The Apple Watch is becoming an important tool in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19
Smartwatches like the Apple Watch and wearables made by Fitbit and Garmin can reveal whether a user has coronavirus haster than the standard swab tests that most people are still taking.
Apple disseminates iOS 12.5.1; which iPhone models is it for and what does it do?
Apple on Monday released iOS 12.5.1, and if that build sounds funny to you after iOS 14 launched in September, that is because today's update is to allow older models to be involved in COVID-19 contact tracing.
Lights (off), cameras (dark) and (no) action; L.A. Apple Stores shut again because of coronavirus
Apple is closing several Apple Stores in the L.A. area once again as the city has become ground-zero in the latest coronavirus battle in the United States. The Bay Area is also having issues as well.
Facebook will tell you exactly why some COVID-related posts you've interacted with got removed
Facebook has updated the way it presents information to its users, in regards to removed COVID-19 posts.
Twitter vows to battle the “silent pandemic” with custom emojis
According to the United Nations Population Fund, for every three months the COVID-19 lockdown continues, an additional 15 million women are expected to be directly affected by violence.
Google updates its COVID-19 layer in Maps
The COVID-19 layer will show more information about the infection - all-time detected cases in a specific area, plus useful quick links to COVID related resources.
Developers test app that can diagnose COVID by analyzing a cough
Imagine an app that will be able, with a high degree of accuracy, be able to determine whether a subject has COVID-19 even if they are asymptomatic. A report says that such an app is in the works.
Google Maps will show you if a place has room for social distancing and if it's crowded
New update will add plenty more helpful pandemic-related information to Google Maps, helping users plan their day safely.
Google adds a COVID-19 layer to Google Maps
Google Maps has a new COVID-19 layer that will help users know where the bad spots to be avoided are. Using color-coding, Google Maps will reveal those areas of the world where COVID-19 density is high.
Anonymous sources say that more U.S. Apple Stores will reopen this month
Apple plans on starting to reopen U.S. Apple Stores starting at the end of this month. Sources say that employees have been informed of Apple's plans which include following all local guidelines.
Users will soon be able to chat with businesses via Facebook Messenger without having to log in to Facebook
Facebook has made a helpful update to its Messenger plugin tool so now you can chat with businesses without even logging in to your Facebook account.
Google Pixel smartphone chaos could continue into 2021 as company extends work from home policy
Google will let employees work from home until June 2021.
T-Mobile puts you right on the field (virtually) for MLB's Summer Camp
With the Major League Baseball season kicking off next week, T-Mobile is offering subscribers a free annual subscription to MLB.TV and is also presenting the Seattle Mariners' Summer Camp through a virtual 360-degree livestream.
Zoom sets a new App Store record during the second quarter
Video conferencing app Zoom managed to score over 300 million installs during the second quarter between App Store and Google Play Store installs. In the App Store, Zoom managed to beat out TikTok to be the most popular app on the platform during Q2.
Once again 5G and coronavirus combine in latest conspiracy theory
The latest conspiracy theory says that the bendable metal strips inside a surgical mask is a 5G antenna and is used to make people sicker from the COVID-19 virus.
Samsung defied the coronavirus to somehow boost its overall Q2 profit
Samsung expects its Q2 2020 consolidated operating profit to register a healthy increase compared to both Q1 2020 and Q2 2019, despite COVID-19 hardships reflected in shrinking sales.
Amazon Prime Day delayed until October: report
Since coronavirus cases are on the rise again, Amazon has apparently delayed Prime Day further.
Apple closes 30 more U.S. Apple Stores including all locations in Florida
With new coronavirus cases rising sharply in some states, Apple is closing 30 more stores including the final two that were open in the state of Florida. 77 Apple Stores are now temporarily shuttered.
New "smart" device was made with the pandemic in mind
We have smartphones, smartwatches, smart glasses, smart applicances, smart homes and now smart masks. A Japanese startup company will soon ship the masks that connect to the internet via Bluetooth.
Microsoft Store locations will never re-open again
Microsoft has a new retail strategy in place, which will be entirely focused on remote sales and support.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, 14 more Apple Stores are shut in Florida
With the number of COVID-19 cases rising sharply in states like Texas and Florida, Apple has closed seven Apple Stores in Texas and 14 in Florida over the last two days.
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, 11 Apple Stores in the U.S. have been closed temporarily
Apple announced today that rising coronavirus cases in certain states has led it to close 11 Apple Stores in four states. Apple recently re-opened its bricks and mortar stores in the states.
updated AT&T takes an unfortunate page from T-Mobile's playbook with impending store closures
The coronavirus pandemic has "accelerated" AT&T's plans to close down an unspecified number of Cricket Wireless stores for good shortly after T-Mobile did the same with some Metro locations.
EU wants to have Google, Facebook and Twitter report monthly on their actions against fake news
As the fight with the coronavirus pandemic continues, so does the fight against misinformation on social media. The European Union wants to now have tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google report monthly on their efforts against misinformation, regarding COVID-19.
Some of Apple's staff is returning to work at its offices
Over the next few months, Apple is reportedly looking to gradually return its staff to HQ.
Google Maps update will help commuters plan their social distancing
Google is going to be rolling out an update shortly for Google Maps that will allow users to see how crowded a transit station is in real-time in order to help commuters with social distancing.
Facebook soon to release dark mode for its main app alongside COVID-19 tracker
While we don't know exactly when Facebook's Android app will finally receive the long-awaited dark mode, we do know what it will look like.
Health & Fitness app downloads surged in Q2 2020 with Strava leading the pack
People are turning to Health & Fitness apps to stay fit during the pandemic.
Huawei Honor Play 4 Pro can be used for contactless temperature measurement
The phone has an integrated IR temperature sensor.
This year's global smartphone market decline can only be slowed down by cheap 5G models
Global smartphone sales are expected to register a decline of 11.9 percent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the only thing that can help the market rebound in 2021 are low-cost 5G devices.
CES 2021 will be an in-person event, to be held in the first week of January
The organizers of CES want to have a physical event even though the pandemic is nowhere near its end apparently.
Amazon will reportedly hold a multi-day sales event in June with steep discounts
The sale will last for ten days apparently and involve discounts of at least 30 percent.
Apple Stores close again, as iPhone looters get this tracking warning
Check out the Apple Store anti-theft tracking system in action on a looted iPhone 11 as protests force many of them to close again, shortly after coronavirus reopening.
Google's new AR social distancing tool can keep you safe
Sodar is Google's new social distancing tool for Android phones that uses AR to show a six-foot ring around you. This allows you to see at a glance whether someone is a safe distance away.
Apple to reopen 100 brick and mortar stores in the states this week
Apple plans on reopening 100 Apple Stores in the United States this week with most of them offering curbside and storefront service. Some will allow walk-in customers.
Even with many stuck at home, Apple TV+ fails to show growth in the number of new subscribers
Apple TV+ is not picking up any more subscribers from the quarantine as other streamers have. On the other hand, viewer demand has been rising especially for the streamer's new hit "Defending Jacob"
Some carriers are taking advantage of laid off customers during the pandemic
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testified today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee and said that the regulatory agency has received over 2,200 complaints from consumers stating that a particular carrier isn't following the Keep Americans Connected Pledge.
Face mask wearing iPhone users rejoice! The iOS 13.5 update is here
Apple has released iOS 13.5 today which includes a feature that allows an iPhone to quickly bypass Face ID and open the passcode page when someone is wearing a face mask.
T-Mobile explains the changes that you'll see at its reopened stores
T-Mobile Executive Vice President of Consumer Markets Jon Freier explains on a video the carrier's stores will change in order to keep its customers and employees safe from COVID-19.
Instagram adds big new feature to certain accounts for supporting users' well-being
Instagram wants to help improve your well-being with a new feature that supports what are basically articles, available in certain accounts.