covid-19

Beware of COVID-19 Scams via Calls, Texts, Emails Warns Competition Bureau

Scammers never take a day off and with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become open season for con artists profiting off fear and misinformation. The Competition Bureau today has warned Canadians to stay vigilant, as it has become clear people are facing more fraud during the coronavirus pandemic. "Unsolicited calls, emails and texts giving medical advice...

Apple Launches COVID-19 Screening Tool App and Website

Apple has launched a new screening tool and app for COVID-19 today, aimed for its customers in the United States. The COVID-19 website and iOS app (U.S. only) was created in partnership with the CDC, the Coronavirus Task Force and FEMA to help Americans "get trusted information and guidance at a time when the US...

Beware of Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Text Scam: Trudeau

During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s televised address to the nation today, he warned Canadians about a text scam involving the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) announced yesterday. “I’m sorry to say there appears to be a text scam going around on the new emergency response benefit. I want to remind everyone that the government's website...

Apple’s iPhone 12 Might Be Delayed Due to COVID-19: Report

Apple is expected to launch new iPhones this fall, but according to the Nikkei Asian Review, unnamed sources claim the debut of the company’s first 5G smartphones might be delayed, due to COVID-19. Sources claim the next iPhone development schedule might be up in the air: The Cupertino, California-based tech giant has held internal discussions...

Apple Donating 10 Million N95 Masks to Medical Workers: Tim Cook [VIDEO]

Apple CEO Tim Cook has released a video announcement today, detailing how the company has “sourced, procured and donating” 10 million N95 masks to medical workers in the United States and Europe. In a 1-minute video filmed in portrait orientation, Cook spreads the social distancing message to stay at least 6-feet away from others if...

Singapore’s COVID-19 Exposure Tracking App Made Freely Available to Developers Worldwide

Less than a week after launching an app to track potential exposure to the coronavirus, Singapore is making the technology freely available to developers worldwide. Singapore has developed a new mobile app that can facilitate contact tracing should its users contract the coronavirus. Called TraceTogether, the app taps Bluetooth signals to detect other participating mobile devices...

B.C. COVID-19 Support App Launches on iOS, Android and the Web

The British Columbia government has launched a new COVID-19 support app for residents to stay informed about the coronavirus pandemic. "If you are a resident of British Columbia, Canada, BC COVID-19 Support is designed for you to stay informed about COVID-19 in BC and determine what actions and next steps you should take,” explains the...

Desjardins Increases Tap Payment Limit on Desjardins Terminals Due to COVID-19

Montreal-based Desjardins has announced an increase to contactless payment limits on its terminals for customers, as part of "preventive measures to help limit the spread of coronavirus." The cooperative financial group says the measure is in response to the federal government’s recommendations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Desjardins terminals will see tap payments now work...

Health Canada Virtual Assistant Helps Answer Your COVID-19 Questions

If you have COVID-19 questions, Health Canada has a virtual assistant the can help answer your questions. On Thursday Health Canada said, "Do you have questions about #COVID19? Ask our virtual assistant, it can help you find what you need." https://twitter.com/govcanhealth/status/1240790208444071936?s=21 The link provided leads to the Government of Canada’s website on coronavirus. The virtual...