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Cannabis apps are at your fingertips

You use apps for just about everything. Do you use them for cannabis?

Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Viral Chinese app replaces your face with Leonardo DiCaprio’s in ‘deepfake’ videos

Zao is only available in China. After launching Friday, the app quickly gained popularity and was the most downloaded iPhone app in China on Monday, according to data and analytics …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018

Mead School District smartphone app enhances communication with parents

The Mead School District has been using a smartphone app to keep connected with parents for the last two years.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

Supreme Court could allow suit over Apple iPhone apps’ sales

The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

Justices to hear antitrust case over sale of iPhone apps

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018

Disaster preparedness apps are flourishing ahead of Hurricane Florence

Last year, it took Hurricane Harvey and Irma – two of the worst natural disasters in American history – to make Zello the most downloaded app online.

Apple is ending apps’ ability to secretly sell your contacts list

Apple’s recently updated policy for developers on its App Store now prohibits apps from selling information collected from your address book to other people.

Facebook suspends 200 apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook said Monday morning it had suspended roughly 200 apps amid an ongoing investigation prompted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal into whether services on the site had improperly used or …

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

The latest apps for home layouts, inside and out

Planning out how to arrange furniture in your home – or plants in your garden – used to involve a pencil, graph paper, a measuring tape and a lot of …

Is there finally some relief from annoying robocalls?

Help is coming, if slowly. Over the past year, prodded by the government, cellphones have added new tools to counteract unwanted “robocalls.” The Federal Communications Commission has proposed letting phone …

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

Federal Trade Commission rules Amazon must issue refunds

Amazon has started offering refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app purchases made between November 2011 and May 2016, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. During that time, children spent more …

UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google is providing the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets, initially offering a major focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps …

UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017

Pay for news? More than half of Americans say they do

A battered news industry can find some flickers of hope in a survey that gauges public willingness to pay for journalism, as long as its leaders plan judiciously.

UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds

Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …

Holiday shopping? Bring these 4 money-saving apps with you

If you’re looking to save a few bucks at the mall while holiday shopping, charge up the smartphone and bring these apps with you.

Gov’t wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers

The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.

Local developers launch trivia app

Making video games is the realization of a longtime dream for Spokane Valley resident Jason Stock. “There was this new mobile thing, that you could do it yourself,” Stock, 36, …

Beyond tracking

The future is here, and it’s sweaty and integrative. The treadmills at Eastern Washington University’s fitness center are outfitted with touch-screen modules that lets gym users track their workouts – …

Health briefs: Campaign spreads word on developmental milestones

A babbling 6-month-old baby should be able to string vowels together. A 3-year-old should be able to hold a simple conversation. Parents and caregivers familiar with the milestones of development …

Sandpoint-based Kochava tracks app downloads, usage for advertisers

Companies around the globe are creating apps that allow users to shop, play games, connect, manage bank accounts, share photos or watch videos on their mobile devices. Kochava, a Sandpoint …

Spokane Valley launching app

Would you like directions to the nearest Spokane Valley pool, or a map showing nearby restaurants? There’s an app for that. This week the city of Spokane Valley is launching …

High-tech birders may be foes of feathered friends

Growing use of smartphone applications, field access to the Internet and recordings to flush out bird species for better viewing and photography could be impacting the survival of some birds. …