Justin Trudeau Urges Canadian Youth to Download COVID Alert
In a news briefing on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged the Canadian youth to download the COVID Alert app.
Apple Maps Now Reminds International Travelers to Self-Isolate for Two Weeks
Apple Maps is reminding international travelers of self-isolation guidelines from the CDC in the United States with a new notification when returning from foreign travel.
Apple Re-Closing Retail Locations Across Several US States Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Spike
As of Thursday, 77 stores that had reopened are now temporarily closed again.
UK Government to Switch to Apple, Google-Developed Contact-Tracing API: REPORT
The UK government dropped its plans to deploy a solely homegrown contact-tracing app to track the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
COVID-19 Could Expedite Shift to Cashless Payment Methods in Canada
The number of cashless transactions is rising as the coronavirus pandemic limits the use of physical cash.
Latvia to Launch One of the World’s First COVID-19 Apps Using Google-Apple Toolkit
The app would only work within the Baltic nation of nearly 2 million people.
Apple to Assist Authorized Service Provides With COVID-19-Related Expenses
Apple is helping third-party repair shops out during the pandemic.
Stanford University Studying Whether Smartwatches Can Detect COVID-19
A Stanford study is connecting measured changes in one's heart rate to the early detection of illness, including possibly the coronavirus.
Albertans Concerned Over ‘System of Data Surveillance’ With Government Contact Tracing App
Alberta has rolled out a digital contact tracing app to help monitor COVID-19 infections as the quarantine restrictions begin to ease. Whether people actually use it is another issue entirely.
Canadians’ Use of Technology At Home Increases by Double-Digit Percentages During Pandemic: CTA
Canadians' use of technology at home has increased by double-digit percentages during the global pandemic, with online video services seeing the biggest gain.
WHO’s Coronavirus App May Feature Bluetooth-Based Contact Tracing
The app will let people assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus.
Apple Awards COPAN Diagnostic $10 Million USD to Manufacture COVID-19 Sample Kits
COPAN Diagnostic's efforts are playing a "crucial role" in COVID-19 testing across the United States, which at the time of writing, has the highest number of confirmed cases as well as fatalities.