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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 1, 2020 11:46 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Human Anatomy Atlas 2021, Visible Body 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. ...

This series of screenshots taken from an iPhone with COVID-19 exposure notifications turned on for Washington state shows some of the information presented to iPhone users who are considering opting in to a new statewide coronavirus exposure notification program that was launched Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Washington state that uses smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People with Apple iPhones can now enable the 'exposure notifications' feature that is already in their phone's settings, and Android devices can download the app, called Washington Exposure Notifications. Use of the service is voluntary and users can opt out at any time. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Washington launches statewide COVID-19 notification app

Nov. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Monday launched a statewide coronavirus exposure app, joining more than a dozen states that have already enlisted the use of smartphone technology in the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People with iPhones can now enable the ‘exposure...

People weakest link for apps tracking coronavirus exposure

Nov. 29, 2020 6:14 PM EST

The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing technology,...

NH wildlife officials: Don't rely on phone maps while hiking

Nov. 29, 2020 9:55 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department is warning hikers not to rely on cellphone mapping apps for wilderness navigation after two individuals got lost in the woods. According to the department, a mother and daughter from Massachusetts were hiking in the mountains near Tamworth...

This Nov. 2020 photo  shows Jenna Powell live on Facebook.  With her three Alabama boutiques closed because of the pandemic, Powell found another way to sell animal print tops and tie-dye hoodies: become an amateur home shopping network host.  Almost daily around noon, Powell, or one of her employees, turns on an iPhone, looks into the camera and broadcasts to 400 people watching live on Facebook or her store’s app. They put on clothing, spin for the camera and try to get viewers to buy.   (Jenna Powell via AP)

Lights, camera, sell: Retailers want you to watch and shop

Nov. 25, 2020 1:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jenna Powell gets in front of a camera, she can sell $10,000 worth of sparkly dresses and tie-dye hoodies in 40 minutes. Powell, whose three Jennaration shops in Alabama were closed at the start of the pandemic, has put all her focus on selling through live videos, broadcasting live...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Nov. 24, 2020 11:58 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. Five Nights at Freddy’s,...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz speaks from the Governor's Reception room at the State Capitol, to discuss the latest steps in his response to COVID-19, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, Pool)

Minnesota launches smartphone app to slow spread of COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2020 4:20 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and other Minnesota officials urged residents Monday to download a free app for their smartphones that will notify them if someone who's been near them later tests positive for the coronavirus and will allow them to warn others anonymously if they test positive themselves....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Nov. 17, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,...

A man stands near an advertisement for Huawei's Honor brand 5G phones in Beijing on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. In an announcement Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, Chinese tech giant Huawei says it is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Huawei selling Honor phone brand in face of US sanctions

Nov. 17, 2020 12:50 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei is selling its budget-price Honor smartphone brand in an effort to rescue the struggling business from damaging U.S. sanctions imposed on its parent company. The sale announced Tuesday is aimed at reviving Honor by separating it from Huawei’s network...

FILE-In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo people wait in front of the Apple store in Munich, Germany. IDFA (Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers) allows Apple and all apps on the phone to track a user and combine information about online and mobile behaviour. Just like for cookies, this would require the users’ consent under EU law. Apple places these tracking codes without the knowledge or agreement of the users. noyb therefore filed two complaints against the company. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone tracking

Nov. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European privacy activists have filed complaints against Apple over its use of software to track the behavior of iPhone users. The Vienna-based group NOYB - short for “none of your business” - said Monday that it has asked data protection authorities in Germany and Spain to...