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Apple is relentlessly building new retail stores around the world as the company strives to deliver on the promise of building thirty new stores before the end of the September quarter. A set of brand spanking new stores will open in the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Germany and China. Here’s a quick laundry list of the upcoming stores.

Braehead, Glasgow, Scotland – Located at the Braehead Shopping Centre, about 15 minutes northwest of city centre, this will be the second Apple store to grace Glasgow in Scotland (the other one being the Buchanan Street store) and Apple’s 33rd brick-and-mortar location in the U.K.

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Stratford City, London, United Kingdom – Tuesday saw grand opening of the Stratford City store located inside London’s two-million-square-foot Westfield Stratford City mall, the largest shopping center in Europe. The mall will also double as the gateway to the future 2012 Olympic Village and stadium in eastern London and Apple should benefit tremendously from the Olympics traffic spike come next summer.

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Via Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy – In addition to the Campania store north of Naples in Italy’s Caserta province (Apple’s hundredth store outside the U.S.), Italy will get another store in Bologna’s Via Rizolli this coming Saturday. The country’s eighth Apple store is adorned with the painstakingly restored façade which fits the historic corner building beautifully. chúng tôi explains that it ill be the first Apple store in the country outside a shopping mall.

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Catania, Sicily, Italy – Although Apple’s retail site doesn’t list this store yet, chúng tôi has it on good authority that this store will surface inside the Center Sicily shopping mall, which is located in the district of La Tenutella. Grand opening should be September 24, the site reported. It is interesting that in September alone Italy becomes the home to three new Apple stores: the Casert, Campania store that opened September 3, the aforementioned Bologna store due September 17 and this new Sicily location.

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Three more big stores right after the break.

Cielo Vista Mall, El Paso, Texas – The upcoming Apple store in the 1.2 million square-foot Cielo Vista Mall is located just two miles from the Mexico border town of Ciudad Juarez. As we explained earlier, this store is the first Texas store west of San Antonio, positioned right next to the Gap store on the ground floor of the shopping mall which is located along Interstate 10 on east side of El Paso. According to El Paso Times, the store will open on the mall’s lower level, next to the Coach store near the JCPenney department store.

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Nanjing Road East, Shanghai, China – A property management official told Chinese tech site DoNews that Apple’s massive new Shanghai store could open September 20. Located at the corner of Nanjing Road East and Henan Zhong Lu, within walking distance of Shanghai’s skyscraper panorama, this will be China’s biggest store. It will include four floors of retails space and M.I.C. gadget thinks first floor will be for product demos and sales, with second floor dedicated to Genius Bar and customer programs. The third and fourth floor should house support for business customers and backend operations, respectively. The Nanjing Road East store will be Apple’s fifth retail store in mainland China or sixth if you include the upcoming Hong Kong store at IFC center, scheduled to open September 24.

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Jungfernstieg, Hamburg, Germany – As we already noted, Germany will get its seventh store this coming Saturday, in the heart of Hamburg next to the Alster lake and right on Jungfernstieg, the city’s famous shopping street. The wide, two-level store is about eight miles south of the existing Alstertal store and will become Hamburg’s second Apple retail location. Hamburg itself is Germany’s second-largest city and the seventh-largest in the European Union with population of over 1.8 million people, or 4.3 million people for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region that includes parts of the neighboring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.

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Complete List Of Stores That Accept Apple Pay In 2023

Apple Pay is gaining popularity in more places these days. Unfortunately, not all stores support Apple Pay. So when you step out to buy something, it’s always best to find the stores that accept Apple Pay. Well, there are in total three ways to find out:

Call/visit the store

Google it

Check out this article because we have curated an exhaustive list of offline and online stores that accept Apple Pay.

And not to toot one’s horn, but the third method is probably the best. Why? Because the list is alphabetized and categorized, you can find what you need real quick. Besides, you can also search using Maps. Read on to know more.

Retail stores that accept Apple Pay

Ace Hardware


Best Buy

Family Dollar



Office Depot


Pep Boys

Dick’s Sporting Goods







Toys R Us



Fashion and lifestyle brands that accept Apple Pay

Grocery stores that accept Apple Pay

Acme Markets





Cub Foods


CVS pharmacy

Dan’s Fresh Market

Davis Food & Drug

Dick’s Fresh Market

Duane Reade

Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy



Harveys Supermarket



Lin’s Fresh Market




Rite Aid

Save Mart Supermarkets



Shop ‘n Save

Shoppers Food & Pharmacy

Sprouts Farmers Market

Star Market

Stater Bros.


Trader Joe’s

United Supermarkets



Whole Foods Market


Restaurants and Hotels that accept Apple Pay

Au Bon Pain





Dunkin’ Donuts

Jimmy John’s

El Pollo Loco

Firehouse Subs


Jamba Juice

Jersey Mike’s Subs


Renaissance Hotels

Jimmy John’s

Johnny Rockets




Panera Bread

Pizza Hut




White Castle

Coca-Cola vending


Websites and apps

E-Commerce platforms with Apple Pay support














Loyalty or reward programs that accept Apple Pay

Coca-Cola’s Vending Pass

Dave & Buster’s Power Card

Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast Rewards

Kohl’s Rewards

Panera Bread’s MyPanera

Quiznos’ Toasty Points

Walgreens’ Balance Rewards

Yogurtland’s Real Rewards

Charities with Apple Pay support


American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Red Cross


COPD Foundation

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Feeding America


International Rescue Committee

Save the Children

The Nature Conservancy

The Water Project


United Ways

WWF (World Wildlife Fund)

charity: water

Gas stations that accept Apple Pay

7 Eleven


ExxonMobil (through the Speedpass+ app)

Chevron Extra Mile


Red Apple

How to Find Store That Accepts Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, Mac

As you can see, a wide variety of offline and online stores accept Apple Pay. However, things might differ as per your country and region. You should look for Apple Pay and the contactless payments icon.

If a brick-and-mortar store, a website, or an app sports these icons, they should accept Apple pay. What’s more? You can also find an Apple Pay-supporting store on Apple Maps.

Here’s how:

Open Maps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Search for a particular venue either by using the Search Maps bar or scrolling to its location.

Note: If you’re on Mac, the Apple Pay symbol is under the same section, but it’s titled Useful to Know instead.

That’s all you need to do to locate stores that take Apple Pay using your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Why doesn’t Walmart accept Apple Pay?

There’s a reason Walmart isn’t among the list of stores that accept Apple Pay (check for yourself with the method above!)

To find out the reason and how you can still check out quickly with your iPhone at Walmart, read our explainer on Does Walmart take Apple Pay?

That’s all for now!

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Many Apple Stores Across China Have Reopened Despite The Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple has re-opened more than half of its retail stores in China after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to temporarily shut down all of the corporate offices and outlets earlier in February.

According to Bloomberg, 29 of the 42 Apple Stores in China were open yesterday:

Apple’s retail footprint in China is critical to the company’s sales. The store closures were one of two main reasons for Apple saying it wouldn’t meet its revenue target of at least $63 billion in the current quarter ending in March.

Plus, the current COVID-19 outbreak is the reason why Apple has yet to give a new revenue forecast beyond cautioning previously that it wouldn’t be able to meet its previous quarterly guidance due to the virus situation.

A quick inspection of Apple’s retail website reveals that most of the re-opened locations are still operating on shortened hours. For example, some stores are open for fewer than eight hours versus their typical 12-hour day, depending on location. Apple also wants customers to wear a mask and take a temperature test before entering a reopened retail store.

AppleInsider has more:

Thirteen Apple retail locations in China remain closed, including stores in Shanghai International Trade iapm, Nanjing Jinmaohui, Suzhou, Hangzhou Vientiane City, West Lake, Xiamen New Life Plaza, Tahoe Plaza. All Apple retail stores in Tianjin and Chongqing, each of which hosts three outlets, are still shuttered.

Apple hasn’t said when the remaining stores will reopen beyond noting that operating hours in some sores will return to normal as early as the end of this week or early March.

China is Apple’s second-largest market by revenue: in the previous quarter, the company reported $13.6 billion in Chin revenue, accounting for nearly fifteen percent of its total revenue for the quarter.

Besides, most of Apple’s suppliers are from China, makes the Cupertino tech company extremely vulnerable to the coronavirus situation there as opposed to Samsung which predominantly uses suppliers and facilities in Vietnam and Korea to assemble its products.

Making matters worse, some Apple stores in China remain closed, affecting Apple’s sales in the region. Moreover, the company is temporarily experiencing constrained global iPhone supply because of low employee turnout at Apple’s suppliers.

Foxconn, the world’s biggest contract manufacturer, has begun providing incentives for workers to return to its assembly plants in China’s Shenzhen and Chengzhou. Summing up, many analysts are expecting some short-term losses but most believe longterm effects to Apple’s business will be negligible.

The coronavirus has so far infected over 80 thousand people worldwide, with the global death toll at 2,698 as of today, according to the World Health Organization. There were 156 new deaths and 715 new cases in the past 24 hours alone.

The virus continues spreading around the world, with Italy being hit particularly hard in the past few days as the country’s authorities today urged calm after it was confirmed that seven patients have died so far.

According to Business Insider, more than $200 billion was erased from market caps of Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook in yesterday’s trading as investors braced for the coronavirus to escalate into a pandemic.

AAPL dropped 4.75 percent today amid a broader decline in other stocks and a 1,000-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average — all because of the COVID-19 scare.

Retail Marathon: Apple Stores Open In Scottsdale, Deer Park, Lehigh Valley, Green Hills, Robina

It’s a big weekend for Apple retail. Across the United States and Australia, five Apple stores reopened or relocated Saturday to new and expanded spaces. Each store brings with it a unique design and layout, replacing aging locations no longer suited for Apple’s contemporary retail ideals. 9to5Mac visited Apple Deer Park’s grand opening in Illinois to bring you photos of the new space, and readers across the world have sent us their own photos to share.

Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square

Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square features a startling new design with several details not found in any other Apple retail store. Located adjacent to N Scottsdale Road on the site of a former Barneys New York department store, its architecture is energetic, yet relaxed.

The split-level structure recedes below ground, keeping a low profile with long, drawn out lines. An airy cantilevered roof casts a wide net over the surrounding plaza and regional landscaping, pierced by a grid of skylights individually designed to allow natural light to fill the store. The grid extends seamlessly from the overhang inside, covering every inch of ceiling in the main store area.

Photos courtesy of reader Gueric Nkunzimana.

Two stone walls anchor the mall-facing sides of the store, while two glass walls connect the exterior. The main customer area is split into two distinct levels by matching staircases on either side of Apple’s signature Video Wall. On the lower level, entrance doors open to six support tables and The Forum framed by a set of indoor trees. Upstairs, floor space is reserved for product tables and four Avenues set into the north wall. The upper level has additional street and mall-facing entrances.

Photos courtesy of reader Corbin Gotelli.

The new layout and architecture details at Fashion Square show Apple’s continued experimentation with its modern store design. Every new project offers another opportunity to reconsider the best configurations of community space alongside product space and which elements should be emphasized. The unique characteristics of standalone stores often inform the design direction of all future stores.

Photos courtesy of reader Jorge Chimal.

Scottsdale’s new location has been under construction all throughout 2023. It replaces Apple Biltmore, located less than seven miles away in Phoenix. The now-closed store was Apple’s second in the state and opened in March 2002. While the move will inconvenience some nearby customers, a cursory glance at the outgoing space is enough to realize that it no longer fit Apple’s retail goals and the amount of foot traffic seen at every Apple store today. With the opening at Fashion Square, half of Arizona’s stores now offer the full Today at Apple experience.

Apple Deer Park

The affluent suburbs of northern Illinois are lush with Apple stores thanks to their close proximity to Chicago. A large portion of the state’s stores have been recently remodeled, too. Today, Apple Deer Park left its classic location and reopened in a significantly larger nearby space in the Deer Park Town Center. 9to5Mac visited the new store to bring you photos from the grand opening.

Deer Park’s new store is built in an established style proven at several other locations across the United States. A white stone frame bearing the Apple logo outlines a glass entrance. Inside, the store’s layout and materials are consistent with both indoor and outdoor mall stores of similar sizes.

Apple’s original store in Deer Park opened in September 2007, shortly after the launch of the original iPhone and before the iPad. After closing for the last time on Friday night, the facade was quickly covered to hide the Apple logo. Throughout this spring and summer, construction on the new store at the center of the shopping mall continued in tandem with service at the outgoing location.

For customers, the biggest difference at the new store will be the Video Wall and Forum for improved sessions. For those seeking even richer Today at Apple programming, Apple Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago is one of few stores worldwide offering a full month of exclusive art sessions in October with The Big Draw.

Apple Lehigh Valley

Photos courtesy of reader Justin Sommer.

Whitehall, Pennsylvania’s Apple store shares a similar story to Deer Park’s. Both opened in September 2007. Both are located in outdoor shopping malls. Both featured almost identical stainless steel facades and interior space. Today’s move to a new space continues the trend of similarities but also marks the start of a divergence between the two stores.

Photo courtesy of reader Jeff Strong.

The new Apple Lehigh Valley offers a unique twist on standard recent outdoor mall stores. Elements from larger and more significant locations have been incorporated, like stone walls and a wood planked ceiling. When combined in this format, the store most closely resembles Apple Garosugil, South Korea’s first store. A similar design is on the way for the nearly completed remodel of Apple Southlake Town Square in Texas.

New and old stores at Lehigh Valley. Photos courtesy of reader Richie Koehler.

Customers visiting the new store for the first time won’t have to look far to find the new space. Apple renovated storefronts formerly occupied by J Crew and Ann Taylor directly adjacent to the outgoing store. After Apple South Hills Village, Lehigh Valley’s location is only the second of nine stores in Pennsylvania to be updated with Apple’s current retail design.

Apple Green Hills

Photo via Instagram.

In Nashville, Apple Green Hills had been closed for renovations since February 11th. The original space opened in 2005. While remodeling has been lengthy, for customers, the wait will be worth it. Apple’s remodeled space is dramatically wider and more suited for the amount of foot traffic the location receives.

Apple Robina

Photo courtesy of reader Damian.

Inside, standard Avenue display cases line all three white walls of the store. The space is even large enough to accommodate merchandising fixtures on either side of the central Video Wall. While the store doesn’t feature indoors trees to create a Genius Grove, the increased floor space alone should be enough to make waiting for a support appointment more pleasant.

Fans filed in to see the new store in Robina at 9:00 A.M. local time. It was just around the corner and a few doors away that the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4 made their debuts just over one week ago at Apple’s old space. For many, visiting the new store will also be a first opportunity to try out this fall’s new products.

Apple Manchester Arndale also unveiled its new video wall today. Photo courtesy of reader Saif Aslam.

Alongside last week’s announcement of Apple Robina’s imminent relocation, we learned of all four of today’s other reopenings across the United States. Just last week, Apple’s first store in Suzhou, China opened alongside the move of Apple Eastview in New York. Both occurred in conjunction with the launch of the iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.

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News Roundup December 14Th 2023

One of the biggest news stories this week has to be Google being questioned by Congress about how search works, data privacy, China plans and political bias. In just under four hours of questioning, the covered a lot of ground, some of which our roundup will take a look at.

Our roundup also takes a look at the concerns that marketers have about the impact that Brexit could have on the free flow of data. Take a look to see what’s bee happening this week.

Google chief questioned by Congress

The chief executive of Google was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee about political bias on Google’s platforms and its privacy practices.

Tuesday’s (December 11th) questioning was the first time that Sundar Pichai had appeared before Congress after Google refused to send him to a hearing on foreign election meddling earlier this year.

Political bias

For 3.5 hours, Mr Pichai was questioned as part of the ‘Transparent & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices’ hearing. During this time, many representatives questioned whether Google’s search results were biased against the point of view of conservatives.

Mr Pichai said that Google avoids “political” bias and that doing so is a core principal of the business in order to allow it to maintain the trust of its users. He also denied President Donald Trump’s claims that Google has a political agenda that is aimed at suppressing conservative voices.

“Users also look to us to provide accurate, trusted information. We work hard to ensure the integrity of our products, and we’ve put a number of checks and balances in place to ensure they continue to live up to our standards,” he said.

He continued to say that Google works to offer a platform for all opinions and perspectives without promoting its own agenda, as doing otherwise would go against its business interests.

China search engine

As well as facing questions on political bias, Mr Pichai was also asked about Google’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China. This search engine would block results that were deemed by the Chinese government to be sensitive, which many have said would add to the oppression of Chinese people.

Mr Pichai said that the company had no plans to launch search in China, as access to information is “an important human right”. However, he would not commit to a promise that Google will not launch a tool in China to aid with censorship and surveillance.

Data privacy and search

Questions were also asked about how transparent Google’s data collection practices are. This followed on from Google coming under fire earlier this year when it was revealed that pausing “Location History” tracking on an account didn’t mean the company stopped storing location data.

While Google ended up clarifying the language used In its policy after this, Mr Pichai said that the arch giant wants to make it even easier for users to control their data and that this is an “ongoing area of effort.”

Issues with Google Plus were also brought up after it was revealed on Monday (December 10th) that a security flaw allowed profile information from 52.5 million users could be viewed by developers. This was the second issue with the platform this year and Google has now sped up plans to retire Google Plus.

Despite the long series of questions aimed at Mr Pichai, Congress did not discuss whether it was making any immediate plans to reduce Google’s power or tat of other tech giants. It also did not say whether it was going to pass legislation aimed at protecting consumer privacy.

This decision follows on from a review by the Advertising Standards Authority into gender stereotyping. The regulator has said that this won’t mean that all forms of gender stereotype are going to banned – such as women doing the washing up or men fixing cars – but those tropes that are contentious will no longer be allowed.

Other problematic gender depictions that ASA will ban from 2023 include:

Making fun of men for carrying out “female” tasks.

Suggesting to new mums that looking good or keeping the house tidy is more important than emotional wellbeing.

Showing men or women failing at something because of their gender.

One gender or products aimed at one gender.

Gender stereotypes in order to challenge their negative effects.

Attractive glamorous, aspirational, successful or healthy lifestyles or people.

“They can hold some people back from fulfilling their potential, or from aspiring to certain jobs and industries, bringing costs for individuals and the economy. We’ve spent time consulting on new standards to make sure they target specifically those images and portrayals we found cause harm.”

Half of marketers concerned about damages to data following Brexit

Over half of marketers (51%) are worried that there will be financial implications for their businesses if Brexit damages the free flow of data between the UK and the EU. According to the ‘Data privacy – An industry perspective’ report from the Digital Marketing Association (DMA), only 25% of marketers are unconcerned about the impact that Brexit will have n data.

The continued delays to the Brexit deal vote in Parliament has led to increased uncertainty around how the free flow of data will be affected by future relations between Britain and the EU.

As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit scenario has grown more likely, there is a greater cost that all UK businesses, no matter what they’re size, will be affected by changed access to data.

Chris Combemale, CEO of the DMA, said: “The challenges of a no-deal Brexit would be very complicated for British businesses, as the disruption to the free flow of data between the UK and EU would be very damaging and costly.

The DMA’s report also found that 90% of marketers want the UK to retain its access to a single digital market following Brexit – an increase from the 78% who said the same in May 2023. However, Theresa May’s rejection of freedom of movement is likely to mean that this will not be the case.

Facebook holds privacy pop-up to improve trust

Facebook has staged a pop-up event in a bid to win back users’ trust following its recent series of scandals. The social media platform held a privacy event in New York aimed at reaching out to the public to improve their perception.

A trailer was set up in New York to help people manage their privacy settings on Facebook. Facebook staff were available to answers questions and to give out information pamphlets that covered the platform’s privacy rules.

The PR event seems to be designed to repair pubic trust that was harmed by the Cambridge Analytica scandal and other issues that have been revealed over the last year.

Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, told The Guardian: “We’ll hopefully have a few hundred, or a thousand people know [more about Facebook’s privacy settings], they’ll share that with their friends and families so they’ll be able to educate others,” Egan said.

“This isn’t a silver bullet. We’re also doing other things online, through the Facebook platform we’re sharing more of our privacy shortcuts, so we’re doing lots.”

The Pcguide Weekly Roundup – August 30Th

The end of August is nigh but there’s still time to squeeze in one last PCGuide weekly roundup. Surprisingly, TikTok has taken a backseat in terms of news and instead, Facebook has took up the mantle. We’ve also seen the Trump administration being sued again, this time by WeChat, LG announcing an air-purifying mask, our first look at Elon Musk’s Neuralink, and more.

First, let’s talk Facebook. Last week it became clear that Facebook was withholding evidence about atrocities in Myanmar but now, new revelations have come to light.

Myanmar is facing charges of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority in 2023, which the UN called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

This week, Reuters heard, Facebook is sharing deleted data associated with the Myanmar military and hate speech against Rohingya from 2023 with the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar (IIMM). The tech giant had been aware of the evidence for over a year and had refused to share it with law enforcement – even in the case of genocide. The company originally said it had deleted 18 accounts and 52 pages associated with the military, including the page of its commander-in-chief.

While Facebook has been known for shady work, withholding evidence in an atrocity like this is on a whole other level.

In another news piece painting Facebook in a less than favorable light, they’ve failed to address militia complaints that led to two deaths in Kenosha protests.

Facebook had known about the militia group, Kenosha Guard which had used Facebook to organize against the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, according to The Verge. The group issued a call to arms, urging gun owners to defend the city from those protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake by police.

Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha policeman while attempting to arrest him over a domestic violence charge, leaving him paralyzed and sparking a wave of protests across the city. In response, Kenosha Guard created an event called “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property,” which has been shared by far-right forum InfoWars, and calling for “patriots” to take up arms and defend Kenosha city from protesters – which they called “evil thugs”.

The militia group joined police in suppressing protesters and rioters and were apparently welcomed by some. On Wednesday, a member of the group – now identified as 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse – opened fire, killing two protesters. It appeared he left the scene unnoticed, and was later identified through CCTV footage and charged with double homicide.

Facebook has now taken down the Kenosha Guard group and blocked Rittenhouse’s accounts from both Facebook and Instagram. But, The Verge found, Facebook had had ample warning to remove the group prior to the fatal atrocities of Wednesday night.

So, a little too late for Facebook removing the group but, at least it was done at some point. Hopefully, with any future groups that pop up on Facebook, they’ll be given the ban hammer before anything develops.

Now we’ve talked about how Facebook has managed to fumble twice in one week, let’s get into Trump yet again being sued, this time by a group of WeChat users.

A group of WeChat users with no affiliation to the app’s owner, Tencent, are suing the Trump Administration over his executive order to ban the Chinese owned instant messaging service by September.

The main group behind the lawsuit is the US WeChat Users Alliance as well as a small business and some other plaintiffs, reports The Wall Street Journal. They claim that banning the app is unconstitutional because it violates WeChat users’ rights to free speech, due process, and equal protection under law.

Importantly, the lawsuit states, “In issuing the Executive Order, the president acted beyond his authority provided by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which precludes the President from ‘directly or indirectly’ regulating personal communications and the international exchange of information”.

There seems to be a bunch of lawsuits in action against the U.S President at this current time but this one is lacking in backing somewhat, not having the power of someone like Tencent thus potentially falling flat on its face. But, hey, you never know, it could hold strong.

We haven’t reported on much COVID-19 news for a while but this next piece from LG is somewhat related, with them announcing an air-purifying mask.

The mask uses two replaceable H13 HEPA filters, similar to those used in its not-so-wearable home range of air purifiers. The Korean tech giant is calling the mask a solution to a short supply of disposable masks and inconsistent homemade masks, but it isn’t clear yet whether these masks will be able to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

There’s certainly more tech in this than the traditional surgical masks on the market and those working in hospitals would certainly benefit from the features.

Finally, in more tech developments, it seems Elon Musk is ready for the next-generation with the debut of Neuralink, the Brain-Machine Interface.

Human trials were originally set to start at the end of this year, but there have been no updates on that so far.

Musk is certainly an eccentric inventor but Neuralink could be the crossover between implantable tech and the human race.

These are the main news stories but we’ve also published a bunch more pieces, here’s an insight:

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For the feature, we looked at distance learning in the COVID-19 world we’re living in, providing the do’s and dont’s to keep you motivated when not in the classroom. In terms of the how-to, we’ve looked at how to change mouse DPI, enabling you to switch up your mouse sensitivity to your heart’s content.

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