HomePod mini and HomePod Can’t Be Stereo Paired, But HomePod Home Theater Support Coming Soon for Apple TV 4K

Following the HomePod mini announcement at Tuesday’s Apple event, The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple has answered a key question many people have been asking: Can you pair a ‌HomePod mini‌ with an original HomePod to make a stereo pair?

“The short answer is no,” explains Dalrymple. “You can’t make a stereo pair of a ‌HomePod‌ and a ‌HomePod mini‌. You can make a stereo pair of two HomePods or two ‌HomePod‌ minis, but you can’t mix and match the two products.”

That’s not to say the two devices can’t be used together at all, however. Dalrymple goes on to explain that if you have a ‌HomePod‌ and ‌HomePod mini‌ in the home, they can be used to play your music in different rooms. Apple’s new Intercom feature will also work on both devices.

Dalrymple says an update is on the way for the original ‌HomePod‌ that will add many features

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Company Reaffirms Ryzen 5000 Support On 400-Series Chipsets

Motherboard manufacturer Asus has confirmed it’s 400-series chipset motherboards will still support AMD’s new Ryzen 5000-series Zen 3 CPUs.

The company was forced to issue a statement today following a supposed slip up by one of its customer service representatives. In a post on Reddit, one user claims to have been told by Asus that the company would not be releasing new BIOS versions for its older 400-series chipset motherboards to allow them to work with Zen 3 CPUs such as the Ryzen 9 5950X. As a result, owners of said boards would not be able to upgrade their CPUs.

Instead, the representative suggested purchasing a newer motherboard to replace the user’s premium X470 model. AMD has been quite clear that X470 motherboards would support Ryzen 5000 CPUs and recently confirmed that motherboard manufacturers were working on BIOS versions accordingly, with 400-series boards

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CommonSpirit Health Expands Behavioral Health Support through Primary Care Collaboration in Partnership with Concert Health

Evidence-based model supports better health outcomes by providing physicians with better tools to coordinate access to mental health services

CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit health system serving communities at more than 1,000 care sites and 137 hospitals across 21 states, today announced it is offering new access to support for depression and anxiety within the primary care setting through a partnership with Concert Health, a leading behavioral health medical group. This model will place CommonSpirit’s primary care physicians at the center of all physical and behavioral aspects of care by connecting patients with Concert Health’s remotely located behavioral health care managers who provide therapy and develop a behavioral health care plan for each patient.

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Access to behavioral health services in the U.S. is challenging at the best of times, and for patients, the lack of care can have far-reaching

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Opinion | How can 42 percent of Americans still support the worst president in our history?

Trump is on track to be the first president since World War II to see a net loss of jobs during his term. Even worse, he has presided over the loss of 214,000 lives and counting from covid-19. That’s already nearly four times the U.S. fatalities in the Vietnam War, previously the nadir of presidential bungling. Even now, after having contracted covid-19 himself, Trump refuses to take the pandemic seriously. He keeps promising it will magically disappear of its own accord while holding rallies practically guaranteed to spread the disease.

As if that weren’t reason enough to vote for Biden, there is also the fact that Trump has abused his power; he was even impeached for doing so. He has trafficked in racism and xenophobia. He has incited violence. He has kowtowed to dictators and trashed our alliances. He has welcomed Russian attacks on our elections. He has locked children

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Cloud tools for community support play major role at AWS Public Sector Summit Online

As a deadly pandemic swept across the globe in early 2020, the impact was felt as strongly by the public sector as the private. Both quickly grasped a critical lesson in migrating to online platforms: Speed and scale matter.

Healthcare organizations, government agencies and educational institutions were suddenly forced to provide essential services while leveraging cloud-based solutions. Cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, were called upon to support the public sector at a speed and scale that had never been previously imagined.

Over the course of one week, 6 million U.S. citizens filed unemployment claims and the state of Kansas received 1.6 million calls seeking guidance. In West Virginia, state officials scrambled to launch a new call center to handle its spike in volume in less than 72 hours.

“The COVID-19 crisis showed just how fast organizations can move when missions need to drive decision-making,” said Teresa Carlson

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First arbitration support service in Quebec for buyers of new homes or condos

MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – Buyers of new homes or condos in Quebec are no longer alone in the event they proceed to arbitration. SOS Plan de garantie résidentielle, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the rights of buyers-beneficiaries of the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings, announced this month the expansion of its arbitration support service in Quebec.

According to the Regulation respecting the Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings, any buyer-beneficiary of the Plan may resort to arbitration if they are dissatisfied with a decision of the Plan Administrator, Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR). Until now, the buyer could be represented by a lawyer or represent himself. He can now also benefit from an arbitration support service, unique in its kind in Quebec, which includes:

  • Analysis of the administrative decision
  • Assistance in formulating a request for arbitration
  • Jurisprudence research to help prepare
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Poppyscotland aid hundreds of veterans through new welfare support service

Scotland’s leading armed forces charity has offered support to dozens of veterans across the north as officials mark a successful first year for the scheme.

Poppyscotland has supported around 59 people in the north and north- east since the launch of their Welfare Support Service last year.

Across Scotland, a total of 340 individuals have accessed the service over the last 12 months, resulting in 990 visits.

People have received support on a wide range of issues including finance, mental health, isolation and homelessness.

A Royal Navy veteran has described how the service has changed the lives of him and his family forever after 27 years’ service left him with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and feeling “worthless.”

He said: “This time last year I thought I was worthless, that nobody cared.

“It was a bitter pill to swallow that in my own personal time of need, there appeared, at

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Amazon’s New Echo Show Smart Display Will Soon Support Netflix

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Amazon’s annual product event introduced a host of new hardware and service updates, including a markedly different Echo Show design. But for those of us who prefer background noise while we’re whipping something up in the kitchen, the revamped Echo Show also introduces a new streaming option: Netflix.

The Echo Show 10, a $250 smart display that completely overhauled the Show’s previous design, will soon support streaming all of Netflix’s considerable library with Alexa commands. Currently, Hulu and Prime Video (of course) are also supported on the Echo Show, but a spokesperson told Gizmodo that the company didn’t have any additional plans to share about other services arriving on the device. Specifically, it’s probably safe to assume we won’t be hearing about Disney+ support anytime soon.

Like smart TVs, that’s where some smart home hubs differ. Disney+, for example, is supported on the Nest Hub and

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Disability Day Centre opens for support services in Crookwell | Goulburn Post

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People living with a disability will have access to more services in Crookwell. Later this year, Anglicare will begin offering support services at a Disability Day Centre at the Anglican Parish of Crookwell on Denison Street. “The local community is very to important to us as a church,” Crookwell Anglican Minister, Reverend Wayne Landford said. The service and support program will be offering activities and programs for community participation which will be based on the needs of the client. Anglicare is a provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Disability operations manager southern NSW and ACT, Sallyann Allport, said, “I’m so excited to see how this initiative has been welcomed. “We see this day centre as being a wonderful connection point for people of all abilities in this community, and will reduce the stress on disability clients and their families with reduced travel time and expense, and more

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