Member of Congress unveiled three new stimulus bill proposals on Tuesday, two of which conspicuously left out another direct payment of up to $1,200 per person. (One, a private proposal from top Democrats to top Republicans, has not been made public.) By Wednesday afternoon, Democrats from President-elect Joe Biden to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have thrown their weight behind a $908 billion plan for 2020, with sights set on another stimulus bill in 2021 — one that could include the popular stimulus check.
“In the spirit of compromise we believe the bipartisan framework introduced by Senators yesterday should be used as the basis for immediate bipartisan, bicameral negotiations,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement Wednesday. “Of course, we and others will offer improvements, but the need to act is immediate and we believe that with good-faith negotiations we could come to an agreement.”
Using clues from the first round of stimulus payments (such as how the IRS forms priority groups to send out the money in waves) and some key dates on the Congressional calendar, we’ve sketched out some possible timelines of when you could see a
Instances run on Mac minis will give developers a virtual environment on which to design apps for the Mac, iPhone, and other Apple devices.
Developers who need to create apps on a Mac can now do so virtually courtesy of Amazon Web Services (AWS). On Monday, Amazon announced the availability of macOS instances on AWS via the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Run on Mac minis, the new virtual environment will let AWS customers run on-demand instances to build, test, and package apps on macOS. With EC2, developers will be able to design apps for the iPhone, the iPad, the Mac, the Apple Watch, the Apple TV, and Safari using AWS’s scalable and pay-as-you-go structure.
The EC2 Mac instances will be hosted on an array of Mac mini computers outfitted with Intel’s 8th generation 3.2 GHz (4.6 GHz turbo) Core i7 processors, 6 physical cores, 12 logical cores, and 32 GiB (Gibibytes) of memory.
Powered by Amazon’s AWS Nitro System, the Macs will offer up to 10 Gbps of Virtual Private Cloud network bandwidth and 8 Gbps of Elastic Block
Recording Voice Memos and having them synchronize across all devices through iCloud has become extremely easy with iOS 14. There’s a new way to enhance recordings.
Over the past few years, Apple has greatly improved the Voice Memos application to allow for multi-device syncing through iCloud, improved audio recording, and bringing the app to all the Apple platforms that contain microphones (including the Apple Watch).
In this article, we’ll take a look at how to use the Voice Memos app, how to edit recordings, and how to sync them across your devices. We’ll also offer up some alternatives for those who need more out of their voice recordings.
How to record in the Voice Memos app
To begin a new voice recording in the Voice Memos app, perform the following steps:
Open the Voice Memos app
Tap the red record button (Figure A)
Once you tap on the red record button, Voice Memos will begin recording using the default microphone
The big deal for the 2021 Mazda3 is the addition of a new turbo engine. Roadshow’s Andrew Krok recently tested the 2021 Mazda3 and it sounds pretty good, but not everyone is looking for a big turbo punch. Thankfully, even without a wallop of power, the Mazda3 is still really, really good.
Very fun to drive
Manual transmission still offered
Available all-wheel drive
Poor fuel economy
Poor rear visibility
You can buy the 2021 Mazda3 as a sedan or hatchback, in base S, Select, Preferred or Premium trims. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available for an extra $1,400.
No matter how you slice it, the Mazda3 looks great. I prefer the swoopy lines and bulbous butt of the hatchback to the sedan’s more staid shape, but even in base form, this car looks 100% better than a Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra or Toyota Corolla. Of course, the sloping roofline and thick C-pillars mean the hatchback doesn’t have the best rear sightlines, and cargo space falls behind the Mazda’s competitors, too. The 2021 Mazda3 hatch has just over 20
Say you’re playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and you’re appreciating a particularly stunning vista. You want to get a screenshot on your phone or computer, what do you do? Until now, you’d have to publish said screenshot to Facebook or Twitter and then download it from there. But on Tuesday Nintendo released a new firmware patch for the Switch that streamlines this process.
When viewing a screenshot on your Switch, you’ll now have a “send to smartphone” option. This will bring up a QR code, which you’ll scan with your phone to get the snap. Alternately, you can connect Switch to computer via USB and get the files that way.
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Though QR codes aren’t the most seamless thing, this means you no longer have to publish screenshots to social media only to delete them straight after downloading them — or resort to starting a burner Twitter account specifically for screenshots.
The firmware update also adds a Trending feature that shows you what games people on your friend list have been playing recently, as well as 12 new user