coronavirus

Justin Trudeau Urges Canadian Youth to Download COVID Alert

In a news briefing on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadian youth to download the country's COVID Alert exposure notification app, reports Global News. “Young people need to download the COVID Alert app,” pleaded the PM. "It's a way of helping your parents, your grandparents — it's a way of making sure you're doing...

Apple to Assist Authorized Service Provides With COVID-19-Related Expenses

Apple is helping third-party repair shops out during the pandemic. According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors last week, the Cupertino company will assist third-party repair partners worldwide with COVID-19-related expenses, including cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment. Apple will pay these third-party companies — called Apple Authorized Service Providers — with increased payouts for...

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. A new report from Gizmodo explains that the Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab recently launched the COVID-19 wearables study aimed at determining whether smartwatches can predict the onset of an infectious disease like COVID-19 before actual symptoms...

Canadians’ Use of Technology At Home Increases by Double-Digit Percentages During Pandemic: CTA

A new study by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has revealed that Canadians' use of technology at home has increased by double-digit percentages during the global pandemic, with online video services seeing the biggest gain. According to the study, online streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ have seen monthly viewership increases of 53 percents, while...

WHO’s Coronavirus App May Feature Bluetooth-Based Contact Tracing

The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to launch an app later this month that will allow people across the globe to assess whether they may have the novel Coronavirus, Reuters is reporting. According to Bernardo Mariano, the WHO’s chief information officer, the app may also feature Bluetooth-based contact tracing. Mariano told the publication that the...