Latest Mobile phones News

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones, officials announced Wednesday. While some technology experts have warned that such systems could be...

China's Huawei reports sales gain despite US sanctions

Oct. 16, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday reported a double-digit gain in sales despite U.S. sanctions that threaten to disrupt its smartphone and network equipment businesses. Huawei Technologies Ltd. said its sales rose 24.4% in the first nine months of 2019 to 610.8 billion yuan ($86...

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections,...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 15, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 13, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Incredibox, So Far So Good 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. NBA 2K20, 2K 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9. Geometry Dash,...

Liz Weston: In 'SIM swap,' criminals really have your number

Oct. 14, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

If you're not familiar with SIM swap fraud, prepare to be terrified. This scam, also known as port-out or SIM splitting fraud, allows criminals to hijack your cell phone number. Once they have your number, the bad guys can clean out your financial accounts, confiscate your email, delete your data and take over...

India restores post-paid cellphone services in Kashmir

Oct. 14, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Postpaid cellphone services were restored in India-administered Kashmir on Monday, more than two months after India's government downgraded the region's semi-autonomy and imposed a security and communications lockdown. Landline phones were restored in the region last month, but the...

Apple has a lot to lose if it crosses China's party bosses

Oct. 10, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Under pressure from China, Apple has removed a smartphone app that enabled Hong Kong protesters to track police. It has cut off access in mainland China to a news app that extensively covered the anti-government demonstrations. And it has made it harder to find an emoji representing the...

Apple drops smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements following Chinese criticism

Oct. 10, 2019 1:02 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Apple drops smartphone app that allows Hong Kong activists to report police movements following Chinese criticism.

Report: US plans to allow some technology sales to Huawei

Oct. 10, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration plans to issue licenses to U.S. companies to supply "nonsensitive goods" to Chinese tech giant Huawei, The New York Times reported, in a move that might help to cool tensions ahead of trade talks. President Donald Trump gave approval last week to begin issuing...

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

Oct. 9, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars and countless other devices of modern life, and could become...