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Google to invest $4.5 billion in India's Jio digital company

Jul. 15, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Google plans to invest $4.5 billion in India’s Jio Platforms Ltd, the company announced Wednesday, taking a 7.7% stake in the digital services company owned by multi-billion dollar Reliance Industries. Google CEO Sundar Pichai said in a tweet that the partnership with Jio will help...

Ethiopia enters 3rd week of internet shutdown after unrest

Jul. 14, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ethiopia is entering its third week without internet service for almost everyone after days of deadly unrest, as the government in Africa’s diplomatic and aviation hub says it’s trying to prevent speech that could further inflame ethnic tensions. The internet cut has...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 14, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 3. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Dark Sky Weather, Apple 8. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 9. True Skate, True...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system, including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest, has served as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you’re not browsing the social network. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)

Facebook's software kit to blame for popular apps crashing

Jul. 10, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Friday's widespread crashes of popular apps running on the iPhone’s iOS operating system — including Tinder, Spotify and Pinterest — serve as a reminder that Facebook is still tracking you through your phone using sophisticated software, even if you're not...

The top Apple apps on App Store

Jul. 7, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. NBA, 2K202K 6. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 7. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Clickteam, LLC 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

New state laws ban drivers holding phones, hike marriage age

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Using a handheld cellphone while driving will become illegal on Indiana roads under a new state law taking effect this week. The move aimed at combating distracted driving was among numerous laws going onto the books Wednesday after being approved by the state Legislature this year....

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...

South Dakota ban on phone use while driving starts July 1

Jun. 27, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Drivers in South Dakota who use their cellphones can be pulled over and ticketed purely for that offense starting Wednesday. A new state law taking effect July 1 makes it a Class 2 misdemeanor to use a cellphone while driving except in an emergency or to use a GPS app or to read or...

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...