Tech

Leaving TikTok? Here are the five apps you should consider

From Triller to Dubsmash, five apps are rising in the download charts as they fight to take the place of TikTok.

15 Aug 2020 - 1:05PM
Users eye WeChat’s sibling app after Trump’s ban

QQ, seen as an alternative to WeChat for communicating with people inside China, saw a brief surge in installs after Washington announced ban on WeChat-related transactions.

14 Aug 2020 - 10:11PM
TikTok maker’s army of apps includes a Tinder for English learners

After international setbacks with its hit short video app, ByteDance looks for new growth at home in online education.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:30AM
Xiaomi’s new TV is transparent, but not everyone is impressed

The Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition, Xiaomi’s second OLED TV, sells for more than US$7,000

12 Aug 2020 - 6:15PM
Tech bosses dominate the top of Forbes’ best Chinese CEOs ranking

Alibaba’s Daniel Zhang takes the top spot but some big names in Chinese tech are missing

12 Aug 2020 - 10:59PM
Huawei smartphones could lose their shine without in-house Kirin chips

Huawei’s Kirin chips make smartphones like the P40 and upcoming Mate 40 top-performers in areas like photography.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:30AM
Is an iPhone in China any good if Trump bans WeChat?

iPhone shipments could drop as much as 30 per cent if Trump’s ban forces WeChat off the iOS App Store, analyst says.

11 Aug 2020 - 12:28AM
As Huawei runs out of mobile chips, Xiaomi still wants to make its own

Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun says the company’s chip-designing effort is still ongoing.

10 Aug 2020 - 11:07PM
WeChat Pay, a possible US target, remains important to the Chinese diaspora

US President Donald Trump ordered a ban on WeChat-related transactions in the US, but the scope of the executive order remains unclear.

7 Aug 2020 - 8:30PM
Patriotic netizens trying to use Beidou might just be using American GPS

Using Beidou requires a smartphone with a compatible chip, not a new app.

6 Aug 2020 - 11:21AM
TikTok’s biggest rival in the US is also Chinese

Likee accumulated more new installs in the US over the past six months than TikTok’s US rivals, says Apptopia.

5 Aug 2020 - 8:26PM
Anticensorship tool turns any website into an unblocked app in China

GreatFire’s new tool uses machine learning to let creators easily produce apps that make content accessible in China and other restrictive countries.

5 Aug 2020 - 2:30PM
People are paying to rent other people’s WeChat accounts

Some WeChat users make more than US$100 daily for renting out accounts, but some have been arrested as accomplices to scams.

5 Aug 2020 - 11:08PM
Apple is no longer China’s biggest smartphone brand

Huawei takes the crown in China with the country’s largest smartphone user base, QuestMobile data shows.

4 Aug 2020 - 8:28PM
Why cheap power banks from China could be dangerous (or filled with sand)

Nearly 40 per cent of power banks in China are below national standards, with some overcharging and catching fire, according to a regulator spot check.

4 Aug 2020 - 11:51AM
Facebook’s lesson from Chinese tech companies? Clone your rivals

Emails unveiled in an antitrust hearing suggest that Chinese tech companies like Renren and Tencent inspired Facebook to quickly copy competitors.

31 Jul 2020 - 8:11PM
The US and China both have Mars rovers on very different missions

China and the US both launched rovers to Mars in the past week, but they’re designed for different things.

31 Jul 2020 - 12:15PM
Using a VPN to watch porn gets a man punished in China

Unauthorised VPNs are illegal in China, but authorities said the man’s main crime was accessing pornography.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:15AM
Pop your wireless earphones out of Xiaomi’s wild new smartphone concept

Xiaomi, known for odd smartphone designs, might be looking for a way to get rid of earphone charging pods.

28 Jul 2020 - 5:24PM