Pro tip from the Greenbrier’s interior designer: Embrace color and shun beige

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Since taking over Dorothy Draper and Company, Varney has designed and refurbished countless hotels, buildings, homes and even a presidential yacht, the USS Sequoia. However, the Greenbrier occupies a special place in his heart; as the hotel’s official curator, the 83-year-old maintains an office there. His hardcover valentine, “Romance & Rhododendrons: My Love Affair with America’s Resort — The Greenbrier,” comes out Dec. 5. We spoke with Varney in his Palm Beach office, before he traveled to Washington for a meeting with the National Council of the White House Historical Association. (He’s an appointed member.) He planned to spend Thanksgiving at the Greenbrier, where gravy is a condiment, not a palette. Here are his insights into design and the fabled hotel, plus how color (optimistic orange? positive purple?) can lift our spirits during these gloomy-gray times.

The power of color: I have spent 54 years trying to open the windows and doors of America to color. I believe color has a total effect on people’s heads, minds and attitudes. A beautiful sunny room makes people happy. I think children who grow up in rooms that are pretty and colorful and magical are better people.

Colorful bedfellows: The White House has a bright red room and a green room and a blue room and a gold room. When the Jefferson dining room was done at Monticello, it was a bright gold. They finally returned it to that color.

A beige experience: I once went to a hotel on my way back from Bora Bora, and the carpet was a knobby gray, and the walls were beige with white trim, and the curtains were gray-beige. Even the art was beige. I went into the travertine bathroom, and when I came out, I thought I was naked in a bowl of oatmeal.

Before the beige era: When I came to the office in the early ’60s, hotels were not beige and gray. They were colorful. They were pretty. William Pahlmann used to do wonderful hotels. Ellen McCluskey did great hotels. Tom Lee did great hotels. When Mrs. Draper did the Mayflower in Washington, D.C., the rooms were beautiful.

Never change: We’ve never changed. We’ve become interesting and special. People come to us because we do color. Our business is the oldest established decorating and design company in America, and we survived the muted [trend].

The Greenbrier is not . . . the Ritz-Carlton. You can tell what they are. They have the panel walls, the matching sconces, the Aubusson-style rug, the round table in the middle, the flowers on the round table, the winged chairs in light blue in the corner. It’s all uniform.

The Greenbrier is . . . special. If you go to a great house in Europe, you don’t want to see beige. You want see how one generation added onto the [designs of the] next generation, but they didn’t eliminate the previous generation. So the houses are interesting. They’re fun to go into, to see the series of people who have lived there. In the Greenbrier, that beautiful Princess Grace portrait I hung in the north parlor . . . you don’t have to be a pre-Revolutionary-war person to be hung on the wall there. We honor our past as well as we accept the future.

Beyond rooms: We did a new chapel. Then I did a casino and a sports center. There’s always something happening. Gov. [Jim] Justice [the resort’s owner] trusts me, and they don’t interfere with what we do. It’s like my own house.

Just like home: I have been there for so many years, I feel like I know what is in the bottom drawer of Room 1029. That’s the room I always stay in. And, of course, they did a suite several years ago, the Carleton Varney Suite, which is on the north end. It looks over the mountains. There are a lot of people who think it should be a convention hotel. They don’t understand that it’s a country house hotel. I want you to feel as if you are the owner and you invited your friends to stay over. You offer them the yellow bedroom or the pink bedroom or the striped bedroom. But you don’t offer them oatmeal.

The White House of West Virginia: It’s much like the White House in many ways. It has the columns. The emir of Qatar came here, and when the wife arrived, she said to her husband, “I never knew the White House had a golf course.” She thought it looked so much like the White House.

Banana leaf copycats: We did the big banana leaf design for a hotel in Brazil, and then they used it for the Beverly Hills Hotel. It’s our pattern, and everybody is using it. It’s on bed trays, women’s clothes — it’s on everything.

Shades of blue: Mrs. Draper believed that Jefferson painted the ceilings at Monticello that light aqua blue to deflect the insects and mosquitoes. Dorothy was very unhappy when Tiffany came out with those boxes in blue because she said it was her color.

Hues with benefits: I like to be in a green room because I feel like I am in the mountains of Montana or the jungles of St. Croix. I have always painted small rooms dark colors — garnet red, royal blue, sable brown — because they become more intimate. Mrs. Draper never did a ballroom unless it was pink because pink flatters faces. I worked with Dorothy for seven years. I remember working on a hotel in D.C. called the Sutton House. Dorothy would look at the fabric we were working with and say, “Show me nothing that looks like gravy.” Nothing that looked it was going to be on a turkey or a piece of meat. It had to be happy.

Executive decorating: I was Jimmy Carter’s decorator when he was in the White House. The Carters had the most wonderful style — down home. I would do tuzzy muzzies on the tables when [then-U.K. Prime Minister] Margaret Thatcher came to a state dinner. And then I did their cottage and log cabin in Ellijay [Georgia]. I helped them at the Carter Center [in Atlanta]. I redid the house in The Plains. Speaking of Washington, I was also the Quayles’ decorator when they did the Naval Observatory, and it was very colorful. Marilyn [Quayle] didn’t want any roses like Barbara Bush had. I did a china service for the vice president’s house — light blue and gold. I wanted to find out if Tipper Gore [the subsequent resident] ever used it. I got a letter back that it was in the basement.

Book timing: I’m not getting younger. I felt I owed it to the Greenbrier to write this story so that future generations would know about the color and spirit of the place. There is a whole thing called the Greenbrier style, which I hope the world never loses.

Shop Draper: People like to walk out of the Greenbrier with something that looks likes the Greenbrier. We have all these things that we call Dorothy Draper Home. We have pillows, trays and lamps. We opened the store [at the Greenbrier] last July. It is the only one now. We are going to have a couple in other places.

Garden variety: I like the colors that come up in the garden and the colors that come from below the earth — the emeralds and beautiful rubies.

Foreign influence: I love Portugal, and I have a house in Ireland. I live in Ireland half the year. I love the Irish green, the countryside. I planted daffodil and tulip bulbs. I plant a thousand every year, so my fields are all yellow. People who plant a garden believe in a tomorrow.

Insta-Greenbrier: The Greenbrier used to be a Kodak moment, but now it’s an Instagram moment.

Greenbrier is home: I think people like to go back to the Greenbrier because it doesn’t change. They know they’re home.

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Pipetting Tip Market 2021: Potential growth, attractive valuation make it is a long-term investment | Know the COVID19 Impact | Top Players: Eppendorf, Mettler Toledo, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sartorius, Biotix, etc.

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China city offers cash for tip on test evaders

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BEIJING (AP) — A city in northern China is offering rewards of 500 yuan ($77) for anyone who reports on a resident who has not taken a recent coronavirus test.

The offer from the government of Nangong comes as millions in the city and its surrounding province of Hebei are being tested as part of efforts to control China’s most serious recent outbreak of COVID-19.

The offering of cash or other rewards for information on political or social nonconformists has a long history in China, but the pandemic is putting a new face on the practice. Those found noncompliant will be forced to undergo testing and a two-week quarantine at their own expense.

China has largely controlled local transmission through the use of measures considered by some to be extreme and highly intrusive, including lockdowns of entire cities and close electronic monitoring of bans on traveling to and from parts of the country.

With next month’s Lunar New Year travel rush looming, the government is telling people to stay put as much as possible and not travel to or from the capital Beijing, disrupting the country’s most important time for family gatherings. Schools are also being let out a week early, although many, including those in Hebei, have already reverted to online learning.

China on Friday reported 53 new cases, including 33 in Hebei. Of those, 31 were in the provincial capital of Shijiazhuang, host to some events for next year’s Winter Olympics.


In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region:

— Thailand reported 205 new virus cases, a slight dip from previous days as it tightened controls on domestic travel. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, a spokesperson for the COVID-19 coordinating center, said Friday that 131 of the new cases were local transmissions, 58 were migrant workers and 16 international arrivals. That brought the country’s total to 9,841, including 67 deaths. Of that total, 5,367 cases have been found since the start of the new surge on Dec. 15. Infections have surged following months that saw only a handful of cases. Most of the new cases have been migrant workers from neighboring Myanmar employed in seafood markets and factories in a province next to Bangkok. Most were quarantined in their dormitories and in quickly established field hospitals. Many of the remaining cases have been blamed on itinerant gamblers, most of them stemming from a single hotspot outside Bangkok last month.

— Australia is nearly halving the number of passengers allowed to arrive by plane in a bid to prevent the spread of a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain. A cleaner at a Brisbane quarantine hotel diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday is the first person infected with the variant found in the Australian community. Other cases have been detected among travelers while in hotel quarantine, where there is little risk of community spread. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said state leaders had agreed that international arrivals to New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia state airports would be halved until Feb. 15. Arrivals at Victoria were already relatively low and would remain unchanged. Quarantine workers would be tested for the virus daily. Authorities in Brisbane are locking Australia’s third-most populous city down for three days beginning Friday evening to contain the spread. Australian Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly said anyone who had been in Brisbane since Jan. 2 should also isolate.

— Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a vaccine against the coronavirus on Friday as the island nation started immunizing its small population. It took delivery of the first vaccines, manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech, on Dec. 23 and hopes to cover its entire population of about 4.5 million and its foreign residents. The vaccine will be free. It has not said how many it has purchased but hopes to inoculate everyone by the third quarter of 2021. Health workers and the elderly will be among the first to receive the vaccine.

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Spokane Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges After Deputies Receive Narcotics Tip at Travel Inn Lodge | Idaho

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LEWISTON – On Sunday, January 24, 2021 in the late evening and early morning hours of January 25, 2021, the Lewiston Police Department received information of possible narcotics activity going on at the Travel Inn Lodge in the 1000 block of Main Street. They began surveillance and eventually stopped a Ford Ranger pick-up that was seen leaving the motel for a traffic violation.

Upon contacting the driver, who was later identified as 40-year-old, Ricky D. Walker, of Spokane, officers found him in possession of both methamphetamine and heroin. Mr. Walker was arrested on those charges and taken to the Nez Perce County Jail.

After the arrest, officers also conducted a search of his room at the motel and located approximately one pound of methamphetamine and a smaller amount of heroin, along with drug paraphernalia and cash. Based on the evidence found in his room, Mr. Walker was booked into the Nez Perce County Jail on charges of Trafficking of Methamphetamine in excess of 400 grams (a felony) and Trafficking of Heroin in excess of two grams (also a felony). The drugs, paraphernalia and cash were all seized as part of the investigation which is on-going.

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Jersey honeymoon memento found at Australian rubbish tip

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The Tourism Committee President, Deputy Clarence Dupré, presents honeymooners with their gift at a ball for newly married couples held at the West Park Pavilion in April 1961. (30091157)
The Tourism Committee President, Deputy Clarence Dupré, presents honeymooners with their gift at a ball for newly married couples held at the West Park Pavilion in April 1961. (30091157)

Lorna Peneueta (39) was born and brought up in the Island but now lives in Perth with her husband Esera, who she met while backpacking in New Zealand 17 years ago.

Esera, who is from Samoa in the Pacific Islands, came across the souvenir – a ceramic plaque in the shape of Jersey – yesterday while looking around the rubbish tip. Made by Jersey Pottery, the mementos were given to couples on their honeymoon by the Tourism Committee during the 1950s and 60s.

Picture: Esera Peneuepa [The plaque was given to honeymooning couples during the 1960s] (30099280)

‘My husband went to take some bulk rubbish down to the local tip, and they have a system here where they also do recycling and people bring stuff they want to get rid of but is still good to sell,’ said Mrs Peneueta. ‘As he was looking around he found it and recognised the map of Jersey on it, and sent the photos through to our family group chat.’

The plaque reads ‘a memento of your honeymoon in sunny Jersey’ and features a raised border of waves, shells and seaweed.

‘I looked at the watermark on the back and realised it was the old-style Jersey Pottery mark,’ said Mrs Peneueta. ‘It was quite a thing to go honeymooning in Jersey back when travel was a bit more expensive. It’s a nice little bit of history.’

Having travelled almost 10,000 miles from where it was originally made, the plaque will now sit in their house as a reminder of her time in the Island, said Mrs Peneueta.

‘It’s nice to have a little bit of Jersey here as well – it might be our new key plate next to the front door.’

Her mother, Rachel Wilkinson, posted pictures of the plaque on social media and received a wave of responses from others who recognised the item.

‘I gathered what it was,’ she said. ‘I knew that Jersey was a honeymoon isle. It’s so sweet – it’s certainly generated some comments.’

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Business warns current post-Brexit border disruption is just ‘tip of the iceberg’

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s Michael Gove warned of “significant disruption” to come on Britain’s borders, haulage industry leaders told the Standard that the current situation is “just the tip of the iceberg”.

New post-Brexit red tape has left truckers with the wrong paperwork stranded at borders across the continent, and led to firms such as M&S warning of “significant impact” to some of its EU-based business.

Firms such as parcel delivery service DPD UK has said that it is pausing its European Road Service due to the “increased burden” of customs paperwork for EU-bound packages, while shipping firm DFDS warned lorries are being turned away at Dover, Dunkerque and Calais “due to incorrect paperwork being presented at check-in”.

Business owners told the Standard that a combination of new paperwork and associated costs, additional import-export duties, and confusion over the new trade rules had led some to temporarily suspend their European operations, and others to close them entirely.

The Road Haulage Association, the trade body representing road transport and freight logistics operators, told the Standard on Friday the “real extent of the impact this red tape is having on industry and businesses” will only start to be felt in the coming weeks.

Traffic through the port of Dover is currently down 85% from its 2019 average.  

RHA spokesperson Paul Mummery said: “We are not trying to be doom-mongers, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 “The volumes for import export are at the lowest point in the year anyway, and it is probably even quieter than usual, because the feedback we are getting from the industry is that firms were stockpiling before the Brexit deadline.

“When volumes of freight movement get back to normal levels, and they are set to start rising from next week, we will start seeing the real extent of the impact this red tape is having on industry and businesses.

“Everyone thought it was going to go wrong day one, but it’s going to happen later.”

The trade body is calling on the Government to “better prepare businesses for where we are now” and “do what they can to mitigate these problems ASAP”.  

Michael Gove warned on Friday that although disruption at Britain’s borders has not yet been “too profound”, “it is the case that in the weeks ahead, we expect that there will be significant additional disruption – particularly on the Dover-Calais route”.

The Cabinet Minister told Sky News that the Government would “redouble our efforts to communicate the precise paperwork that’s required, in order to make sure that trade can flow freely”.

As of January 1, the UK officially left the EU single market and customs union, and began operating on fresh terms – detailed in a last-minute trade deal secured on December 24 – with the bloc.  

But while the deal avoids tariffs and quotas, companies now have to fill in new forms – such as export health certificates and declarations – and some face new duty rules.

Ray Murphy, managing director at Intersped Logistics, told Bloomberg a shipment was stuck in Italy because the U.K. importer didn’t have an EORI number, a requirement for post-Brexit trade.

Clive Mills, founder of Chichester-based express haulage business Euro2Go, told the Standard he has just shuttered his European business, which had provided 80% of revenues for his company.

The 63-year-old said the additional post-Brexit costs of transporting goods to Europe will put many smaller companies like his out of business, while big haulage firms will be able to survive by spreading costs over a wide customer base. 

He said that a journey to Belgium that would have taken a few hours last year, now takes a day.

Mills  said: “I’ve decided not to do Europe anymore, as of Christmas.

“I’ve sold all of my lorries off, I’ve got four lorries left for my UK business. It’s just too much. I know a few other hauliers who are doing the same – it’s just a nightmare.”

The business owner sat on committees giving evidence to ministers preparing for Brexit. He reacted to Michael Gove’s latest comments, saying: “I feel really cross that for four years the industry advised them, and now it is too late. This is no surprise. You can’t run a business like this. You have to try to pre-empt situations.

“They haven’t put red tape, they’ve handcuffed us, taken us out back, and said ‘get on with it’.

“What they’ve put in front of us is impossible… The now issue is how do we get out of this? It’s not clear.”

Lancaster-based Europe-wide kitchenware supplier, Sous Vide Tools, usually does £200,000 in trade per month in the EU. But this week management suspended all sales operations into Europe “until we get a proper understanding of these rules”.

Founder Alex Shannon told the Standard that the reality of the new red tape the firm is encountering this week has been “devastating”, including the need to register for local VAT with every trading country, and its European carrier DPD suspending services.

He said: “The UK Government have come out and said they’ve done this trade deal with the EU and it’s business as usual, and it’s complete codswallop.”

Shannon said paperwork has “gone from taking two minutes to book a delivery and sort a consignment to go into Europe, to now taking 15 minutes at least”. This comes on top of new £50 charges required for every haulier to cover their customs declarations, and new Rules of Origin meaning the company has to pay additional duties.

“Now, when goods come in from China, we pay duty as we did previously, but now when we send goods into Europe, we have to pay duty again,” Shannon said. “The free trade deal isn’t the free trade deal. Unless the Government change something, there are basically duties on sending back into Europe.”

He added: “People don’t know what is going on. One haulier will tell you something totally different to another about the rules.”

The businessman said his choice is to continue paying additional duties in the coming months, at a “huge” cost, or to register as a bonded warehouse with HMRC – a process which can take months.

A government spokesman told the BBC it acknowledged that there had been “some issues” , but said ministers had made it clear for a long time that there would be some disruption at the end of the transition period.

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FBI investigates tip that a woman possibly stole a laptop from Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell it to Russia

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By Katelyn Polantz | CNN

In a new criminal court case against a woman alleged to have entered the US Capitol on January 6, the FBI noted that a tipster raised the possibility of a laptop being stolen from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to potentially sell to Russia.

There’s no indication a laptop was actually taken from Pelosi’s office. And the FBI says in the court record the “matter remains under investigation.”

It’s one of the more bizarre details to emerge in the avalanche of court filings against people accused of storming the Capitol.

In this case, a person who said they are the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams of Pennsylvania identified Williams to the FBI in video inside the Capitol building and directing people “upstairs” to Pelosi’s office, according to an affidavit filed Sunday supporting Williams’ arrest.

The tipster “also claimed to have spoken to friends of Williams, who showed (the tipster) a video of Williams taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi’s office,” the affidavit says. The tipster “stated that Williams intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”

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Mystery Good Samaritan leaves $5,000 tip for Tennessee bar staff who are struggling during pandemic

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Mystery Good Samaritan leaves $5,000 tip for Tennessee bar staff who are struggling during pandemic after telling them he’d ‘take care of y’all’

  • Bar staff in Knoxville, Tennessee, were left a $5,000 tip by a generous patron
  • Owner Scott West shared the example of generosity on Facebook on January 16
  • The bar staff said the pandemic has been tough but they were grateful for the tip

A group of bartenders in Tennessee were left shocked after checking a customer’s bill and discovering they had been left a $5,000 tip.

One happy customer added the massive tip onto their bill at the Preservation Pub in Knoxville, Tennessee, over the weekend on January 15.

Scott West, who owns the Market Square business, took to Facebook to share a message from Ashley Coleman, one of his bar staff after she discovered the $5,000 tip.

Bar staff at the Preservation Pub in Knoxville, Tennessee, were shocked to discover that one generous patron had left a $5,000 tip after their visit

Bar staff at the Preservation Pub in Knoxville, Tennessee, were shocked to discover that one generous patron had left a $5,000 tip after their visit

The bar owner shared a picture of Ashley, who is seen wearing a face mask, holding up the receipt that was left by the customer which showed the large tip.

Alongside the picture, a message from Ashley read: ‘Last night, Dave and I were working at Preservation Pub when one of our guests ordered a round for the bar, signed his tab and said, “Thank you so much- I wanted to make sure I took care of y’all.”

‘We didn’t think anything of it until the end of the night, when we discovered that he left a $5,000 tip…

‘Understandably, we were a bit taken aback. Dave and I are beyond grateful. COVID hasn’t been kind to any of us but it’s been especially difficult for those of us working in the service industry. 

Scott West, who owns Preservation Pub, took to Facebook over the weekend to share his staff's gratitude at having received the enormous tip

Scott West, who owns Preservation Pub, took to Facebook over the weekend to share his staff’s gratitude at having received the enormous tip

‘Smaller capacities and early curfews have had a devastating financial impact for the majority of us. So, cheers to you Good Samaritan, whoever you are, thank you so much for your generosity!’

Small business owners are among the people worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with many having to either close their doors or reduce capacity as well as having to deal with reduced footflow.

Last year, Governor bill Lee announced the Supplemental Employer Recovery Grant to help small businesses.

The $50million aid package was intended to help small businesses cover ‘eligible direct expenses or costs incurred as a result of business interruptions’ because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Although wearing face masks isn't a mandatory requirement for people in Tennessee, the office of Governor, Bill Lee (pictured), has 'strongly encouraged' people to wear them in all public places

Although wearing face masks isn’t a mandatory requirement for people in Tennessee, the office of Governor, Bill Lee (pictured), has ‘strongly encouraged’ people to wear them in all public places

To date, Tennessee has reported more than 672,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 8,312 deaths. 

At present, the Governor of Tennessee has declared a Level 3 – State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although wearing face masks isn’t a mandatory requirement for people in Tennessee, the Governor’s office has ‘strongly encouraged’ people to wear them in all public places.

However, 70 per cent of local states within Tennessee have enacted local mandatory face covering orders. 

People were quick to praise the actions of the anonymous tipper, with one person saying that little acts of kindness like that help her keep 'faith in humanity'

People were quick to praise the actions of the anonymous tipper, with one person saying that little acts of kindness like that help her keep ‘faith in humanity’

This is also extended to whenever you are set to travel somewhere where you are likely to come into close contact with other people. 

However, people have also been advised not to make children aged two-years-old and younger or people with breathing difficulties wear a face covering.

Restaurants and bars have also been given specific guidance to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

All tables should be spaced at least six feet apart and , if possible, booths should be spaced out to increase distance between separate dining parties. 

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Knoxville bartenders receive $5,000 tip from generous customer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Employees at a local bar received the surprise of a lifetime this week in Knoxville.  

Scott West, owner of Preservation Pub, shared a photo on Facebook Saturday afternoon of a customer leaving a $5,000 tip  for bartenders at the Market Square business.  

Ashley Coleman, who worked that night and is pictured in the photo shared by West, explained what happened in a Facebook post.  

“Last night, Dave and I were working at Preservation Pub when one of our guests ordered a round for the bar, signed his tab and said, ‘Thank you so much – I wanted to make sure I took care of y’all.’ We didn’t think anything of it until the end of the night, when we discovered that he left a $5,000 tip. Understandably, we were a bit taken aback. Dave and I are beyond grateful. COVID hasn’t been kind to any of us but it’s been especially difficult for those of us working in the service industry. Smaller capacities and early curfews have had a devastating financial impact for the majority of us. So, cheers to you Good Samaritan, whoever you are, thank you so much for your generosity!” 

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iOS 14 pro tip: One setting change for better photos

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Having a new kitten means that I’m taking a lot more photos. But trying to get a good photo of a subject that continually moves and squirms (even when sleeping) is tricky.

And it was made all the harder because Apple hid a handy Camera app feature.

Prior to iOS 14, if you held down the shutter button in the Camera app, the iPhone would go into “burst mode,” taking a bunch of photos that allowed the user to go back and find the best one.

But now in iOS 14, pressing and holding down the shutter button switches to video recording mode. That itself is a nice feature, but I want the old “burst mode” feature back.

It’s there, but again it’s hidden. And it’s also changed how it works.

Head over to Settings > Camera and you’ll see a setting called Use Volume Up for Burst.

Here's the setting you are looking for: Use Volume Up for Burst

Here’s the setting you are looking for: Use Volume Up for Burst

Now, rather than holding down the shutter button, I have to remember to hold down the volume up button.

But it’s nice to be able to quickly choose between shooting a burst of photos or shooting a quick video.

It’s a nice change. And I really like having a physical button to press on. It’s easier to find and gives me proper tactile feedback, unlike a button on a screen.

UPDATE: A reader sent me a note via Twitter (thanks, Wolfgang!) to point out that there’s another way to access “burst mode,” and that’s by pressing and holding down while simultaneously sliding the onscreen shutter button to the left if in portrait mode or down if in landscape.

 



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