iCloud+’s Private Relay Won’t Be Available In Some Countries
At WWDC 2021, Apple introduced iCloud+. This is a new feature for paid iCloud subscribers that adds new privacy tools like Private Relay which acts kind of like a VPN (which Apple insists that it is not). However, it seems that the feature won’t be available in some countries around the world.
Xiaomi Could Be Interested In Making Their Own Electric Cars
When you think of Xiaomi, there’s a very good chance that you think of the company’s smartphones. However, Xiaomi does way more than just make smartphones. For those unfamiliar, Xiaomi dabbles in all kinds of products ranging from electric screwdrivers to smart lights to robot vacuum cleaners and electric scooters.
China Bans Government Employees From Driving Teslas Over Spying Concerns
Tesla’s electric cars are pretty popular around the world and many are trying to get their hands on them. This is due to how futuristic Tesla’s cars are, where they come with a host of sensors and cameras that can even help the car drive by itself. However, it seems that it is exactly these sensors that has China’s government worried.
Chinese Developers Might Have Found A Way Around Apple’s Privacy Rules
One of the rules that Apple is implementing with its App Store is the requirement for developers to use privacy labels. These labels basically state what kind of information that the app collects on you, whether it requires access to your microphone and camera, and so on. Obviously these need to be authentic and honest when developers submit them.
Woman Buys iPhone 12 Pro Max, Gets Apple Flavored Yogurt Instead
When you buy something online, you usually expect that when you do receive it, you get what you were supposed to. Unfortunately for a woman in China named Liu, it seems that the $1,500 iPhone 12 Pro Max she had ordered online turned out to be very different, where she ended up receiving a box of apple flavored yogurt instead.
Meet The Honor View40, The Company’s First Smartphone Since Splitting From Huawei
Huawei is a brand that many of us are familiar with when it comes to smartphones, and to a certain extent, Honor as well who used to be under Huawei’s banner. However, the company has since been split off from Huawei and it looks like they wasted no time in launching their first smartphone – the Honor View40 5G.
Boss Gifts Staff Hi-Tech Cushion, Uses It To Spy On Them Instead
A boss gifting employees something every now and then is pretty normal, which is why when a boss of a company in Hangzhou, China, gifted employees of the company a hi-tech cushion under the guise of goodwill, nobody really thought anything of it. However, it turns out that this gift was a trojan horse used to spy on the activities of employees.
DJI Is Now On The US Entity List
If you were hoping to get your hands on a new DJI drone in the future, that might be tricky because the US government has since placed DJI on its Entity List, the same list that Huawei is currently on. This spells trouble for the drone maker as they might have some issues finding parts for its products.
China’s Chang-e 5 Has Successfully Brought Back Rocks From The Moon
While science has definitely helped explain a lot about the world, there are still plenty of things that we as human beings do not understand about the world or the universe in general. However, it seems that we might now be one step closer to learning more about our Earth’s moon.
TikTok Continues To Remain ‘Safe’ In The US For Now
Back in November, we reported that TikTok’s ban in the US had been delayed. This was due to several factors, one of which is an impending lawsuit where TikTok creators are suing to keep the company from being banned. However, there was still a deadline in effect that was supposed to end on the 4th of December.
US FCC Has Confirmed That ZTE Poses A National Security Threat
For years, Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE have supplied communications equipment to various countries around the world, but in the past few years, the attitude towards those companies have started to shift, most notably in the US where there has been a growing distrust towards these companies.
These Robot Legs Helped A Building ‘Walk’ To Its New Home
Usually when a building is built, its location is more or less permanent. You might be able to relocate it, but that is typically an arduous task that involves taking it apart and reassembling it at its new location. However, it seems that over in China, engineers have managed to relocate a building by giving a set of robot legs.
China Wants To Ban Online Services That ‘Induce Addiction’ In Kids
Have you ever gotten so engrossed in a game that you ended up spending the entire day playing it without realizing it? Software publishers and developers might consider that a success, but at the same time, these types of games or online services might actually be bad for both mental and physical health.
WeChat Receives A Stay Of Execution From US Judge
We had recently reported that according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, Chinese apps such as WeChat were scheduled to be banned from US app stores this Sunday. However, it seems that WeChat has managed to escape that ban following a US judge’s decision to grant it an injunctive relief.
TikTok And WeChat Will Be Banned From US App Stores This Sunday
If you haven’t downloaded TikTok or WeChat yet, you might want to do so quickly. This is because according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, both TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from app stores in the US starting this Sunday, and will also see the ban of US companies hosting these services.
ByteDance Might Still Sell TikTok, But Not Its Source Code
One of the reasons why companies acquire other companies is for their technology. However, it seems that whoever acquires TikTok might actually end up getting the short end of the stick because according to a report from the South China Morning Post, ByteDance is willing to sell TikTok, but not its source code.
China Would Rather TikTok Be Banned Than Force A Sale
Earlier reports had indicated that if TikTok wanted to keep operating in the US, they would need to sell themselves off to a US company. The app is currently owned by China company ByteDance, although they do have a US base of operations. However, it seems that China is not too pleased with the idea.
TIkTok Might End Up Not Selling Themselves
As many of you have heard by now, TikTok could be in trouble if they do not find a buyer for the company. This is due to the US government essentially threatening to ban the app if they are not acquired by a US company over national security concerns as TikTok is owned by ByteDance, a company based in China.
Apple Might Lose The Entire Chinese Market If WeChat Is Banned
China is a huge market for Apple and pretty much any business hoping to strike it big in the world today. However, it seems that Apple could potentially lose the entire market due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, where the US government is looking into potentially banning Chinese apps such as WeChat.
New China Rules Could Impact TikTok’s Sale To US Companies
The US government has given TikTok until the middle of the month to find itself a buyer if they hope to continue operating in the country. Of course, given how successful TikTok is, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that China has introduced a new rule regarding the export of technology to other countries, which in turn could throw a wrench in the US government’s plans.