Category: Coronavirus

The COVID-19 Quarantine Has Us Using Our Phones More Than Ever

As the Coronavirus pandemic spread through the world, nation after nation went into lockdown mode trying to flatten the curve of the virus’ infections. In India, that happened starting from 25 March, when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in order to slow the rate of spread of the disease. That […]

Brad Bennett’s COVID-19 quarantine boredom guide

As we settle into the second week of people working from home across Canada in order to practice social distancing, here’s a list of some of the things I’ve been doing to keep busy and occupied during these long days at home. Each member of the MobileSyrup team is writing their own guide regarding what […]

Coronavirus: WhatsApp pulling all the stops to fight fake news

Global pandemic coronavirus or COVID-19 is currently spreading across the planet at a worrying speed. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 195 countries have confirmed about 375,498 cases along with 16,362 deaths. The worrying part about this pandemic is that there is no cure available. The only thing that one can do is to […]

Netflix and Amazon Prime Feel Good movies to watch in Coronavirus

Netflix and Amazon Prime Feel good movies to watch during Coronavirus Lockdown. You are stuck inside due to Coronavirus Lockdown and want to take a cinematic break. But not sure about what to watch online that can enlighten up your mood. In this time of Coronavirus outbreak and staying at home, people are getting nervous […]

Ola and Uber suspend operations in Delhi-NCR

Ola and Uber, the major ride-sharing services in the country, have suspended operations in Delhi. Services of Ola and Uber will not be available in the national capital till March 31. The decision has been taken amid the lockdown announced by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. on Sunday, the Delhi […]

Here are all the free TV and sports offerings to watch during COVID-19 quarantine

In response to the spread of the coronavirus causing COVID-19, several Canadian companies have rolled out free TV channel and sports offers to customers. Meant to help parents keep kids entertained, or to help people entertain themselves while quarantining or self-isolating, here’s a roundup of all the offers available. MobileSyrup will update this page with new […]

Facebook donates its reserve masks to the healthcare workers fighting coronavirus

Last night we reported about Apple’s decision to donate masks to healthcare workers who are fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Now, Facebook has announced that the company has donated its reserve masks to the healthcare workers and will be working with suppliers to source more. In a status update, the company’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg […]

Toronto District School Board launches digital resources for e-learning during COVID-19

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has rolled out a suite of free digital resources that families can use to teach their kids at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. On its website, the TDSB breaks down each resource by subject and the age group it’s intended for, ranging from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Altogether, there […]

Coronavirus Impact: Global Smartphone Shipments Declined 38% in February

Global smartphone shipments witnessed a steep decline of 38 per cent Year on Year (YoY) in February 2020 in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. It has been the biggest fall ever in the history of the worldwide smartphone market. According to Linda Sui, Director at […]

Sonic the Hedgehog movie gets early digital release due to COVID-19

Paramount Pictures has revealed that Sonic the Hedgehog is making its way to digital platforms early amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On Twitter, the studio confirmed that the Sonic film will land on digital on March 31st, roughly six weeks after it hit theatres and more than a month-and-a-half before it debuts on Blu-ray. Because coronavirus […]