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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Whether it be residential or commercial, rent goes to paying mortgages and taxes, he adds, and in cities, this means the impact to small property owners is even larger. For small property owners who manage both residential and commercial units—for example, a building with a store at street level and apartments above—less rent from one of those creates a higher burden for the other. Already, owners of mixed-use apartment buildings report that rent collection is down 60% from commercial tenants, according to a CHIP survey. … [Read more...] about A small businesses eviction crisis is coming, too
We see here how a single sneeze coats the car in SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is scary. But imagine if several people on the car are sick at once, as a single MTA car can have a capacity of 250 people. Masks really are the last line of defense in a space that is already having its air filtered and replaced so frequently. … [Read more...] about See how gross it is to sneeze on the subway without a mask
Six years later, with the 1970 launch of the Picturephone II, AT&T began letting any company install a videoconferencing system at its own premises. At least any company in Pittsburgh, which is where the service debuted. (AT&T had planned to offer it in New York as well, but its network there was insufficiently robust to handle video.) … [Read more...] about Watch the first videoconference, which took place 50 years ago today
Installing new gas infrastructure can’t fully eliminate the risks of the technology and doesn’t solve the climate problem. And yet major investment is happening, including in Baltimore. “There are huge expenses planned to replace leaky pipes with brand new pipes, which would have a very long useful life and presumably some expectation that they’re going to be used to deliver gas for a long time,” says Henchen. “That’s problematic from an investment point of view—that we may be investing large sums of money and more fossil fuel infrastructure which either perpetuates the use of those fossil fuels or at some point it becomes a wasted investment.” … [Read more...] about What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?