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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...

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,...

The Latest: Google shows off new phone, other devices

Oct. 15, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Google's new hardware announcement (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Google is unveiling a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. The company also announced new wireless headphones and a new laptop at an event Tuesday in New...

Today in History

Oct. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 9, the 282nd day of 2019. There are 83 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 9, 1967, Marxist revolutionary guerrilla leader Che Guevara, 39, was summarily executed by the Bolivian army a day after his capture. On this date: In 1776, a group of...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 8, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

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

US companies walk fine line when doing business with China

Oct. 8, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The furor over a tweet by the Houston Rockets general manager in support of Hong Kong protesters is highlighting the fine line that U.S. companies must walk when doing business with China. The NBA is trying to manage that delicate relationship after Daryl Morey posted a now-deleted tweet of...

EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

Oct. 3, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that individual member countries can force Facebook to remove what they regard as unlawful material from the social network all over the world _ a decision experts say could hinder free speech online and put a heavy burden on tech...

Google rolls out updated privacy tools for YouTube, Maps

Oct. 2, 2019 6:18 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year. Now, YouTube users will be...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 1, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 29, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. Procreate...