Apple and Google are launching a joint COVID-19 tracing toolTECHCRUNCH.COM — and Google’s engineering teams have banded together to create a decentralized contact tracing tool that will help individuals determine whether they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Contact tracing is a useful tool that helps public health authorities track the spread of the disease and inform the potentially exposed so that they can get tested.
Facebook Tests Moving the Top Function Bar on AndroidSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — This could be an interesting development for Android users. According to Android Central, Facebook has been conducting tests where the top function bar in the app is moved to the bottom of the screen, the same as it is on iOS. Android Central suggests that the change is aimed at improving one-handed navigation – with device screens getting larger and longer, the re-alignment could help users better engage with the app.
Instagram Adds DM Access to Desktop VersionSOCIALMEDIATODAY.COM — Instagram first started testing desktop access to Direct in February last year, then began rolling it out to selected users in January – though it noted at that time that it was still, very much, in test mode. Now, more users are able to access the option. To check if you have it, head to www.instagram.com and log in to your Instagram account.
How to support girls’ and women’s educationMASHABLE.COM — The commemorative day comes along once a year, on Mar. and marks the perfect time to get a game plan together for supporting women around the world. . The United Nation’s theme this year — “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights” — can inspire action. After all, we haven’t reached equality yet.
China imposes restrictions on research into origins of coronavirusCNN.COM — Hong Kong (CNN)China has imposed restrictions on the publication of academic research on the origins of the novel coronavirus, according to a central government directive and online notices published by two Chinese universities, that have since been removed from the web. Under the new policy, all academic papers on Covid-19 will be subject to extra vetting before being submitted for publication.
Why you should give kids toys that look like themMASHABLE.COM — Welcome to, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with. Now more than ever, it’s particularly evident that as early as possible. It’s a topic that can inspire hesitation among a lot of parents, but setting the foundation for inclusivity isn’t as hard as you might think.
Tor should be your internet best friendMASHABLE.COM — Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. Privacy and internet — sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Contrary to the popular belief, however, the two really can go together. . Yes, our data (which, to be fair, we often willingly give away to third parties without blinking) can be at the mercy of huge companies which sell it for advertising purposes or the prying eyes of governments as well as hackers.
How I cleaned up my embarrassing Twitter historyMASHABLE.COM — This may be hard to imagine, but I, a now hilarious 24-year-old with impressive self-control and impeccable taste in movies, music, and celebrity crushes, have not always crafted the best tweets. Sure, my Twitter fingers are professionally trained at this point. But when I first made my debut in…
How to talk to kids about genderMASHABLE.COM — Despite what the gender binary — and the unfortunately popular trend of gender reveal parties — will have you believe, a child’s gender isn’t determined at birth. And it’s important for parents and caregivers to not only grasp that concept, but help their child do the same. That’s because…
There’s still no good dating app for non-monogamous peopleMASHABLE.COM — In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all. One in five Americans have engaged in consensual non-monogamy. Actually, it’s probably more than that. And yet, there are no good dating apps for non-monogamous people. What’s out there already is not necessarily for dating, but hooking up.
Engerica CEO plots her Italian EV company’s reboot from lockdownTECHCRUNCH.COM — There could be more demand for electric vehicles post COVID-19 crisis, believes Energica founder Livia Cevolini. The CEO of the high-performance Italian motorcycle manufacturer offered that point of optimism, as her Modena based EV company remains closed by government decree. The coronavirus pandemic has forced Energica to hit the brakes on production of its battery powered machines that can reach top speeds of 168 mph.
German security firm Avira has been acquired by Investcorp at a $180M valuationTECHCRUNCH.COM — Mergers and acquisitions largely grinded to a halt at the end of March, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic spreading around the world, but today comes news of a deal out of Europe that underscores where pockets of activity are still happening. Avira, a cybersecurity company based out of Germany that provides antivirus, identity management and other tools both to consumers and as a white-label offering from a number of big tech brands, has been snapped up by Investcorp Technology Partners, the PE division of Investcorp Bank.
Samsung is donating 2,000 glove-friendly phones to NHS workersMASHABLE.COM — Samsung announced today that it will donate 2,000 devices to the U.National Health Service’s Nightingale Hospitals, as well as provide them with UV phone sanitising machines. With the coronavirus pandemic currently stretching healthcare systems to their limits, hospital staff could use all the help they can get.
How to Use IGTV: The Complete Guide for MarketersBLOG.HOOTSUITE.COM — Blog / Social IGTV (Instagram TV) lets brands create their own long-form video series on Instagram. It’s a great opportunity to: … among many other things! But how do you create an IGTV channel? And what are the best ways you can use it for your business? Let’s dive into the…
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