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World Health Organization to launch COVID-19 tips app for Android, iOS: Report

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COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise as several new countries have started reporting of the outbreak. 

India has enforced a complete lockdown for 21 days to curb the further spread of coronavirus.

To curb this misinformation spread, World Health Organisation (WHO) is working on an official app to bring correct tips, news, alerts, and other crucial information around the SARS-CoV-2 disease.

This app aims to offer tips, alerts, and more to give you all the information you need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The app was proposed by a collective called ‘WHO Covid APP Collective' and this group has been made by former employees of Google and Microsoft along with WHO advisors and industry experts.

Those who want to volunteer to help develop the app can sign up here.

The app is expected to launch on Android and iOS on March 30 i.e., Monday. The app is being built in an open source manner

This version currently consists of advice around the COVID-19 disease, similar to the WHO WhatsApp c…

The Best 10 Mac Apps & Utilities-2020 Edition

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This collection of essential Mac Apps includes mostly lesser-known apps so the popular ones — like Evernote, Dropbox, Skype, OneNote, or Google Drive — aren’t listed here. 
Let’s get started.
   1. Magnet - A perfect windows management app for Mac that lets you move and resize windows with configurable keyboard shortcuts. You can move windows between multiple displays too. Another alternative is Rectangle.
   2. ImageOptim - Always run your images through ImageOptim before uploading them on to your website. The Mac app will crush the size of your image files without affecting the visual quality.
   3. HiddenMe - If your Mac desktop is cluttered with folders and files, you can hide all the icons with a single click or with a keyboard shortcut.
   4. Site Sucker - Download entire websites includes images, PDF files and mirror them on your local disk for offline browsing. Like wget but with a visual interface.
   5. App Cleaner - The best uninstaller for your Mac that will automatically remove…

Study: Durian Fruit Can Be Used to Charge Your Phone's Battery

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Durian fruit, which is considered to be the world's smelliest fruit, has been used to create energy stores for rapid electricity charging. A researcher from University of Sydney was able to convert durian waste into super-capacitors that can put out energy smoothly. This means, theoretically, one can charge their phone, laptop, and other everyday gadgets using this technology. The waste from durian and jackfruit can be converted into energy stores for “rapid electricity charging.” Durian and jackfruit were selected for this study because of their porosity and large surface area. The method of converting aerogel from fruit waste to ultracapacitors has been detailed in an article on ScienceDirect.How does it work?As stated by Associate Professor Vincent Gomes, the lead researcher for the study, durian and jackfruit used in the study were locally sourced. The waste portions (biomass) from the fruits are transformed into stable carbon aerogels using a “non-toxic and non-ha…

Google India launches skill programme designed for women

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New Delhi, Google India on Friday introduced DigiPivot, a skilling programme designed for women who are looking to return to their corporate careers after a break or simply planning to make mid career shifts to digital marketing.
Developed jointly in association with Avtar, a career portal service for women, and the Indian School of Business, the programme aims to influence the overall gender mix in the digital marketing landscape in India and will provide an opportunity for 200 women professionals to re-skill themselves.
According to the company, selected participants will go through a curated 18 week learning programme and engagement (both offline and online) that aims to empower the participants with digital marketing knowledge and tools as well as mentorship on strategic leadership skills.
The programme will culminate in a day long Graduation event at the Google Hyderabad Campus on August 28.
The programme is open to both women professionals who are currently working and those who are…