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PH Gov’t Looks To Tap SG App For COVID-19 Tracing

It’ll make it easier for the government to trace the spread of the virus Singapore has been lauded for its containment strategy for COVID-19 thanks to a combination of aggressive testing, quarantine and contact tracing. It’s no surprise then that the Philippine government is looking to adopt one of the tools that the island state used to trace people that …

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Spotify Remains to be the Top Music Streaming Platform According to Counterpoint

Still the top choice for music streaming Counterpoint has released its 2019 report for music streaming, and things are looking good: Year-to-Year growth on paid subscriptions has grown by 32%. Counterpoint credits this to music streaming platforms offering exclusive content in the form of podcasts, along with promotional price cuts in emerging markets. With this trend, Counterpoint predicts a 25% …

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Should You Uninistall Zoom?

Are the privacy issues worth it? As much of the world shuts down and hunker in their homes because of COVID-19, the need for an easy-to-use, free teleconferencing app became paramount for many companies, schools, and circle of friends. Zoom fit the bill perfectly, and the once unheard of the company is now the teleconference app of the apocalypse, seeing …

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New vivo V19 Variant and Y50 Spotted at Google Play Console

More 4G-only phones coming soon? While vivo’s recent phone releases are 5G-ready, the Chinese brand will still launch 4G-only phones in select markets. Recently, TechiesBlog spotted two upcoming phones in Google Play Console with the V19 and Y50. The V19 is the version teased earlier with a pill-shaped cutout housing two front cameras. The listing confirms that it will have …

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Google Leverages Location Data To Show If People Are Following Quarantine

This data can help save lives Google is leveraging anonymized location data it usually uses to deliver targeted ads to let public health officials know if people are staying at home or roaming around the metro. The search giant has released its COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, which should help public health officials see if people are really following quarantine guidelines …

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Samsung Retains Top Global Smartphone Sales Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Apple and Huawei come in at 2nd and 3rd respectively The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made an effect on all industries—smartphones included. In Counterpoint’s February 2020 report, global smartphones declined to 14% compared to last year, with China bearing the brunt of the decline at 38%.  On a per-brand basis, Samsung remains to be the top-selling brand with a 22% …

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Grab Introduces GrabExpress Pabili Service

  Need to buy essential goods but could not go out due to current community quarantine restrictions? Grab is bringing back its GrabAssistant service in the form of GrabExpress Pabili. With this service, you can ask GrabExpress drivers to buy essential goods for you—as long as the total transaction does not exceed Php 2000 and all of the items should …

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The Redmi Band has an Aggressive Price and Large Display

An even more affordable alternative to the Mi Band 4 If you are looking for something that is as good as the Mi Band 4 but at a lower price point, Xiaomi has the Redmi Band for you. On features, the Redmi Band is slightly better than the Mi Band 4 as it has a bigger 1.08 OLED display. The …

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The Motorola G8 Power gets a Lite Version

That makes six G8 models Motorola yet launched another G8 variant in Europe with the G8 Power Lite. As the name implies, it is a more affordable version of the G8 Power. While you have the same RAM/storage configuration, the same 5000mAh battery, and the same 16-megapixel main rear camera, the G8 Power Lite gets an Helio P35 processor, a …

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