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China starts working on its own blacklist in response to the Huawei ban

The blacklist would include foreign companies that have been deemed unreliable.

What you need to know China is planning on blacklisting foreign companies that have been deemed “unreliable.” It could include companies from the U.S. as well as Japan or Britain. China could also restrict rare earth exports to the U.S. in the future.

Tensions are rising in the trade war as China threatens to create its own blacklist. The list would contain foreign companies or organizations  [Read More…]

Huawei is working on a backup OS that natively runs Android apps

The operating system could launch as early as this fall.

What you need to know Huawei’s been working on an Android alternative since 2012. The custom OS can still run Android apps. It could launch in Fall 2019.

Huawei’s relationship with the United States has been anything but smooth over the last year, but this past weekend saw the company take its biggest hit yet. Now with there being a very real possibility that Huawei could lose  [Read More…]

Amazon is working on making one-day shipping the default for Prime members

One-day Prime shipping is coming as the default but not anytime soon.

If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ve undoubtedly enjoyed the benefits of free two-day shipping, and it’s most likely the reason you even subscribe. Well, the good news is Amazon is looking to make shipping even better by cutting shipping time in half for Prime subscribers.

At the recent 2019 first-quarter earnings call, Amazon announced it is looking to make one-day shipments the default for  [Read More…]

Galaxy Wearable app not working for some, Samsung looking into it

People are having trouble logging in and downloading/updating apps.

Samsung makes some of the best smartwatches for Android that you can buy, and when you use one, all of its settings are managed through the Galaxy Wearables companion app. Unfortunately for some users, it hasn’t been working as intended over the last few days.

Members on the Samsung Community forums have complained that they’re having trouble logging into the Galaxy Wearables app, in addition to not being  [Read More…]

Start working out with Anker’s SoundBuds Slim+ Bluetooth earbuds at $8 off

These water-resistant earbuds can keep up in any weather.

The Anker SoundBuds Slim+ Wireless Headphones drop to just $ 21.99 at Amazon when you use promo code AKSLPLUS during checkout. Today’s deal saves you $ 8 off the regular price and brings these earbuds back down to one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for them.

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These earbuds feature Bluetooth 4.1 and are water-resistant too. Take them  [Read More…]

Working from home is hard, but it doesn’t have to be

It’s taken me nearly seven years to figure it out.

Last month, my coworkers and I all came together in Tampa, Florida for the company’s second semi-regular conference, MoNaCon — you can get the condensed experience by searching for the hashtag #monacon2019 on Instagram and Twitter.

With nearly 70 employees from all parts of the globe and spanning across Mobile Nations’ numerous properties (including Android Central, iMore, Windows Central, TechnoBuffalo, Thrifter, and more), it was a ton  [Read More…]

Motorola says it is working on a foldable smartphone

Don’t expect it to look anything like the Huawei Mate X.

One of the biggest takeaways from MWC 2019 is that foldable phones are a thing and they’ll be here very, very soon. Samsung has the Galaxy Fold, Huawei wowed us with the Mate X, and now Motorola confirmed that it too is working on its own folding phone.

Speaking with Engadget, Motorola’s VP of Global product, Dan Dery, said:

We started to work on foldables a  [Read More…]

Verizon is reportedly working on a game streaming service for Android

Verizon Gaming is currently in alpha testing on the NVIDIA Shield Android TV.

With things like Google Project Stream and Xbox Project xCloud in the works, it’s evident that cloud-based game streaming is going to be a big deal in 2019 and beyond. According to a report from The Verge, another company that’s looking to tap into this niche is Verizon.

Verizon’s game service, called “Verizon Gaming”, is reportedly in alpha testing right now on the NVIDIA  [Read More…]

Verizon, T-Mobile working with customers impacted by federal shutdown

Both carriers are offering to work with impacted customers on “flexible payment options”.

The United States federal government has been partially shut down since December 22, 2018, furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal employees for the Christmas holidays and now a week into the new year. As this shutdown becomes the third-longest in US history, those employees are facing a growing pile of bills that they may or may not have personal savings to cover in the absence of  [Read More…]

Sprint is working with Samsung on a 5G phone, too

First there was Verizon, which officially announced it was working with Samsung to launch its first 5G smartphone sometime in the early half of 2019.

Soon after that AT&T weighed in, confirming that it would also be launching a Samsung 5G smartphone in the spring of next year. And now here we are with Sprint rolling in hot with its own confirmation that it will be working with Samsung for its own 5G device rollout next year as well.

Sprint’s Vice President  [Read More…]