Despite messages from some health officials to the contrary, it’s likely that a mask can help protect a healthy wearer from infection, says Benjamin Cowling, an epidemiologist at the University of Hong Kong. Both surgical masks and the more protective N95 respirators have been shown to prevent various respiratory infections in health care workers; there’s been some debate about which of the two is appropriate for different kinds of COVID-19 patient care. “It doesn’t make sense to imagine that … masks are really important for health care workers but then not useful at all for the general public,” Cowling says. … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
Trackpad support on the iPad may seem like overkill at first, but once I started to use it, he entire experience just made sense. Moving from keyboard to trackpad and back feels natural, and gives the iPad a laptoplike feel. On the iPhone, features like the new dark mode have saved my eyes and battery life, while the revamped Messages search has made it easier to find information from past conversations with my wife. … [Read more...] about iPad trackpad support is just the start of iOS 13.4’s great features
With companies across the globe turning to work from home, via the online medium amid the COVID-19 outbreak, threats to cyber security have increased. Deepak Bhawnani, CEO at Alea Consulting said: "Companies, large and small, will be impacted due to ramifications of work from home, as this will lead to cyber security risk concerns. Proprietary corporate data is being accessed from laptops and home PCs that may not have the same level of firewall and security as in-office setups. Management and IT managers will subsequently need to reassess the risk to their data, and proactively evaluate their data loss prevention processes, as this can impact their reputation going forward, he added. Further, cybercriminals has also started to exploit fears around the COVID-19 outbreak to conduct email scams, phishing and ransomware attacks. Palo Alto Networks' Regional Vice President for India & SAARC Anil Bhasin said: "Cyber-criminals have been exploiting fears around the COVID-19 outbreak to … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Cyber security risk increases amid ‘work from home’ trend
New Delhi: Telcos may put off plans for a second round of tariff increases to the second half of 2020 at the earliest, with the Covid-19 crisis expected to hurt consumer spending power and a decision on floor pricing getting delayed, analysts said. “If concerns around Covid-19 lead to material impact on consumers’ ability to spend (especially daily wage laborers), then we see risks of tariff hikes being pushed back and magnitude being lower,” brokerage firm BofA Global Research said in a report. Reliance Jio Infocomm, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel increased prices by up to 40% in December and a second round was widely expected in the April-June quarter. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was expected to bring in regulation to set floor prices for services in April. “While tariffs are well below other markets and where they should be for operators to make a reasonable return on capital, considering the Covid-19 impact and the ongoing floor tariff … [Read more...] about Telcos may delay further price hikes under Covid-19 impact: Analysts