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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 20, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. The Game of Life, Marmalade Game Studio 8. Facetune,...

Huawei exec: Chinese tech giant wants to be 'transparent'

Oct. 18, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Friday that the company is prepared to be "open and transparent" as it looks to persuade the U.S. government that it can be trusted and that national security concerns about its technology are unfounded. "The first thing we need to do is...

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,...

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...

China criticizes Apple for app that tracks Hong Kong police

Oct. 9, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party's main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and...