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Electric scooters have zipped by docked bikes in popularity

Apr. 17, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere — zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road. And now they have overtaken station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation...

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Apr. 17, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's...

Apple, Qualcomm settle bitter dispute over iPhone technology

Apr. 17, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple and mobile chip maker Qualcomm have settled a bitter financial dispute centered on some of the technology that enables iPhones to connect to the internet. The surprise truce announced Tuesday came just as the former allies turned antagonists were facing off in a federal court...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 16, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 14, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!,Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 9....

New Samsung handset: Innovation hinges on folding screen

Apr. 16, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Samsung said this year it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the big question was whether the innovation was something people actually wanted or needed. Is the Galaxy Fold a gimmick to help sell more smartphones in a slowing market or a true breakthrough that will change...

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Apr. 12, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

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

S. Korea launches 5G smartphone networks ahead of schedule

Apr. 5, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's telecommunications carriers turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services. The carriers say 5G-enabled smartphones are capable of downloading data...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Apr. 2, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 31, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Rebel Inc., Ndemic Creations...

To imagine the '5G' future, revisit our recent wireless past

Mar. 29, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile industry is cranking up its hype machine for sleek new "5G" networks that it says will make your phone and everything else faster and wonderful. If you believe the marketing. But no one can really say how 5G will change your life; many of the apps and services that will exploit...