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A security officer talks on a phone in front of an image of an iPhone displayed at an Apple store in Ahmedabad, India, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government, Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Praad  said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Samsung, Apple to boost cellphone manufacturing in India

Aug. 1, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three contract manufacturers for Apple iPhones and South Korea’s Samsung have applied for large-scale electronics manufacturing rights in India under a $6.5 billion incentive scheme announced by the government, a minister said Saturday. The scheme will extend cash incentives of 4-6%...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 15, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus look at the latest products at a Huawei store in Beijing. A technology research firm says Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the world's biggest smartphone seller, as its home market in China emerged from the coronavirus pandemic better off than other economies. Analysts at Canalys said Thursday, July 30 that Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices in the second quarter of 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, file)

Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller: report

Jul. 30, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A technology research firm says Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the world's biggest smartphone seller, as its home market in China emerged from the coronavirus pandemic better off than other economies. Analysts at Canalys said Thursday that Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices in the...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 28, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. Sky Guide, Fifth Star Labs LLC 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 6 Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. The Game of Life 2, Marmalade...

Models wearing face masks pose during a mask fashion show in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S Korea has 100+ cases for 1st time in 4 months

Jul. 24, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 113 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours — its first daily jump above 100 in nearly four months. But the rise was expected as health authorities had forecast a temporary spike driven by imported infections found among cargo-ship...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 21, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Sky Guide, Fifth Star Labs LLC 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. SkyView , Terminal Eleven LLC 7. Toca Hair Salon 3, Toca Boca AB 8. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 9. Geometry Dash, RobTop...

Google to invest $4.5 billion in India's Jio digital company

Jul. 15, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Google plans to invest $4.5 billion in India’s Jio Platforms Ltd, the company announced Wednesday, taking a 7.7% stake in the digital services company owned by multi-billion dollar Reliance Industries. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a tweet that the partnership with Jio will help...

Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrest

Jul. 14, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia is entering its third week without internet service for almost everyone after days of deadly unrest, as the government in Africa’s diplomatic and aviation hub says it’s trying to prevent speech that could further inflame ethnic tensions. The internet cut has...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 14, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 3. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Dark Sky Weather, Apple 8. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 9. True Skate, True...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system, including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest, has served as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Facebook's software kit to blame for popular apps crashing

Jul. 10, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Friday's widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you're not...