WeChat Ban Could Kill iPhone Sales
What makes a smartphone popular? There are many things that factor into that, such as design, features, performance, price, and so on. However, an ecosystem is just as important, where if customers are unable to get the apps or services they want to use, then there’s really no point in buying that device.

Gamers Are Still Spending Record Amounts Despite Poor Economy
The world’s economy isn’t doing too hot at the moment. There are many reasons for this, although the coronavirus pandemic has certainly not helped as many businesses are forced to close either temporarily or permanently, thus putting a lot of people out of work. People are also unwilling to spend on luxuries anymore, or are they?

WhatsApp Support For iPad Could Still Be In The Works
Last year it was revealed that WhatsApp for the iPad could be in the works. However, we haven’t heard anything since, but it has now been suggested that maybe it could be launching in the near future. This is based on a recent report in which it was revealed that WhatsApp could be working on allowing multiple devices to use the same number.

4G iPhone 12 Could Only Be Launching In Early 2021
Apple is expected to launch multiple iPhone models this year. If the rumors are to be believed, the company could be splitting the launch in two phases, with the first phase seeing the launch of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max and iPhone 12 Pro, and the latter stage featuring the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Google Maps Is Finally Returning To The Apple Watch
Back in 2017, major apps started to drop support for the Apple Watch. One of those apps was Google Maps. The company did not state why they removed the app, but perhaps it was due to watchOS where maybe Google felt that it was not able to deliver an optimal Google Maps experience.

Could Tesla Be Expanding To Smartwatches?
While Tesla is known for their electric cars, the company does launch products every now and then that raises eyebrows. For instance, the company launched iPhone cases, surf boards, and power banks, and now it looks like Tesla could soon be expanding to smartwatches, or at least have some kind of involvement with it.

Twitter Could Also Be Interested In TikTok
As TikTok’s owners are racing towards finding a buyer for the company to help it skirt around a potential ban, it would seem that according to a report from The Wall Street Journal that the company has apparently a few other buyers who are interested in the company, one of them being Twitter.

Teen Spends $20,000 Donating To Twitch Streamers, But Parents Managed To Get It Back
One of the ways Twitch streamers make their money is through donations by their viewers, where it’s up to viewers to choose how much they want to donate to their favorite streamer. One teen, however, somehow managed to access his mom’s savings account where he then proceeded to donate $20,000 to his favorite streamers.

Toshiba Has Officially Exited The Laptop Business
There are many laptop makers in the market today, but it looks like we can now take Toshiba off that list as the company has quietly announced that they are exiting the laptop business. The company has revealed that they have since transferred all of their remaining stake in its personal computing business over to Sharp.

Excel’s Formatting Is Screwing Up Human Gene Research
If you’re looking to keep track of things like in a database, then using Microsoft Excel is one way to go about it. It is a great spreadsheet tool that can be useful when keeping track of things like names, phone numbers, finances, and more, but it seems that no thanks to Excel’s formatting, it is messing up the research on human genes.

Microsoft Could End Up Buying TikTok’s Worldwide Business
With TikTok facing a potential ban in the US, it was recently confirmed that Microsoft is interested in acquiring the company. This would effectively make TikTok an American company without any ties to China as its US operations would no longer be controlled by ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company in China.

Tesla Launches Its Own Car Wrapping Service
The majority of cars these days tend to be sold in somewhat plain and almost boring colors. Part of the reason is because these colors are more generally accepted and makes the car easier to be resold, but at the same time, the downside is that it lacks a bit of personality.

Hitman 3 VR Puts You In The Shoes Of Agent 47
The thing about first-person shooters or games that let players play in the first-person perspective is that it is meant to offer a more intimate experience. However, there is still a sense of detachment as you would essentially be playing through a monitor and controllers like a keyboard and mouse or a gamepad.

2020 iMac Benchmarks Suggests That It Might Be Worth Upgrading To
After more than a year, just the other day Apple finally updated its iMac where they gave the 27-inch iMac a refresh and an upgrade in terms of hardware specs. This included the use of newer Intel processors, the shift to full SSDs, and also a much-requested upgrade to the webcam where it now shoots in 1080p.

iPhone 12 Production Reportedly Runs Into Quality Issues
If Apple plans to launch their new iPhones in the next few months, there is a good chance that manufacturing of parts and components should already be underway. That does seem to be the case according to reports, but based on a new report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, it would appear that Apple might have run into some quality issues.

A WeChat Ban Could Spell Bad News For Apple
In addition to banning TikTok, the US government has also recently announced that they would be banning WeChat. This is according to an executive order signed by US President Donald Trump that effectively bans US individuals or companies from doing business with these particular apps.

Facebook Gaming Has Launched On iOS, But It Is Severely Crippled
Earlier this year, Facebook announced a new app in the form of Facebook Gaming. The app is basically the mobile version of Facebook Gaming on the web where it would play home to livestreams of games and also provide gamers with access to certain Facebook-based games all on their phone.

ESPN+ Will Be Getting A $1/Month Price Hike
If you’re still on the fence as to whether or not you want to subscribe to Disney’s ESPN+, you might want to move quickly because the company has announced that starting August 12, they will be increasing the price of its monthly subscription from $4.99 a month to $5.99 a month, which means that over the course of a year, you will end up paying $12 more.

How To Use Windows Apps On A Mac
If you work primarily from a Mac, there might be times when you need a piece of software that is only available on Windows, so instead of buying a new separate PC, here’s how you can run Windows apps on your Mac.

How To Use Your Camera As A Webcam Without Additional Hardware
Webcams do a pretty good job of letting us video conference and livestream, but the quality varies from camera to camera and it might not always be what you want. However, if you have a camera lying around, you can actually turn it into a webcam.

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