- Tech Tips: Your guide to the myriad of phone-upgrade options Updated: Jun-03-15 3:17 am
NEW YORK - Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years.
- Pinterest to unveil 'buyable pins' in next few weeks Updated: Jun-02-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - Users of Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company's app using a new type of pin.
- Apple's Siri has new role in new 'smart' home systems Updated: Jun-02-15 9:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO - Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light.
- Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds Updated: Jun-01-15 3:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - Virtual reality is creeping into our world.
- BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest's Typo reach settlement Updated: Jun-01-15 11:58 am
NEW YORK - BlackBerry said Monday that it reached a patent infringement settlement with Typo, a maker of iPhone keyboards co-founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest. The Canadian smartphone maker had accused Typo of ripping off its design.
- Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks Updated: May-28-15 11:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
- FCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide' Updated: May-28-15 3:32 pm
NEW YORK - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.
- DNR, university researchers working on fishing app Updated: May-28-15 7:49 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is working with University of Minnesota researchers to come up with a smartphone application for anglers.
- Software glitch can cause iPhones to crash Updated: May-27-15 5:53 pm
A newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.
- GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models Updated: May-27-15 4:05 pm
DETROIT - By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.
- As TV goes online, Suddenlink latest to hook up with Hulu Updated: May-27-15 3:57 pm
NEW YORK - TV watchers are going online, and cable companies are following them there.
- Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives Updated: May-26-15 6:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash.
- BlackBerry lays off unspecified number of employees globally Updated: May-23-15 3:28 pm
TORONTO - BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones.
- Ready for liquor bottles smart enough to talk smart phones? Updated: May-21-15 1:38 pm
The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle.
- Hundreds of smart parking meters in works for downtown Boise Updated: May-20-15 3:50 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Parking officials plan to buy and install about 800 new smart meters in downtown Boise that users can pay with smartphones.
- Correction: Money & Markets Extra-Wireless & Cashless-Zumigo Updated: May-19-15 2:06 pm
In the Wireless & Cashless module provided as part of Money & Markets Extra for the week ending Saturday, May 9, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the only bank using Zumigo's credit card fraud protection services so far is Wells Fargo. It is the only bank to have publicly announced it is using Zumigo's services. The company says the names of other clients are confidential.
- Apple updates MacBook Pro, cuts price on high-end iMac Updated: May-19-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - Apple is introducing an updated MacBook Pro and iMac and lowering the price for its top-end iMac.
- Court agrees Samsung copied Apple, but tosses some damages Updated: May-18-15 5:13 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has upheld a jury's finding that Samsung illegally copied some patented features in Apple's iPhone, but it sided with Samsung on one point that could reduce the $930 million in damages the South Korean company had been ordered to pay.
- Central Indiana district to equip 800 students with laptops Updated: May-15-15 8:05 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A school district in central Indiana is equipping 800 middle school students with laptops as part of a pilot program.
- Prying parents: Phone monitoring apps flourish in S. Korea Updated: May-15-15 4:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Lee Chang-june can be miles from his 12-year-old son but still know when he plays a smartphone game. With the press of an app he can see his son's phone activity, disable apps or totally shut down the smartphone.
- Internet group opposes regulation on taxi smartphone apps Updated: May-14-15 10:24 am
NEW YORK - Some of the nation's leading Internet companies are lobbying against a proposed change to New York City taxi policy.
- Review: What to do if phones fill up with photos Updated: May-13-15 3:10 pm
NEW YORK - Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up.
- Evie puts down smartphone in 'Love and Miss Communication' Updated: May-12-15 11:40 am
"Love and Miss Communication" (William Morrow Paperbacks), by Elyssa Friedland
- Connecticut based company says 'smart homes' on the rise Updated: May-09-15 3:06 am
STAMFORD, Connecticut - Phil de Terlizzi likens today's rapid proliferation of smartphone apps to the widespread use of remote controls for TVs and cable boxes that still clutter many coffee tables more than 65 years after the first ones hit the market.
- Court: Border search of businessman's laptop 'unreasonable' Updated: May-08-15 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled that the government's search of a traveling businessman's laptop at the California border was unreasonable and violated his privacy.