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.
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.
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.
With the US government considering a ban on popular Chinese social media app WeChat, there are concerns that this ban could have bigger implications than previously thought. For example, it could impact companies such as Apple who have a huge presence in China, and is estimated to potentially lose billions in iPhone sales if the app were to be banned in China,
While Huawei was the main target in the US and China trade war, it seems that the US government is setting their sights on other China-owned businesses, such as WeChat. It was suggested that WeChat could potentially be banned from use in the US, and the implications are huge for Apple.
As some of you might have heard, the US government is considering banning apps such as WeChat in their ongoing trade war with China. It was previously suggested that such a ban could result in a 30% decline of iPhone sales, but a new survey suggests that it could actually be much worse.
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.
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.
When it comes to censorship and China, by now most of us probably shouldn’t be surprised at the country’s practices. In the past, they have censored various words or phrases on social media platforms that might be deemed as being negative towards the government, and now it looks like they’re doing the same with the coronavirus.
We’re sure that many of us have used the same excuse whenever a stranger comes up to us and starts begging for change. We tell them that we do not have any change to spare and we walk away. However, it seems that over in China, that excuse may no longer work as beggars are seemingly going the hi-tech route.
As some of you might have heard, Google’s Pixel 4 has come under fire recently for its 90Hz display, where despite being advertised as such, it was revealed that the display’s refresh rate changes depending on the brightness, where it can drop down to 60Hz. Now it seems that Google might have actually blocked certain apps from ever running at 90Hz.
Snapchat was the first to introduce Stories, a feature that allowed users to share posts like photos that would then disappear after a set period of time. Facebook then decided to “borrow” the feature and apply it across its various services like Facebook itself, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
WeChat is a messaging app that’s almost universally used by people in China and countless users abroad. It has been revealed over the weekend that the Chinese government is capable of recovering deleted WeChat messages. While this won’t really come as a surprise to many since they have already suspected that the authorities had this type of capabilities, it’s the public acknowledgment of the capability that’s going to surprise people.
While WhatsApp might be one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, over in China WeChat is giving them a run for their money. In a report from the Financial Times (paywall; via The Verge), it seems that WeChat is now boasting that they have managed to hit the 1 billion account mark worldwide.