UK ditches COVID-19 app model to use Google-Apple system, BBC says

UK to use Google-Apple model for tracing app in U-turn: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled programme, the BBC reported on Thursday. A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration The test-and-trace … Read more

The News Brig guide to MacOS

The Verge guide to MacOS

Apple’s series of macOS (and iOS) devices aren’t just part of a technology ecosystem — they’re part of a lifestyle. From iPhones to iPads to Mac laptops, the constellation of tech devices, joined with the operating system and wide range of apps and games, are what make fans out of Apple users. But while macOS … Read more

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Germany wants to rescue talks with U.S. on digital services tax

U.S. embassy in Seoul displays Black Lives Matter banner in support of anti-racism protests

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to rescue talks with the United States on how to tax big digital firms such as Google (GOOG.O), Amazon (AMZN.O) and Facebook (FB.O), the finance ministry said on Thursday after Washington pulled out of the negotiations. “We continue to work hard for a solution that adequately addresses the tax challenges … Read more

Google and Nest routers now work much better with slow home internet connections

Google and Nest routers now work much better with slow home internet connections

Google is rolling out a software update that improves network performance for Nest Wifi and Google WiFi routers on slow network connections, the company announced in a blog post. “Your Wi-Fi will better support multiple video calls, gaming sessions and more simultaneously,” Google Nest product manager Sanjay Noronha wrote in the post, adding that the … Read more

UK to use Google-Apple model for tracing app in U-turn: BBC

UK to use Google-Apple model for tracing app in U-turn: BBC

A 3D printed Google logo is placed on the Apple Macbook in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration LONDON (Reuters) – The British government will abandon the centralised model of its coronavirus test-and-trace app and switch to one based on technology provided by Apple and Google, the BBC reported on Thursday. Apple and … Read more