Latest Mobile phones News

Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

Oct. 21, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function. Apple Pay, Google Pay and other payment...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 19, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6....

Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture

Oct. 18, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Foxconn Technology Group will produce cars and buses for...

Louisiana: tag and validate deer, turkey by smartphone

Oct. 13, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hunters in Louisiana can now use their smartphones to tag and validate deer and turkey immediately after killing one, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said. This must be done before moving the deer or turkey, and either the tag...

Mississippi works to offer driver's license in digital form

Oct. 12, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday. He said the digital driver's...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 12, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6....

LSU creates cellphone app for COVID-19 contact tracing

Oct. 10, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Researchers at Louisiana State University have created a cellphone app to track exposures to COVID-19. The Advocate reports the GeauxTrace contact tracing app uses the signal strength from Bluetooth software available on most cellphones and...

California extends tax on phones to fund high-speed internet

Oct. 08, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 05, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. True Skate, True Axis 6....

Ex-mayor ordered to repay investors $300,000

Sep. 28, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two more charges faced by a disgraced former Massachusetts mayor and ordered him to repay more than $300,000 to investors in his smartphone app, according to court records. After throwing out two tax charges Monday, Judge...