Latest Mobile phones News

Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people

Jun. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government. The agency is using aerial images of rural communities and...

AT&T drops cellphone customers in rural northeast Montana

Jun. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — AT&T has started dropping cellphone customers in northeastern Montana, citing customers' regular data use outside its service area. The Billings Gazette reported Wednesday that the company began notifying customers earlier this year that they would lose their mobile coverage....

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 18, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 16, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Bloons...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

Jun. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology...

Senators want tougher language returned to driving phone ban

Jun. 11, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Weeks after North Carolina House members watered down a distracted driving bill, state senators want to restore robust language that would prohibit drivers from holding their cellphones. Republican lawmakers and parents of children who died in distracted driving accidents held a news...

States sue to stop $26.5 billion Sprint-T-Mobile deal

Jun. 11, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile's $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm. The state attorneys general said the promised benefits, such as better networks in rural areas and faster service...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 11, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

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

How do you teach kids about texting? Bring in the teenagers

Jun. 11, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

ESSEN, Germany (AP) — How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers. On a recent day, 18-year-old Chantal Hueben stood in front of a group of fifth-graders and asked them to brainstorm about the messaging program Whatsapp, which most are using...

China mum on Trump-Xi meeting as Huawei says sales slowing

Jun. 11, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — Attention is turning to a possible meeting of President Donald Trump with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at a summit in Japan later this month as the next step in the vexing trade standoff between the two biggest economies. The Chinese government would not confirm Tuesday that such a meeting...

UN panel: Connect half the world, and $20 phones can help

Jun. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An independent U.N. panel called Monday for much greater cooperation to bring digital technology to roughly half the world's people, and a senior Google executive said mobile phones with internet access are being created to sell for about $20 that can help make this possible. Google...