WHO Launches COVID-19 Updates App for Smartphone Users

World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a mobile app to provide latest COVID-19 guidance and updates. Titled WHO COVID-19 Updates, the app provides “trusted” information about the virus from health experts. It, however, doesn’t offer features including contact tracing that is quite common among the apps released by several governments across the globe. WHO initially … Read more

Apple Temporarily Shuts Down Stores in California, UK Due to COVID-19 Surge

Apple has temporarily shut all of its 53 stores in California because of a coronavirus outbreak and 16 stores in the United Kingdom following restrictions introduced by the government in London, a spokesman said on Saturday. The company said on Friday it was temporarily shutting some stores in California following a surge in COVID-19 cases, … Read more

Feature: Why Open A Video Game Shop During A Global Pandemic?

2020 may have been a bumper year for video game sales, but it’s impacted other businesses in a very negative way. Cinemas and restaurants have been forced to close to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and while video game sales have been buoyant thanks digital and online purchases, physical retail stores with no means of … Read more

Warner Bros. Is Pushing Ahead With Cinema Release For Mortal Kombat, But Digital Was Considered

While video games seem to have benefited from everyone being stuck indoors, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the majority of the world into disarray, and one of the sectors which has been hit hardest is the world of movies. Big releases have either underperformed at the box office (Tenet) or have been released via streaming … Read more

Google Maps Expands Regional COVID-19 Details as Cases Increase

Google Maps is now adding new COVID-19 related features to help users make an informed decision before heading out during the holidays. These features come at a time when cases are on a surge once again, and fears of bigger spread mount during the winters and the holiday season. Google Maps looks to offer more … Read more

Plague Inc: The Cure Expansion Free Until COVID-19 Is Under Control

Plague Inc., a strategy mobile game about infecting the world, has got a new mode called ‘The Cure’ and it is free to play till COVID-19 is under control. This game mode is completely opposite of what the base game offers as it involves saving the world from a global pandemic, instead of infecting it. … Read more

News Of COVID-19 Vaccine Causes Nintendo, Ubisoft And Activision Share Prices To Drop

© Nintendo Life 2020 has been a pig of a year, thanks mostly to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has forced much of the world into lockdown and claimed the lives of over a million people. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel following the news that pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech … Read more

Sega Asks 650 Employees To ‘Voluntarily Retire’, Cuts Executive Salaries

Sega Following this week’s news that Sega Sammy is set to sell the majority of its shares in Sega Entertainment, the company has now announced that it is asking 650 employees to ‘voluntarily retire’ and will slash the salaries of top executives. The company, formed by a merger of both Sega and Sammy in 2004, … Read more

New iPhone 12 Models May Need to Re-Enable COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Report

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users in the UK reportedly came across an issue that requires its contact tracing feature to be re-enabled to function properly. When switching to a new iPhone from an older model, users can easily set up their previously installed apps from Cloud backups. However, users of National Health Service … Read more

Nokia’s COVID-19 Detection System Automatically Scans for Temperature, Mask

Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work. The Finnish company has been using the system in its factory in Chennai, India, for two … Read more