Smartphones

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2017, file photo, the Apple logo is shown at a store in Miami Beach, Fla. Apple is pulling older models of its iPhone from German stores after losing two patent cases brought by chipmaker Qualcomm, the company said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. A regional court in Munich ruled that Apple and its subsidiaries had breached a European patent held by San Diego-based Qualcomm, which has pursued similar cases in other jurisdictions.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:22 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Apple is pulling older models of its iPhone from German stores after losing two patent cases brought by chipmaker Qualcomm, the company said Thursday. A regional court in Munich ruled that Apple and its subsidiaries had breached a European patent held by San Diego-based Qualcomm,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown in New York. Retailers are taking back some control of the store experience with smartphone app features that let customers do things like scan and pay, as well as download digital maps. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 12, 2018 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere. Today, stores are taking...
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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday, Nov. 26, in Apple’s effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to cut the 30 percent commission it charges software developers whose apps are sold exclusively through Apple’s App Store. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 26, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. The justices are hearing arguments Monday in Apple's effort to end an antitrust lawsuit that could force the iPhone maker to...
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Justin Denison, SVP of Mobile Product Development, shows off the Infinity Flex Display of a folding smartphone during the keynote address of the Samsung Developer Conference Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
November 07, 2018 - 5:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For the past few years, the smartphone industry has been searching for a breakthrough to revive a market mired in an innovation lull and a sales slump. A potential catalyst is on the horizon in the form of flexible screens that can be folded in half without breaking. Samsung...
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In this Oct. 29, 2018 image from video aired on TV One provided by Inchy Ayorbaba shows footage from her husband, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba, of passengers boarding Lion Air Flight 610 on Oct. 29, in Jakarta. The mundane details in a smartphone video show the last images of some of the 189 people who perished in terrifying circumstances on an Indonesian Lion Air flight a little more than an hour after the video was shot. (TV One via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 9:11 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Like untold numbers of spontaneously shot smartphone videos, Paul Ferdinand Ayorbaba's most recent was not a work of art, full of the backs of heads and the constant bobbing and disorientating pans and zooms that are a signature of mass digital culture. But its mundane...
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Middle school students try out Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S9+ smartphones at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Samsung Electronics Co. has posted record operating profit for the last quarter with robust demand for its mainstay memory chips compensating for a slowdown in its smartphone business. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 31, 2018 - 2:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. has posted a record operating profit for the last quarter with robust demand for its mainstay memory chips compensating for a slowdown in its smartphone business. The South Korean technology giant on Wednesday said its operating profit during the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying speaks during a briefing at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing. China has denied a New York Times report that Chinese spies are listening to President Donald Trump's phone calls and suggests he exchange his iPhone for a cellphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told reporters without citing evidence that the report was "fake news," using language similar to how Trump has accused the media of fabricating stories. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 25, 2018 - 11:38 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Taking a page from the U.S. president's own playbook, China on Thursday denounced a U.S. newspaper report that it is listening to Donald Trump's phone calls as "fake news," and suggested he exchange his iPhone for a cellphone made by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Foreign Ministry...
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FILE - This July 19, 2016 file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google says it will start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, in response to a record $5 billion EU antitrust fine. The U.S. tech giant’s announcement Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 is a change from its previous business model, in which it let phone makers install its suite of popular mobile apps for free on phones running its Android operating system. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
October 16, 2018 - 4:11 pm
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...
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New Google Pixel 3 smartphones are displayed in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Google introduced two new smartphones in its relentless push to increase the usage of its digital services and promote its Android software that already powers most of the mobile devices in the world.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 10, 2018 - 7:10 am
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...
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New Google Pixel 3 smartphones are displayed in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Google introduced two new smartphones in its relentless push to increase the usage of its digital services and promote its Android software that already powers most of the mobile devices in the world.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 09, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Google's new Pixel phones mirror an industry trend toward lusher, bigger screens and add twists on the camera for better pictures. The third generation of Pixel phones unveiled Tuesday at an event in New York features screens that span from one edge to another. It's the first time...
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