Visiting China? Apple News will be blocked

ChinaMIS Asia — Apple’s impressive rise in China isn’t coming without some sacrifice, as visitors are discovering that the Apple News app doesn’t work on the country’s networks. Although Apple News is only available for U.S. customers at the moment, the New York Times reports that users can still access the app while traveling overseas. One exception is in China, where users get an error message saying the app isn’t supported.

Samsung to make co-branded tablet with Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK: Samsung unveiled plans on Thursday to produce a co-branded tablet computer with US bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N), which has struggled with its Nook line of devices. The two firms said in a statement they would produce Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets “with easy access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers.”