The next step for workplaces

Estelle Sidler

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the world and create problems for businesses and industries in its wake.

It does not have a definitive end date, and as such, businesses in Australia are making changes in order to adapt, comply with restrictions, and continue operating as best they can.

The use of newer technologies, such as wearable devices, is being considered as a way to assist with some of the issues businesses are facing during COVID-19, including adhering to social distancing expectations.

Generally speaking, the use of wearables in the workplace has been attracting increased interest for some time, as such devices can be used to improve organisation efficiency, increase employee productivity, monitor staff health and wellbeing (for example, track heart rate and manage fatigue), and create an overall safer work environment.

Wearable technology has been applied to proximity monitoring and detection applications which can assist with workplace safety.

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How to Use Waze to Send Directions From Your Computer to Your Phone

Estelle Sidler

Avid Waze users will be happy to learn the Google-owned mapping app will now let you send directions from your computer to your phone. That’s forward planning sorted.

Waze has launched a new feature that will help you plan a drive on your desktop and transfer it to your app. Given the company’s web Live Map is used by millions of Wazers for traffic conditions, construction block-ups and other trouble spots, this will come as welcome news indeed.

So, how do I use the new Waze feature?

It’s quite simple really. I tested it out on my personal phone (an Android device) and it was no trouble at all. It’s the same steps for iOS devices as well.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Log in to Waze on your phone.
  2. Then log into it on your desktop browser by scanning the QR code using your phone’s camera. If that
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Apple event confirmed – here are the new gadgets you should expect

Estelle Sidler

Apple is set to announce new gadgets on 15 September, but there are rumours the next-generation iPhone will be kept back until October.



the reflection of a building: Apple has a product showcase planned for 15 September


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Apple has a product showcase planned for 15 September

Here’s what to expect – and what not to expect.

Due to the coronavirus, the event is being held online – like Apple’s developer conference in June – and will broadcast at 6pm UK time next Tuesday (10am locally in California).

You’ll be able to follow along on the Sky News website and app.

An invite sent to media from Apple has confirmed the title of the event as “Time Flies” – potentially a reference to the new Apple Watch 6, which is among the devices expected to be announced.



a close up of a speaker: Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October


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Tim Cook will reportedly not unveil new iPhones until October

Alongside that, the iPad Air 4 could be making an appearance, but there

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Revel’s electric mopeds return to NYC with new in-app safety test and mandatory helmet selfies

Estelle Sidler

Revel has announced it’ll be resuming its electric moped service in New York City starting today, with new protective measures for riders like a mandatory in-app safety test and a requirement that all riders take a selfie of themselves wearing a helmet before they’ll be allowed to ride. The company worked with the City of New York in developing the new safety measures, and city officials have signed off on the new plan.

Revel suspended its service in late July after two customers were killed and one was critically injured while riding the shared electric mopeds. At the time, the company had said that it would be “reviewing and strengthening our rider accountability and safety measures” in light of the accidents.

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