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[Update: Temp. relief] USA bans WeChat and TikTok from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

The US Commerce Department has announced prohibitions banning people in the US from downloading TikTok and WeChat in reponse to a pair of executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump in August. In a press release on the matter, the US Department of Commerce noted: "The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these...

Walmart+ is the company’s alternative to Amazon Prime, subscriptions cost $98 per year

Walmart is insanely popular in the USA, proudly wearing the tag of being one of the biggest supermarket chains in the country. Now, Walmart is looking to take on Amazon Prime with its own subscription program, Walmart+, offering free deliveries and discounted gas to members who subscribe. Walmart+ goes live for users in the USA on...

The Motorola One 5G is coming to the U.S. on AT&T and Verizon for under-$500

Motorola burst back into the flagship scene earlier this year with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered, 5G-enabled Motorola Edge+. Alongside the Edge+, Motorola also unveiled the slightly cheaper Edge with the upper mid-range (but still 5G-enabled) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. And about a month ago, Motorola had announced an even more affordable 5G-enabled smartphone in the form...

U.S. considers sanctioning SMIC, China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

The U.S. administration under President Donald Trump is hell-bent on closing all avenues for Chinese OEM Huawei to run a sustainable business. The administration recently tightened its restrictions against Huawei even further and announced a new license requirement for all parties who wish to conduct business with the company. While some companies, like MediaTek, have...

[Update: TikTok’s statement] Trump signs executive order to ban U.S. “transactions” with TikTok and WeChat

US President Donald Trump has signed a pair of executive orders that ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, citing national security risks. The executive orders come just weeks after the Indian government issued a ban on over 100 Chinese apps due to similar reasons. According to a recent...

The Google Pixel 4a is already available for pre-order on Amazon USA

The Google Pixel 4a has been one of Google's most leaked smartphones, with a performance review, camera review, and hands-on already available long before the official launch. And that was a high bar to clear as most of Google's smartphones have not exactly been best-kept secrets either. We are just a few hours away from Google's event where...

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy A01 headed to the US

Back in December, Samsung announced both the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51. The A series of smartphones from Samsung tend to be more budget-oriented, with a feature or two which aims to help them stand out against the competition. Shortly after both of those aforementioned devices were announced, the company quietly revealed another addition to the A series...

US Justice Department reportedly plans to investigate Google for antitrust violations

Following a $5 billion fine imposed by the European Commission, Google changed how it packaged search applications and browser choices on Android devices sold in the EU. That came only a few years after Google was forced to pay $2.7 billion for manipulating search results to prioritize its own shopping services. The company is also...

Google is expanding Pixel 3 eSIM support to more carriers around the world

eSIM is the latest and greatest iteration of the SIM card, in that it doesn't even have a physical form. Rather than putting a SIM card in your phone or watch, you can effectively store the SIM data on the device itself. Gone are the days of fumbling about with a tiny piece of plastic and...

OnePlus 6T comes in a new Thunder Purple color for Europe and America

The recently launched OnePlus 6T is a hit - not just among consumers, but reviewers as well. Revered for its excellent battery life and teardrop notch, there's a lot to love about the OnePlus 6T. The removal of the headphone jack and LED notification dot may be a deal breaker for some, but it's already...

OnePlus 6T in America: What you need to know about using it on T-Mobile or Verizon

The OnePlus 6T was just announced today and it'll go on sale in 33 markets, including the United States. Just like the OnePlus 6, you can buy the OnePlus 6T straight from OnePlus.com if you're in the United States. However, OnePlus has partnered with T-Mobile to sell the OnePlus 6T in retail stores. In addition, the...

Everything we know about the OnePlus 6T: Waterdrop notch, In-display Fingerprint Scanner, and more (also: win a 6T!)

The OnePlus 6T is coming soon - it goes on sale in November, in fact - arriving only a few months after the OnePlus 6. By now, users will be used to OnePlus' twice-a-year release schedule, once around summer time and once in the fall. The "T" variant of OnePlus devices don't tend to make...