It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work

The two most widely used types of masks are N95 respirators and surgical masks.Although surgical masks are not tightly sealed like N95s, the filters they contain are still a major impediment to microbes.

Arturia’s iSpark iPad drum machine is free for a limited time


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Arturia is the latest company to encourage you to stay home and make music, and it’s giving you some free music software to do it with.The biggest news is that iSpark, the company’s iPad drum machine app, is free until 30 April, but Arturia is also showing some love to PC/Mac users, who can road-test the Pigments 2 plugin synth for free between 2 April and 3 July.

Apple is giving extra time on iPhone returns


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Apple has revealed that it will extend return periods for many of its devices and accessories by 14 days following the company's global store shutdown.However braver users can still start a repair online with the help of its online support team.

Halo: Combat Evolved on PC sparks fond memories of a simpler time

Three months after releasing Halo: Reach on PC, Microsoft surprise-added Halo: Combat Evolved to Steam yesterday—both standalone and as part of the Master Chief Collection.Unlike Reach, the original Halo had its day on PC back in 2003.

How to track the coronavirus: Dashboard delivers real-time view of the deadly virus

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering has launched an online dashboard that is tracking the spread of the deadly coronavirus as it makes its way across China and beyond.Despite efforts by the Chinese government to contain the virus' spread, cases have been confirmed on every continent except Antarctica.

Let Kobe's death be a catalyst. Employees need time to grieve.

Times are changing, and leave policies must, tooBereavement policies in America, by and large, are outdated and overly narrow.Employees, on average, receive a mere three paid days off after the loss of a qualified loved one — and sometimes, employees receive even fewer days than that.

Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time


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Malwarebytes has released its annual “State of Malware” report revealing that for the first time ever, Mac threats are growing faster than their Windows counterparts.Last year the cybersecurity firm detected an average of 11 threats per mac endpoint which is nearly double the average of 5.

Why 2020's a rare perfect time to dig into your video game backlog

On January 1 when we published our preview of 2020’s video game releases, a bounty of riches seemed just over the horizon.Looking back at 2019 there were only two major releases in January: The Resident Evil 2 remake and Sunless Skies.

GTA 6 loses long-time writer and Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser


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It's all change at Rockstar Games, the home of Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto, as co-founder Dan Houser is said to be leaving the company.Revealed in a statement by Rockstar Games parent company Take-Two Interactive, Houser (who was has been on an extended leave period since spring 2019) will be officially leaving the company on 11 March.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra leaks show the phone in real life for the very first time

What we know about the Samsung Galaxy S20There are rumors of the Galaxy Fold 2These are the very best Samsung phonesThis is the first time we've seen the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra leak in real life, and the photo below shows the camera array on the back of the device.That S20 Ultra tho.

Apple to enable Universal, one-time purchase apps across Mac, mobile and TV

What this means is that developers will have the option of letting customers make a one-time purchase for which they’ll get all of these different versions for a single payment (you can already buy Universal apps for iPad and iPhone).• The best iPads for musicians and producers 2020While this sounds like good news, it’s debatable how much of an effect it will have in the world of music production software.

This Amazon shopping hack can save you over 70% each time you use it

com and searching for "Amazon Warehouse" or "Warehouse Deals.Scour the page, keeping your eyes peeled for words like "New & Used," "Buy Used,"  "New & Used Offers" or just plain "Used.

This Amazon shopping hack can save you over 70% every time you use it

com and searching for "Amazon Warehouse" or "Warehouse Deals.Scour the page, keeping your eyes peeled for words like "New & Used," "Buy Used,"  "New & Used Offers" or just plain "Used.

The best Apple iPad apps of all time: Media players, graphics tools and more

My CNET colleague Dan Ackerman dove into this topic in his commentary, Apple iPad at 10: Can we call it a computer yet?Many of the most popular iPad apps today are games, and the Apple Arcade mobile game service now has more than 100 games you can download and play on the iPad and other Apple devices.

Time to quit smoking, but vaping isn't the best way

In an interview before the release of the first Surgeon General report on smoking cessation in 30 years, Dr.While nations such as Britain recommend vaping as a way to stop smoking, Adams urged U.

Windows 10: Upgrade time is here now that Windows 7 support is over -- what you need to know

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The day has finally come: Microsoft support for Windows 7 has officially ended.Keep reading for everything you need to know about the end of Windows 7 support, and how to make the switch to Windows 10 for free.

Tesla is the most valuable US car maker of all time

A surge in the value of Tesla’s shares has seen the company become the most valuable American car maker of all time.5bn) Tesla has beaten Ford’s 1999 record of $80.

Last-minute deals 2019: what to buy in time for Christmas

Major US retailers still have major sales going on this week, including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and Target.This list of the best last-minute deals before Christmas (and, key, all shipping in time for December 25), means you will have something to gift for the holidays.

Arturia’s new Rev Plate-140 reverb plugin is totally free, but only for a limited time


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Arturia is getting into the festive spirit by giving you a free plugin, Rev Plate-140, that emulates the classic EMT 140 reverb.Released in 1957, this plate reverb quickly became a studio essential, and now you can have a “circuit accurate” emulation of it in your DAW for nothing.

On sale today at Best Buy: Big discounts and shipping in time for Christmas

Also still in stock and on sale at Best Buy: The new 10.And Best Buy has now caught up with Walmart, offering the Xbox One S bundled with Jedi: Fallen Order Deluxe Edition at its all-time low price, $199.