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

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

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

Google Maps Now Lets Users View COVID-19 Containment Zones in Mumbai

Google Maps has started displaying demarcated containment zones in Mumbai. The latest change comes through the ‘COVID-19 Info’ layer that Google launched globally a couple of weeks back to colour code the areas infected with COVID-19 cases. The search giant said in a statement that it was working closely with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for … Read more

Here’s What JetSynthesys vc Has to Say About Mobile Gaming in India

Mobile gaming in India has been steadily growing over the past years and the onset of COVID-19 pandemic has pushed this growth even further. With people bound to the confines of their homes, virtual entrainment has become paramount. Mobile gaming, in particular, has attracted an even larger number of people and given them an opportunity … Read more

CES 2021 Goes Online Only in Face of Coronavirus

CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show that that takes place in Los Angeles each year, is one of the biggest events in the tech industry and it’s going virtual for 2021. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (which runs CES), shared a video message on Twitter where he outlined how next year’s … Read more

YouTube Brings Back HD Streaming on Mobile App in India, With a Catch

YouTube has brought back HD streaming to its mobile app for users in India. During the initial stages of the lockdown, it was announced that streaming quality on the app in India will be restricted to SD (480p) to save Internet bandwidth. Now, it seems like the restriction has been lifted and YouTube videos on … Read more

Samsung Takes to WhatsApp to Offer Contactless Customer Service

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, Samsung has started offering customer support services through WhatsApp. Not only does this ensure a contactless service, it also promotes a quick solution to consumers’ problems at the safety of their homes. It also helps customers in finding out locations of service centres nearby, new offers and … Read more