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This Just In: Apple to Produce Faces Shields & Donate Masks!

Apple CEO, Tim Cook, announced on Twitter today that “Apple will design, produce and distribute more than 1 million face shields a week.” According to an article on Linkedin, “The protective gear will first be distributed to medical workers in the U.S. with a goal to expand distribution overseas. The tech giant has also sourced 20 million face masks to donate globally in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.” “We’re working continuously and closely with governments at all levels to ensure these are donated to places of greatest need,” said Cook. He also stated “Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers.”According to CNN, “The first shipment arrived to hospitals in Silicon Valley and will be shipped to other hospitals in the United States.”

Since we are most definitely in a shortage of supplies, it’s good to know that the owners of the products we use (and rely on) everyday are trying to give back to the community and slow the spread of the virus. The sooner we all work together, and accept that this is our new way of living for the time-being – the faster this will be over.

Spigot, Inc. is doing everything they can to keep employees at a healthy distance and keep the organization running. We are extremely fortunate to be in the position we are and will continue on this path. Spigot, Inc. is also STILL hiring – our employees are working from home and we are setting up new employees with work stations to do the same. If you’re interested in a new career, send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!

Twitter: Something New Has Been Launched

Twitter now enables users to quickly react with an emoji to the direct messages they receive.

As Spigot Inc. has learned from Social Media Today, “Twitter has announced the launch of its new reactions-like option in direct messages, which enables users to allocate a quick emoji response to any message within a thread.”

Twitter explained that the procedure is quick and easy. Users can add a reaction not only to text messages but to media attachments too.

All they have to do is to double tap on the message and pick the emoji they want. If they change their mind, they can immediately undo the reaction.

When it comes to group chats, users can tap on the emoji to find out who reacted to their message.  Also, every time a new reaction is added they get notified.

Given the fact that a number of messaging platforms already provide these tools, makes sense for Twitter to be looking for new ways to enhance users’ experience.

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What’s The “New Facebook”?

After four major redesigns, Facebook is now pushing out a massive “make over” called The New Facebook.

Facebook’s new look will be more contemporary, more bright and less cluttered. Last year’s hottest trend, Dark Mode, will also be available to the users.

Groups will be prioritised and Groups Tab will be improved, so finding new groups will be much easier!

Although users cannot force the update, it is said that Facebook has begun giving some users access to the redesigned desktop version.

According to Pocket-Lint, “If you sign in to the Facebook website from your browser and receive this alert, you’ll need to consent to the trial. Facebook will then switch on the interface update and let you choose between a white background with bright icons or a dark mode. Facebook is also reportedly offering you the option to switch back to the old Facebook design at any time.”

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