Looking for a way to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic? iPhone and iPad owners can easily put their devices to work overnight. Most of us plug in the iPhone to charge while we're sleeping, and it sits idle. With DreamLab installed, the processor can be used during this time to help fast track research into ways to defeat COVID-19. DreamLab runs on thousands of mobile devices to perform vital health research every night.
Another way to track and view cases of COVID-19 in your local area has arrived free on the App Store. COVID Nearby can be launched on the iPhone or iPad to log coronavirus symptoms and test results. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to differential privacy, a method which keeps users anonymous and reports secure. The project has been developed at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey with support from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
By default, Apple Maps gets directions from your current location, and delivers the distance to your destination. Measuring the distance between two places which are different than the current location takes a few more steps. By marking a location, then getting the route between points, Apple Maps can measure the route distance on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Travel time based on the mode of transportation chosen, as well as the distance in miles or kilometers is displayed.
With more people working from home every day, there are plenty of apps to help with online meetings, video chats, and more. For anyone who needs to access a computer from afar, remote desktop apps are the next best thing to sitting in front of your screen. Once connected and signed in with account credentials, your mobile device offers a portal directly to the desktop of the remote machine.
Working from home has become more commonplace than ever. For those who are able to telecommute, there are now many options for online collaboration with co-workers. Most virtual meeting apps provide cross-platform solutions, meaning that meetings can take place from almost anywhere.