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Apple suing Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group

Nov. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tech giant Apple announced Tuesday it is suing Israel’s NSO Group, seeking to block the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire company from breaking into Apple's products, like the iPhone. Apple said in a complaint filed in federal court in...

Under pressure, Apple allows self-repairs to iPhones, Macs

Nov. 17, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software. The company said Wednesday that it will enable users of two of...

Tennessee gov puts 2 on new board overseeing Ford plant site

Nov. 05, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has selected two people for a new government panel that oversees the site where Ford plans to establish a massive electric vehicle and battery complex. The Republican’s office says Tipton County Mayor Jeff Huffman and...

Amid US sanctions, Huawei highlights uses for 5G technology

Nov. 02, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Huawei Technologies Co. is providing smart services and 5G technology to industries such as healthcare, creating new revenue streams that might offset the damage to its smartphone business from U.S. sanctions. In the southern city of Guangzhou,...

Consumer watchdog to probe Big Tech payment systems

Oct. 21, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In its first significant action under a new director, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ordering Apple, Amazon, PayPal and other tech giants to reveal how their proprietary payment networks function. Apple Pay, Google Pay and other payment...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 19, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6....

Smartphone producer Foxconn announces electric car venture

Oct. 18, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese company that manufactures smartphones for Apple Inc. and other global brands announced plans Monday to produce electric cars for auto brands under a similar contract model. Foxconn Technology Group will produce cars and buses for...

Louisiana: tag and validate deer, turkey by smartphone

Oct. 13, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hunters in Louisiana can now use their smartphones to tag and validate deer and turkey immediately after killing one, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said. This must be done before moving the deer or turkey, and either the tag...

Mississippi works to offer driver's license in digital form

Oct. 12, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is developing a way for people to have their driver's license, vaccination card and other state-issued documents available in a smartphone wallet, Commissioner of Public Safety Sean Tindell said Tuesday. He said the digital driver's...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Oct. 12, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6....