Smartphones

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2009 file photo, a poster touting applications available for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch is seen at the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Since its debut 10 years ago Tuesday, July 10, 2018, Apple’s app store has unleashed new ways for us to work, play, and become lost in our screens. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
July 10, 2018 - 3:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone — has changed...
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ZTE's logo is seen in a telecommunication services shop in Beijing Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Tech giant ZTE Corp.’s near-death experience after Washington barred it from buying U.S. components was a stark reminder that China’s industry leaders cannot function without American technology. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 04, 2018 - 9:59 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Fears that China is threatening U.S. leadership in robots, electric cars and other advanced technologies are pushing the world's two biggest economies toward a full-blown trade war as the two sides prepare to impose tariffs Friday on billions of dollars' worth of each other's...
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President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 28, 2018 - 2:38 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on President Trump's trip to North Dakota and Wisconsin to attend a series of rallies and fundraising events (all times local): 1:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising the groundbreaking for a $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin. Trump said Thursday that what...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 21, 2018 - 11:56 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2016 file photo, the Apple logo is shown on a sign hanging in front of a new Apple Store, in the Williamsburg section in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that exploited the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 14, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole...
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Workers cut a giant cake to celebrate Taiwan-based contract manufacturing giant Foxconn's 30th anniversary of its first investment in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The head of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other tech products, says Washington's dispute with China is over technology rather than trade. (AP Photo/Kelvin Chan)
June 06, 2018 - 6:51 am
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The CEO of Taiwan's Foxconn, which assembles Apple iPhones and other products for tech companies, said Wednesday that Washington's dispute with China is over technology rather than trade. Terry Gou's comments at an event celebrating the anniversary of Foxconn's first...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. The Washington Post reports that a federal probe into Facebook's sharing of user data with Cambridge Analytica now involves the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department, in addition to the Federal Trade Commission. Facebook confirmed to The Associated Press that it has received questions from these agencies and said it is cooperating with the probe. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 04, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is at the center of another privacy furor, this one over its sharing of user data with device makers such as Apple, Amazon, Samsung and others over the past decade The social network acknowledges the data sharing deals, which it says it's — according to a New York Times...
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Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 4, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
June 04, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple will offer more ways for people to limit the time they spend on iPhones while introducing features designed to make its products even more indispensable. The paradox emerged Monday as Apple executives previewed new versions of free software due out this fall. The...
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June 01, 2018 - 12:36 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siri digital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features. The peek at the new software will come Monday at a gathering in San Jose, California, for thousands of app developers and other computer programmers...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:06 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products. The verdict reached Thursday is the latest twist in a legal battle that began in 2011. Previous rulings...
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