Android 11 will make you use the default camera system in third-party apps

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Android 11 will no longer let you take photos from your choice of the app through camera picker. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to use a third-party camera app. It just means that when a third-party app prompts you to take a photo, you’ll have to choose only the default app.

For instance, an ecommerce app that offers return functionality may need some proof of damage to the products. They don’t necessarily need to build a camera feature. So they rely on any other camera app of your choosing. Now, users of Android version 11 and above will be forced to use the default camera app for that. Or use any other camera app, and upload photos from the gallery.

The new behavior, spotted by Android Police, is documented in the Google Issue Tracker. A Google engineer said this move is to protect the

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Gen Z is more likely than millennials to get into the startup game

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Did you know we have an online event about corporate innovation coming up? Join the Transform track at TNW2020 to explore how big companies stay relevant with new tech trends emerging every day.

Today’s college students – dubbed Generation Z – are beginning to make their mark on the workplace with a distinctly unconventional and often irreverent approach to problem-solving. In my day-to-day interactions with our students, I find that this group doesn’t only ask “Why?” they ask “How can I fix that?” And their curiosity, independence, energy, and assertiveness are transforming the entrepreneurial space.

These post-millennials are less like the bumbling geeks from the cast of the HBO comedy “Silicon Valley” and more in the spirit of a focused problem-solver like a young MacGyver, who would rather invent and innovate as a means to learning and discovery.

What’s energizing to a university president like me is watching this

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Wednesday morning news briefing: Universities demand extra cash

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Students take part in a protest in Leeds yesterday despite the A-levels U-turn - Danny Lawson /PA
Students take part in a protest in Leeds yesterday despite the A-levels U-turn – Danny Lawson /PA

Universities ‘will struggle to cope’ with student influx

After the A-levels climbdown, universities have told the Government they will need more money if they are to take more students this year. Vice-chancellors met officials for talks last night, as they attempted to thrash out a deal to secure thousands of school leavers their first-choice university. They asked for “significant” financial support so they could “scale up” places this year and next. It comes as the official in charge of Ofqual is under threat of the sack in the wake of the exam grades fiasco. Sally Collier, the quango’s chief regulator and chief executive, has not spoken publicly since the humiliating U-turn in which its algorithm was ditched in favour of teachers’ grades. In today’s cartoon, Blower imagines a particularly chaotic episode of University

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Edited Transcript of CTK.N earnings conference call or presentation 18-Aug-20 12:00pm GMT

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Aug 18, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of CooTek (Cayman) Inc earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00:00pm GMT

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. – Financial Controller & Interim CFO

CooTek (Cayman) Inc. – CTO & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Good day, and welcome to the CooTek Announces Second Quarter 2020 Unaudited Results Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Rene Vanguestaine. Please go ahead.

Thank you, Brent. Hello, everyone, and thank you for joining us today. Our earnings release was distributed earlier today and is available on our IR website at and on PR Newswire. On the call today from CooTek are Mr. Karl Zhang, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer; and Mr. Jacky Lin, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zhang will review business operations and company highlights, followed by Mr. … Read More

Xbox One X vs. PlayStation 4 Pro vs. Nintendo Switch

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Video games have come a long way from Pong and Pac Man, generating over $35 billion dollars in revenue in 2019. It’s safe to say games have gone mainstream, but if you haven’t picked up a controller in a little while, it’s easy to feel lost.

Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft are still the three main players in the home console space (gaming PCs are a whole other beast), but their systems (the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch) are all different. By prioritizing certain features, or targeting specific types of gamers, each console maker has carved out a large niche for itself.

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If you’d like to get back into console gaming, but don’t know where to start, we’ve broken down the pros and cons of each one below, so you can make an informed choice.

What Are the Best Video Game Consoles?

There are many

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15 out-of-place items that fans have spotted in movies and TV shows

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There were likely no fancy insulated water bottles in the 1800s. 

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  • Sometimes period TV shows and movies leave modern-day objects in scenes or feature props that aren’t appropriate for a certain era. 

  • Eagle-eyed fans have spotted plastic water bottles and modern to-go coffee cups on the HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones.”

  • In period movies like “Newsies” (1992) and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000) you can see glowing exit signs that wouldn’t have existed yet. 

  • You can see a boom microphone on an episode of Disney Plus’ “The Mandalorian” and a modern-day water bottle in “Little Women” (2019). 

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The films and television shows we know and love pass by dozens of pairs of eyes before they reach our devices and screens — but anachronistic mistakes can still happen and sometimes objects that don’t belong make the

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Back-to-School Help for Students Without Internet

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For Marcy Gage, getting decent broadband service for her home has been a 15-year battle. Because of her location in rural Maine, she’s had to rely on expensive-yet-spotty satellite internet because the local cable company stopped laying lines about 2,000 feet from her house.

According to Charter/Spectrum, the cost to run that extra length was $60,000, well above what Gage can afford to pay. And the special “pandemic” rate she’s now getting from her satellite company concludes in September. Instead of $26 a month, she’ll have to pay $75 for the same below-par service, or $200 a month to get rid of the data cap.

In the interim, she is working from home, sharing an internet connection that regularly tops out at 5 to 7 Mbps with her middle-school-age son, who’s about to start remote classes. “We can’t both

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Many Schools Are Using a Hybrid Learning Model This Year; Here’s What Parents Should Know

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Depending on what part of the US you live in, going back to school in the traditional sense may be entirely off the table. And regardless of how old your children are, navigating these uncertain times have proven to be a hellish nightmare we wish we could wake up from challenging to say the least. While some families are setting up “pandemic pods” – where a small group of students of similar ages and abilities gathers at one family’s home to learn from a teacher – others are working with their local districts using a hybrid learning model.

Naturally, getting a full understanding of various learning setups can be hard for those of us who don’t specifically have a background in education. In an effort to keep parents informed about the options their kids may have, we tapped Vanessa Vakharia, the founder and director of The Math Guru and

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Expert answers most-Googled questions about working parents and back-to-school

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With the future unpredictable as kids return to the classroom during the coronavirus epidemic, parents are turning to Google to ask questions and attempt to plan.

As a part of TODAY’s coronavirus and the classroom series, NBC senior business correspondent Stephanie Ruhle answered the three most-Googled questions about the 2020-2021 school year, offering advice on everything from setting up a schedule that works to how to juggle work responsibilities while supervising online learning.

How are working parents doing this?

While Ruhle acknowledges working parents are stressed and struggling, she says it’s important to make a plan, but stay flexible.

“Put together a plan and an actual schedule,” said Ruhle, who likens the work and school routine to maternity leave; when baby sleeps, that’s when mom gets time to shower or nap herself. “When that school day starts, that’s when you can get the most out of your work day.”


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You Can Now Match Your Face Mask to Your Dog’s Bandana

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From Good Housekeeping

As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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