Updated information to disinfect your phone in a pandemic affected world

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While some rules have remained the same since the start of the outbreak, updates have been issued. Knowing how to disinfect your phone is always a good idea, but in a pandemic crisis, it becomes particularly important to stay on top of the latest recommended strategies. For the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the WHO or CDC website. It’s always a good idea to properly disinfect your phone. It can help you to avoid more than just exposure to the coronavirus (which can remain on your device screen…

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Trump threatens US TikTok ban, app threatens legal action

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ByteDance the company behind the popular Chinese application is “shocked” by the president’s executive order. Following US President Donald Trump’s TikTok ban threat if the firm is not sold to an American company by September 15, the Chinese app firm is threatening legal action. TikTok has stated that it will “pursue all remedies available” to “ensure the rule of law is not discarded.” Trump didn’t stop at the TikTok ban threat. It has also issued a similar executive order against another popular Chinese app, WeChat, escalating tensions between the United…

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Small business QR codes explode among low-cost marketing strategies amid pandemic

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Entrepreneurs are falling in love with barcodes and other tools appealing to COVID-aware consumers. Though small business QR codes have long enjoyed moderate popularity, the pandemic’s requirement for contactless strategies have thrown these humble barcodes into the spotlight. The pandemic crisis has given new life to the barcodes in the US due to their affordability and convenience. Small business QR codes are readily available, convenient, recognizable, contactless and provide low cost mobile marketing and other digital features for consumers. As brick and mortar shops and offices implement widespread safety strategies…

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WhatsApp trials new “Search the Web” fact checking tool

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The feature is meant to support efforts made by users to verify the accuracy of in-app messages. WhatsApp is trialling a new fact checking tool mean to make it easier for users to verify in-app message accuracy. It is meant to make it easier for users to check the contents of a message against information on the web, said an announcement from the company. The feature started rolling out to the messaging app’s users at the start of this week. The fact checking tool called “Search the Web” appears as…

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Woolworths QR code contact tracing strategy to reduce chance of COVID-19 spread

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The grocery chain is also using mobile commerce tools to let customers book a shopping time. Woolworths has announced that it will start a pilot test of a QR code contact tracing strategy. It will also use its Rewards data where possible to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 among its shoppers. Customers can volunteer to take part in this tracing initiative by scanning a quick response code. To take part in Woolworth’s QR code contact tracing trial, customers will be offered the opportunity to scan a quick response barcode…

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