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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Nov. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 10, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. iSchedule, HotSchedules 5. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 8....

Huawei giving employees bonus for coping with US sanctions

Nov. 12, 2019 6:57 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Huawei is paying its employees bonuses totaling more than $285 million as thanks for helping the Chinese tech giant cope with U.S. sanctions that threaten its smartphone and other businesses. Huawei scrambled to remove U.S. components from its products following curbs announced in May on...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Nov. 5, 2019 12:54 PM EST

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

Samsung Electronics says third quarter profit fell 56%

Oct. 31, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday its operating profit for the last quarter fell by nearly 56%, with its robust sales of smartphones, displays and TVs offset by a continuously weak market for computer chips. The South Korean technology giant reported an operating profit of 7.78...

Apple shakes off iPhone slump to deliver strong fiscal 4Q

Oct. 30, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is still running a well-oiled moneymaking machine despite cooling demand for its hottest product, the iPhone. Sales and revenue in the July-September quarter exceeded Wall Street estimates as Apple's newest iPhones got off to a better start than expected, even though the devices...

Ford to offer over-the-air software updates across lineup

Oct. 30, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Beginning next year, Ford's redesigned vehicle models will allow software updates over the internet or through cellular phone connections. The company says every model will be equipped with the technology as they are redesigned. The shift will reduce visits to dealers for service and...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 29, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 27, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 5. iSchedule, HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 7. True Skate, True Axis 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9....

Apple resumes human reviews of Siri audio with iPhone update

Oct. 29, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. In August, Apple suspended the practice and apologized for the way it used people, rather than just machines, to review the audio. While common in the tech industry, the practice undermined Apple's...

Report: Smartphone malware targeting Pakistani officials

Oct. 23, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A security firm says fake smartphone apps laden with malware are targeting Pakistan's military and government. A report Wednesday by Canadian company BlackBerry identifies new espionage campaigns attempting to steal sensitive data from mobile devices. BlackBerry says it doesn't know who is...

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

Oct. 23, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and...