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Apple accused of pressuring game rivals in Japan: Nikkei

Japanese regulators are investigating Apple Inc over allegations it unfairly pressured Yahoo Japan Corp to slow the expansion of its online games platform, which competes with Apple's App Store, Japanese media reported.

The FTC is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan's operations by pressuring it to cut back on developing its Game Plus web-based service which enables users to stream games without downloading apps, the Nikkei newspaper reported. — Reuters

Details of Xiaomi's budget flagship Pocophone leak ahead of launch

The first flagship smartphone from Xiaomi's new sub-brand will be introduced on Aug 22, but reports and leaked footage have already revealed almost all there is to know about the Pocophone F1.

Xiaomi, one of the original 'affordable' smartphone pioneers, is launching an even more pocket-friendly smartphone. – AFP Relaxnews

Nine shades of the iMac

Over the last 20 years, from the launch of the iMac G3 to the current iMac Pro, Apple's leading desktop computer line has continued to adapt to the times with emerging technologies and stylish good looks.

The iMac G3 was the first model in the longstanding range. – AFP Relaxnews

Twitter Lite now available in these 45 countries

A year after its launch, Twitter Lite is now available for Android users in a total of 45 countries.

Twitter introduces its Lite version to more countries. – AFP Relaxnews

Samsung Galaxy S10 reportedly getting triple camera, but no 5G

A report from ET News (in Korean) leaked the camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S10, revealing a three-camera setup.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Unpacked event in August 2018. – AFP Relaxnews

H&M revamps online shopping experience

Fast fashion giant H&M is raising its game when it comes to online shopping.

An H&M clothing store in Washington, DC. – AFP Relaxnews

Tightening regulations make fintechs easy takeover targets for banks stepping up digitalisation drive

Embattled financial technology businesses in China, which have come under tightened regulatory scrutiny, are becoming acquisition targets by mainland banks accelerating their digitalisation drive, according to global management consultancy McKinsey.

China’s fintech businesses has grown by leaps and bounds since 2011 buoyed by the leadership’s efforts to expand financing services to small companies and individuals. — SCMP

FBI warns of potential attacks on ATMs around the world: security blog

Krebs on Security blog claims that the FBI has received an “unspecified report” that cybercriminals are preparing to carry out a large-scale global attack on ATMs in the coming days.

The FBI is urging banks to review how they handle security to stop the attack. — Reuters

Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot.

Popular podcasts have been able to create a successful revenue model as well, say analysts. — dpa

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said.

Passengers who choose not to be screened won’t be able to ride on the subway. — AP

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