It’s tough being a Huawei faithful these days, and it’s an even tougher time for businesses to even have anything to do with the company. The world’s second-largest smartphone maker has been hit pretty hard from the ongoing US-China trade war — a damaging impairment just as the tech giant managed to surpass Apple in smartphone sales. Ever since the Trump administration blacklisted the firm on grounds of alleged espionage and fraud last month, things have been going south for Huawei, now effectively banned from buying US-made tech including essential software (like Google’s Android OS) and microchips (from Intel and Broadcom) it needs for its products. Despite his initial optimism about Trump’s tech crusade, Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei expects his company’s revenue to decline by $30 billion, while phone sales overseas fell 40 percent over the past month. Huawei users (especially those who just bought their P30 Pros) freaked … [Read more...] about Making a case for Huawei: Things will be just fine
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Gojek riders can pay for their rides via DBS PayLah!, as DBS and Gojek expand their payment services partnership in Singapore. The feature is now available in the Gojek app for iOS and Android users in Singapore. Gojek customers will be able to add DBS PayLah! as a preferred payment method for their rides after a one-time authorisation and set-up. According to Gojek, about 35 per cent of its daily ride-hailing transactions are paid for in cash. This presents an opportunity for DBS and Gojek to encourage users - who may not own a debit or credit card and so need an alternative to cash payments - to adopt digital payments, the companies noted. Gojek Singapore's general manager Lien Choong Luen said: "Through integrating DBS PayLah! in the Gojek app, our riders will have greater flexibility to choose their preferred payment methods, which allows for a more seamless travel and payment experience with every ride. "This is the latest benefit that we are bringing to our users in partnership … [Read more...] about Gojek customers can now pay for rides with DBS PayLah!
Arecently leaked image suggests that Apple's upcoming iPhone 11 could have the USB-C instead of the usual Lightning port. Apple has long been using the Lightning port as the standard for its devices. Does this mean that it is ready to let go of Lightning for USB-C on its new iPhones?Normally, iPhone devices have the Lightning connector appear on its restore screen. However, an image from the iOS 13 beta, as seen on Raphael Mutton's Twitter, shows that the software update is going to display a USB-C connector in lieu of the Lightning connector.While the on-screen connector still looks similar to the Lightning connector, the small notches on its connector tip aren't there. Potentially, this new restore screen could be Apple's departure from its own connector technology.The potential marketability of the iPhones can be improved with the switch to USB-C ports. USB-C can charge faster since it delivers 100 watts, 20V/5A charge speed to a device compared to the Lightning's 12 watts. … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 11 finally ditching lightning for USB-C?
China-based video-sharing app TikTok is the most popular iOS app of this year’s first quarter, according to a recent report by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.The report shows that TikTok has been downloaded 33 million times from Apple’s App Store from January to March. TikTok tops Sensor Tower’s list of the five most popular iOS apps in the first quarter of this year, followed by YouTube in second place.Facebook-owned social media platforms Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger are also among the top five most popular apps on Apple’s mobile operating system.Read also: Record labels said to demand more money for songs on TikTok appMeanwhile, the report also shows that WhatsApp reigns as the most popular app on Android. The instant messaging service has been downloaded 199 million times from the Google Play store in the first quarter of this year. Messenger, TikTok, Facebook and Instagram are also among the most popular Android apps. Although … [Read more...] about TikTok most popular app on iOS in first quarter 2019: Report
Can't wait for HBO's "Game of Thrones" prequel in 2021 or thereabouts? Cast your eye over these video game alternatives, from two of the better official tie-ins to board game "For the King," empire builder "Endless Legend," and action adventures "Dragon Age: Inquisition" and "Skyrim." Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series For Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 A six-chapter series following House Forrester, taking place alongside Seasons 3 to 5 rather than within them, yet securing cameos from some "Game of Thrones" actors. Though it wasn't written by George R. R. Martin, it was created in collaboration with his personal assistant and de facto Westeros consultant. Reigns: Game of Thrones For iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Linux Rule as Cersei, Daenerys, Tyrion, Sansa or Jon Snow as the fate of the Seven Kingdoms is shuffled before you: win political and physical jousts with a decisive or divisive "yes" or "no," choose which army divisions to deploy in … [Read more...] about Six video games for the ‘Game of Thrones’ fan