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News and Press

Apple is donating 20 million masks and producing face shields to help fight coronavirus

April 6, 2020

Via: Mashable

Apple has sourced 20 million masks through its supply chain in an effort to help healthcare professionals around the world fight the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday. “This is […]


Networking, News and Press, Tech

UK mobile carriers politely ask people to stop burning 5G towers

April 6, 2020

Via: The Verge

The top four UK mobile operators have issued a joint statement asking for help to stop people burning 5G towers. Multiple cell towers were targeted in the UK last week in apparent arson attacks, after online conspiracy theories have been […]


News and Press

Google releases anonymous location data to show how we’re fighting coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Via: Mashable

A key strategy in mitigating the danger of the coronavirus outbreak has, in most countries, been social distancing — staying at home unless necessary and avoiding close contact with other people if possible. Now, Google has released data that shows […]


News and Press

Phone sales to hit 10-year low in 2020 as coronavirus kills demand

April 2, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

The arrival of 5G devices and an influx of consumers looking to upgrade this year was meant to push the phone market back to growth for the first time since 2015. But the recent COVID-19 outbreak could instead cause shipments […]


News and Press

Google donates free Chromebooks and 100,000 mobile hotspots for rural California students

April 2, 2020

Via: The Verge

Google will provide 4,000 Chromebooks and fund the use of 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for rural students in California, who are studying from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CNBC reports. The initiative, which was announced by California governor […]


News and Press

FCC requires all phone carriers to start using caller ID authentication by 2021 to fight robocalls

April 1, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

In this day and age, we would expect fewer people to fall into fraudulent scams over the phone, considering our growing knowledge of security and privacy. However, America loses approximately $10 billion annually to robocall schemes, so the US government […]


News and Press

Huawei says US trade ban is a ‘big difficulty’ to selling phones

March 31, 2020

Via: The Verge

Huawei’s revenue grew by 19.1 percent last year to around $121 billion, but the company says those numbers would be far higher if the United States had not cracked down on its ability to do business. Due to a trade […]


News and Press

Facebook invests $100M in journalism as COVID-19 makes it more vital than ever

March 30, 2020

Via: The Verge

Facebook has pledged to invest $100 million in the news industry at a time when the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that accurate reporting is more important than ever. $25 million will be provided in grant funding for local news through […]


Android Phone, News and Press, Products

OnePlus offers extended warranty and device support amidst coronavirus containment

March 27, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

The coronavirus pandemic has changed our world a lot in a short amount of time, but every small act of cordiality is certainly making a change for someone, somewhere. For example, OnePlus, one of the more successful China-based smartphone moguls, […]


News and Press

World Health Organization will offer COVID-19 tips in a new iOS, Android app

March 27, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

While we’re waiting for the fast and cheap COVID-19 testing device from Lancaster University to enter production, the World Health Organization is making another step to help the public in this complicated health situation. The agency is preparing to launch […]