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Articles tagged with: chinese

Apple Breaks Ties With Foxconn For iPad 3

Did you know that your favorite iPhone and iPad devices were all manufactured in China? For those of you who knew it, they won’t be produced any more in China. Foxconn was the company responsible for producing the majority of the i-devices. But it looks like Foxconn is out of play now.

Reports suggest that Apple has cancelled the iPad 3 manufacturing contract with Foxconn and is most probably opting for a Taiwanese company, Pegatron. Recently, Pegatron stated that they had received a contract for manufacturing 15 million iPhone units.

Google Implements Two-Step Authentication Worldwide

In June 2011, many Gmail accounts were compromised by hackers. Passwords of many US officials, political activists and officials in different countries were stolen.

Ever since then, Google had been working on it’s Two Step Authentication method. This method has enhanced the security of Google account holders. This method requires password based authentication along with a verification code which is sent to the user either through voice, call/text or is generated on the user’s smartphone device via a Google app from which one is accessing his/her account.

Adiós, Fake Apple Stores!

The Chinese government and the investigating authorities have been involved in a big hustle over the past few weeks involving the fake Chinese Apple Stores in Kunming. The fake stores were the lime light of the city and the people behind it were reported when someone blogged about two apple stores in the city when there was no Apple store providing services in that area.

The Land of the Dragons is known for its counterfeit market and copyright infringement all over the globe more than it is known for Dragon remains and Emperors. The accused owner has even said that they were doing it for the good of the people and that they were doing Apple a favor and the employees claim that they were made to believe that this is an official Apple store.

Baidu, Microsoft Team Up For English Search In China

Google Inc may face a new challenge in China as Microsoft Corp, its main rival in the United States, and Baidu Inc, China’s biggest search engine, are joining forces against it in the world’s largest Internet market.

Baidu, China’s biggest search engine by revenue, on Monday announced a partnership with Microsoft that would allow its users to see English-language search results generated by Bing, the US company’s search engine.No financial considerations were involved in the deal, which will see Bing’s search results labeled and integrated into Baidu’s search results from later this year.

Chinese Social Platform, Sina Weibo Gets A Worm

A popular social media service in China with 140 million active users was hit by a worm earlier this week that is similar to MySpace and Twitter worms that have been unleashed in the past. The worm first appeared on Tuesday night on Beijing time.

The affected posts displayed a malicious link with enticing messages such as “Software to listen to other people’s phones.” The link would then re-post and send out private messages circulating the link once again every time it was clicked.

Motorola Announces Milestone 3 (Droid 3) For China

Motorola has just announced its new Milestone 3 cellphone will be paired with China’s wireless carrier, Telecom. In case you haven’t been keeping up with the paces, the Milestone 3 is the latest version of the smartphone known as the Droid 3 over here in America.

Unfortunately for those in the United Kingdom, they’ll have to look towards other cellphone manufacturers when it comes to getting a new phone as the Droid 3 will not be making a debut in the UK.

U.S. Spreads Democracy Through Shadow Networks

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and Mobile phone systems that citizens of repressed governments can use to bypass censorship in their native countries. The initiative is funded with $2 million from a State Department grant and the Internet is deployed from a small briefcase.

The idea is to smuggle the briefcase (full of Internet) across the border and quickly set it up to allow wireless communication over a wide area with a link to the world wide web. This could be the first step out of many that gives people a greater freedom to step up against their government. The new liberation-technology movement involves creating these stealth wireless networks so activists can communicate outside their government’s ears in countries like Iran, Syria, and Libya.

China’s Search Engine, Baidu, Goes Social

China’s top online search engine, Baidu, has just unleashes its new Web 2.0 social bookmarking button called “Baidu Share”, which is currently closed in beta. Users can now embed the Baidu Share Javascript code into their website, which allows visitors to share content from the site to 16 different social networking services.

Of the social networking sites, include, Sohu Microblog, Renren, Kaixin001, Tencent Qzone, Pengyou, and Microblog, Sina Weibo, Taobao’s Tao Jianghu, and Google Buzz.

Chinese Government Threatens Google Over Hack Accusations

According to Reuters, the Chinese government is threatening Google, surprise, surprise. The Chinese government said that “Google has become a ‘political tool’ vilifying the Chinese government’ and it warned the company that its statements about the recent hacks traced to China could hurt its business.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry rejected the accusations and claimed that Google was badmouthing China as a political move. Laughably, the threat went unreceived by Google as they had no comment on the Chinese threats.

Hundreds Of iPhones Flying Out The Window

People walking the streets in Shenzhen, China got quite a surprise while walking their normal routes. Hundreds of fake iPhones came flying out the window. Of course, the citizens had no way of telling whether they were fake or not unless one actually grabbed a device to take a closer look. So what exactly was going on here? Apparently four Chinese phone dealers were selling fake iPhones and were raided by Chinese police thanks to a tipster.