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  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 1:13 P.M.

    Software industry braces for new phone apps rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, “Stack the States,” gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:12 A.M.

    Developers worried about new rules for phone apps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, “Stack the States,” gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 3:47 P.M.

    Senate takes step toward banning stalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A loophole that permits software companies to sell cyberstalking apps that operate secretly on cellphones could soon be closed by Congress. The software is popular among jealous …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 3:24 P.M.

    Smartphones can soon be used to ‘e-hail’ NYC taxis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Raising your arm and yelling “taxi!” is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you’ll need is a smartphone app. New …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    Senate legislation targets cyberstalking software

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For around $50, a jealous wife or husband can download software that can continuously track the whereabouts of a spouse better than any private detective. It’s frighteningly …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 11:26 P.M.

    NY agency voting on using smartphones to hail cabs

    NEW YORK (AP) — Every New Yorker knows how to hail a yellow cab. The next step for some might be to “e-hail” a cab using a smartphone.


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 10:48 P.M.

    Google Maps return to iPhone with new mobile app

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps have found their way back to the iPhone. The world’s most popular online mapping system returned late Wednesday with the release of the Google …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:33 A.M.

    Apple’s softer side emerges under CEO Cook

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Those jobs aren’t coming back.” That’s what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:11 A.M.

    Tech titans renew legal battle over smartphones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The epic $1 billion patent fight between the world’s top two smartphone makers resumes Thursday in a federal courtroom when Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corp. …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012, 3:44 P.M.

    Arlington Cemetery debuts new interactive map

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Arlington National Cemetery on Monday made available to the public a massive electronic database detailing the gravesites of the roughly 400,000 people buried there. Cemetery officials built …


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