Software

APNewsBreak: Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Feb 22, 2018

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose a new company that he owns, a mysterious outfit that uses one of his federal staffers in a false testimonial for its services

Connecticut's Edible Arrangements sues Google over rival ads

Feb 20, 2018

The Connecticut-based fruit bouquet company Edible Arrangements has filed a federal lawsuit against Google, claiming its business is being hurt by rival ads that appear when people use the search engine

Critics wary as Google's Chrome begins an ad crackdown

Feb 14, 2018

Starting Thursday, Google will start using its Chrome browser to flag sites that use annoying ad formats like auto-playing video ads with sound, and shutting off all ads to the offending sites if they don't reform themselves

Inventors have their own Oscars: The Sci-Tech Awards

Feb 8, 2018

Engineers and inventors who create things for the movie business have their own Academy Awards

Olympic video and VR: Guide to watching without a TV

Feb 6, 2018

NBC is making 1,800 hours of Olympics coverage available on its website and app, but much of this requires having a cable or satellite TV subscription

Apple will give users control over slowdown of older iPhones

Jan 24, 2018

Apple's next major update of its mobile software will include an option that will enable owners of older iPhones to turn off a feature that slows the device to prevent aging batteries from shutting down

Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction

Jan 9, 2018

Two major Apple investors are urging the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children

Revised suit faults Google for asking hires about prior pay

Jan 3, 2018

Revised gender pay lawsuit seeking class action status against Google faults the search giant for asking new hires about their prior salary, a practice now banned in California.

Edward Snowden unveils phone app, Haven, to spy on spies

Dec 23, 2017

Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency contractor who exposed US government surveillance programs by disclosing classified material in 2013, has a new job: app developer

Suit: Apple slowed iPhones, forcing owners to buy new ones

Dec 23, 2017

Apple iPhone owners are suing the tech giant for alleged consumer fraud for not disclosing sooner it issued software updates that deliberately slowed older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer