AP EXCLUSIVE: US faces back-to-school laptop shortage

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TikTok As Apple of Discord In China- US War: Banned or Acquired?

It is still unknown what a fate TikTok will have in the United States and in other markets as well. The Redmond-based Microsoft has restarted negotiations for the acquisition of TikTok’s U.S., Canada, and New Zealand businesses. But nothing still looks certain.

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Why did TikTok suddenly become a target of Trump? How did the thousands of Internet celebrities and users on TikTok respond to Trump’s recent frequent ban threats? If you still don’t understand, we will try to put the puzzle together.

Secret Behind TikTok’s Success

It’s not easy to say why the Indian and American markets began to hunt on TikTok. But the fundamental reason is that Bytedance has attracted the attention of the United States and India.

According to Sensor Tower’s data, during the epidemic, TikTok became more and more popular, with cumulative downloads reaching 2 billion in April, surpassing competitors Facebook and Snapchat. By the first quarter

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The best printer for 2020

Yes, printers are still a thing. Despite the near ubiquity of digital displays — from phones to laptops to TVs — there are still times when you need a hard copy. Shopping for the best printer for your needs can be a bewildering process, however, given the sheer number of them in the market. The labyrinth of arcane model names and numbers, technical specs and variables can make printers particularly challenging to compare and contrast. 

And if that weren’t enough, printer prices are all over the place. This is a highly dynamic market, where prices can change from day to day. During our printer testing period, for example, we saw the price of the HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 selling for as low as $100 and as high as $250. The takeaway: Unless you have an urgent printer need, it’s worthwhile to identify one or two printer models that would work

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened on Aug. 4 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area

The switch to an all-remote learning plan could come as CTU leaders are planning to convene the organization’s House of Delegates next week and consider a process that eventually could lead to a strike if CPS doesn’t agree to start the school year with full remote learning, sources said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Illinois health officials on Tuesday reported 1,471 new known cases and 19 additional fatalities, including a teenager in Cook County. The total number of known infections in Illinois now stands at 184,712 and the statewide death toll is 7,545.

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area and Illinois:

8:09 p.m. (update): Puerto Rico added to Chicago’s travel list as city health commissioner warns of coronavirus spread at households, social gatherings

Chicago officials added Puerto Rico to its stay-at-home list for travelers Tuesday, meaning people coming into the city from there should remain quarantined indoors for two

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As the School Year Approaches, Education May Become the Pandemic’s Latest Casualty

Children tumble off a yellow school bus, where every other seat is marked with caution tape. Wearing whimsical masks—one has whiskers, another rhinestones—they wait to get their temperatures checked before filing into the one-story school building. Inside Wesley Elementary in Middletown, Conn., plastic shields rise from desks, and cartoon posters exhort children to cover your cough. In the middle of a lesson, teacher Susan Velardi picks up her laptop and pans it so her students can see the screen. “Look,” she tells them, “I have a friend that’s joining us at home!”

a group of people standing in front of a building: Nurse Sarah Ladd and school resource officer Kristen Tyrseck ensure kids keep a safe distance apart as they enter Wesley Elementary School  in Middletown, Conn.

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Nurse Sarah Ladd and school resource officer Kristen Tyrseck ensure kids keep a safe distance apart as they enter Wesley Elementary School in Middletown, Conn.

There’s a new set of ground rules in Velardi’s classroom. “Your mask is on, and your mask stays like this. If we go outside if it’s

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CHA resident Anicia Miller heads to Harvard with boost from Springboard to Success

Growing up, Anicia Miller’s mother told her she could go “from Harvard Avenue to Harvard University” — a motto that kept her motivated throughout school.

The motto, which referred to her extended family’s home on Harvard Avenue on the South Side, will come true this fall when Miller enrolls as a first-year student at the Ivy League university.

On Tuesday, Miller was one of 150 students who took part in the Chicago Housing Authority’s 10th annual “Take Flight” college send-off for residents who live in public housing or who benefit from housing vouchers. Hosted by CHA’s nonprofit partner Springboard to Success, the event provided students with necessities like bed sheets and toiletries, as well as a new Chromebook computers.

CHA’s mission to provide “affordable, decent, safe housing” inextricably intersects with education, new CHA CEO Tracey Scott said.

“A child who doesn’t know where they’re going to sleep at night [will

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Gov. Abbott warns of ‘COVID-fatigue’ in meeting with West Texas health officials

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Gov. Greg Abbott warned Texans to avoid tiring of following state and local guidelines relating to COVID-19 during a briefing in West Texas on Thursday.

Abbott met with local officials in Lubbock and El Paso to discuss regional COVID-19 updates.

“Listen, there’s a reality— people have had an altered state of life for the past few months, one that requires wearing a mask, one that requires staying at home if at all possible, one that reduces your level of interactivity with others and that’s a challenge, a once in a lifetime challenge,” abbott said.

“It is easy to get a sense of fatigue, it is easy to want to stop having to comply with those standards,” Abbott said.

“COVID-19 still exists in Lubbock, it still exists in Texas, it still exists globally, and if people do not continue to in a very disciplined way, maintain the highest

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Apple is still tending its walled garden

Apple has released public betas for the next big Apple Watch and Mac software updates. On the Mac, Big Sur (as the OS is called) has a ton of visual differences that I think will grow on you — they make macOS look just a little more like iOS. It also does a weird new thing with links — which also makes the Mac feel just a little more like iOS, too.

The link behavior popped up on Twitter yesterday: if you’re an Apple News Plus subscriber, clicking links to publications that are part of that subscription bundle will take you to the Apple News app instead of your browser. iOS 14 will do the same thing.

If you’re paying for Apple News Plus, this may be exactly what you want to happen. Instead of opening a page with a paywall, you just get the article you clicked on.

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Dad watched her birth from Iraq, now she’s an online student

Aubree Jurovcik, 11, (left to right) Mary Kay Jurovcik, Leah Jurovcik, 9, and Josh Jurovcik at their home on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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Aubree Jurovcik, who’ll soon start sixth grade at Evergreen Middle School, sat outside on a summer evening chatting about Google Classroom, Zoom meetings and all the ways technology kept her learning after schools closed last spring.

Her sister, 9-year-old Leah, brought out a Chromebook at the family’s Everett home Thursday to show how she’ll tackle fourth grade at View Ridge Elementary when it starts next month. For their generation, portable computers are second-nature. And coronavirus closures have made online education a necessity.

What a difference nearly a dozen years make.

Aubree, now 11, was born Feb. 24, 2009, at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett’s Pavilion for Women and Children. Two days later, Daily Herald readers learned

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After initially focusing on small purchases, Pittsylvania County pursuing several large expenditures with CARES Act funding | Local News

During Tuesday’s finance committee meeting, the supervisors approved an allocation of $1.7 million to Pittsylvania County Schools that will cover the cost of 3,000 Chromebooks, the purchase of 1,000 internet hotspots with data included to be sent home with students, and bipolar ionization air scrubbers for the division’s elementary schools.

This allocation of nearly $1 million for Chromebooks is in addition to the purchase of 3,000 Chromebooks that was approved last month. Vanderhyde said those funds haven’t been spent yet, meaning that the school division still hasn’t purchased the devices. She worries about what happens if the school division isn’t able to find laptops to buy, which would leave nearly $2 million in funds that the county would have to give back to the federal government.

“What happens then?” she said.

Supervisors expressed concerns about the Virginia General Assembly potentially cutting funding during the special session in Richmond that started

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