as important, along with the educational value, the system restored some of the peer-group camaraderie that ailing kids lost when they were removed from school. “The feeling of being ‘part of the gang’ is brought into the life of the homebound student by the school-to-home phone,” wrote Family Weekly’s Norris Millington in 1959. “His room broadens into a whole new world, and contact with this world does not end when school lets out.” An article published the next year about Newkirk, Oklahoma, grade-schooler Gene Richards, at home with a kidney disease, noted that he turned on his teach-a-phone a half-hour before class started so he could chat with friends about doings at school. … [Read more...] about How the telephone became the first great remote-learning technology