How to save space on your iPhone by getting rid of all the clutter

When it comes to phones, the complaints I most often get from people are: “My battery life stinks!” I’m running out of storage!” Apple has been working to fix both with changes to its software. It’s easier than ever to see the clutter that’s taking up all of the space on your phone, giving you more room for things you want to store, like music and new apps. Here are a few things you can do on your iPhone to free up some space.


When it comes to phones, the complaints I most often get from people are: “My battery life stinks!” I’m running out of storage!” Apple has been working to fix both with changes to its software. It’s easier than ever to see the clutter that’s taking up all of the space on your phone, giving you more room for things you want to store, like music and new apps. Here are a few things you can do on your iPhone to free up some space.
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How to save space on your iPhone by getting rid of all the clutter

When it comes to phones, the complaints I most often get from people are: “My battery life stinks!” and “Help! I’m running out of storage!”

Apple has been working to fix both with changes to its software. It’s easier than ever to see the clutter that’s taking up all of the space on your phone, giving you more room for things you want to store, like music and new apps.

Here are a few things you can do on your iPhone to free up some space.


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Chinese premier: ‘We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle’

China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting. “We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to


China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting. “We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to
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Chinese premier: 'We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle'

China must be prepared for a “tough struggle” as the country faces a “grave and more complicated environment,” Premier Li Keqiang said at the opening of the annual National People’s Congress on Tuesday, the country’s annual parliamentary meeting.

“We must be fully prepared for a tough struggle,” Li told a delegation of nearly 3,000 representatives. “The difficulties we face must not be underestimated, our confidence must not be weakened, and the energy we bring to our work must not be allowed to wane.”

This year’s meeting comes amid tariff tensions with the U.S. — China’s largest trading partner — which have placed immense pressure on China’s economy and financial markets.

In prepared remarks, according to an official English handout, Li warned that there will be greater risks ahead for the world’s second largest economy.

“A full analysis of developments in and outside China shows that in pursuing development this year, we will face a graver and more complicated environment as well as risks and challenges, foreseeable and otherwise, that are greater in number and size,” Li said.


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China won’t judge you: Why Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is betting billions on Asia

Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country. A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation. In a post-K


Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country. A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation. In a post-K
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China won't judge you: Why Saudi Arabia's crown prince is betting billions on Asia

Saudi Arabia is aggressively expanding its international relationships, and that will have inevitable consequences for the United States and its influence in the country.

A high-profile tour by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman last month culminated in pledges of $20 billion worth of investment in longtime partner Pakistan, $28 billion in economic accords with China and an open-ended goal to invest $100 billion in India, along with promises of increased trade and security cooperation.

In a post-Khashoggi world — where Riyadh’s longtime bond with its foremost security ally, Washington, faced its biggest crisis in years over human rights issues — the kingdom is working to ensure it has a range of options at its disposal.

Saudi Arabia also needs a survival strategy: With falling oil prices and a highly fossil-fuel dependent economy, it’s racing against the clock to diversify its revenue streams and bolster partnerships with larger powers to secure trade and security alliances. This pursuit is set to continue with help from the U.S., but it will also foster greater engagement with the East — both for economic and geopolitically strategic aims.


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Here’s what to expect from China’s key government meeting which kicks off this week

Beijing is set to announce its economic growth target and endorse new rules around foreign investment in the next two weeks during its major annual parliamentary meeting: the National People’s Congress. The gathering of nearly 3,000 representatives from different strata of Chinese society is typically ceremonial in nature. The real power in the country lies in the Communist Party and its Politburo Standing Committee, headed right now by President Xi Jinping. But announcements made during the con


Beijing is set to announce its economic growth target and endorse new rules around foreign investment in the next two weeks during its major annual parliamentary meeting: the National People’s Congress. The gathering of nearly 3,000 representatives from different strata of Chinese society is typically ceremonial in nature. The real power in the country lies in the Communist Party and its Politburo Standing Committee, headed right now by President Xi Jinping. But announcements made during the con
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Here's what to expect from China's key government meeting which kicks off this week

Beijing is set to announce its economic growth target and endorse new rules around foreign investment in the next two weeks during its major annual parliamentary meeting: the National People’s Congress.

The gathering of nearly 3,000 representatives from different strata of Chinese society is typically ceremonial in nature. The real power in the country lies in the Communist Party and its Politburo Standing Committee, headed right now by President Xi Jinping. But announcements made during the congress can shed some light on government policy.

This year’s meeting also takes place as the international legal battle over Chinese telecom giant Huawei intensifies, and U.S.-China trade negotiations reach a critical point, with some reports saying a trade deal is close at hand.

The second session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) will kick off on Tuesday morning and end next week Friday (Mar. 5-15), a spokesperson announced during a press conference Monday morning.


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China sees ‘enormous potential’ in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

China sees “enormous potential” in Saudi Arabia’s economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing. Meeting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, State Councillor Wang Yi said the main features of their ties were respect, understanding and support for each other, China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Thursday. “All countries in the world have the right to develop, an


China sees “enormous potential” in Saudi Arabia’s economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing. Meeting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, State Councillor Wang Yi said the main features of their ties were respect, understanding and support for each other, China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Thursday. “All countries in the world have the right to develop, an
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China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

China sees “enormous potential” in Saudi Arabia’s economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing.

The Saudi delegation, including top executives from Aramco, arrived on Thursday on an Asia tour that has already seen the kingdom pledge investment of $20 billion in Pakistan and seek additional investment in India’s refining industry.

The crown prince will meet President Xi Jinping, who has made stepping up China’s presence in the Middle East a key foreign policy objective, despite its traditional low-key role there.

Meeting Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, State Councillor Wang Yi said the main features of their ties were respect, understanding and support for each other, China’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement late on Thursday.

“All countries in the world have the right to develop, and Saudi Arabia is an emerging market country with enormous potential,” the ministry paraphrased Wang as saying.

China supports Saudi’s efforts to diversify its economy and is willing to strengthen high-tech cooperation, Wang added.

Saudi Aramco, the world’s top oil exporter, will sign a pact to build a refinery and petrochemical project in northeastern Liaoning province in a joint venture with China’s defense conglomerate Norinco, three sources with knowledge of the matter said.

The investments could help Saudi Arabia regain its place as the top oil exporter to China, a position Russia has held for the last three years. Saudi Aramco is set to boost market share by signing supply deals with non-state Chinese refiners.


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iPhone shipments crashed nearly 20% in China because Apple charges too much: IDC

Apple’s iPhone shipments fell 19.9 percent during the fourth quarter in China, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC published Monday. Overall, Apple said iPhone revenue fell 15 percent. Apple revised its guidance ahead of that report in early January, when it said a weakening economy in China and the strength of the U.S. dollar were to blame for weaker-than-expected iPhone revenue. Huawei ate up Apple’s shipment losses in China, where its shipments increased 23.3 percent during


Apple’s iPhone shipments fell 19.9 percent during the fourth quarter in China, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC published Monday. Overall, Apple said iPhone revenue fell 15 percent. Apple revised its guidance ahead of that report in early January, when it said a weakening economy in China and the strength of the U.S. dollar were to blame for weaker-than-expected iPhone revenue. Huawei ate up Apple’s shipment losses in China, where its shipments increased 23.3 percent during
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iPhone shipments crashed nearly 20% in China because Apple charges too much: IDC

Apple’s iPhone shipments fell 19.9 percent during the fourth quarter in China, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC published Monday.

This was reflected in Apple’s earnings release last month, when it said it booked $13 billion in revenue from China during the quarter, down 27 percent from the year-ago quarter. Overall, Apple said iPhone revenue fell 15 percent.

Apple revised its guidance ahead of that report in early January, when it said a weakening economy in China and the strength of the U.S. dollar were to blame for weaker-than-expected iPhone revenue.

Huawei ate up Apple’s shipment losses in China, where its shipments increased 23.3 percent during the same period. Other local phone makers including Oppo and Vivo saw shipment gains of 1.5 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

“In addition to the regular performance upgrades in 2018, there is no major innovation to support users to continue to change their machines at the greatly increased price,” IDC said. “At the same time, under the impact of China’s severe macro environment and domestic brand innovation products, consumers’ increasingly harsh eyes are also the reasons for Apple’s continued decline in the domestic market.”

IDC said the iPhone’s high price specifically “led to the decline of Apple’s domestic market,” while the increased strength of Huawei’s brand and its flagship phone’s “excellent technology'” helped it continue to widen the gap over Apple. The latest iPhones start at $749 for the iPhone XR, and go all the up to $1,449 for the iPhone XS with the maximum storage option.


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Apple investors still lack a reason to get really excited about stock

But services growth also decelerated year over year like the iPhone, the Bernstein analyst noted, though he added it was “still a pretty healthy number.” Apple’s total installed base of users, the key to services revenue, grew to 1.4 billion. The reclassification is actually dilutive to our growth rate because the amortization of free services is a relatively stable number, which gets applied to a growing base. So this reclassification reduces our growth rate versus the previous classification.


But services growth also decelerated year over year like the iPhone, the Bernstein analyst noted, though he added it was “still a pretty healthy number.” Apple’s total installed base of users, the key to services revenue, grew to 1.4 billion. The reclassification is actually dilutive to our growth rate because the amortization of free services is a relatively stable number, which gets applied to a growing base. So this reclassification reduces our growth rate versus the previous classification.
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Apple investors still lack a reason to get really excited about stock

Apple’s services business continues to grow in size (and importance) to the company as it attempts to wean Wall Street off the iPhone sales-number obsession (it was last November when Apple shocked many investors by saying iPhone unit sales would no longer be disclosed). But services growth also decelerated year over year like the iPhone, the Bernstein analyst noted, though he added it was “still a pretty healthy number.”

Apple’s total installed base of users, the key to services revenue, grew to 1.4 billion. While an 8 percent year-over-year growth rate may seem solid, Sacconaghi said it is well below the rate at which it had been growing in the past two years: 15 percent in 2016, and 12 percent to 13 percent in 2017, according to his calculations.

He isn’t the only analyst worried about this deceleration. The first question on the Apple earnings call from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty was about the installed base and services slowdown: “If you compare what you added in 2018 versus what you expect to add over the next two years, that implies a slowdown in annual net new subscribers. So should we be thinking about services as a lower growth segment than what you experienced in 2018?”

Apple CFO Luca Maestri offered plenty of answers — some easy to understand, others much more difficult to follow:

“A portion of this deceleration is truly just a reclassification of the amortization of free services that we’ve made in connection with the adoption of the new revenue recognition standard. And as we explained 90 days ago, this amortization of free services in the past was reported under Products and now gets reported under Services. The reclassification is actually dilutive to our growth rate because the amortization of free services is a relatively stable number, which gets applied to a growing base. So this reclassification reduces our growth rate versus the previous classification. This factor by itself represents roughly one-third of the deceleration that you’re seeing.”

The strength of the U.S. dollar also played a role, since Apple is not often repricing services based on short-term fluctuations in currency. Issues selling games on the App Store in China, a large business for Apple, took a toll, though the company expects these issues to be resolved. And its AppleCare package is seeing slower growth, Apple’s CFO said. He also noted some positives: Apple has added 100 million users in the past 12 months alone, and within its installed base the percentage of users who are paying for at least one service is growing “very strongly.”


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Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says

The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China’s leaders will keep their economy together. “The Chinese economy is, at the moment, a bigger cause of concern right now compared to the U.S. economy,” Brill told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Adding the tariff battle between the two largest economies just means growth will be “a bit more difficult” for Beijing, he noted. “This is s


The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China’s leaders will keep their economy together. “The Chinese economy is, at the moment, a bigger cause of concern right now compared to the U.S. economy,” Brill told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Adding the tariff battle between the two largest economies just means growth will be “a bit more difficult” for Beijing, he noted. “This is s
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Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says

The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank.

Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Felix Brill, the head of investment solutions at Liechtenstein-based VP Bank, said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing trade war negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China’s leaders will keep their economy together.

“The Chinese economy is, at the moment, a bigger cause of concern right now compared to the U.S. economy,” Brill told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

He added that there are “clear signs” that China’s economy is slowing in the short term, and there may be more dragging on the nation as it looks to transition its economic model from one led by exportation to a more consumption-driven approach. Adding the tariff battle between the two largest economies just means growth will be “a bit more difficult” for Beijing, he noted.

But, Brill said, that doesn’t mean China won’t be able to push through those challenges.

“This is some cause for concern in the short term, but I’m confident that the Chinese authorities, again, will step in and implement additional measures to support the economy,” he said.


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Alibaba founder Jack Ma is a Communist Party member: China state media

Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached. The People’s Daily revealed Ma’s Party membership in a list of 100 people it said had helped drive the country “reform and opening up” process. Ma is China’s richest man with a fortune of $35.8 billion, according to Forbes. Ma, who announced in September he would s


Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached. The People’s Daily revealed Ma’s Party membership in a list of 100 people it said had helped drive the country “reform and opening up” process. Ma is China’s richest man with a fortune of $35.8 billion, according to Forbes. Ma, who announced in September he would s
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Alibaba founder Jack Ma is a Communist Party member: China state media

Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and China’s best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached.

The People’s Daily revealed Ma’s Party membership in a list of 100 people it said had helped drive the country “reform and opening up” process. Ma is China’s richest man with a fortune of $35.8 billion, according to Forbes.

It was unclear why the paper chose to mention Ma’s affiliation now but it comes amid a push by Beijing to bring the country’s private enterprises more in line with Party values, especially in the technology sector that has grown rapidly, driven by the successes of private firms.

Ma, who announced in September he would step down as Alibaba chairman next year, is China’s highest-profile business leader. He has acted as an adviser to political leaders in Asia and Europe and fostered big ambitions in the United States.


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The NBA is China’s most popular sports league. Here’s how it happened

“If there’s a second center of the basketball universe, it’s China,” Scott O’Neil, CEO of the 76ers told CNBC. The NBA has grown to become China’s most popular sports league. It’s formed partnerships with some of the country’s biggest tech companies and opened NBA stores and new experience concept stores inside malls. According to the league, more than 300 million people in China play basketball. Meanwhile, the NBA is the most followed sports league on social media with more than 150 million fol


“If there’s a second center of the basketball universe, it’s China,” Scott O’Neil, CEO of the 76ers told CNBC. The NBA has grown to become China’s most popular sports league. It’s formed partnerships with some of the country’s biggest tech companies and opened NBA stores and new experience concept stores inside malls. According to the league, more than 300 million people in China play basketball. Meanwhile, the NBA is the most followed sports league on social media with more than 150 million fol
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The NBA is China's most popular sports league. Here's how it happened

It was the week before the start of this year’s National Basketball Association season.

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks walked onto a basketball court before the game began and a loud applause greeted him as he took his courtside seat.

But Cuban was not in Dallas, Texas. He was in Shenzhen, China for a preseason game where the Mavericks competed against the Philadelphia 76ers in front of tens of thousands of Chinese fans.

Here in the world’s most populous country, basketball is a massive business and the NBA’s fan base has grown.

It was the first time the two teams were playing in China, but it was the 26th game to take place in the country, since the NBA began bringing games there in 2004.

“If there’s a second center of the basketball universe, it’s China,” Scott O’Neil, CEO of the 76ers told CNBC.

The NBA has grown to become China’s most popular sports league. It’s formed partnerships with some of the country’s biggest tech companies and opened NBA stores and new experience concept stores inside malls.

According to the league, more than 300 million people in China play basketball. Meanwhile, the NBA is the most followed sports league on social media with more than 150 million followers.

“The world is getting flatter and flatter. You can interchange someone from Philadelphia and Shanghai, you can rotate them, and no one will know the difference,” O’Neil said. “We listen to the same music, we watch the same basketball, we follow the same trends, it’s pretty incredible.”

The NBA’s history in China dates back to the late 1980s when its commissioner at that time, David Stern, met with China’s state run television network CCTV to get games on air.

By 1994, all the NBA finals were shown live in China.


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