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Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

Coronavirus Update: Apple Reopens China Stores, Broadway Shuttered, JetBlue Passenger in Hot Water

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
Health officials have reported over 132,567 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since China made its first report to the World Health Organization in January.
China reported only 22 new cases and eight new deaths, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases there to 80,815. The death toll in China has risen to 3,177.
Italy has the second highest number of cases in the world, with 15,133 and a …

Coronavirus Update: Outbreak to Cost Airlines $113 Billion, Apple Pay May Help Reduce Spread of Virus

Coronavirus Update: Outbreak to Cost Airlines $113 Billion, Apple Pay May Help Reduce Spread of Virus

TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide is now 96,902, and the global death toll has risen to 3,308.
Italy reported 3,089 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and the death toll there jumped to 107 from 79. The number of cases there is surpassed only by China and South Korea.
IN BRIEF
The World Health Organization said that Covid-19 is far deadlier than the flu but it may not …

Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple Completes Rollout of Redesigned Maps App for U.S.

Apple said Thursday that it has completed the redesign of its Apple Maps app for users in the United States.
The upgraded version of Maps offers faster and more accurate navigation, Apple said.
“We set out to create the best and most private maps app on the planet that is reflective of how people explore the world today,” said Eddy Cue, the company’s senior vice president of Internet software and services.
The new …

A Guide to New York City’s Apple Pay-Friendly OMNY Fare System

New York City’s transit system is the largest in North America and its metro system has the most stops in the world.  Now, using it has become a tap simpler.
OMNY, which is short for One Metro New York, features a contactless fare collection system similar to those in use in other major cities.  It supports contactless systems such as Apple Pay and Android Pay as well as the city’s MetroCard …

Apple Completes Rollout of Enhanced Maps in U.S.

Apple Completes Rollout of Enhanced Maps in U.S.

Apple updated its Maps app with more detailed data for the remainder of the United States.
The makeover that includes more accurate details such as trees and grass, exact building shapes, parking lots, sports facilities, and parking lots, and now covers all 50 U.S. states.
The move to an improved Maps experience comes as Apple replaces third-party map data with its own data that it collects from its fleet of Apple Maps …

Philadelphia Transit System Plans Support for Apple Pay

Philadelphia Transit System Plans Support for Apple Pay

Paying for a ride on the Subway-Surface trolley line in Philly will soon get a lot easier.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, the regional public transportation authority in and around Philadelphia, announced that it will upgrade fare boxes and turnstiles with Apple Pay-compatible equipment.
The $4.3 million project, which encompasses 4,226 entry points to the system, will begin to roll out in 2020, although the agency didn’t specify a specific timetable.  The …

2019 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition

The tradition of the Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition dates back to 2012, a tradition at the magazine almost as old as watching the New Year’s Eve cult classic.
Shopping for the holidays can be daunting, but what is one to do when faced with finding the perfect gift for the traveler who has diamond status with almost every airline and hotel chain.
We’ve selected gifts that will fill …