Coronavirus Stories August 2

In response to the continued coronavirus outbreak, Apple and Goldman Sachs are allowing customers to skip their Apple Card payments without incurring interest charges. Apple Card holders should receive an email announcing this “Customer Assistance Program,” which has been extended through August.

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Coronavirus Stories July 31

The Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google is beginning to gain traction outside of the United States. This week, Health Canada has released its new COVID Alert application, which allows citizens to report positive COVID-19 test results and be notified if they’ve been exposed to the virus.

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Coronavirus Stories July 23

An analyst of the US contact tracing landscape paints a depressing picture. Not a single US state currently offers an app that uses the Apple/Google coronavirus contact tracing API — and only four states plan to do so.

Others have launched GPS-based apps that raise immediate privacy concerns and are unlikely to see significant adoption, while the majority of states who responded plan to offer nothing at all…

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Coronavirus Stories July 16

Apple accessory maker Belkin donating 50,000 masks in LA as COVID-19 cases spike

After working on producing emergency ventilators, Apple accessory maker Belkin is continuing its COVID-19 relief efforts. Now the company is donating 50,000 masks to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the city.

Coronavirus Stories July 15

If you’re still weighing up the pros and cons of installing the iOS 14 public beta, it’s worth noting that it disables coronavirus contact tracing apps in Europe if they use the Apple API …

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Coronavirus Stories July 7

Irish coronavirus contact tracing app hits 10% adoption on day 1; works in UK

The Irish coronavirus contact tracing app was launched yesterday, and has already been installed by more than 10% of the country’s population in less than 24 hours …

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