Consumer electronics

December 12, 2017 - 4:11 pm
App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 10, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 4. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 5,Ninja Kiwi 6. Toca Life: Pets,Toca Boca AB 7. Reigns: Her Majesty,Devolver Digital 8...
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FILE - This Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, file photo shows the Apple logo above a store location entrance in Dallas. Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:00 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones. The companies didn't disclose the price of the acquisition announced Monday. Technology news site...
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This photo provided by Facebook demonstrates Facebook's new Messenger app for kids on an iPhone. Facebook is launching the messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they often do. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they...
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November 30, 2017 - 3:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that knows what you want before you do. But it's in a very different world when it comes to self-made phones and gadgets. Its new Pixel 2 phones, released in October, got high marks for their camera and design. Then...
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November 28, 2017 - 2:06 pm
App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 26, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 4. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 5. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 6. Monument Valley 2, ustwo Games Ltd 7. Trivia Crack (No Ads), Etermax 8...
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A boy looks over a Black Friday sale item at a J.C. Penney store, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Seattle. Black Friday has morphed from a single day when people got up early to score doorbusters into a whole season of deals, so shoppers may feel less need to be out. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 24, 2017 - 6:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy's says it has "fully resolved" problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on "overcapacity" that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...
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November 24, 2017 - 6:24 pm
App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 19, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. kirakira+, Kentaro Yama 4. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 6. NBA 2K18, 2K 7. iSchedule, HotSchedules 8. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd. 9...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, a person uses a smart phone in Chicago. A new analysis suggests that increased social media use could be one factor contributing to a rise in teen suicide. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2017 - 5:43 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal...
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CORRECTS North Korea flag with stars on the left of the cellphones; AP illustration by Peter Hamlin shows flag of North Korea. SOURCE: AP Illustration. Editor’s Note: It is mandatory to include all sources that accompany this graphic when repurposing or editing it for publication
November 09, 2017 - 6:15 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online. Doctors can consult via live, online video conferencing, and lectures at prestigious Kim Il Sung University are streamed to faraway factories and agricultural communes. People use online dictionaries and text each other...
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November 06, 2017 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected Samsung's appeal of court rulings that it impermissibly copied features of Apple's iPhone. The justices on Monday left in place rulings in favor of Apple involving its patents for smartphone features that include auto-correct and a slide that unlocks...
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