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Grads of first US Apple Developer Academy feted in Detroit

Jun. 30, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The inaugural class of the Detroit Apple Developer Academy, a free program that teaches students the fundamentals of coding, design, marketing and project management, celebrated its unique accomplishment during a ceremony Thursday. The academy in Detroit for people...

AP PHOTOS: The iPhone at 15, through pro photographers' eyes

Jun. 28, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

This week marks 15 years since the iPhone first went on sale and ushered in a new era: the age of the smartphone. It’s hard to imagine today how different mobile access was before that evening of June 29, 2007. The internet in your pocket didn’t look like, well, the internet....

After Roe, Dems seek probe of tech's use of personal data

Jun. 24, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Supreme Court ending the constitutional protections for abortion, four Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data to...

One plug and done: EU to require common way to charge phones

Jun. 07, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Forget rummaging through the junk drawer. Soon, Europeans will only need to reach for one cable to charge their smartphones and other devices. European Union officials said they inked a provisional agreement Tuesday that will require a uniform charging cord in the...

Millennial Money: Curb inflation with 5 credit card perks

Jun. 07, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

As prices on goods and services continue to rise because of inflation, scaling back expenses isn’t the only way to free up cash to cover essentials. Credit cards can feature valuable perks for new applicants, whether your goal is to pay off debt or save on costs. Even if you...

Apple offers glimpse at upcoming changes to iPhone software

Jun. 06, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Apple on Monday provided a peek at upcoming tweaks to the software that powers more than 1 billion iPhones and rolled out two laptops that will be the first available with the next generation of a company-designed microprocessor. As usual, Apple spent most of the opening day of its...

House votes bill to penalize cellphone use while drivers

May. 23, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Driving while using a handheld cellphone could become a traffic violation punishable by a ticket and fine under legislation approved Monday by the state House. State Rep. Mike Huval, a Republican from Breaux Bridge, got the bill passed with a 55-38 vote...

Dutch leader faces pressure over old-school text messages

May. 20, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The long-serving Dutch prime minister is in hot water over his low-tech cell phone. Mark Rutte is facing unusual political and public pressure after revelations that he has been deleting text messages about official matters for years. Critics accuse...

Google adopts an Apple-like approach for its Pixel products

May. 11, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting devices. The latest additions to its six-year-old Pixel brand will include Google’s first smartwatch that draws upon...

Britain pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog

May. 06, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online — or face the threat of big fines. The United Kingdom government on Friday outlined the...