Coronavirus Stories Yesterday

TSMC COVID-19 countermeasures boosted after fresh outbreak

A report today says that TSMC COVID-19 countermeasures are being significantly stepped up after an fresh outbreak of the coronavirus in Taiwan …

Coronavirus Stories December 29, 2020

While 2020 was all about social distancing and staying at home, there was a controversial app promoting secret private parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the iOS app was removed from the App Store this week.

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Coronavirus Stories December 7, 2020

How to manage COVID-19 exposure notifications on iPhone

Apple and Google have partnered on offering a secure and private coronavirus contact tracing implementation on iOS and Android. Follow along for how to turn on/off COVID-19 contact tracing on iPhone in iOS 13 as well as iOS 14.

Coronavirus Stories November 24, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has changed many things. People working from home, school closures, hospitality restrictions and more. It’s no surprise, then, to find that smartphone usage has also changed.

A Kantar study found that some of these changes were temporary, shifting back and forth in line with lockdowns – but other changes appear permanent, or at least longer-lasting …

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Coronavirus Stories November 11, 2020

Apple offers staff extra $500/day to resume visits to China

The coronavirus outbreak saw Apple curtail employee visits to China for a time, but now that the company wants to encourage staff to resume business trips to the country, it’s facing one very specific problem…

Coronavirus Stories November 5, 2020

All UK contact tracing apps are now compatible, working across borders.

The UK has separate coronavirus apps for each of England & Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. All three are built using the joint Apple/Google API, and two of them are based on the same core source code which has been made open-source to facilitate easier interoperability between apps …

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