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Big tech companies are joining Apple in its encryption fight

The stage is set for a legal clash that could determine whether tech companies or government authorities get the final say on just how secure devices like smartphones can be.

U.S. accuses Apple of ‘repudiating’ order on phone access

The Justice Department is firing back at Apple for refusing to help unlock a phone used by one of the gunmen in the San Bernardino attack.

Fight over San Bernardino gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications for millions of cellphone users after a federal magistrate ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI hack into an iPhone …

Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade.

Google parent Alphabet tops Apple as world’s most valuable company

Alphabet, Google’s new parent company, topped Apple as the world’s most valuable business in after-hours trading Monday after reporting surging earnings.

Facebook now offers live video for iPhone users

Facebook on Thursday introduced the ability for its U.S. users on iPhone to broadcast video live from their smartphones to friends (or the broader public) on the service.

Movie review: ‘Steve Jobs’ is clever, compelling

The clever, compelling biopic “Steve Jobs” transforms the folklore surrounding the late co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. to fuel a magical mystery tour of three pivotal events in his …

Apple sells 13 million new iPhones in 3 days

NEW YORK — Apple says it sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year’s early sales mark.

Doug Clark: Watches get smarter, but something can be said for wisdom

Gather ’round children. Old Uncle Doug has a story to tell. Believe it or not, but there was once a time when every American kid would’ve sold their little brother …

New state rule on apple maggot puts Spokane yard waste recycling at risk

An emergency rule issued last month by the Washington state Agriculture Department to protect the state’s $2 billion apple industry has threatened to derail Spokane’s curbside yard waste recycling program …

‘Ebola Attack’ creators make a mobile game for good

Lance Hughes and Anna Czoski hope their viral video game goes viral. The pair created “Ebola Attack,” a game for smartphones and tablets that tasks players with saving organs from …

Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by U.S.

NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has …

Spokane Valley thieves make off with thousands of dollars worth of iPhones

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says almost 50 late-model iPhones were stolen from a Verizon store in Spokane Valley sometime Tuesday.

Tech review: Apple delivers for holidays

Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the iPad Air along with a slew of new Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season. The company also said that its …

Apple’s Siri voice said to be Atlanta woman

Oh Siri, now we really know you. The woman behind that comforting and helpful voice on millions of U.S. iPhones and iPads has been revealed. CNN on Friday introduced Susan …

Police arrest teenage suspect in Craigslist robberies

Spokane police arrested a 17-year-old believed to be connected to a series of Craigslist robberies.

Despite Apple’s alarming slide, potential continues to hold sway

With shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) down about 15 percent in 2013 and more than 30 percent below their all-time high in September, many investors are wondering whether it’s best …

APPLE, Montessori orientation set

Parents interested in enrolling their children in Spokane Public Schools’ Montessori or APPLE (Alternative Parent Participation Learning Experience) programs will have an opportunity to attend an orientation meeting beginning Tuesday. …

Motley Fool: Apple continues to represent solid buying opportunity

Shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) have fallen 20-something percent from their 52-week high. That makes this stock even more attractive. Apple is one of the most innovative companies of our …

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide

In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut’s latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines today at Apple Inc. …

Apple stock hits new high after 4-month dip

NEW YORK — Apple’s stock hit a new high today after a four-month swoon, as investors look ahead to the release of a new iPhone and possibly a smaller iPad.

Franklin students are helping shelter dogs and cats

What began as a project aimed at mixing students who attend the APPLE program at Franklin Elementary School with other Franklin students turned into a community service project that will …

US sues Apple, publishers over electronic books

The U.S. government has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and book publishers.

Apple to pay dividend, start stock buybacks

Thirty-six years after its founding, Apple Inc. is finally loosening up its purse strings to reward shareholders directly, by instituting a dividend and share buyback program.

Some Apple fans wait hours to buy iPad on 1st day

Apple’s latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries today, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy …

Apple a $500 billion company

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple’s market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured — and none have stayed for long.

Education Notebook: Orchestra concert, fashion show at Mead

The Mead High School Orchestra will celebrate friendship and love at the second annual Musical Heart Strings event on Friday at Mead High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The …

Apple presses legal war over Android

LOS ANGELES – Steve Jobs’ legacy at Apple Inc. goes well beyond cool gadgets, a thriving retail chain and a music empire. He also launched the company’s all-out legal war …

Apple pursues agreements to use iCloud for movies

LOS ANGELES – Apple Inc. is in talks with Hollywood studios about offering a system that would allow people to buy movies on iTunes and watch them on multiple Apple-made …

Apple mystique may grow with passing of Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO — In the end, Steve Jobs left the world to his own devices. As macabre as it might seem, Jobs’ death Wednesday will only add to the Apple …