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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

iTunes Store/App Store/Apple Books charts for 02/16/20: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. FlickType Keyboard, Kpaw, LLC 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Procreate Pocket. Savage Interactive Pty Ltd. 8....

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bureau says it has developed two secure data-collection systems, so that if one goes down during the census count, the other can substitute. Other mechanisms are in place to prevent failure and backup plans in case the worst happens. “All systems are go,

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

Feb. 15, 2020 9:07 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results. Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes that...

Study shows explosive growth in time spent streaming TV

Feb. 12, 2020 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming services like Netflix or Hulu account for 19% of television viewing in the United States now for people who have that capacity, virtually double what it was less than two years ago, a report out Wednesday said. A Nielsen company study illustrated how quickly consumers have...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo, a cleaner walks through a deserted compound of a commercial office building in Beijing. Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a deadly viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus

Feb. 11, 2020 6:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis. As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness topped 1,000, global supply chains remain widely...

A Samsung worker gives a demonstration of the Galaxy Z Flip Phone at the Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Samsung's new foldable phone: Cheaper, but still a novelty

Feb. 11, 2020 4:32 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung on Tuesday unveiled a new foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, its second attempt to sell consumers on phones with bendable screens and clamshell designs. The new phone can unfold from a small square upward into a traditional smartphone form, and will go on sale Feb. 14 starting...

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks to members of the media during a news conference, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

How the Iowa caucuses 'broke down in every way possible'

Feb. 11, 2020 3:10 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results. But her planning ran into a problem: Her phone was ruined when she accidentally dropped...

A worker fixes a poster announcing the Mobile World Congress 2020 in a conference venue in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Intel Mobile is the latest company announcing that is pulling out of the Mobile World Congress scheduled to be held in Barcelona in late February. Authorities still seem to be committed to hold it, meeting foreign diplomats on Tuesday to brief on the efforts to prevent any spread of the new coronavirus virus during the industry show. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Virus fears play out ahead of shrinking global tech event

Feb. 11, 2020 2:53 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The impact on travel and commerce from the viral outbreak in China is playing out ahead of one of the world's biggest technology fairs. Facebook, U.S. tech giants Cisco Systems and Intel, the U.S. wireless companies AT&T and Sprint and the Chinese smartphone maker Vivo said Tuesday that...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Feb. 11, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. TouchRetouch, ADVA Soft GmbH 4. FlickType Keyboard, Kpaw, LLC 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 7. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 9. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 10....

People wearing face masks walk past a fashion shop in Hong Kong, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Ten more people were sickened with a new virus aboard one of two quarantined cruise ships with some 5,400 passengers and crew aboard, health officials in Japan said Thursday, as China reported 73 more deaths and announced that the first group of patients were expected to start taking a new antiviral drug. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Virus impact: Airlines extend flights suspensions

Feb. 6, 2020 1:04 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Airlines are extending their suspension of flights to mainland China, while more retailers are putting an estimate on the economic damage they expect to incur from the virus outbreak in China. Here is a look at the latest developments on how the virus is affecting global business: AIRLINES:...

Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price speaks to reporters about the delay in Iowa caucus results, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Avalanche of issues takes out Iowa plan for high-tech caucus

Feb. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — What went wrong with the Iowa Democratic Party’s high-tech plan to speed up the reporting of caucus night results? Pretty much everything. A little-known startup company was picked by party leaders to develop a mobile app for reporting unofficial results, with key details such...