Newsletter June 5, 2020

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“Globe” is an app that allows people who’ve been quarantining together to take a break from each other (without breaking social distancing rules). It’s a “by-the-hour version of Airbnb”, which means overnight stays are not allowed. It’s a good option if you need a workspace away from home to clear your mind and stay focused. To keep the space safe, guests are required to send a picture of a thermometer to prove they don’t have a fever before they’re allowed to enter.

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Apple is improving its education tools in order to simplify the teaching process for educators, parents and students during the lockdown. “Schoolwork” is one of the apps they plan to update, since it allows teachers to manage information and assignments via the cloud. They’re also updating apps like Classroom for students to use once they’re back in schools. The world is definitely changing its ways, and tech companies are the pioneers who make it all possible.

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The next generation of VR has arrived. XRSpace is a new platform whose goal is to discover new ways of social experiences through VR. It consists of a headset and the name of the virtual world is XRspace Manova, where people just need to use their avatars to socialize with others. This could mean we will have a whole new mechanism to interact with friends during social distancing or maybe even after.

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The number of online scams have increased in the last couple of months since scammers have been taking advantage of the COVID-19 situation to benefit themselves. That’s why today, Google launched a platform along with the Cybercrime Support Network called “Scamspotter.org” that aims to help people avoid these types of scams. It’s always important to be alert in the digital world.

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From our perspective:

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Java is a staple of enterprise application development, and it is everywhere. The language has been around forever in technology years, with 2015 marking the 20th year anniversary of the first public implementation of Java. Very few languages can claim to have a thriving developer base and widespread adoption after 20 years in existence, but Java does. This is good news for you — finding people to apply for your job openings will be easy. However, finding developers that meet your company’s specific needs may not be...

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