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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 20, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. The Game of Life, Marmalade Game Studio 8. Facetune,...

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections,...

Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China's party bosses

Oct. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app that extensively covered the anti-government demonstrations. And it has made it harder to find an emoji representing the...

China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Oct. 9, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and...

Tough times for chipmakers as Samsung warns of profit drop

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit. The sobering forecast Tuesday wasn't entirely unexpected, given an industrywide glut that has forced chipmakers to slash prices to clear out...

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary app gone in Mac update

Oct. 7, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the functions have long been...

Apple, Disney advance while HP Inc., Avnet pull back

Oct. 4, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday. HP Inc., down $1.76 to $16.64 The new CEO of the maker of personal computers and printers announced jobs cuts of up to 16% of the company's payroll. Apple Inc., up $6.19 to $227.01 A Japanese newspaper reported that the company...

Crusading tech mogul aims to prove CEOs can be activists too

Oct. 4, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Salesforce founder Marc Benioff oversees a $130 billion software empire from a 62-story skyscraper that towers above everything else in San Francisco. But he sits uneasily in his lofty perch because of a worsening economic divide on the streets down below, where the lavish pay doled...

US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging

Oct. 3, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 1, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 29, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Procreate...