How to view translations of foreign websites on your iPhone or iPad

You can now more easily see foreign language sites in your own native language via mobile Safari.

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As you surf the web for business, especially if you deal with global customers or users, you’re likely to run into important websites displayed in a language other than your own. Translating them within a desktop browser such as Chrome or Firefox isn’t too difficult. But trying to manually translate those sites on an iPhone or iPad can be a challenge. Now Apple has a solution.

SEE: Apple’s 2020 Event: What business pros need to know (free PDF) (TechRepublic) 

New with iOS/iPadOS 14 is a built-in translator for Safari. So far, the feature supports English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese. If you bump into a site in one of these languages, Safari will offer to translate it into your native language. You can then bounce back and forth between the original and the translation. Let’s see how this works.

First, make sure you’re running iOS/iPadOS 14 or higher on your device. Go to Settings and then General. Tap the entry for Software Updates. You’ll be told that your software is up to date or prompted

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The best Apple Watch faces for busy professionals

No matter your needs, you’ll find different Apple Watch faces that can help you during an average workday.

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Apple Watch owners can choose from a variety of faces, ones that are built into the Watch app as well as ones that are available from third parties. Choosing the right face depends not only on your personal tastes but on your professional life.

SEE: Apple Watch Series 6: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

To help with your business tasks and related activities, a watch face that delivers useful information at a glance can be an asset. If you just need the time and no other distractions, you can choose a simple face such as California, Simple, or Typograph. If you deal with people and projects around the world, the GMT face displays the time in different zones.

If you need to see different types of information or tap into various watch tools, the Infograph and Modular faces allow you to add a range of data. And if you need an occasional stress break, the Breathe face can aid you with a minute of deep breathing.

With the new watchOS 7, Apple opened up its smartwatch to support faces

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OnePlus 8 review: Fits into a budget without sacrificing hardware

Of the several phones OnePlus announced in 2020, which includes the OnePlus 8 Pro in April, the OnePlus 8T in October and the OnePlus Nord N10 5G in November, the OnePlus 8 remains our favorite and has received CNET’s Editors’ Choice. 

Like

  • Charges quickly
  • 90Hz display
  • Relatively more affordable high-end phone

Don’t Like

  • Macro zoom lens is unimpressive
  • No wireless charging

Not only does it boast premium specs, but it also features a relatively affordable price. At launch it went for $699 (£599) for 128GB of storage and $799 (£699) for 256GB, but it’s currently discounted at OnePlus for $200 less. The OnePlus 8 is available in the US at T-Mobile and, for the first time ever, Verizon; and it will work on other carriers (OnePlus and Amazon will sell it unlocked, as well). Note that Verizon is selling it at a higher price of $799 (128GB).

On specs alone, the OnePlus 8 Pro is objectively the better phone. It has more features, like a 120Hz display and a telephoto camera (you can see the list of other main differences below). But the cheaper OnePlus 8 still maintains enough other specs like 5G, a 90Hz display, an enduring battery

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2021 Hyundai Veloster N DCT review: Rowdy, raucous and really damn good

I can’t stop thinking about this car.


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The Hyundai Veloster N is one of my favorite cars on sale today. It’s exactly the kind of sporty car I love — not the most well-rounded in its class, but easily the most fun and memorable. For 2021 the Veloster N gets a new transmission option in the form of an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Veloster’s quirky three-door body style and previously manual-only setup made it a super niche product. But friends, I’m happy to report that not only does the new DCT not ruin the Veloster N’s fun, I actually think it’s the transmission to get.

Like

  • Supremely fun to drive with the new automatic
  • More standard features and tech
  • Some of the best exhaust noise on the market

Don’t Like

  • Not quite the bargain it used to be
  • Disappointing lack of heated seats
  • Still no adaptive cruise control

For 2021 the N’s previously optional $2,100 Performance Package is now standard, meaning every Veloster N gets 275 horsepower (up from 250 on the old base car), an electronic limited-slip differential, larger brake discs, 19-inch wheels with Pirelli P-Zero summer tires, and an incredibly loud, crackly exhaust. This is all

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Next stimulus package: This is what President-elect Joe Biden might do if there’s no new bill

Biden won’t be sworn into office until January, but he says he’ll be ready on Day 1.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the voting in November and its aftermath.

COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, surpassing more than 11 million, according to Johns Hopkins University. Drug company Moderna announced Monday its vaccine is 94.5% effective against the virus in early results, while states and cities are considering instituting lockdowns to help slow the spread. 

Meanwhile, the final string of economic protections will run out by the end of 2020 and won’t be renewed unless serious negotiations pick up and another stimulus package passes before Dec. 31. The White House appears to have backed away from its $1.9 trillion pre-election proposal. The top-ranking Democratic and Republican lawmakers — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, respectively, have reportedly not spoken about the stimulus, yet top leaders across the spectrum have been calling for more aid — including President-elect Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted support for a new stimulus bill that is both large and focused, a seeming contradiction. With Republicans

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Kolude KeyHub: A solid mobile keyboard choice

Looking for a well-built external keyboards to attach to your MacBook Pro, or just about any device? Jack Wallen reviews the Kolude KeyHub and concludes that it might be the one.

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I love a good keyboard–almost too much. I liken my connection to a good keyboard to the relationship a professional athlete has to their favorite game-day shoes. When you pound keys day in and day out to produce over a million words a year, the keyboard used is of great significance. The right keyboard makes the job easy, while the wrong keyboard can put a major dent in your productivity.

When I find a keyboard that helps make my job easier, it’s as though everything in the universe comes together in that moment and all is well. For that moment. Because there are always other moments, waiting in the background, ready to wreck that bliss.

When a new-to-me company reached out to ask if I’d be interested in kicking the tires of their all-in-in keyboard “hub,” I accepted with trepidation. Why? Because most of these mobile types of keyboards tend to be on the less-than-effective side of productivity. They’re either poorly designed, too cheap to last,

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