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India's 'patriotism pop' songs urge Hindus to claim Kashmir

Aug. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — The music videos began appearing on social media within hours of the announcement by India's Hindu nationalist-led government that it was stripping statehood from the disputed region of Kashmir that had been in place for decades. The songs delivered a message to India's 250 million YouTube...

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 20, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 18, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9....

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Aug. 20, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

Chinese technology giant Huawei has yet to feel the full force of U.S. sanctions due to temporary exemptions and other uncertainties. Nonetheless, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says he expects no permanent relief because of the political climate in Washington. In an interview with The Associated Press, he also...

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

Aug. 20, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will thrive because it is developing its own technology. Ren Zhengfei also said he doesn't want relief...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 13, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending August 11, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Pocket Build, MoonBear LTD 8. True Skate, True Axis 9....

Russian media agency complains YouTube facilitates protests

Aug. 11, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's media oversight agency said Sunday that it wanted Google to stop YouTube users from posting information about unsanctioned political protests or the Russian government would feel free to retaliate against the American company. The Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of...

Q&A: Ex-Googler Harris on how tech 'downgrades' humans

Aug. 10, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

Tristan Harris wants to reverse the harmful effects he believes technology has had on all of us. Harris, a former Google design ethicist, first rose to national awareness after a presentation he gave within Google in 2013 spread throughout the industry. In it, he argued that many tech products were designed to be...

Business Highlights

Aug. 9, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

___ Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei has unveiled its own operating system for smartphones that could replace Android if U.S. sanctions on the company cut off access to Google's system. The company says it will release its first smartphone...

Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android

Aug. 9, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei on Friday unveiled a smartphone operating system that it said can replace Google's Android, adding to the Chinese tech giant's efforts to insulate itself against U.S. sanctions. The announcement of HarmonyOS highlights the growing ability of Huawei, the No. 2 global smartphone brand...