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Siri gets a COVID-19 questionnaire

Published on 03/23/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Apple has quietly updated Siri in the US to provide a questionnaire (using US Public Health Service and CDC data) when they ask if they have the coronavirus. The voice assistant will ask if you're exhibiting symptoms like a fever or respiratory problems and advises you to avoid contact with others if you appear infected. Siri also urges you to call 911 if your symptoms are extreme, and will point you to the App Store to download telehealth apps for remote consultations.

WWDC 2020 will still happen this year, only not in person

Published on 03/14/2020 @ 6 AM EST

Apple has announced today that the WWDC 2020 will still happen as usual. The only difference would be that the entire event will be conducted digitally, instead of being in-person, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

All the 42 Apple Stores in China have finally reopened

Published on 03/13/2020 @ 10 AM EST
A company spokesperson from Apple confirmed to Bloomberg and Reuters that all of the 42 Apple stores in China have finally reopened. The stores had all shuttered in early February as China restricted travel in an attempt to slow the coronavirus outbreak, but they have been gradually reopening over the past few weeks.

Apple Watch 6 might detect your blood oxygen levels

Published on 03/11/2020 @ 10 AM EST
Based on the snippets of code inside iOS 14 as displayed on 9to5Mac, there will be two new health features for the next version of the Apple smartwatch, likely to be called Apple Watch 6. These features might include the monitoring of blood oxygen levels.

Apple is letting all employees work remotely due to coronavirus

Published on 03/09/2020 @ 11 AM EST

As conveyed via an internal memo, all employees at Apple’s global offices have been told to work remotely in a bid to ensure their safety from coronavirus.

The iPhone’s normal copy-paste function could leak sensitive data

Published on 02/29/2020 @ 6 AM EST
Two software developers, one based in Canada and the other in Germany, say they discovered a flaw in the copy-paste system of Apple iOS that could leave iPhone and iPad user information vulnerable.