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Apple employees expected back in the office in September


Apple leases new offices near to Apple Park
The Apple Park company HQ will soon be buzzing with activity again.,
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Apple employees are expected to return to the office this autumn. A memo sent to employees says they should plan to be on the office three days a week, if not more. That includes the company headquarters.

The change comes as COVID-19 infection rates in the U.S. have fallen dramatically in recent weeks.

Apple Maps begins offering COVID-19 airport travel guidance


Apple Maps begins offering COVID-19 airport travel guidance
Finding out the rules your local airport has in place to fight COVID-19 is as easy a checking Apple Maps.
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Apple Maps now displays airport COVID-19 health measures data, making it easier for travelers to find airport health guidance.

With vaccinations becoming more widespread, air travel is picking up. But airports still have requirements for passengers. Finding out what they are for each airport is now as simple as opening Apple Maps.

For some reason, everyone’s playing post-apocalyptic mobile games in 2020


State of Survival game
Okay, so 2020 hasn't given us zombies. Yet.
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With everything that’s going on in 2020, the last thing you’d expect people would want to do to relax is to play a post-apocalyptic game. Right? Right?!

Not according to a new report by app analytics platform, Sensor Tower. It claims that player spending on games featuring post-apocalyptic settings has increased a massive 106% year-over-year in the United States so far in 2020. Developers take note: That makes it the fastest-growing game genre by revenue.