Google Maps adds new features to help protect you from coronavirus – Appandphones

Google Maps introduced new features this week that make it easier to drive or take public transportation in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Google Maps will now alert you...

The first phones that can check your temperature are here – Appandphones

Screening for coronavirus symptoms like fever is a simple solution that authorities can enforce as they open local economies. Fever checks could help with early detection of potential COVID-19 patients, and...

Waze rolls out new features to keep you safe during the pandemic – Appandphones

Waze announced new features that should help users during the coronavirus health crisis. The Waze app will now display stores that support drive-thru and curbside, emergency food banks, and COVID-19 testing...

Android 11 announcement delayed due to protests over police brutality – Appandphones

The Android 11 beta release date was just postponed, as Google decided to cancel the launch event it had planned for June 3rd. Google announced the change of schedule via Twitter,...

This Google app will help keep you safe from coronavirus – Appandphones

Coronavirus social distancing practices should still be observed, even if governments have started lifting lockdowns measures, as the virus is still very contagious. Google developed a new tool to help users...

Google’s new AR tool helps visualize social distancing guidelines – Appandphones

Google released a new experimental tool this week called Sodar that lets users visualize social distancing guidelines by placing a 2-meter radius augmented reality ring around themselves. In order to use...

Google’s new Scam Spotter site could help curb coronavirus scams – Appandphones

Google launched a new program called Scam Spotter this week that aims to help people spot and avoid common scams on the internet. The three golden rules of scam spotting are...

The CDC updated its coronavirus isolation and quarantine guidance – Appandphones

Coronavirus isolation and quarantine are procedures that are still necessary, even if lockdown measures have been eased and countries are trying to return to a sense of normality. Separating people who...

Switzerland is the first to use Apple-Google coronavirus contact tracing technology – Appandphones

The first coronavirus contact tracing app based on the Apple-Google COVID-19 spread API launched in Switzerland to some categories of users. Latvia will roll out nationwide its own app based on...