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  • Lawsuits keep alive scandals surrounding ex-governor

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s former first lady, Cylvia Hayes — at the center of an ethics scandal that forced the resignation of Gov. John Kitzhaber — has launched a legal fight to keep her…

  • Australian laws on storing phone, Internet records to change

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday recommended a major rewrite of draft laws that would force Australian telcos and Internet providers to store customers’ personal data for the convenience of law enforcement…

  • Google looks for more revenue from ads in Android app store

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The…

  • Pakistan tightens cellphone control after Taliban massacre

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cellphone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten…

  • Nickelodeon debuts mobile service Noggin for the pre-K set

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content and resurrecting old shows for a mobile subscription service aimed at preschoolers. The $6-a-month service called Noggin will have new games and activities alongside archives of…

  • Google releases work tools designed for Android phones

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile…

  • Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. Among the improvements over last year’s model: The camera now has auto-focusing, whereas the older…

  • Q&A: ‘Modern Family’ producer talks episode shot with iPhone

    NEW YORK (AP) — For this week’s “Modern Family,” producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as…

  • Review: Apple-centric ‘Modern Family’ goes beyond gimmicks

    NEW YORK (AP) — When “Modern Family” producers revealed that they shot this week’s episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I’ve seen too many good shows decline in quality…

  • The top 10 books on Apple’s iBooks-US

    iBook charts for week ending February 23, 2015: Top Paid Books 1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James – 9781612130293 – (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 2. Fifty Shades Darker by E L James…

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending February 23, 2015: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Scholly: Scholarship Search, Scholly, LLC 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Etermax 4. Heads…

  • YouTube to release kids app to ease parents’ worries

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube is going to release a mobile app that will only show video clips suitable for young children to help parents control what their kids are watching on the Internet. The…

  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and…

  • Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile…

  • Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain’s electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile…