These 10 graphs show how iPhone downloads have changed as the coronavirus spreads

2020-03-25 13:30

Data from AppFigures shows how categories like education and productivity have shot up, while travel has dropped.

Thailand has 'ninja robots' monitoring Covid-19 patients — take a look

2020-03-24 12:01

Hospitals in Thailand have modified robots that can monitor patients and take some of the burden off of health professionals.

The dark web turns 20 this month. From black market hotspots to facilitating the Arab Spring

2020-03-23 11:25

The dark web — used by outlaws, dissidents, and hackers to share information without scrutiny — will turn 20 years old this month.

Covid-19: A US man used a drone to walk his dog while he was in lockdown

2020-03-22 09:05

A man in Cyprus had his drone take his dog for a walk while he was in lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak.

Covid-19: Elon Musk says that his factories will make ventilators if there is a shortage

2020-03-19 12:50

Experts have warned that America may face a shortage of critical supplies like ventilators in the months ahead.

Covid-19: Apple's decision to close all stores outside of China may be a sign of what's to come

2020-03-15 08:44

Apple's reliance on China means it already has a plan for how to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in other markets around the world.

Smartphones are on the cusp of becoming exciting again thanks to two major changes

2020-03-11 05:28

The same boring glass rectangle has ended up in everyone's bag, but these two innovations will give the smartphone a much-needed renaissance.

The Galaxy S20 is already one of the fastest phones out there — this one makes the screen work even faster

2020-03-09 18:26

There's a hidden setting in Android that makes the Galaxy S20 feel faster and smoother overall, and it doesn't affect the phone negatively in any way.

Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for

2020-03-02 18:51

Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.

Facebook just rolled out a new tool that uses AI to turn photos into 3D renderings — here's how it works

2020-02-29 08:19

Most Android and iOS devices will be able to use the new 3D Photos tool, as Facebook tries to establish itself as a leader in AI.

 

30 famous World Heritage sites you can virtually visit on Google Earth while social distancing

2020-03-24 12:24

Google Earth has 30 World Heritage sites to virtually visit and learn about online after the State Department issued a Level 4 travel warning.

Some employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes to check they're working

2020-03-23 19:02

The software automatically photographs employees every few minutes. The company said it's a way to keep coworkers connected.

Covid-19: How to use Houseparty, the app surging in popularity as the world social distances

2020-03-22 12:04

Hangouts is a video-chatting app especially popular with Gen Z, and now it's the 14th most popular free app in the App Store.

Covid-19: Netflix is reducing the quality of its streams in Europe to avoid straining the internet

2020-03-20 18:41

Netflix videos in HD use 3 GB of data per hour, which could put a strain on the infrastructure of the internet.

Two young entrepreneurs are building affordable smart alarms to make townships safer

2020-03-18 07:39

Jonga was born out of a need to help those who struggle to afford the expenses of high-tech security systems.

Hackers are using these fake coronavirus maps to give people malware

2020-03-12 21:11

Cybersecurity researchers have identified several fake Covid-19 tracker maps that infect people's computers with malware when opened.

Apple now says you can safely clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes

2020-03-09 22:18

Apple says you can use a Clorox Disinfectant Wipe or 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes to sanitize your iPhone.

These robots are fighting the coronavirus in China by disinfecting hospitals and making meals

2020-03-08 12:29

Robots are being used to spray disinfectant all over the city, but they've also been used to cook rice in hospitals and dispense hand sanitizer.

Facebook is redesigning Messenger to prioritise Stories – copying Instagram's best feature

2020-02-29 11:47

Facebook Messenger is getting a makeover that is soon rolling out to users, TechCrunch reports.

A former Microsoft engineer stole more than R150 million from the company and bought a home and a Tesla

2020-02-28 11:39

He stole $10 million-worth (about R155 million) of "currency stored value," like online gift cards, and resold them online in exchange for bitcoin, a court ruled.

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