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Netflix and other streaming services might switch to SD during the COVID-19 crisis

Published on 03/20/2020 @ 10 AM EST

Netflix and other streaming platforms have been asked to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand by the European Commission. This is because, as the coronavirus crisis grows, it's putting an unprecedented load on internet infrastructure.

WhatsApp launches coronavirus fact-checking hub

Published on 03/18/2020 @ 3 PM EST
The company has created an information hub that provides advice on how users can look after friends and family, stay cognizant of the latest developments and share verified information. They have also provided the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) with a $1 million grant.

Microsoft Bing launches interactive COVID-19 map

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. The map shows the number of cases on a per-country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recovered cases, and fatal cases. 

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 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.