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China's Huawei soft power push raises hard questions

Feb. 13, 2019 1:28 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's national game — brought to you by China's Huawei. As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests and execution orders, it hasn't gone unnoticed that Huawei's bright red fan-shaped logo is plastered prominently on the set...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending February 10, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Dark Sky Weather, ...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 11, 2019 7:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Feb. 10, 2019 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

Target updates app after TV station reveals pricing changes

Feb. 8, 2019 4:27 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has modified its smartphone app after a Minneapolis TV station reported that prices displayed on the app changed whenever users approached the retailer's stores, sometimes rising by hundreds of dollars. KARE-TV reports the Minneapolis-based retailer recently released an updated...

Apple releases update to prevent FaceTime eavesdropping

Feb. 7, 2019 8:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others while using FaceTime. The bug enabled interlopers to turn an iPhone into a live microphone while using Group FaceTime. Callers were able to activate another person's microphone...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 5, 2019 2:52 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending February 3, 2019: 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. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. The Game of Life, Marmalade...

Iowa town relies on one-page Hotsheet to deliver local news

Feb. 2, 2019 1:13 PM EST

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — It's a common sight in most every public setting anymore. Look around and you'll see people with their heads bent over their smartphones, fingers swiping at the screens and thumbs punching out messages. It shouldn't be a revelation to anyone that information nowadays is just a touch of...

Iowa town relies on one-page Hotsheet to deliver local news

Feb. 2, 2019 1:05 AM EST

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — It's a common sight in most every public setting anymore. Look around and you'll see people with their heads bent over their smartphones, fingers swiping at the screens and thumbs punching out messages. It shouldn't be a revelation to anyone that information nowadays is just a touch of...

14-year-old's FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple

Feb. 1, 2019 4:08 PM EST

At the heart of Apple's shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action. "The thing that surprised me the most was that this glitch happened in the first...