• Apple Inc. May 4

    Apple's ‘Walled Garden' Faces Epic Attack in App Store Trial

    Apple’s lucrative app store was alternately portrayed as a price-gouging monopoly and a hub of world-changing innovation during the preamble to a trial that may reshape the technological landscape

  • Apple Mar 27, 2020

    Apple Partners With CDC and White House for Coronavirus Website, App

    Apple has developed a new website and app that will provide a screening tool for COVID-19 symptoms as well as up-to-date information from trusted sources about the coronavirus outbreak. The software announced Friday was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, the White House-led coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The COVID-19 app is available on Apple’s App Store. There’s also...

  • United States Nov 15, 2019

    Apple Bans Vaping Apps From the App Store

    Apple said Friday it will ban vaping-related apps from its App Store and has removed all 181 vaping-related currently available. The move comes amid reports of thousands of vaping-related illnesses and 42 vaping-related deaths. The sale of tobacco and vaping cartridges has never been allowed through the App Store. The newly banned apps are instead a mix of store apps,...

  • Associated Press Oct 10, 2019

    Under Pressure From China, Apple Pulls Hong Kong Protest App

    For people in Hong Kong angry over tactics used by the police to break up anti-government protests, the HKmap.live app was a handy little tool. With real-time updates showing police movements, it helps steer users away from possible baton charges, volleys of tear gas and police ID checks. For Apple Inc., that proved to be a problem. Under pressure from...

  • Associated Press Oct 9, 2019

    Backlash Against NBA Continues in China

    More NBA events scheduled in China were cancelled Wednesday as backlash from a tweet sent by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey supporting anti-government protests in Hong Kong created tension between the Chinese Government and the NBA.

  • United States Jun 11, 2019

    Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

    Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps, what features they use on those apps, what country...

  • Donald Trump Jun 11, 2019

    Tech on Trial: House Panel Begins Review of Market Power

    Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies. At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, news media associations accused the tech companies of jeopardizing the industry’s economic survival by putting news content on their...

  • United States Jun 11, 2019

    Facebook Will Once Again Pay Users to Install an App That Tracks Their App Usage

    Facebook on Tuesday announced a new app that will let the company collect data on how people use their smartphones in exchange for money. The new app is called Study, and it is designed to give Facebook data on what apps participants install, how much time they spend on those apps, what features they use on those apps, what country...

  • Iraq May 31, 2019

    After Losing Her Marine Son to Suicide, South Florida Woman Makes It Life Mission to Help Veterans

    When a South Florida mother lost her Marine son to suicide, she made it her life’s mission to help veterans cope.

  • Congress May 13, 2019

    Lawsuit Over Apple's iPhone Apps Can Go Forward, Supreme Court Rules

    A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court’s four liberals in rejecting a plea from Cupertino, California-based Apple to end the lawsuit over the 30% commission the company charges software developers whose more than...

  • Netflix Mar 6, 2019

    iPhone Sales Are Falling, and Apple's App Fees Might Be Next

    As iPhone sales slip, Apple has been positioning its booming digital-services business as its new profit engine. But there could be a snag in that plan. A brewing backlash against the rich commissions Apple earns from all purchases and subscriptions made via iPhone apps could undercut the app store, which generates about a third of the company’s services revenue. Late...

  • NBC Dec 10, 2018

    Goldman, Dominant Defense Leads Bears Over Rams 15-6

    The Chicago Bears harassed Jared Goff and squashed the Los Angeles Rams’ high-powered offense while shuffling their way to a surprising victory over the team that came in with the NFL’s best record.

  • Los Angeles Dec 3, 2018

    Rivers Rallies LA Chargers Past Pittsburgh Steelers 33-30

    Michael Badgley kicked a 29-yard field goal on the final play to lift the Los Angeles Chargers to a 33-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

  • Congress Nov 26, 2018

    Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Apple in Case About iPhone App Sales

    The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow a lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. The court heard arguments in Apple’s effort to shut down an antitrust lawsuit. Chief Justice John Roberts was alone among the nine justices who seemed prepared to agree with Apple. The suit by...

  • NBC Nov 26, 2018

    Cousins, Vikings Pass by Packers 24-17

    Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast the depleted Green Bay Packers for a 24-17 victory on Sunday night.

  • United States Jan 5, 2018

    Apple: All Macs, iPhones, iPads Affected by Processor Security Flaws

    Apple announced Thursday that all of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws, but it said there are no known incidents of customers being impacted, NBC News reported. The company said in a statement alerting its customers of the vulnerabilities that it already issued a patch to protect against Meltdown and...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Dec 28, 2017

    Alexa Number 1 in App Store, Bitcoin Trading Values

    Since Christmas, Amazon’s Alexa has been the number one app on Apple’s app store. Amazon says the Echo Dot was its top seller across the entire Amazon ecosytem and it seems everyone unwrapped it and wanted to hang with Alexa. Internationally, the Alexa app is also doing well, sitting at the number 2 spot in the UK app store...

  • forecast Sep 13, 2017

    How You Can Help Victims of Hurricane Irma

    As authorities begin the slow, painful process of assessing the damage from Hurricane Irma, many across the country are asking what they can do to help victims of the catastrophe.
    The answer is simple. Money.
    What’s not recommended is donating perishable items such as food, which can be purchased locally, or clothing because of other logistical concerns.

  • forecast Sep 11, 2017

    Irma Brings Record Flooding to Jacksonville

    As Tropical Storm Irma moves north through Florida, it is bringing record flooding to Jacksonville despite being downgraded from a hurricane.

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