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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...

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...

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...

Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was. MoviePass, which tried to bring Netflix-like subscriptions to the movie theater, pul...

Forget Netflix - The real joy of movies is still in theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there's still no substitute for a movie t...

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you click between channels. Internet-connected "smarts" are creeping int...

Gift Guide: Some tech gadgets that actually fill a real need

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, it feels as though tech companies are making products to fill a need that's not really there. Occasionally, a product breaks though. The ...

How to best plan your smart home - and weigh privacy risks

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are pushing the "smart home," selling appliances and gadgets that offer internet-connected conveniences you didn't know you needed. But these dev...

So you stayed at a Starwood hotel: Tips on data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — If you stayed at one of Marriott's Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport. Some of this can be used for ide...