How Mobile Apps have made life easy during lockdown

With the advancement of technology one of the major inventions by mankind is mobile devices, that has become an unavoidable part of our life. Gone are the days when people used to look upon these devices as an ordinary communication medium. Now it is much more than that. The availability and access of high-speed internet and interactive features on smartphones has resulted in a whole new level of experience in the form of mobile applications. 

We human beings are always on a lookout to make our lives easier and comfortable and hence have developed a range of applications that assists us in our day to day life. Honestly speaking mobile apps have changed the way we work, play and communicate with each other. According to reports by 2022 annual mobile app downloads are projected to reach 258 billion. Mobile apps have become a vital part of almost every industry sector - education, banking, healthcare, entertainment, production & manufacturing, and many others. The apps have come to our rescue whether you have run out of cash, have no time to dine in, do not want to stand in a long ticket queue, forgot to pay bills, etc. 

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How technology is helping people amid Coronavirus outbreak

In today’s era, widely and rapidly spreading diseases is a huge concern for medical professionals around the globe. And currently, the world is fighting with one such disease, Coronavirus, that has taken the shape of Pandemic. While treatments are still in development, health professionals look up to technology as a saviour when it comes to diagnosing and tackling the ailment. 

Not only the medical experts, but the deadly virus has also prompted many to look upon fast-growing technology as their pal. In the time of lockdown and social isolation when daily life is at a standstill, technology has already started to make a difference. The futuristic technologies are making the lives of people in quarantine livable.

So, here I will talk about a few ways in which technology is helping mankind amid Coronavirus outbreak

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Introducing Diffable Data Source

Ever since the evolution of iOS SDK, it has been the responsibility of the data source, to provide the table-views and collection-views with the data they need to create, configure and display its cells and supplementary views. For this, we are required to implement the necessary protocol (UITableViewDataSource or UICollectionViewDataSource) methods and sync our updated data-model with the data source properly to avoid any synchronization bugs. This approach has been used for a decade now but still, it has quirks and fallout which could sometimes give you a headache.

With iOS 13.0, Apple provided a couple of really cool API’s for both table-views and collection-views. One of these cool features is Diffable Data Sources. In today’s article, I will show you how to use UICollectionViewDiffableDataSource to drive your collection-views. By the end of this article, you will know exactly how to use Diffable Data Sources and what their caveats are. But before that let’s discuss and understand why Apple had to provide a brand new API for data sources. Let’s dive in!

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How to avoid digital distraction to maintain work life balance

Digital distraction is the leading problem of today’s human being at the workplace and home. On our desktops, tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches we are constantly exposed to messages, notifications, reminders, and pop-ups and it is becoming increasingly difficult to focus on the task at hand and avoid delays.

We all are aware that spending too much time on digital devices can adversely affect our work and personal life, but technology is so pervasive today that it is really hard to stay away from our phones and other devices that cause distraction.

So, what is Digital Distraction?

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How to increase productivity while working from home

Amid Coronavirus outbreak many companies are now having their employees work from home wherever possible, to practice social distancing, in order to keep the employees and others safe in the current global situation. As a consequence, most of us are adapting to new office space, on our couches, living room or at our kitchen tables, trying to complete the work, without the built-in discipline of the office.

Many of us must have occasionally done work from home earlier as well because once a luxury, it is now a mainstay among large companies and small businesses. But in this global lockdown when you have to continuously work from home for a longer span of time, it becomes problematic and impacts productivity, if not managed well. 

When you are not used to working from home you can easily be lured by the procrastination and distractions around you. While COVID-19 is making the move to remote work urgent, new Gartner research shows that by 2030, the demand for work-from-home will increase by 30%. But a workplace poses new challenges. 

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