China introduces tougher internet controls, Assassin’s Creed Mirage comes to iPhone

New rules that tighten Chinese government restrictions on the country’s internet companies have come into effect today, raising concerns about how they will be applied. The expanded State Secrets Law compels firms – including social media giants Tencent, ByteDance and Weibo – to take action if users post sensitive information. It requires “network operators” to monitor information being shared by users. The rules also describe how posts should be removed, records saved and reported to authorities. BBC

If your iPhone’s alarm hasn’t woken you lately, it seems you’re not alone: Apple has confirmed to Today that a software bug is to blame, following user complaints on TikTok and other social platforms. Apple is “aware of an issue causing some iPhone alarms to not play the expected sound,” according to the report and “is working on a fix.” The company’s official statement didn’t go into more detail on what caused the bug or why it seems to affect some users but not others. ArsTechnica 

Huawei’s profits have surged more than six-fold after the Chinese technology champion overcame Western sanctions to steal market share from Apple. The Shenzhen-based company reported a 19.6bn yuan (£2.1bn) profit in the three months to March, up 564pc on the same period a year ago. This comes despite facing US export controls and bans on overseas sales of its networking equipment in the last year, including in the UK. The company released a new high-end smartphone in August that was made largely with home-grown microchips. Telegraph 

Elon Musk has shut down the division that runs Tesla’s Supercharger business, dismissed two senior executives and fired hundreds more staff as the electric-car maker continues its restructuring amid a sharp downturn in the EV market. Musk announced internally on Monday that the head of the superchargers group, Rebecca Tinucci, and Daniel Ho, head of new products, would be leaving along with their entire teams. About 500 people were in the supercharger group, the memo said.

Apple is preparing to hold its next event, titled ‘Let Loose’ and its first launch of the year. The event is likely to focus on the iPad. Most rumours point to that being the headlining release – and even the invitation included an Apple Pencil, in a rare almost-direct confirmation of what would be starring. Apple also hasn’t updated any of its iPads since the year before last, meaning that they are all now overdue. Independent 

Ubisoft has announced that its Assassin’s Creed Mirage title will be available for download on the iPhone and iPad starting June 6. “We are proud to share that Ubisoft Sofia had the pleasure and opportunity to bring Assassin’s Creed® Mirage to iPhone and iPad. Our teams worked hard to adapt the game controls to the touch screen in order to provide an intuitive, comfortable and engaging gaming experience.” said the company’s LinkedIn post.

Assassin's Creed Mirage coming to iPhone and iPad on June 6

Mirage is the latest in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series of games that have spanned nearly two decades. The game first launched on the consoles and PC in October of last year. Mirage marks the first time a mainline Assassin’s Creed game was ported to mobile. GSM Arena 

Chris Price