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Apple iPhone 14 Pro review: new ideas in a familiar package | Apple


Apple’s latest top smartphone model, the iPhone 14 Pro, features upgraded cameras, a new always-on display and some funky animations around a new smaller, floating notch design. It also features a substantial price rise as a result of currency shifts.

Weak currency rates against the dollar mean the new phone is £150 (A$400) more expensive than its predecessor, coming in at £1,099 (A$1,749) despite costing the same $999 in the US.

The 14 Pro has the same 6.1in OLED display and premium stainless steel and glass design as previous models, but the large notch at top of the screen containing the cameras for Face ID has been replaced by a 31% smaller pill-shaped design Apple calls the “dynamic island”.

The pill is animated, expanding and contracting to accommodate system alerts and ongoing notifications, such as charging status, album art and a little waveform when playing music or a countdown timer. Tapping and holding the notch reveals more of the notification, such as music playback controls, and just a tap opens the app.

Up to two things can be shown at once so if you’re playing Spotify and have a timer going they both appear at the top. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

It is surprisingly useful for at-a-glance information, with one minor annoyance. The 3/4/5G indicator is hidden when the notch expands, making it difficult to tell when you’re in a data black hole.

The pill acts as a focal point for other animations such as the Face ID logo appearing when authenticating purchases. The whole experience feels fun and alive, which is the broad theme of the iOS 16 software running on the 14 Pro and all other iPhones as old as the iPhone 8.

The other significant development is the ability to have the screen always on, even when in standby. Android devices have always-on displays for years, but Apple’s approach is slightly different. It displays a dimmed version of the lock screen, including notifications and widgets in full color rather than a simple clock or similar.

The always-on display of the iPhone 14 Pro.
It can be hard to tell if the phone is on or off because the always-on screen – as pictured – remains in full color and can reach brightness levels similar to laptops. It shuts off when in a pocket or bag and at night, or can be turned off completely to preserve battery. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

The 6.1in display is the very best on the market. Rich, crisp, smooth and incredibly bright, hitting 2,000nits of peak brightness – a standard measure of screen brightness – beating the previous record holder, the Samsung S22 Ultra. The brighter the display can get, the easier it is to see in direct sunlight, and you certainly won’t have an issue seeing this screen in any condition.


  • Screen: 6.1in Super Retina XDR with ProMotion (120Hz OLED) (460ppi)

  • Processor: Apple A16 Bionic

  • RAM: 6GB

  • Storage: 128, 256, 512GB or 1TB

  • Operating system: iOS 16

  • Camera: 48MP main, 12MP UW and 12MP 3x zoom; 12MP front-facing

  • Connectivity: 5G, wifi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, Lightning, ultra wideband and GNSS (dual-band)

  • Water resistance: IP68 (6 meters for 30 mins)

  • Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 7.85mm

  • Weight: 206g

Battery life and charging

The Lightning port of the iPhone 14 Pro.
The phone fully charges in about 94 minutes, hitting 80% in 49 minutes using a 20W or greater USB-C power adapter (not included). It also supports 15W wireless charging. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

The 14 Pro has Apple’s latest A16 Bionic chip, making it the fastest iPhone available by about 10% over the previous A15 chips. It is easily capable of handling everything you might want to do with a smartphone and will stay fast for years to come.

The battery life is solid but more variable than other iPhones. Leaving the 14 Pro flat on a desk for most of the day, the battery lasts about 39 hours with 5.5 hours of active use. Keep the phone in a pocket, which shuts the display off, and it lasts about 45 hours between charges.

In the US the iPhone 14 line ships without a sim card tray, relying entirely on eSim, a purely digital version of the sim. In the UK, it will continue to have a sim tray. Emergency satellite SOS is rolling out in November, but only to phones sold in the US or Canada.


The back of the iPhone 14 Pro showing the camera array.
The camera lump on the back of the iPhone 14 Pro is slightly larger and the phone is 2g heavier than its predecessor. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

Apple does not provide an expected lifespan for the battery, but it should last in excess of 500 full-charge cycles with at least 80% of its original capacity and can be replaced for £105. Out-of-warranty screen repairs cost £349. The specialist site iFixit gave the 14 Pro six out of 10 for repairability.

It contains recycled gold, plastic, rare earth elements, tin and tungsten. The company breaks down the phone’s environmental impact in its report. Apple offers trade-in and free recycling schemes, including for non-Apple products.

iOS 16

The 14 Pro ships with iOS 16, which is a more playful version of Apple’s software and has a revamped lock screen among many other new features. You can expect at least five years of software and security updates and potentially as many as seven.

New for the iPhone 14 line is car-crash detection, which senses the high impact force of a traffic collision and automatically calls the emergency services if you do not respond within 20 seconds.


The iPhone 14 Pro camera app.
Enable ProRAW in the camera app settings for the option to shoot full 48MP photos. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

The 14 Pro has one of the biggest under-the-hood changes to an iPhone camera system in years. A new processing system boosts lowlight performance across all cameras front and back two- to three-fold, which helps particularly when shooting indoors in dim, artificial light.

The main camera’s sensor is 65% larger than the one on last year’s 13 Pro and is higher resolution at 48 megapixels, up from 12 last year. By default it shoots 12MP images combining four pixels on the sensor into one pixel in the final image, which boosts light sensitivity and helps remove artefacts. Samsung and others have been using the technique, known as pixel binning, for years.

The camera can also shoot full 48MP images in ProRaw mode and produce a 2x zoom by shooting only on the center of the image sensor, which is handy but struggles a little in lower light conditions.

The 3x telephoto and ultrawide cameras remain 12MP, but the latter has a sharper lens that produces crisper macro shots. The selfie camera has been upgraded with better low-light performance and auto-focus for the first time, which makes closeup selfies a bit sharper. Portrait mode can now blur the foreground as well as the background of an image, which is more realistic, but still struggles with hair and other fine elements more than competitors.

Videography is still class-leading with an impressive new action mode that stabilizes footage like an action cam, but it requires bright light to work effectively.

Overall, the main 48MP camera is certainly more capable in middling to poor light and a little crisper on fine detail, but otherwise is very similar to the 13 Pro, as are the other cameras. That still means the 14 Pro has some of the best cameras available, but it is not a night-and-day upgrade.


The iPhone 14 Pro costs from £1,099 ($999/A$1,749) with 128GB of storage.

For comparison, the iPhone 14 costs £849, the iPhone 14 Pro costs £1,199, the Samsung Galaxy S22+ costs £949, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 costs £999 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro costs £849.


At first glance it would be easy to dismiss the iPhone 14 Pro as just the same as previous models. But look beneath the surface and you find Apple exploring new – for it at least – ideas, or new for it at least.

The animated interface makes the phone feel more reactive and alive. The pill-shaped dynamic island grows and expands in a fluid fashion, bringing together system alerts and on-going tasks with the potential to transform how the phone works. The always-on display with the redesigned lock screen from iOS 16 feels similar with its live notifications and widgets.

But both features developers need to buy into Apple’s ideas and to update their apps to make them really sing. For now the notch is a handy place for Spotify, timers and other bits to live.

Even if I wouldn’t call it a massive upgrade on the already excellent 13 Pro, embracing a higher-resolution sensor for the cameras is a new approach for Apple, too, with good results, particularly in challenging light conditions.

On top you get everything that is good about an iPhone: strong battery life, very fast performance that lasts years, long software support, a truly stunning screen, Face ID, recycled materials and a large ecosystem.

It is just a shame about the price rise outside the US – £1,099 is an awful lot to spend, particularly in a cost of living crisis. A new battery for your old phone might be a better buy this year.

Pros: novel dynamic island notch with Face ID, great cameras, 3x optical zoom, very long battery life, great performance, brilliant 120Hz screen, 5G, long software support.

Cons: not a major upgrade, no USB-C, need your own charger, heavy, very expensive, not cutting edge compared with folding-screen devices.

The back of the iPhone 14 Pro viewed from the top down.
The new deep purple color has a shiny metallic band and dark purple matt back that can look blue in some lights. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian

Conjuring Family Through Sour Cream Sugar Cookies


Maren Ellingboe King (via Lit Hub)

When you think of Minnesota, you probably think of cold winters and nice people.

You might also think of hotdish, the unofficial state dish, or possibly a mayonnaise-​laden “salad” or Jell-O mold. You probably don’t think of a state that’s become a hotbed of diverse cuisine in recent years, from Hmong to Somali to Mexican.

The food I grew up on was straight out of the Midwestern comfort food canon, including dishes like glazed ham and creamed corn for Easter brunch, and Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes on Christmas Eve. This book features those simple, comforting dishes but also draws inspiration from the diverse population in Minnesota and modern Scandinavian cooking. If you’re not familiar with the cuisine of the region brought over by Scandinavian immigrants in the nineteenth century, it’s food that is simple yet hearty, inspired by the long, dark winters and humid summers filled with lightning bugs and bursting tomato plants.

I grew up on a 5-​acre hobby farm east of St. Paul, in a suburb called Woodbury, but my ancestors were farmers across southern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Many eventually settled in a small town south of the Twin Cities called Lakeville, where both of my parents grew up. Most of my extended family is still located in the surrounding suburbs, and my husband, Ari, and I moved back to Minneapolis in 2020. Ari is an Oakland, California, native, raised by a Jewish mother and Black bull rider father—​so Needless to say, moving to the Midwest has been a new experience for him (not to mention that hotdish, layered salads, and Jell-O are all unfamiliar territory).

Many of the recipes in this book are based on archives I inherited from my grandmothers and great-​grandmothers: Veola, Nancy, Judith, and Eleanor. My great-​grandmother Judith Soberg kept hundreds of recipes, mostly written on index cards, scribbled on the backs of scratch paper, or clipped from the newspaper. Some have notes like “Good” or “from Ida,” and many are vague in both ingredient amounts and directions. (For example, one piecrust recipe simply reads: “½ cup lard, 1½ cups flour, 6 T. water, baking powder, salt.” No directions of any kind.)

Through the process of making these recipes, I acted as translator into the modern era, and I learned more about women who I knew very little about—​my grandma Judith died when I was three, and most of the women she exchanged recipes with were friends or family who passed away long before I was born. But while rolling out her recipe for sugar cookies, I could picture them sitting in their farmhouse kitchens, gossiping over a cup of strong coffee and a plate of these same cookies.


Sour Cream Sugar CookiesMakes about 40

These sugar cookies are legendary on my dad’s side of the family—​they were my great-​grandma Soberg’s secret recipe, and she never shared it while she was alive. Thankfully, she wrote it down! They really are perfect: The crisp texture and slightly tart taste come from a mixture of butter, lard, and sour cream. It’s worth seeking out leaf lard for this recipe, but you can use all butter as well. Believe me, it’s hard to limit yourself to just one!

3 cups all-​purpose flour, plus more for rolling½ teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon baking soda10 tablespoons butter, room temperature¼ cup lard, room temperature1½ cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling2 tablespoons sour cream2 teaspoons vanilla2 eggs


Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl and set aside.

Place the butter, lard, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sour cream, vanilla, and eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients until incorporated.

Divide the dough in half and form into two discs. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.

Sprinkle a work surface lightly with flour. Place the dough on the surface and sprinkle with sugar. Roll ¼ inch thick. Use a 3-​inch round cutter to cut the dough into circles. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 inch between cookies. Sprinkle the rounds liberally with sugar. Reroll the scraps one more time and cut out more cookies. Bake remaining scraps with the rounds.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until set and the bottoms are golden brown. Cool on a rack.


Excerpted from Fresh Midwest: Modern Recipes from the Heartland by Maren Ellingboe King. Copyright © 2022. Available from WW Norton & Company.




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House Dust Mite Allergy Treatment Market Size to Reach USD 5.2 Billion by 2031, At CAGR of 13.4%


House dust mite allergy treatment market report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics.

PORTLAND, OREGON, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — House dust mite allergy treatment market size was valued at $1.5 billion in 2021, and is estimated to reach $5.2 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2022 to 2031. House dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction caused by dust mites, which are present in the house environment. House dust mites can survive in any climatic condition due to their adaptive nature. People who are suffering from asthma and rhinitis may face worsened symptoms on exposure to dust mites. House dust mite allergy can be identified by doctors after physical examination. The skin and blood test named as skin prick test and specific IgE blood test are diagnosis tests for house dust mite allergy.


Factors that drive growth of the global house dust mite allergy treatment market share include rise in prevalence of house dust allergy, advancements in R&D activities in the pharmaceutical industry, and surge in demand for an antihistamine drug. In addition, rise in prevalence of respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergic rhinitis contributes toward the house dust mite allergy treatment market growth. Allergic disease is ranked as the sixth most common cause of chronic illness in the US, which is likely to increase the demand for house dust mite allergy products, thus driving the house dust mite allergy treatment market trends.

Furthermore, market players are focused on manufacturing of different house dust mite allergy products. For instance, in May 2021, Glenmark, a pharmaceutical company, announced the launch of Ryaltris AZ, which is a nasal spray used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis. The allergic rhinitis is caused due exposure to allergen such as house dust mite. Moreover, an increase in a teenage and younger population who is more prone to house dust mite allergy and surge in need for various antihistamine drugs escalate the market growth. According to the Journal of Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, in 2020, it was observed that adults and children are more susceptible to house dust mite allergy.

Moreover, the rise in disposable income and development of the pharmaceutical sector for manufacturing of anti-allergic drugs is anticipated to drive growth of the house dust mite allergy market. In addition, an increase in clinical studies on various types of products to evaluate their safety and efficacy propels the growth of the market.

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• As per distribution channel, hospital pharmacy was the prominent segment in 2021.
• Region wise, North America garnered the largest revenue share in 2021, whereas Asia-Pacific is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.


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How To Prepare For A Possible Medical Emergency | News, Sports, Jobs


Question: What tips do you have in preparing for a medical emergency? I am starting to help my parents and want to be prepared.

Answer: Thank you for all you are doing on behalf of your parents. I am sure they are relieved to have your support and help.

My answers are very personal, as this is what I have done to prepare for emergencies on behalf of my mother. In my case, I wanted to be prepared for all of the questions that doctors ask during appointments and potentially for emergencies. I created a notebook containing all of my mother’s medical information. By having this information readily available, you’re less likely to forget important facts.

The notebook has copies of her Power of Attorney (POA), her Health Care Proxy (HCP) and copies of all of her health insurance and prescription coverage cards. I have a page for her medical history, including having chickenpox as a child all the way through her hip surgery in 2021. Compiling her health history took a little time, using her memory and also her doctor’s patient portal.

Next, a list of medications she takes every day, the name, the dose and the frequency she takes them. Be sure to include over-the-counter (OTC) medications, like vitamins and supplements. Then the list of medications taken occasionally.

The notebook includes the physicians currently seen and in the past. Their name, address and phone number. This is useful information to have on hard in an emergency.

I recommend a brief family medical history as they often ask these types of questions. How did your parent’s parents die or are they still living? What were their major medical problems? What about their siblings, are they alive? What are/were the siblings’ major medical issues? This can sometimes be helpful in trying to determine what is happening to your parents.

My mother’s notebook; Includes copies of her most recent blood work and when it was done. This is also useful as a comparison to what is happening over time.

Often when seeing your doctor, you receive a written report of the visit. I include the most recent physician’s report in the notebook. I also have a file back at home where I keep the older visitation reports. Keeping this information can be useful when tracing back to when something happened, or when something started to happen. These documents include current weight, blood pressure and other useful comparison information.

Last but not least in this notebook, I have a page with the family contact information. My mother’s name, address and phone number. Myself and my brother’s contact information. This is useful as sometimes during an emergency it is hard to pull up all that information in my mind when I am upset and anxious about what is happening around me.

Gathering up this information sounds like a lot of work. In the beginning it did take a little bit of time, but it has been so useful to our family. I have added to it as I go along. I recently added a page about vaccinations, as that is something that is asked and I didn’t have in the notebook. I got most of that information from my mother’s patient portal, but I added her COVID vaccines and updated the information as new vaccines are received (like the flu shot each year).

Some people keep this information in their phones or devices. I am not great with electronic devices, so I found a notebook of paper documents most useful. You can use whatever form makes sense for you and your situation.

Thank you again for helping your parents and keeping track of what is happening in their lives. I know I have enjoyed learning so much about my mom’s history and the discussions we had while compiling this notebook.

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Intestinal volvulus in adults and children: aftercare, nutrition


The torsion occurs on itself and with respect to the portion of the mesentery that supports this tract.

The torsion can quickly lead to intestinal occlusion, intestinal ischaemia, intestinal infarction and death of the patient if normal vascularisation is not quickly restored: such complications therefore require very rapid medical intervention.

Organs affected in volvulus

Volvulus can affect virtually any organ of the body, however it mainly affects the digestive system, in particular the sigma (the part of the intestine located between the descending colon and the rectum) because it is more prone to torsion as it is mobile and particularly long (dolichosigma) and also the cecum, the intestinal loops, the splenic flexure of the colon and even more rarely the stomach.

Types of volvulus

Depending on the area of ​​onset, various types of volvulus are distinguished:

  • cecal volvulus: the torsion concerns the first tract of the large intestine, called the ‘cecum’. It is frequent;
  • sigmoid volvulus: the torsion is located on the section of the large intestine known as the sigma and is the most frequent torsion along with that of the cecum;
  • ileo-sigmoid volvulus: a tract of the ileum forms a knot around the sigma colon;
  • gastric volvulus: occurs when the stomach twists in on itself;
  • Splenic fissure volvulus: the twisting involves the curvature of the colon between the transverse and descending colon (rare).


The majority of infants suffering from volvulus have other congenital defects, such as:

  • congenital diaphragmatic hernia;
  • gastroschisis;
  • omphalocele;
  • malformations of the anus and/or rectum;
  • cardiac malformations;
  • hepatic malformations (of the liver);
  • splenic malformations (of the spleen).

Volvulus originates from a torsion of the colon on its mesentery

For the torsion to occur, it is generally necessary for the affected segment to be unusually long and/or mobile, or for it to be non-fixed or partially fixed to the posterior wall of the abdomen.

Volvulus results in intestinal obstruction: if the occlusion is not treated, the volvulus progresses proximally and distally due to gas formation in the affected segment.

As a result, the mesenteric vessels that vascularise the segment are also occluded, causing intestinal ischaemia, with necrosis (intestinal infarction) with perforation of the wall, haemorrhage, shock and possible death of the patient.


Volvulus is common in the elderly and has a higher prevalence in inactive women with reduced mental capacity and living in nursing homes.

A predisposing factor is the combination of an unusually large and long colon with inadequate bowel cleansing.

The main cause of volvulus in infants and children is ‘intestinal malrotation’, a congenital defect that develops during foetal life.

Other possible causes, which can also lead to volvulus in adults, are:

  • Hirschsprung’s disease;
  • meconium ileus;
  • Meckel’s diverticulum;
  • abdominal abdominal adhesions;
  • previous abdominal surgery;
  • severe and prolonged constipation;
  • Parkinson’s disease;
  • diabetes.

Risk factors for volvulus include:

  • congenital defects of the intestine (intestinal malrotation);
  • dolichocolon;
  • Hirschsprung’s disease;
  • pregnancy;
  • abdominal adhesions with intestinal seat from abdominal surgery;
  • prolonged constipation;
  • advanced age;
  • diet too high in dietary fiber.


In caecal volvulus the symptoms are nausea, vomiting and flatulence, while in sigma volvulus the symptoms are mainly abdominal pain and constipation.

Young children obviously cannot easily communicate painful pain in the abdomen.

So how can one tell if a baby or toddler has a volvulus? Babies can ‘make themselves understood’ with two particular behaviours:

  • inconsolable crying fits;
  • crouching their legs towards the chest, a position that relieves the pain.

The diagnosis is made with anamnesis, objective examination and radiological investigations.

The clinical picture is characterised by intense pain and signs of peritonitis, taking on the features of an acute abdominal situation requiring urgent laparotomic intervention.

Radiography, ultrasound and abdominal CT scan can confirm the diagnosis.

The barium sulphate enema (or opaque enema) allows volvulus episodes to be detected and analysed in detail.

In the presence of a volvulus case, doctors resort to conservative treatment if the torsion is mild and the symptoms slight.

Surgical treatment is required when the torsion is severe and the risk of intestinal infarction is high.

  • conservative treatment: consists of decompression of the sigmoid colon through sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. If ineffective, surgery is required;
  • Surgical treatment: must be carried out as early as possible to prevent intestinal infarction. If the viscera is viable, a simple derotation is performed with stitches to fix it and prevent recurrence; If the viscera is necrotic, it is removed with immediate anastomotic reconstruction. In the case of caecal torsion, the ‘Ladd procedure’ is applied.

The prognosis depends on the severity of the volvulus, its location, the timeliness of treatment and the patient’s general condition

Generally, the earlier the treatment, the greater the likelihood that the volvulus will resolve successfully.

Patients who arrive at the hospital with a volvulus that has already resulted in an intestinal infarction have a bleak prognosis, with mortality rates between 70% and 90%.

Postoperative course and nutrition

The postoperative course basically depends on the patient’s condition, the type of therapy applied and the portion of the affected intestine and possibly gone into necrosis.

In the case of removal of large parts of the intestine, the hospital stay may be prolonged.

Patients generally return to normal activities within 3-4 weeks, during which time they should avoid exertion and follow the diet recommended by their doctor.

The diet should contain adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables, limiting fatty foods, alcohol and binge eating.

It is important to consume the right amount of dietary fibre: neither too little nor too much.


You can reduce the risk of intestinal ischaemia and stroke by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle, which help prevent atherosclerosis and other risk factors.

A diet rich in fruit, vegetables and wholegrains and reducing the amount of added sugar, carbohydrates, cholesterol and fat is essential.

It is also recommended to:

  • do not smoke;
  • lose weight if obese or overweight;
  • exercise regularly;
  • keep your blood pressure under control;
  • avoid abdominal trauma;
  • avoid intense exertion;
  • avoid binge eating;
  • avoid drugs;
  • avoid alcohol;
  • avoid psychophysical stress and anger outbursts.

Volvulus of the sigma

As already mentioned volvulus most commonly occurs in the sigma.

The usual complaints are obstinate constipation, cramps and marked abdominal distension.

The X-ray of the abdomen shows an enlarged and distended colon.

The distention may be limited to the loop of the sigma, but sometimes extends above the liver.

The opaque schism shows the typical bird’s-beak appearance at the torsion.

Usually, a long rectal probe can be passed through a sigmoidoscope (or a choloscope) over the obstruction; this can produce an explosive decompression.

If decompression is incomplete or gangrene is observed, a laparotomy must be performed immediately.

Coloscopy is useful to ascertain the presence of gangrene.

If decompression is successful, resection of the affected colic segment is performed in election during the same admission, unless there are reasons to postpone the operation.

If surgery is not performed, the probability of recurrence is very high.

Volvulus of the cecum

The cecum is another frequent site of volvulus formation.

It causes abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, distension and stubborn constipation.

An X-ray of the abdomen shows a large gas bubble in the center of the abdomen or in the left upper quadrant.

An opaque schism shows the typical bird’s beak appearance in the ascending colon and the absence of reflux in the ileum.

Gangrene occurs rapidly and, therefore, immediate surgical intervention is required.

If there are no signs of gangrene, after reducing the torsion, the cecum can be anchored to the wall using a cecostomy tube.

The alternative for low-risk patients is immediate resection with restoration of intestinal continuity.

When gangrene and perforation with faecal contamination occur in a high-risk patient, resection and creation of an ileostomy or colostomy are necessary.

Bowel continuity will then be re-established at a later date.

If faecal contamination is modest or the cecum remains intact, removal of the cecum can be performed by anastomosing the ileum to the ascending colon or performing a right hemicolectomy.

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iPhone 14 Pro ‘Dynamic Island’ may delay full-screen display tech


Despite some notable progress, one of the major reasons Apple hasn’t switched to a full-screen display on the iPhone could likely be the current quality of the under-display front-facing camera.

While the selfie shooter might easily come into mind, other technologies such as under-display speaker or earpiece are clearly not prime or anywhere near the quality Apple demands for the iPhone.

Apple also needs to figure out how to make Face ID work effectively from under the screen. Or maybe bring back Touch ID, but this time under the screen, just like seen on nearly every Android smartphone today.

Granted, the iPhone 14 series was never going to launch with a full-screen display panel. The notch still lives on, but it is the Dynamic Island on the Pro models that has got many rhapsodizing about Apple’s approach.


By a long mile, this is my favorite feature of the new iPhones 14 pro and 14 pro Max. The ‘Dynamic Island’. Apple really made good use of that long pill hole cutout. This is beautiful

No denying that Apple has made the most out of the pill-shaped camera and Face ID cutout in the display panels of the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max.

But amid all this praise, we are already seeing complaints about the Dynamic Island getting in the way of normal usage. This underpins The Verge’s review of the Dynamic Island as a new idea that is “inherently incomplete”.

Like any newborn, Dynamic Island is still an unfinished product. It may work fine in some instances, but it’s still less functionally pleasing in other cases.

While it might be generating Apple all the hype it needs to sell millions of iPhone 14 Pro/Max units, the Dynamic Island still needs plenty of refinement to push it closer to perfection.

And indeed, the Apple designer behind it, Chan Karunamuni, admits that the iPhone 14 is only the beginning, with more expected to come.

This is just the start, but I’m excited to see it begin its life!


Of course, more refinements can be expected in future iOS updates. However, the effort put towards perfecting the Dynamic Island this far may be detrimental towards achieving another long-term desire among iPhone owners.

Several Android vendors have already adopted full-screen designs for their smartphones. Samsung’s latest Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a prime example.

The Fold 4 is a masterpiece with its folding design and immersive screen, but the latter comes at the expense of a quality selfie camera. With an under-display shooter, it has one of the worst selfie cameras on any $1000+ phone.

Sure, the foldable design means you can use the rear camera and cover screen to capture quality selfies, but this isn’t a luxury non-foldable devices like the iPhone have.

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And as noted earlier, Apple isn’t a company that compromises on quality just for the sake of advancing new technology much like Samsung and other Chinese vendors.

It has to be perfect, which explains delays in the arrival of some features like widgets and Always-On display on iPhones when Android has had them for ages.

The fact that plenty of work and effort seems to have been put into “re-inventing” the iPhone notch suggests Apple may not be ready to go the full-screen display path.

Instead, the focus may be to build on the good start the Dynamic Island has had so far. There’s a plethora of possibilities, as can be seen below.


There are reports that the 2024 iPhone will ship with a full-screen panel and not a camera cutout like the iPhone 14 Pro, but the positive reception of the Dynamic Island may convince Apple to hold on just a little bit longer.

The only way the iPhone is going truly notch-less or pill-less is if Apple can put everything under the display while retaining the usual quality of features like the selfie camera, Face ID and even the speaker.

As it stands, the current quality of under-display technology is still pretty bad and nowhere near the standards Apple would demand. Let’s not even mention the mixed bag that is under-display fingerprint scanners.

Even more interesting is that Android vendors are set to go the Dynamic Island way by making more use of the camera cutout. Realme and Xiaomi are already making moves, and so will others.

With this, Apple may keep the Dynamic Island around for a while longer, further delaying the arrival of a true full-screen display panel on the iPhone. But only time will be able to tell.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on this via the comments section. As for the poll below, the results will be announced after a week.

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🌱 Community Helps Family After Fire + Award For Psychological Dept.


Hello, Dallas-Hiram! I’m here right on time with your Monday edition of the Dallas-Hiram Daily, filled with all the local news you need to know right now. Including updates on…

  • Community helps Paulding County family after tragic house fire
  • Survey asks for input on upcoming school calendars
  • School district’s department receives an award

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Here are the top five stories today in Dallas-Hiram:

  1. The community is rallying together to help support a Paulding County family who lost two teenage boys in a house fire on Friday afternoon, Sep. 23. A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses and to repair the damage to their home. According to the GoFundMe, “Kati Lawrence and her husband lost their sons, their home, their animals, and everything.” (CBS 46)
  2. There are only two days left to give input on Paulding County School District’s school calendars for the next two school years. The survey is open through Wednesday, Sep. 28. View the link for more information and to complete the survey. (Paulding County School District)
  3. All families of English to speakers of other languages ​​and English learner students are invited to the third “ESOL & EL Community Fair” on Saturday, Oct. 22. The event includes activities, music, giveaways, prizes, jobs, food, and more. The fair will be held at Hiram Elementary School. (Paulding County BOE via Twitter)
  4. Paulding County School District’s Psychological Services Department received the 2022 Innovative Practices Award. The award recognizes the implementation of the department’s School Psychology Training Program. (Paulding County BOE via Twitter)
  5. A gorgeous, three-bedroom home with a nice lawn is for sale on Remington Place Drive in Dallas! View the link to see the latest homes for sale in the Dallas-Hiram area. (Dallas-Hiram Patch)

Today in and around Dallas-Hiram:

  • Storytime – All About Fall At New Georgia Public Library (10:30 AM)
  • Brown Bag Lunch Concert At Thurman Springs Park, Powder Springs (12:00 PM)
  • Tiny Art At New Georgia Public Library (4:30 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Dakota Lee and Tyler Carson had an amazing show at The Dallas Markets! View the link to see a video of the concert and stay tuned for more concerts every other Friday. (The Dallas Markets – Official via Facebook)
  • Remember: Paulding County School District’s Parent/Teacher Conference Week begins Oct. 11. (Paulding County School District)
  • Paulding County High School and McGarity Elementary School received STEM Certification banners! State Superintendent Richard Woods traveled to Paulding County to see STEM in action. (Paulding County School District)

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iPhone 14 Pro: The good, the bad, the mediocre


The new iPhones have courted quite a lot of controversy since their anticipated launch. From shaking cameras to demand issues, the latest line-up of iPhones has made news for all the wrong reasons.

The iPhone 14 pro is priced starting Rs 1,29,900.

Apple claims a few incremental upgrades justify the hefty price tag despite the new iPhone 14 Pro looking identical to its predecessor. Let’s break them down for you.


It’s 2022 and Apple has finally said goodbye to that ugly notch or rather given it a facelift by turning it into what it calls “Dynamic Island”. It’s a black contextual box which serves as an interactive display, delivers live alerts, monitors the length of your phone calls, informs you about the battery left in your AirPods and a lot more. Apple loyalists will love this feature since it integrates seamlessly into the phone’s UI and gives the notch serves some purpose after all!

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However, let me be frank, it still looks strange under the sunlight.


This is where Apple is trying to keep up with Android phones and at last, gives us an always-on display. So, if you lock your iPhone 14 Pro, it dims in brightness and keeps your screen visible at all times. Some would find it useful, I found it to be a battery guzzler.


This is undeniably the most practical and useful feature in the new iPhone. The Super Retina XDR display is rated for up to 1,600 nits of brightness with HDR content and 2,000 nits outdoors in bright sunlight! In case you use an iPhone 13 Pro, the new iPhone is twice as bright.


Apple has always positioned its cameras as the showstopper feature in all its previous iterations. The iPhone 14 Pro also gets major upgrades in its camera system and evidently targets the new generation of content creators. The “Photonic Engine” offers improvement in low-light photography making the new camera system ideal for low-light shots.

The action mode is fantastic for high-adrenalin shots or even to record your kids’ many antics — making it a big hit among new-age parenting blogs too.

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Apart from that, the Telephoto camera and 48MP camera are gimmicks at best.


Once again, users get an incremental upgrade in the battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro when compared to its predecessor. The new A16 Bionic chipset makes the user experience smooth and reliable and leaves no room for complaints especially for habitual Apple users.


If you hold the iPhone 13 Pro and the new 14 Pro next to each other, you will struggle to tell them apart. The design, feel and experience of the two iPhones is near-identical and it’s difficult to find reasons to upgrade.

In a market saturated with budget phones trying to offer the best, the iPhones find themselves struggling to woo buyers. In the age of foldable phones and flip phones, a “Dynamic Island” doesn’t impress most.

But then again, Apple loyalists stick to what they know best and would want to upgrade. In that case, upgrade only and only if your iPhone is older than the 12 Pro.

iPhone 14 Pro

Screen size



Apple A16 Bionic


48MP main, 12MP Ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom

Dust/water resistance



Rs 1,29,900


Online Advertisement Market Demand With Future Forecast – Amazon.Com, Inc., Aol, Inc. – The Colby Echo News


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The Online Advertisement industry’s total volume of sales & selling, the overall amount of consumption & production, profit margins, export, import, competitive landscape analysis, vendor landscapes, in-depth price analysis, and key factors for proper market evaluation are all well- integrated. Furthermore, the political, economic, social, technological, ecological, and legal aspects are analyzed in context with the market. The analytical data & brief points regarding the global Online Advertisement market are exhibited statistically utilizing pie charts, tables, bar graphs, market attractiveness graphs, and product figures.

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How To Quickly Fill Content Gaps In Your Strategy


According to Byron White, Founder and CEO of WriterAccess, their target market is centered around “content marketers looking to make the world a better place with quality content as the driver.”

“That can be a Fortune 500 chief marketing officer,” White notes, “or a solopreneur who’s now a content strategist and tasked with creating great content.”

No matter the size of your business, WriterAccess can set you up with a streamlined system to put your content marketing on cruise control.

Screenshot from WriterAccess.com, September 2022

“Within two months, we can pretty much move a client to automating what they do and not having to reinvent the wheel every time they want five blog posts created for their website,” White says.

Not only does WriterAccess help you find the best talent to kick off your content marketing initiatives, but they also offer a range of tools and training opportunities.

The Triad Of Power

“Advance your business or agency with what we call the Triad of Power, which is a namely great talent, killer tools, and awesome training,” White says. “That is access to hundreds of sessions and keynotes and workshops that we’ve done, which are all rolled up inside the training portal, much like our tools are all rolled up in the tools portal, and our talent are rolled up in the talent portal.”

So, what exactly is included in each of these portals? Let’s take a look.

Get Access To Over 20,000 Hand-Screened Content Marketers

Through the WriterAccess Talent Marketplace, you’ll have access to more than 20,000 hand-screened:

  • Writers.
  • Editors.
  • Translators.
  • Designers.
  • Illustrators.
  • Animators.
  • Content Strategists.

Each of these pre-vetted marketers can easily help you craft your content strategy and see it to completion, without having to leave the platform.

Remove The Guesswork – Feel Certain In Your Freelance Marketer Picks

All of your future talent on WriterAccess’ platform are star-rated by customer reviews combined with performance algorithms, which removes the guesswork and saves you time.

“We’ve made it our point to do a really good job of not only screening talent, but tracking their performance, and we do that in a variety of ways,” White says.

How WriterAccess’ Freelancers Are Vetted

The freelancer screening process at WriterAccess requires all applicants to be manually reviewed based on a thorough:

  • Background check.
  • Portfolio review.
  • skill assessment.
  • References from past clients.

These metrics are also used to validate pay rates and quality of work.

They even check IP addresses to verify the talent’s location, which reduces any potential fraud risk.

There’s also a pretty in-depth performance tracking process, which lends perspective to a freelancer’s standard of work and level of consistency:

  • Did the talent meet, exceed, or fall below expectations?
  • Did they deliver on time?
  • Did they ask for an extension?
  • How much back-and-forth happened between the freelancer and client?

One important thing to note is that WriterAccess avoids penalizing writers for things like asking lots of questions and making sure they’re up-to-date on what the goals of a project are. This is particularly helpful when a client may not be able to fully articulate the goals of their project or the specific tone and style they’re looking for.

“You don’t want to have your performance algorithm trigger too many negative performance characteristics that might be false claims,” White points out. “So all of these things need to be massaged by hand and reviewed by talent managers that we have in the platform.”

These types of protections show that WriterAccess has the freelancer’s best interest at heart. And what’s more, they offer the most competitive rates to ensure they attract the best talent on the market.

WriterAccess’ Marketers Are Always Ahead Of The Curve

WriterAccess hosts an annual Content Marketing Conference (CMC), where customers, writers, and fans gather to learn what’s new and what’s next in content marketing. When the pandemic hit, CMC pivoted to a digital experience, allowing over 14,000 people to attend virtually.

And later in 2020, WriterAccess launched the WriterAccess Academy, which offers free content strategy masterclass certification to anyone who’s interested.

Dynamic Tool Suite Integrates With Semrush, Surfer SEO, Shutterstock & More

In addition to the freelancer marketplace, WriterAccess also offers a variety of intuitive tools to help boost your content strategy.

  • Content Strategy: Create everything from customer journey maps to creative briefs to personas, all from within the platform.
  • SEO Integrations: The tools portal even includes integrations with partners like Surfer SEO, Semrush, and SpyFu.
  • Premium Stock Photography Access: With Getty Images, Shutterstock, and more, you’ll be able to access a premium selection of images and optimize your content for search engines.
  • Remote Conference Tools: Advanced voice recording, conference calling, and translation services help connect you directly with talent. Sometimes, the most effective way to convey your ideas and communicate your vision for a project is by actually speaking to the freelancer – and these tools help tremendously with that.
How To Quickly Fill Content Gaps In Your StrategyScreenshot from WriterAccess.com, September 2022

Perhaps the coolest and most unique feature is the AI ​​tool, which uses artificial intelligence to help you match talent with the exact tone and style of a writing sample you create.

And of course, once your content is published, WriterAccess has content analytics available to measure how it performs on the web.

Whitelabel Content Marketing Platform For Agencies

As a former content marketing agency itself, WriterAccess is uniquely qualified to address agency pain points.

“We have different tools that agencies can use versus, say, small businesses. Agencies have a different set of problems and challenges,” White says.

One example of this is the White Label Portal offered within the platform.

With this feature, agencies can hire WriterAccess writers to essentially ghostwrite for the clients they’re creating for.

Agencies can also configure portals for their clients to log into, where they can approve, reject, and provide feedback on the content being created. This allows the agency to remain the core relationship facilitator, with WriterAccess as their white-label solution.

Writer Access Pricing

Of course, as we highlight the many features available within this robust system, you’re probably wondering, “How much?”

WriterAccess creates software to be used by SMBs and global brands alike – and that level of inclusion is reflected in the pricing.

Memberships with WriterAccess range from just $39 per month for a basic plan, to $99 per month for a premium plan. While enterprise plans are determined on a case-by-case basis, White stresses the importance of keeping these prices equally reasonable for the services provided.

“We don’t want to charge three to five thousand dollars a month for an enterprise-level solution to use our software, just because they’re enterprise,” White says. “We’ve had a different attitude – we’re like, ‘let’s make our software affordable for anyone and everyone.'”

Why WriterAccess?

There are so many freelance marketplace options out there, so why choose WriterAccess?

“I think where we differ is in our philosophical approach to the marketplace, where we follow an idea-led, platform-centered, process-driven business,” White says.

Attention to detail is ultimately what separates WriterAccess from the competition and makes them worth the investment. Every step of the process is well-thought-out and no one gets left behind. Whether you’re a small business or enterprise or agency, you can trust that your WriterAccess experience will be crafted with you in mind.

It’s also evident that WriterAccess understands freelancer-client interaction considerations. Not only are customers guaranteed the best tools and services, but freelancers are paid fairly and protected from unfair ratings.

“Our talent gets paid the best rates, and our customers get the best software,” White says.

One thing that really stands out is their 100% Delight Guarantee. With this offering, WriterAccess gives you the peace of mind of knowing that if anything goes wrong in your dealings with a freelancer, you’re covered, no matter what.

“From day one, we have guaranteed the quality of our work,” White states. “If you’re not happy with even a single article, we ask that you tell the writer what’s wrong with it, so the writer can learn where they went wrong and attempt to fix it. But if they fix it and it’s not to your satisfaction, you don’t pay, period. The end. No questions asked.”

For anyone looking to save time, energy, effort, and money in connecting with top-tier content creators and getting high-quality results, a service like WriterAccess is invaluable.