Tag: Disappearing

Disappearing Covid-19 app alerts cause alarm

The text of the alert, which soon disappears
The text of the alert, which soon disappears

All week there has been concern from users of the NHS Covid-19 app about disturbing alerts that quickly vanish.

Now the Department of Health says it is working on a fix – but warned it could take some time.

The issue affects the England and Wales app, but not Scotland’s or Northern Ireland’s.

The alerts are generated by the underlying Apple and Google framework rather than the app itself, but they are causing alarm and confusion.

Lee Stanley, who says he installed the app last Thursday as soon as it was available, saw this message flash up: “Possible Covid-19 exposure. Someone you were near reported having Covid-19. Exposure date, duration and signal strength have been saved.”

He said: “When I clicked on that to open up the notification to see what happened, it didn’t do anything.”

As he was in Birmingham, which

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Sky islands and tropical alpine sunflowers at risk of disappearing

Sky islands and tropical alpine sunflowers at risk of disappearing
Páramo with Espeletia plants. Credit: Andrés Cortés, Santiago Madriñán and coauthors

As temperatures rise around the world, many species may escape the heat by migrating to higher elevations. But what will happen to those species that are already as high as there is to go?


A new study in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution is among the first to predict the vulnerability of ecosystems in the Andes to both climate change and human activities. The researchers focused on biodiversity hotspots, called Páramos, and the most diverse plant species of these ecosystems—-relatives of the sunflower in the genus Espeletia. The researchers’ models predict that these habitats will shrink substantially in the next 30 years without conservation efforts. Beyond this potential loss of biodiversity, this is likely to negatively impact the human populations that rely on these ecosystems as well.

“Páramos are one of the fastest evolving biodiversity hotspots on earth and

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How to fix a disappearing Dock on a Mac computer in 3 different ways



a laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Mac computers offer several ways to address your missing or disappearing Dock issue. MacFormat Magazine/Getty Images


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Mac computers offer several ways to address your missing or disappearing Dock issue. MacFormat Magazine/Getty Images

  • You can fix a disappearing Dock on a Mac computer through a few troubleshooting methods.
  • Your Mac Dock keeps a selection of commonly used apps along the bottom edge of your screen for quick access.
  • While the Dock is usually visible on the screen, it can disappear with no clear way to get it back. 
  • Your Mac’s Dock doesn’t show up in full screen mode, and it can be set to disappear automatically, so troubleshoot these issues first. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

The Mac Dock comes pre-loaded with some of your system’s most-used applications. You can also customize which applications are included in the Dock. 

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Sometimes that Dock can disappear, making navigating your Mac more tedious. The upgrade to Mac’s Catalina

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a new grocery store, closed restaurants and a disappearing Michelin chef

The pandemic has reshaped dining across Hampton Roads. But as the tourists and downtown office crowd dried up a bit, downtown Norfolk has perhaps changed as fast as anywhere in the region. Previously car-crowded Granby Street has given way to both patio dining on the street and twilight Lime scooters zipping down the road in packs.



a man standing in a kitchen: Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.


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Serge Gouloumes, executive chef, is photographed at the new Glass Light Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.

In part, the coronavirus has meant closures.

Tight-quartered drinking halls, such as beer bar The Barrel Room and the raucous Pourhouse, have closed for good in response to the pandemic. And so has fine-dining spot St. Germain, from the same owners as Pourhouse.

Other projects have been canceled or delayed. A much-anticipated 13-vendor food hall called Granby Station has ceased construction until fall and may have to

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Disappearing messages, search the web option coming soon

WhatsApp constantly keeps updating its app for its more than 2 billion users worldwide. After a recent addition of Facebook’s Messenger Rooms support on WhatsApp web, WhatsApp is back in the news for a fresh round of features in order to provide smooth messaging and call experience to its users.

From always mute option to search the web feature, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform is coming up with plethora of features soon.

However, some of these features are still under-development and the company has not officially announced the release but reports suggest they will be out soon.

Here is a lowdown on WhatsApp new features to look out for:

Search the Web option:

WhatsApp has now added a fresh feature to help you debunk such viral or frequently forwarded messages to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation on its platform. Now, with the ‘Search the web’ feature’s roll

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