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In this Oct. 31, 2019 photo, man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei kept its global business growing for almost a decade while Washington piled sanctions on the company and lobbied its allies to keep the company out of telecom networks. Now, Huawei is starting to suffer in earnest as the Trump administration steps up efforts to slam the door on access to Western components and markets in a widening feud with Beijing over technology and security. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

Aug. 8, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure. Huawei...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. It's the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. The Covidwise app was available on the tech giants’ app stores Wednesday, Aug. 5,  ahead of an expected announcement from Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

Aug. 5, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has rolled out a smartphone app to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, becoming the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google. But hopes for a nationwide app that can work seamlessly across state...

This photo provided by Samsung shows the Galaxy Note20 Ultra, from Samsung.  Samsung aims to lift sinking smartphone sales with two new models that will test consumers' willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The company's latest Galaxy phones, unveiled Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, during an online showcase, will cost $1,000 to $1,300.  (Samsung via AP)

Samsung's new phones test consumer demand for pricey gadgets

Aug. 5, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

Samsung aims to lift its sinking smartphone sales with three new models that will test consumer willingness to buy high-priced gadgets during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The latest Galaxy phones, unveiled Wednesday during an online showcase, will cost $1,000 to $1,300. Such prices are...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Aug. 4, 2020 12:25 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. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 8. The Game of Life 2, Marmalade Game Studio 9. True Skate , True...

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...