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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, a man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi.  Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giant runs its app store. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020,  and will advocate for legal and regulatory changes.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

Apple's smaller rivals unite to fight iPhone app store rules

Sep. 24, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spotify and the makers of Fortnite and Tinder are taking on Apple and Google as part of a newly formed coalition calling for “fair treatment” in the way the tech giants run their app stores. The Coalition for App Fairness, a Washington-based nonprofit, launched Thursday and...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Sep. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Photo Widget, Francis Bonnin 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. True Skate, True Axis 10....

A man shows the contact tracing app Stayaway Covid on his cellphone, in Lisbon, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The smartphone app uses Bluetooth technology to help discover whether people have been in close proximity to someone infected with COVID-19. Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest from the public. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

Sep. 22, 2020 7:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the apps have not been widely adopted due to privacy concerns, technical problems and lack of interest...

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Phone flip: New Quibi series 'Wireless' empowers the viewer

Sep. 16, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of “Wireless.” The series on the mobile-platform Quibi employs an ingenious way to tell a story on a smartphone: You see different things on the screen depending on whether you hold your phone...

In this still image provided by Apple from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif., Apple's Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams unveils Apple Watch Series 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Apple is introducing the cheaper version of its smart watch in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while more consumers are forced to scrimp during ongoing fallout from the pandemic. (Apple via AP)

Apple debuts discount watch, but no new iPhones ... yet

Sep. 15, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Apple introduced a cheaper version of its smartwatch, its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its trend-setting products while many consumers are forced to scrimp during the coronavirus pandemic. The scaled-down Apple Watch follows on the heels of a budget iPhone the company...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 15, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 10....

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

Sep. 11, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city doesn’t issue protective equipment, conduct testing and clean schools properly. Union leader Michael Mulgrew in a Friday video...

A siren is installed at the fire station in Leverkusen, Germany, Thursday,Sept. 10, 2020, when all available warning devices were tested nationwide. For the first time in 30 years, Germany was planning a nationwide test of sirens on Thursday morning _ only the alarm didn't go off in some places and push alerts never arrived or popped up late on many users' smart phones. (Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa via AP)

Germany: Nationwide warning test fails in some places

Sep. 10, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — People in Germany braced themselves for shrieking sirens Thursday morning but instead got deafening silence in many places as the first test of the nationwide warning system in 30 years proved widely a failure and punctured the country's infamous image of efficiency. The Federal Office of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on Apple App Store

Sep. 8, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Monopoly, Marmalade Game Studio 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 8. True Skate, True Axis 9. SkyView, Terminal Eleven LLC 10. Grand...

Alaska ranks last in phone, mail, online census responses

Sep. 7, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska ranks last in U.S. Census responses that do not involve census takers making personal visits, including phone, mail or online participation, officials said. The state has the lowest level of “self-response" so far during the 2020 Census, Alaska Public Media reported....