How to sign up for Spotify Premium on your iPhone or desktop computer, and get a free trial

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a close up of a device: You can subscribe to Spotify Premium on your iPhone or a computer. Reuters

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You can subscribe to Spotify Premium on your iPhone or a computer. Reuters

Gone are the days of carrying around bulky iPods that could only hold a limited amount of music. These days, streaming services like Spotify have made it easier than ever to have access to literally any and every song you can think of, wherever you are. 


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With a library of over 50 million songs, there’s something for everyone on Spotify, whether you love showtunes, rap, country, or classical — or any other genre, for that matter. 

While Spotify is free to use, those with free accounts have to listen to and view ads within the app, both on desktop and on mobile devices. If you’d like to listen ad-free, you can sign up for Spotify Premium for a small monthly subscription fee. 

Spotify Premium costs $9.99 per month normally, but if you’re a

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West Luray Recreation Center holds Wednesday study hall with computer, WiFi access for students

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PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) – After three years of work and renovations, the West Luray Recreation Center opened in mid-September, and organizers there are already working to help children in the community.

a sign on the side of a building: The West Luray Recreation Center is offering students in the community access to a computer lab, WiFi, and tutors.

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The West Luray Recreation Center is offering students in the community access to a computer lab, WiFi, and tutors.

Tutors, mentors, and chaperones are available to help students with their schoolwork on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The rec center’s founder Audre King said their facility can safely socially distance about 50 children. There are computers, WiFi, and access to recreational activities available for students.

Based on community support, King said he thinks the center can help students more days of the week with schoolwork.

“Since our opening, we’ve had so many retired teachers and people within the community that said, ‘We want to help,’ so as we staff up

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Manila to buy 27,000 more computer tablets for students enrolled in public schools

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The local government of Manila will buy 27,200 more tablet computers to ensure that all the city’s public school students will have gadgets to use for the upcoming blended learning system.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Manila City Public Information Office / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

In his Facebook video message Friday night, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said they ordered more computers as the city only initially ordered about 110,000 tablets.  There are 275,000 students enrolled in Manila public schools this year.

“Because the number of our enrollees ballooned, we held a meeting again with our school board and decided to buy 27,200 more tablets. So, in total, the city will have acquired 137,200 tablets,” Domagoso said in Filipino.

He clarified that each household— not each student—will get a tablet to make sure that everyone is covered.

“Ang solusyon na ginawa ay bawat household o sa Tagalog, bawat

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Why Computer Literacy Matters During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the nation, more and more school districts are continuing remote learning into the fall. Even those that are reopening are also planning for the need to close again if an outbreak occurs. As a result, districts are racing to

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N.J. high school senior giving back to students with free computer science lessons

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For West Windsor teen Samvit Agarwal, it started off with a love for computer science.

It turned into 300 volunteers, 250 students and plenty of happy parents.

Agarwal’s non-profit organization, CS Remastered, guides kids from grades 3 to 12 with free computer science education. It has been the goal of the organization since it was launched in late 2018, but the coronavirus pandemic has made Agarwal and his team of volunteers more driven to give back.

“I’ve been interested in technology for a long time and I began by helping kids in the neighborhood out with their technical projects,” the 17-year-old student said. “I felt as though a lot of kids were interested in technology but didn’t have the resources to start. I figured it would be great to create a program for kids to learn computer science and technology directly through CS Remastered.

“Before the pandemic, we taught in

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Police Arrest South Miami High Junior David Oliveros For Cyberattacks Against Miami-Dade County Public Schools Computer Network

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 16-year-old Miami-Dade County Public School student is under arrest related to a series of cyberattacks affecting virtual learning since Monday.

According to Miami-Dade County Schools Police, David Oliveros is a junior at South Miami Senior High.

Detectives were able to trace an IP address responsible for the attacks back to Oliveros, according to a police incident report.

A thorough investigation is being conducted by Miami Dade Schools Police Department, working jointly with the FBI, the Secret Service and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

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According to the police report, Oliveros admitted to using an online application to attack the M-DCPS computer network and he admitted to 8 different attacks which the District said overwhelmed its networks, including web-based systems needed for My School Online.

“This individual is responsible at least for eight of the attacks

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Organization helping fill computer shortage for Austin ISD families

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Austin Free Net partnered with Austin ISD and the City of Austin to give out refurbished computers and internet to families still in need ahead of the school year.

AUSTIN, Texas — The days are ticking away ahead of Austin Independent School District’s first day of school on Sept. 8, and three groups are coming together to fill the technology gap that could limit some children’s learning capabilities. 

Austin Free Net, Austin ISD (AISD) and the City of Austin teamed up to collect, refurbish and distribute used computers to AISD families, as well as internet access.  

As an organization that offers free digital literacy training and community access to technology, Austin Free Net’s main focus since the summer has been getting these resources to students and teachers ahead of the school year.

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North Port opens computer lab at Morgan Center for student homework

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 |  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

NORTH PORT — The city of North Port is setting up a computer lab at the Morgan Family Community Center, 6207 W. Price Boulevard, starting Aug. 31, so students can access computers for remote learning.

Students will be able to reserve a computer for a two-hour work block up to 24 hours in advance, on a first-come, first-served basis during standard operating hours at the Morgan Family Community Center.

To reserve a work block, call 941-429-3555 or stop by the front desk.

In response to COVID-19, all computer stations will be physically distanced, partitioned and will be thoroughly cleaned by staff before and after each use. In addition, a deep cleaning in the Learning Lab will be completed at least twice throughout the day, and a sanitation fogging every evening. 

The Learning Lab is being developed through a partnership between the city’s Parks & Recreation

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School program enhances computer skills

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Dampier Primary School is taking part in an inaugural Scitech program aimed to develop students’ computing and information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities.

Scitech’s Future Computing Program was launched this year at Dampier Primary School and involves students using a Raspberry Pi which is an educational computing kit.

Students assemble the Raspberry Pi kit and are taught how a computer works while the classroom teacher is given opportunities for professional development.

The 12-month program is delivered in partnership with Mitsui Iron Ore Development and also teaches students about computer science, coding, machine learning, AI, the internet of things and mechatronics.

Scitech chief executive Kalien Selby said it was important to deliver STEM engagement programs that skilled teachers and inspired students.

“The Future Computing Program develops the technological skills and knowledge of both teachers and students, while raising awareness of the importance of technology skills to participate in the future workforce,”

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College students: 4 tips for choosing a computer to buy

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This step-by-step guide will help college students select the ideal hardware and software to meet their needs. The tips are also useful for small businesses and nonprofits.

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Most schools expect students to have at least a basic computer that can access the internet, so many incoming college and university students often purchase a new system. Generally, students should get a computer that will serve them well during their entire college experience–typically four years.

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Many college and university IT teams recommend specific systems for incoming students, as well as faculty and staff. These suggested systems can help narrow the number of choices. The following four steps can guide you through the process of choosing a system appropriate for your needs.

Additionally, these systems and this process may also be helpful for any computer buyer. The makes and models suggested by the schools

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