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  • Yahoo plays catch-up in messaging with video texting app

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine making a video call without other people being able to listen in. Yahoo is trying to make that happen with Livetext, a new app that seeks to make video calling…

  • Google+ giving up battle to top Facebook

    WASHINGTON — For all intents and purposes, Google+ has been dying as a social network for as long as it has been alive. Google launched Google+ four years ago, in an attempt to compete against…

  • In Tech: New Motorola smartphones; faster future memory chip

    Motorola is refreshing its Android smartphones with better cameras and other improvements as it seeks to lure customers who want lower-cost alternatives to leading smartphones from Apple and Samsung. These new models — the Moto…

  • Android Stagefright Hack: How to Make Sure You’re Protected

    (NEW YORK) — Chances are your Android device is one of the 950 million Android phones vulnerable to an exploit that allows hackers to gain control of the device by sending a malware infected picture…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 27, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Goat Simulator, Coffee Stain Studios 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.…

  • Don’t LOL — Twitter is deleting stolen jokes

    WASHINGTON — Don’t you hate when you craft a witty, concise tweet and someone else copies and pastes your material and tweets it as their own? Twitter doesn’t like it, either. The micro-blogging giant periodically…

  • Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn’t like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson’s disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But…

  • Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

    WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by intelligence…

  • Clinton says she’s confident about proper handling of emails

    WINTERSET, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday she never knowingly sent or received classified information using her private email server and did not know what messages were being cited by…

  • Seattle police ask for phone diet during Saturday parade

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s annual Torchlight Parade is this Saturday, and Seattle police have an unusual message for people planning to go watch the parade. On their online police blotter, they are asking people to…

  • Want to stop sexual assault? There’s a local app for that

    The app comes with pre-filled messages that cover a variety of uncomfortable or dangerous situations. It’s available in eight languages and free to download.

  • Review: Google photo service is strong on search

    NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s new service for organizing and backing up images blends some of the best of what Apple and Yahoo have rolled out in recent months. These services come as smartphone cameras…

  • Starbucks to let Lyft drivers, riders earn rewards points

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says people will soon be able earn rewards points by using the ride-hailing service Lyft, a move intended to further expand the universe of its loyalty program. The companies said…

  • BlackBerry to buy crisis-communications software firm AtHoc

    WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — BlackBerry Ltd. has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies, military bodies, and other organizations. Financial terms of the deal were…

  • Periscope CEO: Don’t drive and livestream

    WASHINGTON — The co-founder and CEO Periscope says drivers should avoid hosting live-streaming sessions while behind the wheel. In a panel discussion in San Francisco, hosted by Muck Rack, Kayvon Beykpour addressed the question of…