Gadgets, SIM cards for students, teachers arrive at Manila City Hall

The laptops, tablets, pocket WiFis, and SIM cards for public school students and teachers in Manila have arrived at the Manila City Hall and will be distributed next week, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso wrote on Facebook Monday night (Aug. 17).

These gadgets and connectivity devices will be used to equip students and teachers during the blended distance learning set-up amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Domagoso also said they aim to reduce the expenses of parents in terms of purchasing gadgets and access to the internet to equip their children in time for the opening of classes on Oct. 5. 

“This effort of your city government is to help every student and teacher to continue studying and adapt to the new normal of education,” he said in his post.

“Ito ay tulong na rin natin sa mga magulang para maibsan ang kanilang hirap na mapaaral ang kanilang mga

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The Best Beauty and Wellness Tech Gadgets From CES 2020

A strand of hair, a swipe of skin cells — sounds like the stuff of cloning experiments, but we’re talking about beauty here. If you’re game, you can now hand over personal data in exchange for perfectly customized products. Send a sample of your hair to Strands Hair Care, for example, and “our lab runs a number of proprietary tests, looking at the hair’s cuticle quality instead of just guessing if it’s damaged or not, and identifying your true hair texture by looking at the thickness of hair under a high-magnified microscope,” says Rita El-khouri, chief innovation officer at Strands. For now, the analysis is used to create a custom shampoo-conditioner duo with the ideal balance of protein and moisture for your hair health, but additional personalized treatments are next on the agenda.

Taking it a step further, Biologique Recherche’s My Beauty DNA analyzes your genetic makeup (from a

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The 7 Major Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

A businessman clicks on the virtual cloud in network on blurred background

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A businessman clicks on the virtual cloud in network on blurred background

When I worked at Apple, my customers constantly asked me to explain what the cloud was. They’d seen “iCloud” on their devices and didn’t truly understand what it was for, what it did, or where the cloud actually was.

In all fairness, I don’t think the big tech companies that made cloud computing a reality for the everyday consumer did a great job explaining what it is. Well, that’s what I’m here for. I’ll give you the rundown of everything you need to know about the cloud and its advantages for small businesses.

• Data security

• Remote access

• Little to no maintenance

• Reduced IT costs

• Disaster recovery

• Collaboration

• Scalability

Overview: What is cloud computing?

The cloud. This mysterious realm where all of our data seems to live. Some people

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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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Must-have kitchen gadgets |

Many of us have spent a lot more time in the kitchen this year.

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — Many of us have spent a lot more time in the kitchen this year. Make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable with this list of helpful gadgets form Elena Duque:

  1. Vinci Hands-Free Electric Citrus Juicer
  2. Abbio Cookware Set
  3. Negg Hard-Boiled Egg Peeler.
  4. Black & Decker Crisp ‘N Bale Air Fryer Toaster Oven
  5. Global Kitchen Concepts by Kathy Ireland.

For more on these products and many more, visit

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Ex-Dividend Reminder: Cognizant Technology Solutions, Cogent Communications Holdings and Timken

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/20/20, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (Symbol: CTSH), Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. (Symbol: CCOI), and Timken Co. (Symbol: TKR) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.22 on 8/31/20, Cogent Communications Holdings, Inc. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.705 on 9/4/20, and Timken Co. will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.28 on 9/3/20.

As a percentage of CTSH’s recent stock price of $67.52, this dividend works out to approximately 0.33%, so look for shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. to trade 0.33% lower — all else being equal — when CTSH shares open for trading on 8/20/20. Similarly, investors should look for CCOI to open 1.04% lower in price and for TKR to open 0.51% lower, all else being equal.

Below are dividend history charts for

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20 Cool Gadgets For Students

Learning From Home

For the students in your life, back-to-school shopping in 2020 may be more about enabling learning from home than in the classroom. The COVID-19 pandemic means that millions of students will return to their studies this year via remote learning, creating plenty of challenges. One, no doubt, is around technology: distance learning is not an option for most students unless they have a laptop or tablet. Gadgets such as headphones, webcams, monitors, docks and printers are also going to be a must-have for many students returning to a home-based classroom. To help with the back-to-school tech shopping effort, we’ve pulled together a number of cool new tech gadgets for students that are worth considering for the coming school year–such as the Apple iPad, Bose noise-canceling headphones, Apple AirPods and Chromebooks from companies such as HP Inc., Dell and Google.

What follows are our recommendations for back-to-school tech

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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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FBI and CISA warn against surge in voice phishing campaigns

“The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a mass shift to working from home, resulting in increased use of corporate VPN and elimination of in-person verification, which can partially explain the success of this campaign. Prior to the pandemic, similar campaigns exclusively targeted telecommunications providers and internet service providers with these attacks but the focus has recently broadened to more indiscriminate targeting.”

The advisory was published shortly after Krebs on Security reported that a group of cybercriminals has been marketing a vishing service that uses custom phishing sites and social engineering techniques to steal VPN credentials from employees. While the agencies didn’t confirm the report, they said that cybercriminals started a vishing campaign in mid-July 2020. They also described a scheme similar to what Krebs reported: bad actors registered domains using target companies’ names and then duplicated their internal VPN login pages. The criminals used VoIP numbers at first but later

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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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