HBO Just Made A Bunch Of Its Show Free To Stream, No Subscription Required
Now that many of us are stuck at home in a bid to socially distance ourselves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, it means that we need to start seeking out alternative forms of entertainment. Streaming services do come to mind, although this means that we would have to pay for it.

Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro Comes With A Hardware Microphone Disconnect Feature
With our laptops and smartphones and tablets sporting built-in microphones and cameras, there is a bit of concern that these features could be used to spy on us. Apple tried to resolve that problem with its laptops back in 2018, where they introduced a disconnect feature in its MacBooks that disabled the microphone when the laptop’s lid was closed.

Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Enough Antibodies To Fight Off The Virus
Right now the race is on to find a vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak that has impacted the world. Unfortunately, there is no known vaccine in the market yet, but there have been great efforts made by companies in which some potential vaccines have already been sent for human trials.

Facebook Messenger Desktop App Now Available On Windows And Mac
With all the heat that Zoom is facing these days over its privacy and security practices, if you’re uncomfortable using the company’s video conferencing services, we totally get it. If you’re after an alternative, it seems that Facebook Messenger could be worth checking out (although Facebook is no stranger to privacy controversies).

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Researchers Test Effectiveness Of Century-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Against The COVID-19 Virus
At the moment, there is no known vaccine that works against the COVID-19 virus. Researchers are working on several potential solutions, but there is nothing definitive yet. However, to help speed up the process, several scientists around the world are now exploring older vaccines to see if it can help.

Twitch Wants To Create Games That Streamers And Viewers Can Play Together
Amazon’s Twitch platform has been a largely one-sided affair. This means that streamers stream their games and its viewers watch, where leaving comments and messages is pretty much the only interaction that streamers and viewers get to have with each other, but that is expected to change soon.

Zoom Updates macOS Installer To Remove Malware-Like Exploit
Zoom’s explosion in popularity has put the company under a microscope, where it was discovered that there were certain practices made by the company that were a bit concerning. One of which involved the way they approached the installer for the macOS version of the app, which was discovered to be a bit shady.

Gamevice Wants To Block Nintendo Switch Sales In New Patent Infringement Lawsuit
When Nintendo first revealed that they were working on a new console which eventually launched as the Switch, the company was understandably cautious and guarded with the design as they did not want to give away its secrets ahead of the launch. When the Switch was eventually released, many lauded its uniqueness.

Apple Could Be Working On An iPhone That Is Completely Waterproof And Usable Underwater
In recent years, Apple finally hopped on board the bandwagon and made its iPhones water-resistant. The company’s iPhones currently have a rating of IP68 which makes it water-resistant where it can survive underwater of depths up to 2 meters for as long as 30 minutes (although we have heard stories of it surviving for much longer).

Apple References AirTags In A New Support Video
For a while now, we have been hearing rumors that Apple could be working on a new accessory that will be a competitor to Tile known as the AirTags. Whether or not that is true still remains to be seen, but there have been enough evidence that lends credibility to those claims, with the latest piece of evidence coming from Apple themselves.

The Last Of Us 2 Has Been Indefinitely Delayed
Last year, the folks at Naughty Dog announced that they would be delaying the release of their highly-anticipated The Last of Us 2 to 2020. The date was originally set for the end of May 2020, but it looks like that will no longer be happening. In a tweet by the developers, they have announced that the game has since been indefinitely delayed.

Latest iOS Update Has Broken FaceTime For Older iPhones And iPads
Given that a lot of us are now being forced to work and study from home away from our friends and even family, it means that communication tools like video conferencing apps are more important than ever as a means to keep in touch with our loved ones. If you have been largely relying on FaceTime, you might want to skip the latest iOS update.

Fake Coronavirus Documents Are Being Used To Hijack Computers
These days many of us are undoubtedly constantly scanning the news related to the coronavirus. We’re also seeing a lot of information popup on social media, emails, forwarded WhatsApp messages, and so on. However, it seems that cyber criminals are now weaponizing our need for information to hijack our computers.

Zoom Pledges To Spend The Next 90 Days Fixing Its Privacy And Security Issues
Video conferencing app Zoom has been around for quite a while now. Granted, it might not have been quite as mainstream compared to Skype, Google Hangouts, and other similar apps, but in the recent months, the app’s popularity has exploded due to people being forced to work and study from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App
One of the criticisms faced by Apple with its App Store is the cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, which is 30%. While some developers do not have a choice, others have opted for alternative measures, such as by removing in-app purchases and getting customers to make the purchase directly from their websites instead.

Nintendo Switch Shortages Are Leading To Insane Markups By Third-Party Retailers
As more people are staying home to work or study due to the coronavirus outbreak, there also seems to be a rise in demand for home entertainment systems, such as the Nintendo Switch gaming console. Now, the console was always pretty popular, but now that more people are stuck at home, it has resulted in the console being sold out across various retailers.

Researchers Discover Zoom Vulnerabilities That Could Compromise Windows And Mac Computers
This year seemed like it would be a good year for Zoom. While Zoom has been around for a while now, the company recently catapulted into the limelight as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, where many are forced to work and study from home, making Zoom’s app more important and popular than ever.

YouTube ‘Shorts’ Wants To Challenge China’s TikTok
Trends in social media are ever-evolving. Previously, Snapchat was pretty much what all teens and young adults used, but these days, TikTok seems to be pretty popular. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that other companies are looking to develop something similar of their own.

Erectile Dysfunction Drug Could Be Used To Treat Critical COVID-19 Cases
During the process of creating drugs to treat various illnesses, sometimes there can be a side-effect that was not intended, and sometimes this can be a good thing. Take for example Viagra, which was originally developed to treat hypertension, but was later discovered to be more effective at treating erectile dysfunction.

Malaysia To Test Using Drones For Urban Sanitization
Malaysia, like pretty much like the rest of the world, is currently encouraging its citizens to stay home. There is a movement control order in place where people are not allowed to leave their homes unless it is for essential activities, like buying groceries, going to see the doctor, and so on.

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