Apple, Google update coronavirus contact tracing tech ahead of launch – Hardware – Security – Software – Storage – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Friday updated technical details of the coronavirus contact tracing system they plan to release next month, saying new features would strengthen privacy protections and give health authorities more detailed data. The system announced on April 10 will use Bluetooth technology to let authorities Continue Reading

Facebook enters the videoconferencing fray with Messenger Rooms – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Facebook Inc introduced a videoconferencing tool and expanded livestreaming features on Friday, capitalising on a surge in demand for video chats during the coronavirus pandemic while taking its first steps toward a planned integration of messaging products across its apps. The videoconferencing tool, Messenger Rooms, will enable as many as Continue Reading

Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing – Hardware – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. Countries are rushing to develop apps to give a detailed picture of the risk Continue Reading

Boost Juice owner turns to SAP Concur to get clarity of its costs – Finance – Cloud- Tempemail

Retail Zoo, owner of Boost Juice and other brands, is using SAP’s Concur to automate its expense management, and is now in the process of deploying Concur’s online invoicing product as well. Accounts receivable/accounts payable manager Lauren Miller said the company started using Concur for expense management about two years Continue Reading

UK vaccine trial volunteer says she is ‘doing fine’ after online death rumours | World news- Tempemail

One of the first people to be injected as part of UK human trials for a coronavirus vaccine has said she is “doing fine”, after a fake article about her death was circulated on social media. The article claims that microbiologist Dr Elisa Granato, who took part in the trial Continue Reading

SA Express Employees Started a Crowdfunding Campaign to Buy Food | Tempemail

Sourced from Event Africa Employees of South African state-owned airlines SA Express, who have not been paid since February, have started crowdfunding among one another and family members to feed their colleagues. All SA Express flights have been grounded since 18 March, before the beginning of the national lockdown. The Continue Reading

Show but don’t tell: why silent Zooms are golden for focusing the mind | Technology- Tempemail

There are Zooms for pub quizzes, Zooms for dinner parties, Zooms for work meetings and now there is a Zoom for sitting together and not talking at all. Behold, the silent Zoom! On paper, the practice of logging on to a video-conferencing site to sit with strangers for an hour Continue Reading

Australia launches COVIDSafe contact tracing app – Software- Tempemail

The federal government has launched its much-anticipated contract tracing app to help state and territory health professionals identify individuals who have come into contact with coronavirus. Health minister Greg Hunt revealed the voluntary Android and iOS app, dubbed COVIDSafe, and its privacy impact statement on Sunday afternoon, with registration to open Continue Reading

How coronavirus helped TikTok find its voice | Technology

A person in a grass-covered suit lurks behind a wheelie bin before sprinting down a residential cul-de-sac. In a cramped bathroom, five housemates lip-sync in a limescale-stained bath. NHS staff dance on a deserted ward. A family of four performs a dance routine in a suburban garden. The father is Continue Reading

EdTech: Preparing Students for Learning of the Future | Tempemail

Governments around the world have closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the global COVID-19 pandemic. With several school weeks lost, educators are harnessing the power of EdTech to ensure that students can continue their academic programmes as best they can. “Teachers across the globe are facing many of Continue Reading