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iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: Apple's latest get 5G, 'ceramic shield,' MagSafe magnets
No, your current iPhone won't work on superfast 5G networks. But Apple's new lineup -- four devices in total -- will.
An iPhone 12 without a charger compared to ‘eating without chopsticks’
The iPhone 12 series phones will not include wired EarPods or a wall charger in the box, sparking online outrage on Chinese social media.
Meet iPhone 12 — Apple
Hello 5G. A14 Bionic, the fastest smartphone chip ever. Night mode on all cameras. Super Retina XDR display. The first camera ever to record in Dolby Vision. Ceramic Shield that’s tougher than any other smartphone glass. A whole new way ...
Facebook sued for allegedly spying on Instagram users through phone cameras
Social media giant Facebook secretly used iPhone cameras to obtain “extremely private and intimate” information about the uses of its Instagram picture and video sharing app, a new US lawsuit claims.
'Clean Network' is dirty play by Washington
The goal is not to protect the privacy of Americans. If it was, the US government would be doing something about Facebook, Amazon and other tech companies that harvest users' personal information to feed them fake news and ads. The Europ...
The classic BlackBerry mobile phone keyboard is back
The iconic BlackBerry keyboard, which was dethroned by touchscreens, will survive in a new 5G smartphone launching next year, according to a deal announced Tuesday.
Apple removes thousands of games from the Chinese App Store, alarming observers
As tensions rise between the US and China, Apple’s Chinese operations - which include millions of Apple customers and much of the company’s manufacturing operation - could be at risk. A new report in The Information argues that China may...
US blacklists 38 Huawei affiliates as Pompeo calls on allies to take similar measures to protect ‘international stability’
Washington has added dozens of companies to a list that bars the firms from gaining access to certain US technologies, as part of its ongoing battle against Huawei. Mike Pompeo has urged US allies to adopt similar restrictions.
Google's new system will turn phones into earthquake detectors
Google announced this Tuesday the launch of an earthquake alert system, which will allow Android phones to act as seismographs.
Is an iPhone in China any good if Trump bans WeChat?
iPhone shipments could drop as much as 30 per cent if Trump’s ban forces WeChat off the iOS App Store, analyst says.
Australia scrutinises Chinese-owned TikTok over foreign interference, data privacy
The popular social media platform, owned by China’s Bytedance, recently set up an office in Australia, and said it is not politically aligned. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his government was ‘having a good look at TikTok’ as the US...
With US ban on TikTok on the table, opponent of move warns of retaliation against American firms
President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has started running Facebook ads warning about the Chinese-owned app. ‘Foreign tech companies should not be kept out of the US market because of rumours and innuendo,’ analyst says
‘Landmark’ moment as Vodafone showcases UK’s first standalone 5G network
A year after its 5G launch, Vodafone is showcasing the first instance of a ‘standalone’ network. Until now, 5G was only available on mixed 5G/4G networks.
Why China-based TikTok became the fastest growing social media app in the West, and how fashion and beauty brands have embraced its Gen Z vibe
Known for its funny videos, lip-synched songs and dance videos, TikTok has grown its reach during the Covid-19 pandemic. TikTok stars with their millions of fans have been courted by fashion labels and become A-list influencers
iPhone 12 could be really small
The iPhone 12's base model could be the smallest flagship smartphone we've seen in years. In fact, in news that will delight users who like tiny phones, it'll be smaller than Apple's currently smallest phone, the iPhone SE (2020).
Twitter Says You Have To Read This Article Before You Tweet It
People who share links on Twitter without reading the story they are linking to might be in for automated passive-aggression.
What would happen if the UK ditched the Chinese firm?
Huawei's future in the UK is in doubt - again.
Former HTC CEO Unveils 5G-enabled VR Headset & Social VR Platform
At a special event in Taipei, Taiwan, HTC cofounder and former CEO Peter Chou today revealed the first products from the new startup XRSPACE. It’s serving up both its own 5G-enabled standalone VR headset as well as a new social VR platfo...
China shuts down WeChat social media account claiming ‘US making dead bodies into hamburgers’
China has shut a virulent anti-US WeChat account for spreading fake news and stoking xenophobia, as Beijing moves to rein in misinformation on social media. Closure comes as Cyberspace Administration of China starts new campaign to clean...
Fresh UK review into Huawei role in 5G networks
The UK government is conducting a new review into the impact of allowing Huawei telecoms equipment to be used in British 5G networks.
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