Apple Music being promoted in iOS push notifications — against App Store guidelines

Just because Apple makes the iPhone you use doesn’t mean you should be left with push notifications bothering you to subscribe to Apple Music.

Huawei reportedly demotes two employees for iPhone tweet

The consequences? A fairly large cut in monthly wages and demotions. All for a tweet that wasn’t just a simple mistake, but tipped the political tide.

Huawei’s New Year’s tweet from an iPhone was especially weird

Okay, this stuff happens. Most workplaces don’t really care about what your personal phone is and we do a lot of work on them. But this fail was odd.

Xiaomi UK’s “Crazy Deal” failed spectacularly as a contest

It was supposed to be a random chance event where 10 lucky customers could get a phone for £1. But that wasn’t made obvious to the public.

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Google+ will shut down after WSJ revealed private data exposure

The data breach allowed app developers to collect data from not only consenting users, but those who shared private data with those users.

Best Buy sells third-gen Chromecast and there are downsides on all sides

The actual hardware has been revealed to feature a few changes and a couple of similarities to previous Chromecasts that aren’t at all impressive.

First production lot of RED Hydrogen One Titanium flubbed

The most premium version of the already top-end RED Hydrogen One has failed to turn out at the factories, so the CEO is doing something about it.

Google pisses off Pixel owners by changing battery settings for them

In fact, any smartphone owner who had Android Pie on their device was susceptible to this seemingly random toggling of power saver settings…

Specs are all out there for upcoming Motorola P30 Play

The P30 and P30 Note are out in China, but someone pushed the Motorola webpage a little too early for the P30 Play. And there’s everything we need to know.

Was this Huawei Mate 20 Pro teaser worth the safe it was locked in?

The graphic on this teaser is a little wrong and there’s a little something off when the little trinket doesn’t exactly go along with the theme suggested.

Wearied Qualcomm gives up on acquiring NXP

A $44 billion deal is going down the drain because it needs approval from Chinese regulators. The US and China are in a complicated relationship right now.

Service costs may go up thanks to Sprint/T-Mobile merger failure

Analysts predicted that consumer-side costs would go up if a Sprint/T-Mobile merger were to go through. Without a merger, they still might go up.

Sprint and T-Mobile jointly announce the end of merger discussions

It’s the second failure of negotiations in four years and leaves the carriers to fend for themselves against market leaders AT&T and Verizon.

600MHz support out of the question for T-Mobile Galaxy Note8

T-Mobile might throw its weight around these days, bragging about a big…

Rumored LeEco job cuts mean only 300 on US payroll

Back in October, chairman Jia Yueting said that the company had 500 employees in the US “with more being added each week.”

LeEco pulls out of Vizio acquisition due to “regulatory headwinds”

The Chinese electronics manufacturer is said to be going through withdrawal pains as a factor of its aggressive spending and financial misdirection.

LeEco payroll held back in US as morale falls, defectors move

Employees got checks today that were supposed to come in on Friday. It’s the latest rumored development of many that put the company in bad shape.

Synaptics failed Samsung in getting an on-screen fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S8

One source claims that Samsung put a lot of money into getting it working, but component-maker Synaptics couldn’t make it happen.

Is Honor failing in the US? Customer data migrating out of United States to Germany

Those who have signed up for an Honor ID to participate in the forums or keep up with what’s going on at the company will keep those creds.

ZTE Hawkeye officially getting retooled, fund on Kickstarter canceled

What the crowd envisioned to be the Hawkeye was not what ZTE brought to Kickstarter. People weren’t happy. So, the company listened.

Blancco: iOS fail rate epically skyrockets past Android for the first time

Blancco Technology Group reported that this is the first time Apple’s mobile operating system bit more dust than Google’s.

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Off-beat: NFL teams can’t use their Surface tablets and the stadium printer

Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of…
Amazon 3D Phone rumors

Here’s how Amazon could do a 3D phone and not fail

Rumors are surfacing about Amazon playing with the idea of finally bringing…