Day: September 18, 2020

Ride-hailing was hit hard by COVID-19. Grab’s Russell Cohen on how the company adapted. – TechCrunch

A contactless Grab delivery

Ride-hailing services around the world have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Grab was no exception. The company is one of the most highly-valued tech startups in Southeast Asia, where it operates in eight countries. Its transport business suffered a sharp decline in March and April, as movement restriction orders were implemented.

But the company had the advantage of already operating several on-demand logistics services. During Disrupt, Russell Cohen, Grab’s group managing director of operations, talked about how the company adapted its technology for an unprecedented crisis (the video is embedded below).

“We sat down as a leadership group at the start of the crisis and we could see, particularly in Southeast Asia, that the scale of the challenge was so immense,” said Cohen.

Grab’s driver app already allowed them to toggle between ride-hailing and on-demand delivery requests. As a result of COVID-19, over

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How to migrate data, apps, and settings to Apple’s iPad 8th gen or new iPad Air

Apple’s September 2020 event introduced two new iPad models: The 8th generation iPad and the iPad Air 4. Learn how to migrate your data, apps, and settings to one of the new Apple tablets.

Apple’s new iPad Air include new full-screen design and a faster processor, among other upgrades.

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Apple announced the new all-screen 10.9-inch iPad Air in five different finishes and the 10.2-inch iPad in three different finishes at its September 2020 event. The new models just don’t look good. The iPad Air version shown above boasts Apple’s new A14 Bionic CPUs, Liquid Retina displays, and Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard support. The 10.2-inch iPad features faster A12 Bionic engines and Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard compatibility. If you purchase one of these new Apple tablets–whether it’s for design or performance reasons–here are steps for smoothly migrating data and settings from an older model to one

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Review: Vissles 15.6-inch portable touchscreen monitor

The sleek touchscreen touts an impressive build and multifunctionality, but there are some compatibility issues to consider before going all-in.

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In the era of remote work and nontraditional instruction, the modern home often serves as a virtual office and online learning center. As a result, many people are investing in solutions to upgrade their existing home workstations and dedicated monitors are a popular option at the moment. Beyond the workday, some monitors also offer after-hours leisure when paired with compatible gaming systems for added utility throughout the day.

At the moment, there are innumerable dedicated displays to choose from and the right fit will depend on a person’s intended use and needs. We recently tested the Vissles-M, a 15.6-inch touchscreen monitor that is compatible with certain laptops, smartphone models, and popular gaming systems. The unit certainly looks impressive on paper and out of the box, but how

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