Roving Report – ios 13.7 “… [Covid] contact tracing on iPhone without having to download a separate health department app …” [9to5Mac]

Rolling out first with iOS 13.7 and coming soon to Android 6.0+, Exposure Notification Express uses Bluetooth to determine which devices have been in close proximity for a certain amount of time. pcmag: Apple, Google Push ‘Express’ COVID-19 Exposure Alerts Acknowledgements: 9to5Mac, The Independent, Business Insider South Africa, Forbes, PC Mag UK, CNBC, The Verge…

Roving Report – A penny for your thoughts

Exact Change Please: Walmart, Kroger, CVS Are Feeling The Coin Shortage   Stores around the U.S. are struggling with an unexpected shortage. (No, not toilet paper — sorry, we’ve already made that joke.) They’re running low on coins. Supermarkets and gas stations across the U.S. are asking shoppers to pay with a card or produce…

Roving Report – The New Zimbabwe Dollar (5)

    SI-231-of-2019-RBZ   Bond notes to be gradually removed from circulation Harare (New Ziana) – Bond notes and coins will continue being used as legal tender in Zimbabwe for a limited period of time alongside the new Zimbabwe dollar notes which are being put into circulation this month, a senior government official has said.…

Roving Report – The new Zimbabwe Dollar (3)

Zimbabwe central bank to introduce new dollar note and coins The new money is being introduced to gradually avoid driving up inflation. Zimbabwe’s central bank will introduce some notes and coins in the Zimbabwe dollar currency in the next two weeks, the latest step towards restoring the domestic currency, central bank governor John Mangudya said…

Roving Report – The Guardian – Huawei CFO arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating US sanctions

Cell C gets funding from ZTE and Huawei MTN’s network in South Africa is 50% Huawei Openserve and Huawei join forces  Vodacom Launches first live NarrowBand IoT Network in Africa Meng Wanzhou faces extradition to the US as Asian shares plunge amid fears of worsening relations between Washington and Beijing Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief…