Here is a list of tried and tested apps that will make your life a bit easier. Over the last few years, the smartphone has become more than a device we use to call people and send text messages. But it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer number of apps — there are more than a million apps in Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. So we broke out the most useful apps we use every day. You should probably use them, too. Spotify can be your go-to music app Spotify allows users to download music for offline listening. (Image: Twitter) The service gives you access to nearly any song — well, except maybe songs from Taylor Swift — on demand and allows you to download music for offline listening. One of the popular Spotify features is Discover Weekly, a customised playlist that’s updated each week with music the streaming service thinks you’ll enjoy. Free (with ads and limitations) or $9.99 per month Mvelopes help you manage your … [Read more...] about From Google Photos to AccuWeather, seven apps that will make life easier
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app ixigo in association with actor Sanjay Mishra, has launched a new campaign designed to inspire people to get ready to travel again. The video ‘Naye Safar Ki Shuruaat’ showcases Sanjay Mishra reminiscing about fun-filled train journeys in the pre-COVID world and inspires Indians to look forward to a brighter future as we get ready to travel again.The COVID-19 pandemic brought the entire world to a standstill affecting all industries. Resumption of passenger trains, which are the largest and one of the most used means of transport in the country, comes as a big relief to millions of Indians.According to the company, a recent survey done by ixigo with over 5000 respondents revealed that 57% of the respondents are willing to travel immediately after the lockdown and 77% will prefer travelling via train over other modes of transport. However, as travel normalises, for the majority of the travellers, safety and hygiene measures have become a top priority for all while … [Read more...] about ixigo celebrates dawn of new train journeys
By Zheping Huang When Justin Sun met Warren Buffett for dinner in January, he wasn’t seeking advice on stocks. The crypto mogul had spent a record $4.6 million at a charity auction for the opportunity to lecture the world’s most famous investor on the benefits of Bitcoin. It was exactly the sort of behavior that Sun’s known for -- abrasive, ostentatious and, ultimately, impossible to ignore. Like the $200 billion crypto industry itself, he is young and hungry for the respect of traditional financiers like Buffett, who deems Bitcoin basically worthless. Still shy of his 30th birthday, Sun founded one of the largest blockchain platforms, Tron, in 2017 and turned it into a virtual Las Vegas with gambling apps. He’s rubbed shoulders with Apple Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. founders, hired celebrity endorsers like the late Kobe Bryant and drawn accusations of plagiarism, which he has denied, more than once. What he says and does can move crypto prices, and … [Read more...] about Even a dubious Warren Buffett can’t stop this crypto-world casino czar
Arun Kumar: As Dr. John pointed out, lockdown is needed to slow the pace of increase of the disease. The apex has to be brought down to the capacity that we have and use the time of lockdown to build the capacity for health to cope with the emergency that is going to come. We need testing, more hospitalisation capacity, more doctors etc. Lockdown gave you time only for that. It is not a cure. In the lockdown, production completely stops, demand also correspondingly falls because of income decline. So what you have is a situation where both supply and demand are affected, the economy comes down, and only essentials are produced. In my judgment only 25% of the economy was working, so you had a minus 75% rate of growth, about 200 million people lost work because 94 % of the employment is in the unorganised sector. That completely stopped as they did not have working capital, supplies. So 94% of the workforce has lost employment. Those in agriculture can continue, and in mining and rural … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?
By Ayesha JhunjhunwalaAs the worst-hit countries including Italy and the UK limp past their infection peaks governments worldwide face difficult decisions about how to relax lockdowns. Some are already experiencing a second wave of infections which indicates that start-stop lockdowns might be a reality for months to come, possibly longer. This means preparing for a future in which containment and treatment are balanced with limited economic activity.Information and communications technology (ICT) can help us adapt to this new reality but tapping its full potential will require focus, collaboration, sustained investment, and safeguards. The basic pillars of any virus response include detection, containment, and treatment; the first two are where ICT can have the greatest impact. Available data and artificial intelligence (AI) tools can be harnessed to harvest and process large volumes of information to allow for hyper-local interventions. Leveraging technology to improve detection and … [Read more...] about ICT infrastructure could help navigate a post-Covid world