The Daily Populous

Monday May 31st, 2021 day edition

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Apple’s new iPad Pro is amazing, but iPadOS holds it back from its true potential.

That’s exactly the marketing angle Apple has used to sell iPads too — that the iPad, especially the Pro model, can replace the computer.

But the iPad Pro is also not quite there as a full time work machine for many people.

The problem isn’t hardware — the new 2021 M1-powered iPad Pro has more processing power and a better screen than most laptops in the world right now.

For normal iPad usage, it feels mostly the same as the 2020 or even 2018 model of the iPad Pros.

Apple iPad Pro 11-inch The 11-inch model of the iPad Pro may not have that Mini LED screen, but it still has the game-changing M1 processor and comes in a highly portable size.

Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch The screen on this 12.9-inch iPad Pro has to be seen to be believed. »

Bernie Sanders Compares Republican Tactics to China's 'Growing Authoritarianism'

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Senator Bernie Sanders, a progressive Vermont independent, took aim at Republicans in a Sunday tweet, arguing that the right-wing political party is turning to authoritarian tactics.

In his weekend post, Sanders compared the policies and tactics pushed forward by the GOP to the "growing authoritarianism" in China.

According to the poll, two-thirds (66 percent) of Republican voters said that they do not believe Biden's election victory was legitimate. »

Ban on flavored vaping may have led teens to cigarettes, study suggests

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But according to a new study from the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), that law may have had the opposite effect.

Analyses found that, after the ban’s implementation, high school students’ odds of smoking conventional cigarettes doubled in San Francisco’s school district relative to trends in districts without the ban, even when adjusting for individual demographics and other tobacco policies.

Prior to the ban’s implementation, past-30-day smoking rates in San Francisco and the comparison school districts were similar and declining. »

Naomi Osaka fined $15K by tennis officials for refusing media for sake of mental health

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Tennis champion Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 after she announced that she would not do media interviews during the French Open, saying she was prioritizing her mental health.

Naomi Osaka looks up after she won her final match against Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Feb. 20.

"The mental health of players competing in our tournaments and on the Tours is of the utmost importance to the Grand Slams.". »

Average American has this many actual friends, study determines

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A new study into the social dynamics of 2,000 Americans revealed that the average American hasn’t made a new friend in five years.

The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Evite, uncovered that one of the reasons 42 percent of adults struggle to make friends is due to introversion or shyness.

And the challenge isn't just in breaking out of one's shell, but also breaking into new social situations and circles. »