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Apple rolls out cheaper iPhone as pandemic curbs spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is releasing a new iPhone that will be vastly cheaper than the models it rolled out last fall at a time when the economy was booming and the pandemic had yet to force people to r...

Anick Jesdanun, longtime AP technology writer, dies at 51

He ran marathons on every continent, including Antarctica — 83 of them in all, many followed by a visit to an obscure craft brewery. Last year, he watched 365 movies — most of them in theaters. And An...

For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns ...

How to binge on Oscar movies in cinemas for cheap

NEW YORK (AP) — At $15 a pop in major cities — and sometimes more — going to the cinema can easily break the bank. That's where a movie subscription comes in. Although MoviePass fail...

Nonprofits worry sale of dot-org universe will raise costs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising...

Beware of the smart device: Ways to stay private and safe

NEW YORK (AP) — Did someone invite a spy into your home over the holidays? Maybe so, if a friend or family member gave you a voice-controlled speaker or some other smart device. It's...

Smart holiday shopping: Avoiding fake reviews and tricky ads

NEW YORK (AP) — There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon. How can you be sure you're rea...

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you. That’s the bank behind your credit or debit card. For years, Google an...

Why you don't need a 5G phone just yet

NEW YORK (AP) — Phone companies are building speedier 5G wireless networks and making big claims about revolutionary new applications. But if you're shopping for a new phone, experts recommend being s...

How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's iOS 13 software update comes with plenty of privacy enhancements. For instance, you'll be able to sign in to third-party services with your Apple ID account r...

ID theft stings, but it's hard to pin on specific data hacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017 . Marriott 2018 . Capital One 2019 . Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead t...

Did Facebook data help Trump? 'Great Hack' explores scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — The new documentary "The Great Hack" captures how Facebook's cavalier handling of user data in the Cambridge Analytica scandal posed a threat to democracy. But it doe...

AP Explains: Behind Libra, Facebook's new digital currency

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a digital currency called Libra as the company seeks to make its ads more valuable by enabling smoother transactions and payments online, particularly among those...

MoviePass founder's next act: Watch ads, see free movies

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacy Spikes co-founded MoviePass, a subscription service that lets you frequent movie theaters for a set monthly fee. After MoviePass sold off a majority stake in 2017, Spikes watched...

Prospects brighten for US law to shield online consumer data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and distribute people's personal data. ...