California Extends Tax On Phones To Fund High-Speed InternetCalifornians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas.
NorCal Judge Rules Apple Can't Force Developers To Exclusively Use App Store Payment SystemApple can no longer prohibit app developers from directing users to payment options outside its App Store, a judge ruled on Friday.
Apple Pauses Plans For New Child Safety Tools After Privacy BacklashApple made headlines — and not the good kind — last month when it announced a test of a new tool aimed at combating child exploitation. Critics quickly decried the feature's potential privacy implications, and now Apple is taking a long pit stop before moving forward with its plans.
California Among 36 States Targeting Google's App Store In Antitrust SuitDozens of states, including California, are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech.
Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Uber Struggle To Get Drivers Behind The WheelRideshare Apps are desperate for drivers. The pandemic has slowed travel so much that companies like Uber and Lyft are struggling to get workers behind the wheel and customers in the cars.
Walmart Giving 740,000 Store Workers New Samsung Phones With New AppWalmart is coming out with a new app for its store workers' phones that allows them to do a variety of tasks from digitally clocking into work to helping locate merchandise and answering customers’ questions.
44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Stop Plans For An Instagram For KidsFacebook's plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continue to get backlash.
Cheesesteaks, French Fries To Power Philadelphia? New Partnership Turning Restaurant Grease Into Green EnergyLifecycle Renewables and Vicinity Energy will recycle more than one million gallons of restaurant waste each year.
Facebook Data From More Half A Billion Accounts Found On Hacker WebsitePersonal information from more than 500 million Facebook users has been found available on a website for hackers.
Mobile Myths: Can Charging Your Phone Overnight Harm Battery Health?Charging your cell phone overnight will damage the battery's health...or will it?
FDA Says Temperature Scanning Devices Used To Detect Coronavirus Are Not Always AccurateThe temperature-scanning devices used to check for coronavirus are not always accurate, the FDA says.
National Day Of Unplugging: Putting The Technology Down After A Difficult YearThe pandemic has caused us to spend a lot more time in front of our screens in the last year so Friday presents a day to unplug.
More Screen Time Linked To Binge Eating In Children, UC Study FindsThe ills of excessive screen time have been well-documented, but a recent study just identified another possible risk.
Doctor Shares Hidden Dangers Of iPhone 12 For People With PacemakersAccording to a new warning from doctors, there are two devices people depend on that should never be near each other.
Text Message Phishing Scam Poses As California DMV And Asks For REAL ID Information UpdateThe California DMV issued an alert this week about a text message phishing scam related to REAL ID compliance.