Smartphones

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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Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses the new Apple Watch 4 at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 13, 2018 - 3:05 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly evolving it into a medical device. In its fourth incarnation, called the Series 4 and due out later this month, the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high...
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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about the Apple iPhone XS at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new Apple products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 12, 2018 - 3:14 pm
CUPERTINO, California (AP) — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the Apple XS, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's...
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Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, speaks about the Apple iPhone XS at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new Apple products Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 12, 2018 - 2:51 pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Apple's newest iPhone will again test the limits of how much people are willing to pay for the latest technology. The iPhone XS Max will sell for about $1,100, or $100 more than last year's iPhone X. The...
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