A teen girl found an iPhone in an airplane bathroom. Her family says it was put there to record her
The family of a 14-year-old girl who allegedly discovered an iPhone taped to the back of a toilet seat on a recent flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Boston said they believe it was put there to record her by a member of the crew.
Luxury items for sale as Houston community holds its high-end garage sale; Check out preview listings from this highly-anticipated event
“Star Wars” collectibles, Otterbox iPhone cases, designer purses and jewelry are just some of the items listed among the sale previews for the highly-anticipated Rice Military neighborhood garage sale happening this weekend.
Both sides use trove of cell data at Alex Murdaugh trial
A state agent testifying in Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial meticulously reconstructed activity from his iPhone and the cellphones of his son and wife the night they were killed to try to link the disgraced South Carolina attorney to the shooting deaths.
Here is how to store your COVID vaccine card on your phone
With more businesses and events beginning to require customers to show proof of their vaccine, people are trying to find easier ways to display it so you don't have to carry it with you where ever you go. Since you've always got your phone with you, storing your card on your device is a good option.
Man leaves iPad on plane, later tracks device to apartments. Now what?
Built-in apps can help you find your iPhone or other devices if you lose them, but then what? One viewer reached out to our KPRC 2 Investigative team when he pinpointed the location of his expensive iPad but couldn’t get help getting it back. Should he erase the missing device? What could the airlines do to help him out? KPRC 2 is working to get answers.
Is Epic Games' showdown with Apple turning into a mismatch?
If Epic Games hopes to dismantle the fortress surrounding Apple’s iPhone and its app store, the video game maker probably will need to roll out some heavier artillery heading into the second week of a trial threatening Apple’s $2 trillion empire.
Facebook finds Chinese hacking operation targeting Uyghurs
Facebook says hackers in China used fake accounts and impostor websites in a bid to break into the phones of Uyghur Muslims, Facebook announced Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)Hackers in China used fake Facebook accounts and impostor websites to try to break into the computers and smartphones of Uyghur Muslims, the social network said Wednesday. The hackers attempted to gain access to the computers and phones by creating fake Facebook accounts for supposed journalists and activists, as well as fake websites and apps intended to appeal to a Uyghur audience. In some cases, the hackers created lookalike websites almost identical to legitimate news sites popular with Uyghurs. FireEye, however, said in a statement that “we believe this operation was conducted in support” of the Chinese government.
With 'big one' coming, quake alert system launches in Oregon
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a mobile phone customer looks at an earthquake warning application on an iPhone in Los Angeles. An earthquake early warning system operated by the U.S. Geological Survey has been activated in Oregon on the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)SALEM, Ore. – People in Oregon will be better prepared for earthquakes — particularly important in the Pacific Northwest because experts say “the big one" is coming — as an early warning system launched Thursday, the 10th anniversary of a devastating quake and tsunami in Japan. California already has the system, while Washington state will join in May to complete coverage of the West Coast. “When a Cascadia event happens, the critical seconds of notice ShakeAlert warnings provide will save lives and reduce damage to important lifeline systems,” Oregon Gov.
Facebook says it will pay $1B over 3 years to news industry
The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that would make social platforms pay news organizations, said it has invested $600 million since 2018 for news. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)(AP) – Facebook, following in Google’s footsteps, says it plans to invest $1 billion to “support the news industry” over the next three years. The social networking giant, which has been tussling with Australia over a law that would make social platforms pay news organizations, said it has invested $600 million since 2018 in news. Google said in October that it would pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years. News companies want Google and Facebook to pay for the news that appears on their platforms.
Facebook steps up vaccine misinfo efforts. Will it work?
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, an iPhone displays the Facebook app in New Orleans. Facebook says its going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims. In practice, that means the social network plans to ban a new bunch of false claims in addition to the old bunch of false claims about vaccines or COVID-19 that it has already banned. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)As inoculation efforts for the coronavirus ramp up around the world, Facebook says it’s going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims. In practice, that means the social network plans to ban a new bunch of false claims in addition to the manifold false claims about vaccines and COVID-19 that it has already banned.
Apple CEO escalates battle with Facebook over online privacy
Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in spring 2021 to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. Cook's broadside came as Apple prepares to roll out a new privacy control in the early spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. Apple released the latest schedule update as part of Data Privacy Day. Apple has been holding off to give Facebook and other app makers more time to adjust to a feature that will require iPhone users to give their explicit consent to being tracked. Currently, iPhone users are frequently tracked by apps they install unless they take the extra step of going into iPhone settings to prevent it.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.
Users across the northeast U.S. reported widespread internet outages Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich Young in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday.
Slack kicks off 2021 with a global outage
File-This Dec. 2, 2020, file photo shows the Slack app icon being displayed on a computer screen in Tokyo. Slack suffered a global outage Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, during the first day back to work for most people after the New Years holiday. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)Slack, the messaging service used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday. At 12:30 p.m., service was still sporadic and Slack said the outage was ongoing, but that some users may begin to see improvement. The outage comes about a month after Salesforce.com said it would acquire Slack for $27.7 billion.
Millennial Money: 10 money insights drawn from over 25 years of financial experience
Those are a few of the big-picture insights I learned in 25 years of writing about money. Saving, investing, taxes, credit and insurance — it’s almost like personal finance was confusing on purpose. Marketing mattersAdvertising existed 25 years ago, but not on a computer in your pocket that you look at 100 times a day. You do that by establishing financial goals. Time-for-money is a failMost people cannot get ahead solely by trading their time for money at a job.
3 tips that will help you double the life of your smart phone
ORLANDO, Fla. – The average American will spend over $75,000 on smartphones in their lifetime. With the pandemic keeping everyone’s money tight, buying a new phone or laptop is the last thing you’d want to spend money on. Doing these three simple steps could double your device’s lifespan.