Two preliminary studies have shown promise in using wearable health trackers as an early warning system for COVID-19 infections.
iFixit, the purveyor of repair tools and free repair guides that many computer users have relied upon for years, has now compiled a massive database of repair manuals for medical devices and made it freely available to everyone.
Apple has released the iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 updates with COVID-19-focused changes, including a new Exposure Notification API and fixes to help make Group FaceTime and Face ID less painful.
After closing most of its stores earlier this year in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has announced how it plans to reopen them.
David Shayer, who has worked as a software engineer at Apple and other companies, explains Apple’s internal approach to privacy and contrasts it with other companies, all with an eye toward showing why we should trust the current draft of the COVID-19 exposure notification proposal from Apple and Google.
Despite a pandemic and a pending economic catastrophe, Apple still managed to eke out some growth in Q2 2020, largely thanks to its Wearables and Services categories.
Apple Maps in iOS and iPadOS now displays COVID-19 testing sites throughout the United States.
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Following several terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days for Zoom, with the disclosure of multiple security and privacy exploits and problems, the company has, instead of moving to Australia, fixed nearly every outstanding issue and even enhanced its interface. Will it be enough to restore trust?
The tech rivals are working together on a secure, opt-in, and privacy-focused method of letting people report a COVID-19 diagnosis that would be pushed to everyone they passed near in the previous two weeks.
The tech giants have all donated money and supplies, and worked to disseminate useful information about the COVID-19 pandemic. But could our top tech minds come up with innovative new approaches to dealing with these unprecedented problems?
The videoconferencing service Zoom has seen a 20-fold increase in usage during the coronavirus pandemic. That extra attention has put a spotlight on poor technical and policy decisions that have exposed Zoom’s users to harm and revealed personal data unnecessarily. But hope blooms with the company’s latest comprehensive apology and roadmap.
Apple has released a Web site and free iOS app to help you screen yourself for COVID-19 and learn more about the disease.
The media company O’Reilly has announced that it is not just canceling its in-person conferences, it’s also exiting the entire in-person conference business. The world has been forced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to change, and it may never return to its previous state. But that may not be an entirely bad thing.
Numerous brick-and-mortar stores are closed, and you’re likely stuck at home, perhaps without some gear you need to do your job. Josh Centers offers some advice about package precautions, why you may need to look beyond Amazon, and how Best Buy is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.