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Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Activities That Are a Click Away: Industries Investing in Mobile-Friendly Websites

Jun 14, 2021

There are still industries that invest heavily in their websites so that people with limited device space and those who prefer to carry out tasks in a simpler manner have that option.

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

A New Digital Platform Helps LGBTQ Pioneers on the Path to Financial Stability

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jun 13, 2021

A new platform, created in partnership with SAGE and LifeCents and supported by the Wells Fargo Foundation, is helping LGBTQ elders reduce financial stress and rethink how to budget and strategize for the future.

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

Apple Clarifies New Rules Won't Affect Grindr, Other Dating Apps

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 10, 2021

Apple's new rules around dating apps won't affect popular platforms like Grindr and Scruff, but are intended to shut down "apps that used dating only as a cover for pornography, prostitution, or human trafficking."

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

Germany Starts Rolling Out a Digital EU Vaccination Pass

By Kirsten Grieshaber | Jun 10, 2021

Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent is gets ready for the key summer travel season.

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

US Drops Trump Order Targeting TikTok, Plans its Own Review

By Matt O'Brien, Eric Tucker and Tali Arbel | Jun 9, 2021

The White House dropped Trump-era executive orders that attempted to ban the popular apps TikTok and WeChat and will conduct its own review aimed at identifying national security risks with software applications tied to China, officials said Wednesday.

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Fastly Blames Global Internet Outage on Software Bug

Jun 9, 2021

Fastly, the company hit by a major outage that caused many of the world's top websites to go offline briefly this week, blamed the problem on a software bug that was triggered when a customer changed a setting.

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Global Glitch: Swaths of Internet Go Down after Cloud Outage

Jun 8, 2021

Multiple major websites went offline briefly Tuesday after an apparent outage at the cloud service company Fastly, and there were still reports of sporadic disruptions after the company patched the problem about an hour later.

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

Telehealth: Are Virtual Visits Here to Stay?

By Noam N. Levey | Jun 7, 2021

As the COVID crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

By Julie Appleby | Jun 2, 2021

Telehealth served as a lifeline for many during the pandemic, ramping up from a minority share of office visits to a majority, at least for a while. Still, it cannot replace hands-on care for some conditions.

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

How Canada's Queer Youth are Adapting to Virtual Communities

May 30, 2021

A collaborative research team have documented the range of creative strategies deployed by queer communities in Canada and globally as they strive to maintain connection during the pandemic.

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

Why Use React Native for Building Your Mobile App?

May 26, 2021

Statistically, mobile apps generate over $188 billion in global revenues via in-app advertising and app stores. That's why you shouldn't miss this opportunity for your business!

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

Explainer: How Vaccine Passports for Global Travel Will Work

By Kelvin Chan | May 26, 2021

Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel.

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

No-Cancel Culture: How Telehealth Is Making It Easier to Keep That Therapy Session

By Eric Berger | May 24, 2021

Providers and patients say teletherapy has largely been an effective lifeline for people struggling with anxiety, depression and other psychological issues during an extraordinarily difficult time.

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

Home Entertainment: How to Host a Virtual Casino Night

May 24, 2021

In line with increases and improvements in internet connectivity, we have more options than ever to connect with friends from around the globe. Maybe it's time to get creative with a virtual casino!

Gay Twitter Explodes in Solidarity over Hairy Chests

Gay Twitter Explodes in Solidarity over Hairy Chests

May 22, 2021

On Monday someone tweeted their opinion: "Hairy chests are a massive ick." The reaction was immediate with gay men on Twitter with those throwing shade on the comment.

WarnerMedia to Offer $10 Ad-Supported Tier of HBO Max

WarnerMedia to Offer $10 Ad-Supported Tier of HBO Max

May 20, 2021

WarnerMedia is rolling out a $10-a-month ad supported version of its HBO Max streaming service starting in June.

Apple Watch Upgrades to Pride Edition Bands, Watch Face

Apple Watch Upgrades to Pride Edition Bands, Watch Face

By Kilian Melloy | May 18, 2021

Apple has announced a new Pride Edition Apple Watch band and an upgraded watch face option, both of which incorporate the six colors of the standard Pride flag as well as additional colors for broader representation.

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

AT&T, Discovery Join Media Houses as Cord-Cutting Encroaches

May 17, 2021

AT&T will combine its massive media operations that include CNN HBO, TNT and TBS in a $43 billion deal with Discovery, the owner of lifestyle networks including the Food Network and HGTV.

Passing on Your Password? Streaming Services are Past it

Passing on Your Password? Streaming Services are Past it

By Mae Anderson | May 16, 2021

Many of us were taught to share as kids. Now streaming services ranging from Netflix to Amazon to Disney+ want us to stop.

Watch: Instagram Users Can Now Add Pronouns to Bio

Watch: Instagram Users Can Now Add Pronouns to Bio

May 13, 2021

Instagram is rolling out a new feature in some countries that allow users to add their pronouns to their bio.

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