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Apple, Salesforce teaming up on mobile apps for business

Sep. 24, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Customer relations software company Salesforce says it will join with Apple to create new business apps exclusively for iPhone and iPad. Salesforce said Monday the partnership will focus on three areas: apps for industry and small business to improve customer relations; enabling businesses...

Is $1,100 too much for an iPhone? Get an older one for less

Sep. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple's latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features. Just buy a two-year-old iPhone 7. That phone was Apple's first to come with...

Alabama editorial roundup

Sep. 19, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 15 The Dothan Eagle on an evaluation of the Alabama Accountability Act: As Dothan school officials wrangle over strategies to reshape the city school system to make better use of the funds available for education, an interesting report has emerged from the...

Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

Sep. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than a century ago, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi pioneered long distance, wireless communications from Cape Cod's famous coastline. But two shark attacks this summer — including Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years — have underscored a...

Too much screen time? New phone controls for you and kids

Sep. 18, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones — really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don't lie. Their new tools for managing screen time will let you see how often you picked up the phone after bedtime or how long you're on Instagram at work...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 18, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 16, 2018: App Store 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. Earth Impact, Nicolas Schulz 8. Hurricane...

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Sep. 17, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone? Amid heavy rain from Florence, some smartphone or in-car map directions in recent days have sent people in North Carolina onto flooded roads...

The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device

Sep. 13, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. In its fourth incarnation, called Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality...

Got $1,100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Sep. 12, 2018 10:49 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically...

The Latest: High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch

Sep. 12, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Apple's new smartwatch will have the ability to take high-quality heart readings to detect irregular heart rhythms and other potential problems. Ben Wood of CCS Insight says getting U.S. regulatory clearance for...