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FILE - In this  Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo, Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing.  The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

Sep. 19, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday. President Donald Trump has cited concerns about Chinese government snooping as his administration prepares to follow through on executive orders that could make it increasingly...

FILE - Icons for the smartphone apps TikTok and WeChat are seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing, in a Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo.  The Commerce Department said President Trump’s proposed ban of the apps WeChat and TikTok will go into effect Sunday, Sept. 20,  to “safeguard the national security of the United States.” The government said its order, previously announced by Trump in August, will “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.”  (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

Sep. 18, 2020 10:01 PM EDT

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users. TikTok won't face the...

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Phone flip: New Quibi series 'Wireless' empowers the viewer

Sep. 16, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of “Wireless.” The series on the mobile-platform Quibi employs an ingenious way to tell a story on a smartphone: You see different things on the screen depending on whether you hold your phone...

FILE - In this April 27, 2020 file photo, A\a woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus takes off disposable gloves after using an ATM at the People's United Bank on Main Street in downtown in Bridgeport, Conn.  As bank branches remain shuttered, more people are having a go at doing their banking online.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

When can I shred this check? Answers to online banking FAQ

Sep. 16, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

As the COVID-19 pandemic leads banking customers to lean into online technology to manage their money, those trying online banking for the first time may find themselves with questions about how to handle things previously done in person or with paper documents. If you’re stuck on how to handle some of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 15, 2020 2:47 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. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 10....

The top 10 movies on the Apple TV app

Sep. 15, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

Apple TV app - Movies US charts: 1. The 2nd 2. Irresistible (2020) 3. Sniper: Assassin’s End 4. The King of Staten Island 5. Bill & Ted Face The Music 6. The Silencing 7. Force of Nature 8. Made In Italy 9. Robin’s Wish 10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Apple TV app -...

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Sep. 15, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher 1. Disloyal: A Memoir by Michael Cohen - 9781510764705 - (Skyhorse) 2. Shadows in Death by J. D. Robb - 9781250207241 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) 3. Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty - 9781982134501 - (Simon & Schuster) 4. Dune by Frank Herbert -...

Visitors wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus stand at a booth for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Recent U.S. sanctions on Huawei Technologies have left the company without enough computer chips, hurting the growth of its smartphone business, a top executive says. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

US sanctions on Huawei hit chip supply and growth, exec says

Sep. 10, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A Huawei executive says that recent U.S. sanctions against the company have caused a shortage of computer chips for the company, hurting the growth of its smartphone business. Richard Yu, president of Huawei Technologies’ consumer business, said at a company conference for...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 8, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. SkyView, Terminal Eleven LLC 10. Grand...

FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, the sun is reflected on Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York. Apple is delaying a new privacy feature in the next version of its iPhone operating system that will make it more difficult for app developers to track people online to help sell ads. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Apple delays debut of anti-tracking tool in iPhone software

Sep. 3, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple is delaying a new privacy feature in the next version of its iPhone operating system that will make it more difficult for app makers to track people online to help sell digital ads. The decision outlined Thursday affects iOS 14, which is expected to be released as a free...