Apple is looking into reports of iPhone 8 batteries swelling

Reports from a few iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus buyers have suggested there could be an issue with the battery inside some of the devices swelling, causing the case of Apple’s new iPhone to split open and expose the smartphone’s internals. … Read More

Toshiba chip business set for $18B sale to Bain-led group backed by Apple

The long-running saga over the future of Toshiba’s memory chip business — the world’s second largest supplier of NAND memory used in phones and PCs — took a big step forward after the Japanese company officially agreed [PDF] to an $18 … Read More

Twitter is testing a Twitter Lite Android app, first in the Philippines

Twitter today has nearly four times as many monthly active users outside the U.S. as it does in its home market — 260 million versus 68 million — and this week it quietly launched a new app in an effort … Read More

HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors

HTC is to suspend trading of its stock on the TWSE tomorrow, ahead of what it says will be the release of “material information” pertaining to its business. The news was reported earlier by the FT.  The move has spiked … Read More

Google debuts Tez, a mobile payments app for India

After several weeks of speculation and leaked details, today Google officially unveiled its first big foray into mobile payments in Asia. The Android and search giant has launched Tez, a new mobile wallet in India that will let users link … Read More

Didi adds Apple Pay support across core mobility services

China’s ride-hailing giant Didi is this week adding support for Apple Pay to its core personal mobility services — including Didi Premier, Didi Express, Didi Luxe and ofo, a partner station-less bike-rental service also powered by an app. Apple Pay is the mobile payment system baked … Read More

Samsung touts 650k Note 8 pre-sales; 2.5x faster than Note 7 pre-orders

Another tidbit pertaining to Samsung’s incoming Note 8, with the company hoping its premium palm-stretcher phablet brand can rise phoenix like from the ashes of the Note 7 flaming battery debacle. A lot is riding on the success of the … Read More

Ahead of iPhone X day, Samsung teases 2018 foldable phone launch plan

Apple is preparing to draw scores of eyes to Cupertino later today as it unboxes a clutch of new iPhones, including a new premium handset, called the iPhone X, slated to have a near bezel-less OLED display, a 3D face unlock feature … Read More

Xiaomi aims to upstage the iPhone with successor to acclaimed bezel-less smartphone

Xiaomi’s bezel-less Mi Mix smartphone grabbed a huge amount of attention when it launched last October. Now the Chinese phone maker is getting more opportunistic with the follow-up version, which it plans to unveil at an event in Beijing one … Read More

Google Wifi comes to Asia

Tech company Google is always bringing new products for its users across the globe. Now it has launched its innovative Google Wifi in Asia. For now, the company has launched this Wifi router in Singapore. However, it will soon launch … Read More