The US government is tightening the screws against Huawei even more, official prices for future Xiaomi flagships have been unveiled, SFR is raising the cost of its subscriptions, these are the results of the week.
This week, the US released a list of sites involved in illegal downloading. While SFR subscribers are complaining about price hikes on their subscriptions, Netflix is changing its account sharing FAQ and insider @billbil-kun is lifting the veil on Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro pricing.
US continues to crack down on illegal download sites
Like every year, the USTR (Office of the United States Trade Representative) has published a list of sites suspected of helping pirates illegally distribute copyrighted content. The published list is long and is intended to encourage copyright holders to keep a close eye on these sites. Go to our Special News for a full list of illegal download sites.
Read: IPTV, illegal downloading: US publishes long list of sites that break the law
The United States is always stricter with Huawei
The Financial Times just reported that the administration plans to permanently ban Huawei. Indeed, the US government may stop issuing licenses to a Chinese manufacturer, thereby depriving him of the ability to deal with US companies.
Read: Huawei: US is preparing to completely ban the manufacturer, massacre is brewing
SFR prices are rising
SFR subscribers were unpleasantly surprised to see an increase from 0.69 to 0.99 euros, depending on the offer chosen. If SFR gave its users a month’s notice, then many subscribers missed this information by sharing directly in the bill. Users were quick to share their dissatisfaction with the new price increase, criticizing the carrier for not being able to communicate via email or SMS.
Read: SFR Raises Prices, Surprised by Disgruntled Subscribers
The official prices for Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro have become known.
Although the launch of Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro is scheduled for the end of February, insider @billbil-kun has just announced the official price of the two smartphones in the French market. According to a well-known source, the standard version will be available from 999 euros, while the Pro model will have to pay 1299 euros. According to the source, the two flagships could be available in France from March 8th.
Read: Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro: there are official prices in euros, the bill looks salty!
This time it’s official: Netflix says goodbye to account sharing
In an effort to save money, Netflix is currently working on ending account sharing this year. The streaming platform recently updated its FAQ to clarify that now only people living in the same household can use account sharing. Are you a Netflix subscriber and don’t understand the new measures? We invite you to read our special news to fully understand the new operation.
Read: Netflix: Account Sharing Is Officially Ended, Here’s Everything That Changes
Our test of the week
Samsung Galaxy S23: timid but interesting innovations
After months of waiting and rumors, Samsung has finally lifted the veil on its S23 lineup. As expected, there are three high-end smartphones: the standard S23, S23 Ultra, and S23+. If the manufacturer doesn’t take too many risks in terms of specifications or design, we were pleasantly surprised by some interesting innovations that users should appreciate. Feel free to take a look at our news to learn all about our processing.
Read: Getting started with the Samsung Galaxy S23: timid but purposeful development