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Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life
| April 2nd, 2020  1:49 AM
Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus life
WUHAN, China (AP) — Since the coronavirus outbreak, life in China is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen. Green is the "health code" that says a user is symptom-free and it’s required to board a subway, check into a hotel or just enter Wuhan, the central city of 11 million people where the pandemic began in December. …
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China's Huawei warns more US pressure may spur retaliation
China's Huawei warns more US pressure may spur retaliation
March 31st, 2020  7:47 AM

Huawei’s chairman has warned possible additional U.S. moves to increase pressure on the Chinese tech giant might trigger retaliation by Beijing that could damage its worldwide industry

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China's Huawei says '19 sales up 19% despite U.S. sanctions
March 31st, 2020  4:19 AM

Chinese tech giant Huawei says its 2019 sales rose 19% over a year earlier despite U.S. sanctions that hampered its smartphone and network equipment businesses

Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread
Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread
March 24th, 2020  10:51 AM

European governments are evaluating potentially intrusive human-tracking tools to pinpoint carriers of the new coronavirus and determine who they might be infecting

Social distancing during the coronavirus? Try banking online
Social distancing during the coronavirus? Try banking online
March 24th, 2020  9:42 AM

Online banking lets you manage your finances remotely, without visiting a bank branch

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Virus spurs unexpected test for US schools: Online learning
March 23rd, 2020  7:10 PM

Schools around the U.S. are taking an unplanned, unprecedented test of online education during coronavirus shutdowns, and the nation's largest school system has plunged in

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Business Fallout: Best Buy curbside; Google launches site
March 21st, 2020  1:11 PM

Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain,  is temporarily closing its stores and moving to curbside pickup service as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus

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Business Fallout: Best Buy goes curbside; Target raises pay
March 21st, 2020  11:58 AM

Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain,  is temporarily closing its stores and moving to curbside delivery service as it tries to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls
Chinese factories face new threat: US anti-virus controls
March 18th, 2020  11:05 PM

Factories in China that make the world's smartphones and other consumer goods face a new threat from U.S. anti-disease controls that might disrupt the flow of microchips and other components they need

Fuel, flour, diapers: Cubans turn to social media for basics
Fuel, flour, diapers: Cubans turn to social media for basics
March 12th, 2020  12:05 AM

Thousands of Cubans are using newly available mobile internet to grapple with worsening shortages

India restores full internet access in Kashmir for 2 weeks
India restores full internet access in Kashmir for 2 weeks
March 4th, 2020  11:17 AM

Indian authorities have temporarily revoked a ban on social media sites and restored full access to the internet in disputed Kashmir for two weeks, seven months after they stripped the restive region of its statehood and semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
March 3rd, 2020  2:35 PM

iTunes Store/App Store for week ending 03/01/20:

Apple to pay up to $500M over battery-related phone slowdown
Apple to pay up to $500M over battery-related phone slowdown
March 2nd, 2020  3:28 PM

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle claims over intentionally slowing down older phones to preserve batteries

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Businesses at risk for cyberattack but take few precautions
March 2nd, 2020  12:18 PM

Although businesses are increasingly at risk for cyberattacks on their smartphones and tablets, many aren't taking steps to protect mobile devices

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak
China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak
February 25th, 2020  10:53 PM

Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash
NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, distracted driver caused fatal crash
February 25th, 2020  6:46 PM

A federal safety board has determined that Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle, and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on smartphone

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NTSB: Driver in fatal Tesla crash was playing video game
February 25th, 2020  2:31 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
February 25th, 2020  11:49 AM

he top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone
China’s Huawei debuts latest version of folding phone
February 24th, 2020  8:38 AM

China’s Huawei has unveiled its latest folding smartphone, its first such device to be available internationally

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Top Bangladesh cellphone company pays $117M in legal tussle
February 23rd, 2020  10:28 AM

Bangladesh’s leading cellphone operator has paid $117 million to the country’s telecommunication regulator amid a protracted legal tussle with the government that has been threatening to seize its license to operate in one of the world’s fastest growing mobile industries

Anthony Matesic
Stocks fall on Apple revenue warning; Dow drops 165
February 18th, 2020  5:11 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Tuesday, as the market gave up some of its gains from the past two weeks

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Stocks fall as Apple warning raises China virus concerns
February 18th, 2020  3:40 PM

Major U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, putting the market on track to give up some of its solid gains from the past two weeks

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store
February 18th, 2020  12:57 PM

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

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Shares fall in Asia as virus outbreak hits profits, events
February 18th, 2020  1:56 AM

Shares have fallen in Asia as the impact from the virus outbreak that began in China deepened, with Apple saying it would fail to meet its profit target and China moving to cancel major events including the Beijing auto show

Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales
Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales
February 17th, 2020  5:17 PM

Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won't meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones

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