Although there is some evidence that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can persist in aerosols—fine particles that remain suspended in air—aerosol transmission is likely rare, says Arnold Monto, an epidemiologist at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It’s mostly spread by larger droplets, “and we know that standard surgical face masks will have a modest effect on that kind of transmission,” he says. “When you combine [masks] with other approaches, then they may make a difference.” … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
Sharing photos and links is different now Whenever you tap the Share button to share a photo or link, you use the iOS Share Sheet. And starting with iOS 13, that sheet has gotten smarter. It will now suggest contacts and apps to share with. It's also reorganized into a new list of iPhone shortcuts and actions, which can be a bit confusing. … [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