Shopify revenue skyrockets as businesses rush online during pandemic

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The online and mobile commerce platform was losing money a year ago and is now exploding in popularity. Shopify revenue has taken off, reporting $36 million in profits for the second quarter of 2020. This represents double what it had been taking in during the same quarter in 2019. The company has been widely benefiting from the COVID-19 lockdowns as businesses rushed online. The Canadian company said that it had earned 29 cents per diluted share during its second quarter which ended at the close of June. Comparatively, during the…

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AT&T network will require customers to change phones, company says

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The telecom emailed many of its customers telling them they will need to replace their phones. At the same time that the economy has been tanking due to the pandemic crisis, the AT&T network won’t work for many of its customers unless they replace their phones, says the company in an advertising email. The telecom giant has decided that this would be the right time to frighten customers into purchasing. According to a recent Android Police report, “Amid an economy-crushing pandemic, AT&T has decided that now is the best time…

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Virtual reality for seniors helps people in long term care homes stay in touch

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The technology has made it easier for residents to stay safely connected during the pandemic. As the pandemic continues to leave many people isolated, virtual reality for seniors can help those living in long term care homes and assisted living homes feel less confined. Residents of a growing number of facilities are gaining access to VR tech. Virtual reality for seniors is available at locations such as The Summit in Hockessin, Delaware and The Virginian, in Fairfax, Virginia, among others. It allows them to experience activities and stay connected in…

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Android-based Google Maps to begin displaying traffic lights

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The feature is meant to help drivers to better anticipate what will be on the road ahead. The Google Maps app already provides substantial information to road users regarding the route they intend to take to reach their destination. Soon, this info will also include traffic lights along the way. Traffic lights represent one of the largest unknown variables when using the navigation app. This new Google Maps feature is seen as potentially beneficial for a number of reasons. To start, it will help road users to be able to…

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iPhone digital car key will be a tech first through BMW

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The owner will be able to share this access to the vehicle with up to five other smartphones. BMW and Apple have recently announced a new digital car key solution that will be rolling out for iPhones, representing a first for the automaker. The new app based unlocking system will use near field communication technology for keyless entry. The system was announced at Apple’s yearly World Wide Developers Conference on Monday. The digital car key system is compatible with iOS 13 and will also work with the upcoming iOS 14.…

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