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In this Aug. 27, 2012 photo, the Apple iPhone 4s, left, is displayed next to the Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Crime data show iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New crime data show Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. Their report from a year-old initiative called […]

06/19/2014

In this undated photo provided by Hointer, a woman demonstrates the Seattle store's shopping technology. (AP Photo/Hointer)

What shopping will look like in the future

NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s favorite pastimes is changing rapidly. When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pulling out their smartphones and tablets. Still, there’s more on the […]

05/23/2014

Mark Matulaitis with his laptop that he uses for virtual house calls with his neurologist in his home in Salisbury, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson’s specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor’s office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few […]

05/12/2014

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5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might […]

04/18/2014

This screen grab provided by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., shows the A-CHESS app. The app, developed for recovering alcoholics, includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns. The app is being commercially developed and is not yet available. (AP Photo/Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies)

Sober smartphone app aids boozers’ recovery

CHICAGO (AP) — A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the […]

03/27/2014

Samsung CEO J.K. Shin presents the new Samsung Galaxy S5 at the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size. One […]

02/24/2014

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

California leaders push for smartphone kill switch

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be […]

02/07/2014

Sept. 19, 2013: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaking at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Technology? Some justices want to keep distance

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the Supreme Court, technology can be regarded as a necessary evil, and sometimes not even necessary. When the justices have something to say to each other in writing, they never do […]

01/07/2014

LG Electronics' smartphone G Flex. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. […]

12/13/2013

Cheap Motorola smartphone available in US early

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than […]

11/26/2013

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