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How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw

Sep. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner. Here's how to update your Apple devices. ...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 14, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. True Skate, True Axis 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. Geometry...

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

Sep. 14, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's biggest antitrust penalties ever. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Game show 'The Price Is Right' celebrates its 50th season

Sep. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can remember the price of a 30-ounce jar of mayonnaise, what an Armani purse goes for and how much to pay for an iPhone 12, there's really only one place to shine — “The Price Is Right.” The longest-running game show in television history is...

Epic Games appeals ruling in lawsuit alleging Apple monopoly

Sep. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

Epic Games filed notice that is appealing a federal judge's decision in a lawsuit alleging that Apple has been running an illegal monopoly that stifles competition. The maker of the popular Fortnite video game said in a court filing Sunday that it will take the ruling to...

Pirates remember emotional post-9/11 game against Mets

Sep. 11, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jason Kendall remembers straining to hear the audio through a cell phone that, as the former Pirates catcher put it, “wasn’t exactly an iPhone 12.” Technology lacked on Sept. 13, 2001, two days after four coordinated terrorist attacks changed our world forever. ...

Hawaii creates optional digital vaccination record program

Sep. 08, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii this week plans to launch a program that will allow people to use their smartphones to prove they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Hawaii Smart Health Card comes shortly before Honolulu and Maui begin instituting vaccine...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 07, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. True Skate, True Axis 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Geometry...

Georgians to be able to carry driver's license on phone

Sep. 07, 2021 07:41 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is set to become one of the first states to allow driver's licenses to be carried on smart phones. The exact timeline hasn't been announced but the state's drivers will be among the earliest to be able to use the Apple Wallet app to store their...