Tag Archive: Coronavirus


Coronavirus sees Health and Fitness app installs skyrocket 47% in Q2

Downloads have already topped 656 million, and there’s still a month left in the quarter…

What you need to know Health and Fitness app downloads have skyrocketed in Q2 of 2020. Downloads have reached 656 million, 47% more than last quarter, and there’s still a month left. The rise is of course down to consumers rethinking their health regimes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New data from Sensor Tower has revealed that downloads of apps in the  [Read More…]

Do new coronavirus credit card perks apply to authorized users?

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Many credit cards are now offering limited-time perks designed to encourage cardholders to use (and renew) their travel rewards credit cards — even if they’re staying at home due to  [Read More…]

Bonuses galore: These are the 8 best cards for groceries during coronavirus

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Changes in grocery spending are the biggest shifts in consumer behavior that we’ve seen during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with an uptick in online grocery deliveries, there has been  [Read More…]

See how Apple and Google came together to trace the coronavirus

See how Apple and Google came together to build their COVID-19 tracing solution.

What you need to know A new report from CNBC details how Apple and Google worked together on contact tracing. The report shows how both companies started their own projects initially. It then goes on to show how the rivals came together.

A new report from CNBC has given a behind the scenes look at how a few employees took the idea and, within  [Read More…]

Alphabet posts strong $41 billion in Q1 revenue despite coronavirus impact

A relatively strong quarter comes in under the shadow of coronavirus-forced issues ahead.

What you need to know Alphabet’s Q1 2020 revenues were $ 41 billion, up 13% year over year. Ad revenue experienced a “significant slowdown” in March, but YouTube ads still gained 33% year over year. Google’s “other” revenues, including its hardware division, posted revenues up 22% year over year.

Alphabet’s first quarter earnings are in, and Google’s parent company posted another slate of relatively  [Read More…]

The UK’s NHS will add Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracing API to its app

What you need to know The UK’s NHS already has a coronavirus tracing app in the works. The app will gain support for Apple and Google’s coronavirus API. It’ll enter testing next week.

But not everyone is happy about it.

The UK’s NHS will be adding Apple and Google’s new coronavirus API to its own app, according to a BBC report.

It was announced that the app was being built last month, but following the arrival of  [Read More…]

Google News gets a dedicated coronavirus hub

A centralized hub for the most talked about topic on the planet.

What you need to know Google has created a COVID-19 hub dedicated to highlighting in-depth coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. Assistant will now be able to offer discrete responses to coronavirus news queries as a result of this backend change. Google’s Search homepage will also celebrate health workers and other essential workers this week.

Google is making it easier to access and engage with news  [Read More…]

Coronavirus conspiracy theorists burn 5G masts and threaten UK engineers

Stop the world. I want to get off.

What you need to know Several reports state that UK broadband engineers have been targeted and threatened by members of the public due to a 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory. There are also reports confirmed of UK 5G masts being burned, and the practice is being encouraged on Facebook. This might be one of the worst things I have ever heard.

Several reports from the UK have confirmed that broadband  [Read More…]

Here are all the phones and products being delayed due to the coronavirus

The coronavirus has caused interminable delays in the smartphone industry.

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the globe, with the pandemic claiming over 40,000 lives. With factories around the world grinding to a halt, the virus has had a profound impact on the smartphone industry: shipments in Q1 2020 down by almost 40% from the same time a year ago.

Here are the phones and products that have been delayed due to the coronavirus:

Xiaomi Mi 10  [Read More…]

Google pledges over $800 million in coronavirus crisis response fund

The pandemic is savaging small businesses and communities. Google wants to help.

What you need to know Google has pledged over $ 800 million towards coronavirus crisis response. As part of that, it will apportion $ 250 million in ad grants for health agencies like the WHO to help educate local communities. It will also fund research into coronavirus treatments like vaccines as well as throw its weight behind the production of face masks and ventilators.

As  [Read More…]