Pirates DFA reliever Tyler Bashlor to make space for infielder Wilmer Difo
The Pirates are designating reliever Tyler Bashlor for assignment. The move opens 40-man roster space for infielder Wilmer Difo.Bashlor, 27, has pitched 62.1 MLB innings with the Mets and Pirates over the past three seasons. He has only a 5.78 ERA with poor strikeout and walk rates (18.5% and 12%, respectively) in that time. Bashlor has been much better in the minors, with a 1.63 ERA in 38.2 Double-A innings and a 3.41 mark in 37 frames at Triple-A.
Since the launch of the first-generation iPad in 2010, Apple has dominated the tablet market. Originally launching with iPhone OS 3.2, the first-generation 9.7" iPad was architecturally akin to a large iPhone. With successive models, Apple has differentiated the iPad from the iPhone by adding support for input methods such as the Apple Pencil, and different screen sizes, such as the 7.9" iPad Mini, and the 11" and 12.9" iPad Pro. © Provided by TechRepublic Apple's iPad 8 generation will ship with iPadOS 14. Image: Apple, Inc. © Image: Apple
As the iPad lineup has expanded into a wholly separate product category, Apple announced at its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it has rebranded iOS for iPad as iPadOS starting with iOS 13 to highlight and target the features that differentiate the iPad from other devices. This follows Apple's naming trend of watchOS for Apple Watch, and tvOS for Apple TV.
Sharon Osbourne shared texts showing her apologizing to Sheryl Underwood, who said they hadn't spoken
The texts are dated March 12, 15, and 18 and show Osbourne apologizing for their heated exchange on "The Talk," which Osbourne has now left.Addressing Osbourne's exit for the first time, Underwood spoke about the drama on her podcast series with three early April episodes titled "Sharon Walks Away.
TechRepublic's cheat sheet for iPadOS is an overview of how iPadOS differs from iOS, and it will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. You can also download this article: Apple iPadOS: A cheat sheet (free PDF).
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What is iPadOS?
For the release of iOS 13, Apple rebranded the variant of iOS for the iPad as iPadOS, effectively making it a superset of the phone-oriented iOS. iPadOS includes all of the improvements available with iOS 13, as well as new features and optimizations specific to the iPad.
"It's become a truly distinct experience," Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, told CNET in an exclusive interview about iPadOS. "It's not an iPhone experience. It's not a Mac experience. The name is a recognition of that."
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How is iPadOS different from iOS?
iPadOS brings the iPad closer to feature parity with the entry-level MacBook, making it more possible to use as a laptop replacement. iPadOS includes the following features:
Tablet-oriented home screen — The iPadOS home screen now supports persistent widgets, similar to widgets on Android tablets since Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
Improved multitasking — Users can move between Slide Over apps by swiping along the bottom, or swiping up to see all the apps in the Slide Over view. Slide Over apps can be moved to full screen by dragging them to the top, or closed by opening to the app switcher and flicking the app upward.
Celebrating the 'greatest generation': Re-enactment marks 100th birthday of WWII veteran
Jim “Pee Wee” Martin’s unit, a part of the regiment famously portrayed in the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers,” first saw action behind enemy lines on D-Day. Following their combat jump June 6, 1944, the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment fought the Germans amongst the hedgerows of France. Later in the war, Martin would jump into the Netherlands during Operation Market Garden and hold the line in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.Joining Martin at the celebration Saturday were five other World War II veterans from the 101st Airborne: Tom Rice, Vince Speranza, Dan McBride, Al “Doc” Blaney, and Robert Izumi.
Desktop Safari — Safari now loads the desktop version of web pages, optimized for touchscreens, as well as better support for Google Docs and WordPress editor. Some 30 new keyboard shortcuts were added to Safari.
External drive support — USB drives and SD cards are now supported in Files, making it possible to plug in to an iPad directly without needing third-party program or an intermediary Mac for file management.
Improvements to Files app — Files adds a column view similar to Finder on Mac OS, as well as support for SMB shares.
Camera support — Cameras can be connected directly to the iPad, and photos can be imported for editing on iPad apps, such as Adobe Lightroom.
Font support — Fonts can be downloaded from the App Store, for use in various apps.
New gestures for faster editing — Copy, paste, and undo can now be performed using three-finger gestures, with three-finger pinch to copy, three-finger spread to paste, and three-finger swipe to undo, available for first-party and third-party apps.
Apple Pencil improvements — Swiping from the corner of the screen with Apple Pencil opens the markup view, allowing users to annotate anything on the screen, and export it. Latency for Apple Pencil was decreased from 20ms to 9ms.
Cardinals place Adam Wainwright on COVID-19 injured list
The Cardinals are placing right-hander Adam Wainwright on the COVID-19 injured list, a precautionary move after one of his family members tested positive for the virus, per Woo. In other moves, the Cardinals have activated outfielder Harrison Bader, placed left-hander Andrew Miller on the 10-day IL with a right foot blister, and recalled righty Kodi Whitley, according to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Wainwright will miss his scheduled start Sunday in Pittsburgh as a result of this IL placement.
Sidecar — Users can extend their Mac OS desktop onto the iPad as a second display, or mirror content between both displays. When used in conjunction with the Apple Pencil, Sidecar can make the iPad usable as a drawing tablet. Sidecar works via a wired connection, or wirelessly within 10 meters.
Trackpad support — There is support for Apple's Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2, as well as third-party accessories connected over Bluetooth or USB. According to ZDNet's Jason Cipriani, "mouse support is an AssistiveTouch feature and also works when a Magic Trackpad is connected to the iPad," and that it provides "a circular cursor that moves across the screen, acting as a finger would when touching the screen. It's unclear how multi-touch gestures would work with a mouse pointer."
Scribble — This feature in iPadOS 14 for Apple Pencil will allow Pencil owners to handwrite in any text field and have it automatically translated from handwriting to type. On launch, it will support English and traditional and simplified Chinese, and can even distinguish between the two when used together in the same text field.
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Which devices can use iPadOS?
iPadOS is available for the 12.9" and 11" iPad Pro with M1 chip, the 12.9", 11", 10.5", and 9.7" iPad Pro, the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th generation iPad, the 4th and 5th generation iPad mini, and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPad Air. The Apple iPad Pro 2020 ships with iPadOS 13.4 preinstalled, and the 4th gen iPad Air and 8th gen iPad will ship with iPad OS 14 preinstalled.
Padres hopeful Dinelson Lamet or Ryan Weathers can return Tuesday
With the rotation battling the injury bug, the team is hopeful to get one piece of the puzzle back on Tuesday.Miguel Diaz will be the nominal starter today, but the 26-year-old right-hander has been working 3-4 inning stints at the Padres’ alternate site in preparation, writes Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has appeared in 47 games for the Padres going back to 2017 and only three times as a starter.
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When was iPadOS released?
Apple first announced iPadOS at WWDC 2019; the company announced iPadOS 14 at WWDC 2020. Developer betas were made available on June 22, 2020, the day of the announcement. The public beta for iPadOS 14 was released on July 9, 2020, and the final release was on Sept. 16, 2020.
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How do I get iPadOS?
The update is now available on compatible iPad models. To update, open the Settings app, and go to General> Software Update. For users of LTE-capable iPads, connecting to Wi-Fi is advisable to avoid overages or throttling as a result of downloading the update. ZDNet has additional advice on preparing your iPad for software updates.
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Editor's note: This article was originally written by James Sanders and then updated by Brandon Vigliarolo and Kristen Lotze. © Provided by TechRepublic Image: Apple
Sharon Osbourne goes on a coffee run with daughter Aimee .
The TV personality, 68, was seen with eldest child, 37, as they stepped out together in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday.And Sharon Osbourne was seen with eldest child Aimee, 37, following her sister's remarks, and the pair headed out on a coffee run together in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday.