Apple had long resisted letting users change default apps on their iPhone. With iOS 14, however, you can choose your preferred Mail app and browser, and the beta of iOS 14.5 suggested that you could do the same with the Music app…but maybe not.
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On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided to toss a big fat distraction on how Republicans turned that state’s energy market into a scheme that generates billions in instant profit from pure human misery. Abbott was just one of several Republican governors who have decided that, now that there’s reasonable leadership in Washington, there’s no longer any need for them to even pretend to be reasonable back at home. Expect them to wake up any day now and blame President Joe Biden for the hundreds of thousands of deaths that … wait a second. This just in:x
The Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities.— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 3, 2021
The Biden Admin. must IMMEDIATELY end this callous act that exposes Texans & Americans to COVID.
According to the CDC, there are currently more than 171,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Texas. In his no-masks, everything open to the fullest ruling this week, Abbott just gave every single one of those people, and the tens of thousands more who don’t even know they have COVID, permission to crowd into the nearest bar and restaurant and share their germs. Abbott didn’t just lift all mask requirements, he banned counties and localities from imposing local mask requirements. And he did it in a week when more than half the counties in Texas saw a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases. It’s the kind of action that has Republicans spending their Wednesdays defending the honor of Neanderthals.
But, surprisingly, there is one Republican governor who is going in the other direction.
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It’s no surprise that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cares more about the rich than the economically vulnerable. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DeSantis has not only downplayed the virus, but prioritized the health and safety of those he can profit from.
While a majority of Florida’s eldest residents have struggled to not only sign up but receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, almost all wealthy people 65 years and older were vaccinated by mid-January, according to a community newsletter obtained by the Miami Herald. Additionally, those being vaccinated were ensured that despite most of the state being unable to receive their first dose, they would have access to both the first and second dose of the vaccine.
The GOP appears to have decided that high voter turnout was responsible for their losses in the 2020 election, so Republican legislators are pushing 253 bills with provisions that restrict voting access in 43 states. #Colbert #ALateShow #Monologue
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Nearly 70 indigenous rights, wildlife, and civil rights groups are calling on the Biden administration to tear down nearly 60 miles of border fencing erected by the previous administration in Arizona, as well as some fencing along other regions of the border. While President Joe Biden ordered a 60-day halt to review the legality of the project we were always told Mexico was going to pay for, fencing has cut through tribal lands and continues to harm communities and wildlife in the region.
“One of the longest wall sections in the report runs along 7 miles of the border near Quitobaquito Springs on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument,” Arizona Daily Star reports, noting the arrests of a dozen Tohono O’odham protesters late last year. One activist was shot with rubber bullets by officers as he sang a traditional Tohono O’odham song.
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That doesn't mean that Apple won't also be releasing LCD-based iPads and MacBooks enhanced by micro-LED and miniLED backlights.
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Check out this list of language learning apps for kids if you want your child to learn a new language. They’re available for iPhone and iPad.
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As the preparation for Apple’s upcoming App Tracking Transparency feature continues, LinkedIn has announced that it will stop using the “Identifier for Advertising,” or IDFA data. This means that the LinkedIn app will not be required to show the App Tracking Transparency prompt to users.
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Apple says that iOS 14.5 users won't be able to set a "default" music streaming app after all, but the feature is based on Siri's intelligence instead.