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The top Apple apps on App Store

Jun. 30, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 3. Geometry Dash RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 6. Dark Sky Weather, Apple 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 9. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 10. NBA 2K20 2K...

In this May 3, 2020 provided by TeleHealth Access for Seniors, Yale student Hannah Verma poses for a photograph near a table with mobile devices in Longwood, Fla. Verma co-founded the nonprofit that gathers smartphones and tablets that are then distributed to patients in need. The organization has gathered over 700 devices to distribute to patients around the country through doctor's offices and clinics. (Arjun Verma/TeleHealth Access for Seniors via AP)

Pandemic forces some patients to phone in doctor visits

Jun. 25, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

Video telemedicine took off earlier this year as the coronavirus paused in-person doctor visits. Earl Egner missed that trend. The 84-year-old diabetic and cancer survivor has no computer or cellphone. Instead, he relies on a form of communication older than himself — the telephone — to talk to...

In this photo provided by Apple Inc., CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2020 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 22, 2020, in Cupertino, Calif. At its postponed and now-virtual developers conference, Apple is expected to unveil some modest changes to iPhone operating software and possibly to drop some hints about its efforts in augmented and virtual reality, although any new gadgets are still probably a few years away. (Brooks Kraft/Apple Inc. via AP)

Apple previews new iPhone software, changes to Mac chips

Jun. 22, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

Apple on Monday provided a glimpse at upcoming software changes designed to make the iPhone even easier to use and also announced a long-anticipated shift to a new type of chip to power its line of Mac computers. The preview of the next version of the iPhone's operating system, known as iOS 14, highlighted...

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, Matt Hancock, Britain's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Britain is scrapping plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, it was announced Thursday, June 18 2020. The government’s app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight, and was expected to be rolled out to the rest of the country later. But officials overseeing the app’s development said they couldn’t overcome a number of technical challenges they found during field tests with the app. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Britain scraps virus tracing app for Google-Apple system

Jun. 18, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain scrapped plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, health authorities said Thursday. The app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight, off the...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada to introduce virus tracing app in July

Jun. 18, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is introducing a contact tracing smartphone app that will notify Canadians of exposure to the new coronavirus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday the app will be voluntary and that if someone tests positive, other users who have the app and have been in proximity will then be...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 14, 2020 file photo, an Apple logo adorns the facade of the downtown Brooklyn Apple store in New York. Apple’s new iPad brings PC-like trackpad capabilities for the first time, as the company seeks to make its tablet even more like a laptop computer. Apple says the trackpad will offer more precision than fingers in selecting text and switching between apps.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

EU authorities open twin Apple antitrust investigations

Jun. 16, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened two investigations on Tuesday into Apple's mobile app store and payment platform over concerns its practices distort competition, opening a new front in the EU's battle against the dominance of big tech companies. The EU's executive Commission said it formally...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jun. 16, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft Mojang 2. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar Games 9. FlickType Keyboard,...

A person holds a smartphone with the official 'Corona Warn-App' (Corona Warning Application) in Berlin, Germany, Monday, June 15, 2020. The app will be introduced on Tuesday, June 16 by the German authorities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Coronavirus tracing app a test for privacy-minded Germany

Jun. 16, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany launched a coronavirus tracing app Tuesday that officials say is so secure even government ministers can use it, though developers acknowledge it isn't perfect yet. Smartphone apps have been touted as a high-tech tool in the effort to track down potential COVID-19 infections. Experts...