Cook tells Trump that tariffs will hurt Apple’s competition with Samsung

US President Donald Trump is prepared to make the hard decisions in the country’s trade spat with China. It seems, however, that he might be willing to yield some ground if those decisions actually put big US companies at a terrible disadvantage. That is practically the image painted by Trump’s statements, saying that Apple CEO Tim Cook made a very … Continue reading

Trump killed Huawei’s smart speaker

Huawei had planned to unveil a smart speaker made in collaboration with Google at IFA later this year, a new report claims. This smart speaker project was reportedly worked on for around a year before it ‘suddenly’ came to a stop amid Trump’s blacklisting of Huawei in May. Had the speaker been brought to market, the sources claim, it would … Continue reading

White House: Google’s work in China is not a security risk

Earlier this month, Facebook board member and billionaire investor Peter Thiel accused Google of working with China's government. Today, The Wall Street Journal reports that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he and President Trump have no n...

With no Android Plan B, Huawei bets on Google securing ban exemption

Google is hunting official permission to keep supplying Android to Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker claims, as uncertainty around the US government’s blacklist on trade continues to overshadow its device roadmap. Despite rumors that Huawei has been developing its own operating system, known as Hongmeng OS, the company insists that right now it’s counting on Android alone. Huawei Hongmeng OS, reports … Continue reading

With no Android Plan B, Huawei bets on Google securing ban exemption

Google is hunting official permission to keep supplying Android to Huawei, the Chinese phone-maker claims, as uncertainty around the US government’s blacklist on trade continues to overshadow its device roadmap. Despite rumors that Huawei has been developing its own operating system, known as Hongmeng OS, the company insists that right now it’s counting on Android alone. Huawei Hongmeng OS, reports … Continue reading

Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’ was a celebration of conspiracy theorists

President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White Ho...

Huawei’s US trade problems aren’t over

President Trump may have signaled Huawei’s sales ban woes could be easing over the weekend, but the Chinese electronics company isn’t out of hot water yet as further uncertainty clouds the compromise. Initially, reports from the G20 summit confirmed that Trump had said “US companies can sell their equipment to Huawei.” Even at the time, however, there were signs that … Continue reading

Mac Pro production returns to China as Trump-Apple showdown tipped

Apple’s much-vaunted US production of the last-generation Mac Pro won’t continue with the new “cheese grater” model, it’s been reported, despite increasing political pressure for American tech companies to shift manufacturing out of China. The Cupertino firm made headlines back in 2013 with its willingness to prioritize American production of the cylindrical Mac Pro, despite the costs involved. Assembly of … Continue reading