Mobile phones

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 - 2:28 pm
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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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, an Apple employee demonstrates the facial recognition feature of the new iPhone X at the Apple Union Square store in San Francisco. The iPhone X's lush screen, facial-recognition skills and $1,000 price tag are breaking new ground in Apple's marquee product line. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
November 08, 2017 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The future of the smartphone, as Apple calls its new iPhone X, means breaking old habits. With no more home button, this mostly means replacing presses with swipes and the fingerprint ID sensor with facial recognition. In my 10 days with the iPhone X, I tried to fool its Face ID...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, Maria de Jesus Patricio, presidential candidate for the National Indigenous Congress, campaigns with an escort of masked indigenous women in the Zapatista stronghold of Oventic in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Independent candidates are being forced to use a smartphone app to collect the hundreds of thousands of signatures they need to get on the ballot in a country where coverage is spotty and a minority can afford smartphones. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)
November 08, 2017 - 2:12 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The first presidential election to allow independents on the ballot was supposed to be a step forward for Mexico's costly, unwieldy electoral system, which has long been dominated by widely resented political parties. But independent candidates are being forced to use a...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Kelley, the suspect in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. A short time after the shooting, Kelley was found dead in his vehicle. Federal investigators say they are trying to get into Kelley's cellphone. The inability to access Kelley's phone highlights a longstanding frustration of the FBI, which said it has been unable to retrieve data from half the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year. Technology companies have insisted they must protect customers' digital privacy. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
November 07, 2017 - 6:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The phone used by the gunman who fatally shot 26 people inside a small Texas church has become the latest flashpoint in the privacy wars. Federal investigators complain that they can't get into Devin Patrick Kelley's phone thanks to security features that shield messages, photos and...
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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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In this Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 photo, people take photos of a papier-mache skeleton wearing a rescue personnel vest, raising his fist, symbolizing a volunteer who worked in the aftermath of the Sept. earthquake, as part of a Day of the Dead altar honoring earthquake victims at the Zocalo in Mexico City. Mexico’s traditional Day of the Dead is opening with a sadder tone than usual, in the wake of the deadly Sept. 19 quake. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 02, 2017 - 5:57 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City has updated its 911 emergency app to send earthquake alerts to residents' smartphones following last month's magnitude 7.1 shake that killed 228 people in the capital. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera announced Thursday that users of the 911 CDMX app can now get alerts for...
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In this combo of Monday Oct. 30, 2017, photos, Associated Press reporter Nick Jesdanun demonstrates Face ID, Apple's name for its facial-recognition technology, on an iPhone X in New York. Apple's system continually learns. Each time you use your face to unlock the phone, it automatically keeps tabs on small changes, such as growing a mustache or simply getting older. In the top photos, the iPhone X recognized Jesdanun. In the bottom images, the phone did not recognize him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 31, 2017 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X — just stare at it. Face ID, Apple's name for its facial-recognition technology, replaces the fingerprint sensor found on other models. How well does it work — not just technically, but in everyday use? After all, it's much...
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This Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 photo provided by Project Loon shows a stratospheric balloon taking off for Puerto Rico from the project site in Winnemucca, Nev. Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network. (Project Loon via AP)
October 20, 2017 - 10:55 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the...
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October 20, 2017 - 12:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward as the religion doubles the missions where technology is allowed and swaps out tablets for smartphones. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release...
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