Latest Smartphones News

UK watchdog examines Apple-Google mobile system control

Jun. 15, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. competition regulators are looking into Apple and Google smartphone operating systems, app stores and browsers, over concern that the control of "mobile ecosystems" by the two tech giants is harming consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority on...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd ...

Apple reaffirms privacy stance amid Trump probe revelations

Jun. 11, 2021 20:37 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Seeking to protect its image as a guardian of personal privacy, Apple maintains it was blindsided and handcuffed by a Trump administration probe that resulted in the company handing over phone data from two Democratic congressmen. Apple...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 08, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd ...

Apple previews new software for iPhone, other gadgets

Jun. 08, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple kicked off its second annual all-virtual developer conference with a keynote that outlined new updates to its software for iPhones and other devices. The presentation highlighted more privacy options for paid iCloud accounts and a “Find My” service that helps find...

Biden widens list of Chinese firms off-limits for investment

Jun. 04, 2021 08:43 AM EDT

China vehemently objected Friday to U.S. President Joe Biden’s expansion of a list of Chinese companies whose shares are off-limits to American investors because of their purported links to the Chinese military and surveillance. The White House issued the update late...

Walmart aims to empower workers with own devices, new app

Jun. 03, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Walmart is coming out with a new app for its store workers' phones that allows them to do a variety of tasks from digitally clocking into work to helping locate merchandise and answering customers’ questions. It also has a push-to-talk feature to let...

Huawei rolls out its own operating system to smartphones

Jun. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Huawei launched its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system on its handsets on Wednesday as it adapts to having lost access to Google mobile services two years ago after the U.S. put the Chinese telecommunications company on a trade blacklist. The...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 01, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio ...

EXPLAINER: How vaccine passports for global travel will work

May. 26, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boarding pass, suitcase, passport and ... digital vaccination certificate? Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop...