China

Look out, Xiaomi! Apple could soon overtake the Chinese company on its home turf

Apple is now the second bestselling smartphone maker in China, and it may soon surpass Xiaomi, if its growth continues. Huawei came in third place and is also steadily rising in sales.

Mobile

ZTE Nubia Z9 gets certified in China with a mind-boggling 8GB of RAM … wait, what?

The ZTE Nubia Z9 finally surfaces in the form of TENNA certification, though according to China's version of the FCC, the phone's specifications are ridiculous: 8GB of RAM. Could it be a typo? We'll have to wait to find out.

Mobile

Lenovo’s K80 smartphone throws 4GB of RAM and a 1080p screen at you for under $300

Lenovo announced the K80, an Android-powered smartphone that packs 4GB of RAM. Also including a 1080p display and an Intel Atom processor, the K80 seems to be Lenovo's response to the Asus Zenfone 2.

Mobile

This phone has quite a neat trick: It can boot into Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10

Elephone announced its new smartphone, which will have two versions: One that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and another that runs both Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10 through dual-boot functionality.

Mobile

Apple Watch preorders are selling on eBay for as much as $13,499

Apple’s new smartwatch is turning out to be a good source of dough for shady eBay scalpers. If you missed out on the pre-orders and are looking to waste some currency, the Internet would be more than willing to oblige.

Sorry, Apple fans! The Apple Watch will be sold exclusively online at launch

The Apple Watch will be available for previews and preorders tomorrow. However, purchasing the device requires a more roundabout process, one that is more complex than a simple exchange of currency and goods.

Strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales drive Apple iOS market share to all-time high in China

Apple’s iOS has grabbed an all-time high market share in urban China, according to recent data. The hot demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drove Apple’s climbing market share and gave it the push it needed to usurp Xiaomi as China's top smartphone maker.

Apple

Google, Mozilla blacklists China’s web registrar over breach

Google and Mozilla have announced that they will blacklist digital certificates from the China Internet Network Information Center, the country’s main Internet agency.

Web

Chinese buyers think Apple’s new trade-in program might be lowballing them

China could become Apple's biggest market sooner than expected now that the company's iPhone trade-in program is available there. However, so far, customers aren't happy with Apple's estimates.

Mobile

China’s shadowy cyber-warfare capabilities unmasked in official report

China has always denied that it has any form of official hacking division, but now its infrastructure has been detailed in a new report that comes straight from the country's government.

Computing

Microsoft commits to summer launch of Windows 10 in 190 countries

Definitely ideal if you've been itching to ditch Windows 8.1 for the return of the start menu among other features, Microsoft is targeting a summer 2015 launch for the company's new version of Windows.

Computing

Apple Pay faces major roadblock in China, after UnionPay stalls negotiations

Apple Pay faces an uphill climb in race to bring mobile payments to China. UnionPay stalled negotiations after worries about increased competition rise. Chinese regulators also expressed concern over security.

Mobile

Qualcomm loses its antitrust battle with China, will fork over nearly $1 billion

In a likely effort to curb Qualcomm's success, China imposed a $1 billion fine on the company. Both Qualcomm and China agreed to the settlement, which stemmed from China accusing the chipmaker of imposing anti-competitive licensing practices.

Mobile

Apple’s perfectly executed iPhone 6 launch in China sees it smash the competition

Apple sold more devices in China in the fourth quarter than any other manufacturer, thanks to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The American company came in ahead of Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei.

Mobile