LONDON (AP) — Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an...
Love of tech becomes business niche
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Introduced in 2011, the Google Chromebook came on to the tech scene offering a cloud-based laptop experience that makes use of Google's Chrome operating system. A product...
Paul Allen’s passions: Rock n’ roll, sports and philanthropy
SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computers, conservation, pro football, rock n' roll and rocket ships: Paul G. Allen couldn't have asked for a better way to spend, invest and donate the billions he reaped from co-founding Microsoft with childhood friend Bill Gates.
Google to charge for apps on Android phones in Europe
LONDON (AP) — Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.
The U.S. tech company's announcement Tuesday is a change from its previous business model of letting manufacturers install Google's suite of popular mobile apps for free on phones running its Android operating system.
Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case
BRUSSELS (AP) — Google is appealing a record $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors.
A company spokesman, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has filed its legal challenge with the General Court of the EU , the bloc's second highest court.
Renault-Nissan to use Android system in its dashboards
DETROIT (AP) — The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, one of the world's top-selling automakers, has decided to go with Google's Android operating system to run its dashboard information and entertainment features.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if cellphone manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening.
BRUSSELS (AP) — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company's Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps.
The European Union said Google's practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers.
EU Fines Google $5 Billion Over Mobile Practices
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's capital city unveiled an operating system on Thursday that will gather data for its pioneering smart city transportation project.
Columbus beat out six other mid-sized cities in 2016 to win the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart City Challenge, a contest aimed at encouraging innovative ideas for moving people and goods more quickly, cheaply and efficiently.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's at its annual developers conference (all times local):
Some of the features Google is announcing at its annual developers conference won't be coming to Samsung phones.
Google and Samsung have increasingly become competitors as Samsung launches services that duplicate what Google already offers on Android.
TCL Tops its 2018 TV Line with Powerful 4K HDR Performance in the All-New 6-Series
CORONA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 26, 2018--TCL®, one of the world’s best-selling television brands and the fastest-growing in America, today announced pricing and availability of its new 4K HDR TCL Roku TV™ models. The much anticipated 6-Series TVs elevate the home entertainment experience with a complete HDR performance solution for superior picture quality and one of the industry’s best smart TV operating systems with enhanced voice capabilities for the ultimate user experience.
Recently, The Herald-Dispatch has been receiving complaints about pop-up ads when a user clicks on a story link from Facebook.
Unfortunately, the issue is likely with the user’s device, as the pop-up ads have found their way into iPhone and Android operating systems. And the fix involves keeping your operating system updated and also changing a few phone settings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is turning to a former rival to improve the security of computing devices.
Microsoft President Brad Smith said Monday at the RSA security conference in San Francisco that the company will use software based on the Linux operating system, not its own Windows operating system, for new security features to protect internet-connected toys and other consumer devices.
Appeals court finds Google infringed on Oracle’s Java
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle's Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system, Android.
The court said Google's use of Java was "not fair" and sent the case back to trial to determine damages.
AP Explains: Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw
Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones.
The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked. Such a leak could potentially expose stored passwords and other sensitive data, including personal photos, emails and instant messages.
Apple Inc., seeking a breakthrough product to succeed the iPhone, aims to have technology ready for an augmented-reality headset in 2019 and could ship a product as early as 2020.
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iOS update means there's now an emoji for just about any situation
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When you're on your phone, is there anything more frustrating than crafting a witty text only to be robbed of the joy of punctuating it with the perfect emoji because there just isn't one for a crazy face, mermaid or broccoli?
If you answered yes and have an iPhone, head on over to the software update tab in settings to download iOS 11.1, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.
NEW YORK (AP) — From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing going on following the latest global cyberattack.
Who's being targeted for blame? There's Microsoft, whose ubiquitous Windows operating systems were compromised after attackers exploited a security hole.
Then there's the U.S. government, whose Windows hacking tools were leaked to the internet and got into the hands of cybercriminals.
HONG KONG (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out who's behind a global "ransomware" software cyberattack that shut down hundreds of thousands of computers around the world by exploiting a software vulnerability.
Some details about the "WannaCry" attack, which emerged late Friday, and what you can do to stay safe:
LONDON (AP) — Employees booting up computers at work Monday could see red as they discover they're victims of a global "ransomware" cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear.
LONDON (AP) — A British extremist who concealed incriminating information in USB-equipped cufflinks was sentenced to eight years in jail for possession of articles for terrorist purposes and other charges.
Samata Ullah, 34, of Wales, had pleaded guilty to five offenses in March and admitted membership in the Islamic State group. A London court revealed that he had numerous cufflinks that contained Linux operating systems loaded with extremist data, including a blog.
LONDON (AP) — A British court has disclosed that an Islamic State-linked extremist has pleaded guilty to five offenses after being found with incriminating information stored in a cuff link.
Samata Ullah had a USB-equipped cufflink with a Linux operating system loaded onto it that was used to store extremist data, including a blog.
I’m on a low-usage monthly phone plan. As a result, I’d love to be able to set most of my smartphone apps to use only free Wi-Fi internet connections and to allow only a few apps to access my cellular connection. But I can’t find any way to do it on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. Is there an app that will let me control Wi-Fi and cellular connections for my other apps?
There is such an app. What’s interesting is why there needs to be one.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the publication by WikiLeaks of what it described as thousands of pages of confidential files about CIA hacking activities (all times ET):
Google believes it has already protected people using Android-powered phones and its Chrome operating system from many of the security weaknesses disclosed by the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks has published thousands of documents that the anti-secrecy organization said were classified files revealing scores of secrets about CIA hacking tools used to break into targeted computers, cellphones and even smart TVs.
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