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Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self

Jul. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves. People raised fears on Twitter...

Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

Jul. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is calling on the FBI to review a Russian company's trendy smartphone app that transforms faces from photos into younger and older images of the person, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Senator Chuck Schumer says in the letter Wednesday to...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 16, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 14, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Pocket Build,MoonBear LTD 9....

Tensions over history, North keep Japan, South Korea at odds

Jul. 11, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and South Korea, two major U.S. allies, are again at odds, this time over Tokyo's decision to tighten controls on exports of sensitive materials that are mainly used in computer chips and display screens used in TVs and smartphones. The tensions reflect animosities that have persisted...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 9, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 7, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Dark Sky Weather, Jackadam 9....

Flying blind: Apps help visually impaired navigate airport

Jul. 8, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Navigating airports can be tricky. They're loud, crowded and not always laid out intuitively. They're even more challenging for visually impaired people. Chieko Asakawa knows those challenges firsthand, and she has also devised a remedy. Asakawa has been blind since she was 14 and is now an IBM Fellow and a...

Dodge County's new 911 simulator helps kids in an emergency

Jul. 6, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — While 9-1-1 might be the most recognizable phone number in the United States, when the time actually comes to dial the three digit number, many people find themselves ill-prepared for obvious reasons. "When people find themselves in a situation where they have to call 911 it's usually...

Edmunds weighs pros and cons of in-car personal assistants

Jul. 3, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

In the near future, get ready to do a lot more talking to your car. Smartphone personal assistants, such as Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant, can be used for a variety of tasks. And thanks to greater availability of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration systems — just...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Jul. 2, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 30, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. iSchedule, HotSchedules 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 6. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Limited 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. Procreate Pocket,...

Jony Ive, the designer behind the iPhone, is leaving Apple

Jun. 28, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story June 27 about Jony Ive leaving Apple and an Aug. 26, 2011, profile on Ive, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he had founded a design company called Tangerine. Ive was among the first employees at Tangerine, but didn't start the company. A corrected version of...