iPadOS makes Apples tablet almost the computer I need

first_img Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad 31 46 Photos More split-screen apps and easy-glance widgets, but with limitsMultitasking on an iPad looks to be better, thanks to apps now having multiple windows open at once. In theory, Google Docs could allow two windows, if Google Docs chooses to update its iPadOS app. But the number of windows, or split-pane apps, is still limited by the iPadOS design. It’s still two panes or apps at once, plus a hovering extra pane on top of that (Side View).Widgets can be pushed onto the home screen now, something I’ve wanted for a while. The grid of apps get moved aside a bit to allow for them. Why not allow a full home screen to be customized, though? I’d prefer the grid of apps to be pushed out of sight completely. Do what the Apple Watch does: Have them appear with a gesture or a button. Or search for apps instead, which is what I do most of the time. WWDC 2019 Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Tags Share your voice 1:26 iPadOS adds some key features, including multiple windows in the same app. Scott Stein/CNET I’d love to take an iPad around as my main work machine. I’ve come close. But I haven’t crossed over. The 11-inch iPad Pro is a fantastic piece of hardware. The limits? The software.Apple’s newly renamed iPadOS is a commitment to the iPad platform as a distinct thing from iOS on the iPhone. But it’s already been that way: Many key iPad features aren’t on the iPhone. With iPadOS, the distance between the two is growing. The iPad’s getting some serious tools that will let it handle some of my biggest work needs.”iPad is a growing platform again, which is pretty awesome,” Apple’s Greg Joswiak, said of the iPad platform right now. Craig Federighi told CNET, “It’s become a truly distinct experience.”And yet, it’s not entirely made the moves I expected.ipados-browserBrowsing in Safari in iPadOS promises to finally allow Google Docs to work properly. Scott Stein/CNET Desktop-class browser: Is it a Chromebook now?A full page of Google Docs, menus and markups and everything intact is what I’d expect. Working in my company’s CMS to file a story is important. I haven’t been able to do this well on an iPad before, but Safari promises, at last, that web pages will look like real web pages.This isn’t magic: Chromebooks and Chrome tablets do it. Windows tablets do it. It’s time for Apple to do it, too. This was one of the biggest things holding back the iPad for me. I can’t wait to seriously give it a try.But, to be clear, this still means I’d need to touch icons. Apple’s solution for places where a mouse or trackpad “hovers” is to tap on an icon on the iPad, which will bring up a menu. Then you’ll tap on it again. What if a menu is long, and needs to be scrolled through? Will it be easy? That remains to be seen. The iPadOS public beta in July will be the first great test run, and I can’t wait to see how well it works.Multi-touch gestures for editing: Will they make me forget a mouse?There are some new pinching finger gestures in iPadOS that are made to help text editing feel better. In a document, you’d pinch some text to copy, and unpinch somewhere else to paste. Seeing these in action, they almost seemed like gestures I’d do with a HoloLens AR headset. On a tablet, will they feel intuitive, or weird?Apple doesn’t support a trackpad or a mouse in iPadOS yet, even though mouse support can be set up for basic clicking under Accessibility features. But Apple insists on fingers (and a Pencil) as the key editing tools for now. iPadOS is making a bet that I won’t miss a mouse or trackpad. I bet I will.And there’s another problem with the odd gestures in iPadOS: as CNET’s Stephen Shankland said to me in a conversation, they feel like “incantatory gestures.” You have to know the special moves to pull them off. Comments WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote •center_img Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Everything Apple announced from its WWDC 2019 keynote reading • iPadOS makes Apple’s tablet (almost) the computer I need See All Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? WWDC 2019 Mouse and trackpad support: Clearly the next stepWhat I really want? I’ve stated it months ago: An iPad that will let me easily edit and control things with a trackpad. A full laptop-like experience, like what I can do on a Google Chromebook or a Microsoft Surface. The iPad is not far from this idea. But there’s no official way to use a trackpad in 2019.Unless, that is, I choose to enable the iPadOS accessibility mouse support, which is clearly not going to satisfy my needs. That feature is intended to help people who can’t use the touch feature easily. The mouse cursor is a big fat circle, not a small pointer. It only works as a single-click tool. And yet it shows that iPadOS can support a mouse, if Apple only worked that support into all apps and features at an OS-wide level. I don’t want just a basic mouse, though: I want a trackpad with multi-touch gestures. I want what a MacBook has. So, Scott, you want a MacBook, not an iPad, you say. No, I want both. Apple needs to solve for both problems in one device. And that’s not an unreasonable request. In fact, it seems like an inevitability. With Apple’s ARM-based processors becoming more powerful, USB-C in iPads, Macs getting iPad apps, and iPads acting as plug-in touchscreens for Macs using Sidecar, the overlaps are already everywhere.  Tablets Computers Hello mouse support on iOS 13! It’s an AssistiveTouch feature, and works with USB mice. @viticci nailed this pic.twitter.com/nj6xGAKSg0— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 3, 2019 iPadOS Apple Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Harris County Attorney Launches New Effort To Fight Human Trafficking In Houston

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share 00:00 /01:09 X Courtesy of the Harris County Attorney’s OfficeHarris County Attorney Vince Ryan (center) says his office will notify the massage parlors that are suspected to be fronts for criminal activities that they don’t have a license and, if they don’t end their operations, they will sue them with the ultimate goal of shutting them down. Al OrtizRobert Sanborn, president and CEO of Children At Risk, (center) says his organization has identified more than 200 massage parlors that are likely engaging in human trafficking and prostitution.The Harris County Attorney’s Office and the organization Children at Risk are collaborating to increase the fight against human trafficking in Houston.Children at Risk has researched this issue with methods that include reviewing online advertising for massage parlors and has identified more than 200 establishments of this kind that are suspect of engaging in human trafficking and prostitution.The Harris County Attorney’s office is initially going after 25 that are some of the most popular in Houston.Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan explained at a press conference that they will notify them they don’t have a license and, if they don’t end their operations, they will sue them with the ultimate goal of shutting them down.“The enslavement of women and children and forcing them to work as prostitutes is just plain evil,” Ryan noted.Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk, emphasized the scope of the problem by explaining that “the demand exists in Houston every day of the year.”“There are men that are going out there that are buying young girls, that are buying young boys, that are frequenting these massage parlors, cantinas, that are going online,” Sanborn added.Human trafficking numbers have traditionally been difficult to track, but a recent study by the University of Texas estimates that more than 300,000 people are victims of this crime in our state and almost 80,000 are minors and youth who are forced into sex trafficking.Tim Navarre, a major with the Criminal Investigations Bureau at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, noted the demand for prostitution is prevalent and detailed that “in the last 20 days, we’ve actually arrested a hundred and eighty four Johns in just seven operations.”Navarre clarified the term Johns means purchasers of illegal sex services.Attorneys from the law firm Reed Smith LLP will assist Harris County with the cases and lawsuits that originate from this initiative.Law enforcement and experts have identified Houston as the city with the highest number of human trafficking cases in Texas and as one of the major hubs for this type of crime in the United States. Listenlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgHello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Monday, May 27. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing womancenter_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Key EventsArmed police called to Stoke-on-Trent street after knife attack08:31Busy road closed after car collides with telegraph pole snapping it in half07:2915:12Busy on M6 in Staffordshire…Heavy traffic on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. In the roadworks area.Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 15:00Tyre change on M6#m6 #J21A to #J21 – Lane 1 is closed for a tyre change. PLease slow down and obey the Red X’s. Thank you.— Highways England (@HighwaysNWEST) May 27, 201913:04M6 traffic easingTraffic returned to normal on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services.12:19Elder Road slowUsual congestion on A53 Elder Road around A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights).12:11A500 slow Slow traffic on A500 D Road Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 (Wolstanton Retail Park). 12:10M6 in StaffordshireHeavy traffic on M6 Southbound between J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) and Stafford Services. In the roadworks area. 12:10Victoria Road congestedUsual congestion on A50 Victoria Road at A5007 City Road.11:29A500 four-minute delays Heavy traffic on A500 Queensway Northbound between A53 Etruria Road (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is four minutes. 11:29A500 busy A500 D Road busy but moving at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).11:23Delays in LongportBrownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street busy but moving between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is five minutes.10:20Child on M6 near Liverpool10:13Busy road closed in both directions due to ongoing ‘incident’ (Image: Google)A busy stretch of the A50 in Cheshire is closed in both directions because of an ‘incident’.Newcastle Road is currently closed between Church Lane and Townsend Lane between Rode Heath and Smallwood because a car left the carriageway.Full story.10:12A34, Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 09:22Diversion route from A50 in Cheshire09:13Collision in CheshireA50 Street Lane in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to accident between Church Lane (Smallwood traffic lights, Fourlanes End) and Townsend Lane (Rode Heath). The road has been closed to aid the recovery of a car in a ditch. 08:55Smallthorne roundabouts congestedUsual congestion on A5272 Hanley Road / High Lane around Moorland Road (Smallthorne Roundabouts).08:44Waterloo Road delaysUsual congestion on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 08:31KEY EVENTArmed police called to Stoke-on-Trent street after knife attack (Image: Google)A man had to be taken to hospital after being attacked with a knife in a Stoke-on-Trent street.Armed police officers attended Festing Street in Hanley shortly after 10pm last night (May 26) after being called to reports of a man being attacked with a machete.Full story.08:30Chell Street congestionUsual congestion on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). 08:03Bucknall Road slow Usual slow traffic on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre.07:29KEY EVENTBusy road closed after car collides with telegraph pole snapping it in half (Image: Google)A motorist had a lucky escape when his car burst into flames after hitting a stone wall, and electric transformer, and even snapping a telegraph pole in the early hours of the morning.The emergency services scrambled to Leek Road, in Cellarhead, shortly after 3.30am today (May 27) to reports of a one vehicle collision in the Staffordshire Moorlands.Full story.07:29Swans moved07:29Swans on the M6Reports of slow traffic due to Swans on road on M6 Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 (Knutsford). Approach with care. 06:55Replacement bus serviceReplacement bus service running between Liverpool South Parkway and Crewe and no service on London Northwestern between Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool South Parkway due to engineering works. Passengers can use Merseyrail services betweenLiverpool South Parkwayand Liverpool Lime Street.From 12:15 on the 25th to 11:55 on 27th May.06:26Bank Holiday Monday weather forecastRainOur commercial partners over at The Weather Channel have forecast a slightly wet Bank Holiday Monday for much of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. There is an 80 per cent chance of rain throughout the day with highs of only 13°c. Overnight lows are set to drop to 7°c with the rain continuing throughout the night and into tomorrow. It’s looking dryer into Wednesday. Good morning!Good morning and welcome to the StokeonTrentLive newsfeed for the morning. We’ll be bringing you all of the traffic and travel updates throughout the day. 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