Communication technology - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Communication technology Iraqi entrepreneurs find business success in smartphone apps BAGHDAD (AP) — It didn't take long for Ahmed Subhi and his friends to figure out the best project to launch amid Iraq's acute economic crisis. They just looked at their phones. Subhi became the co-founder of Baghdad's popular food ordering and delivery app called Wajbety, or My Meal. "When we were mulling business ideas to be introduced... Fri, 05 May 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-05-05T06:14:00Z NTSB: Texting, drugs eyed as church bus crash factors DALLAS (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to determine whether a pickup driver's texting and drug use contributed to a head-on collision with a church bus that killed its driver and 12 passengers, according to a preliminary report released Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board's report does not state a probable cause for the March 29 cra... Thu, 04 May 2017 23:09:00 GMT 2017-05-04T23:09:00Z Google warns of email scam that impersonates Google Docs SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google said it shut down an email spam campaign that impersonated its online file service, Google Docs. According to online reports — in particular, a detailed user thread on Reddit — clicking on an emailed share link, purportedly from a known source, was taking users to a site that asked permission for a fake app calling itself "Google Docs" to access t... Thu, 04 May 2017 04:44:00 GMT 2017-05-04T04:44:00Z China clamps down on online news with new security rules BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening rules for online news as censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating across the country. The rules announced Tuesday will require online publishers to obtain government licenses and block foreign or private companies from invest... Wed, 03 May 2017 11:20:00 GMT 2017-05-03T11:20:00Z House seeks charges for tech official in Clinton email case WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting the head of a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee accused Colorado-based Platte River Networks and its chief executiv... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:19:00 GMT 2017-04-27T20:19:00Z AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps 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 and most frequent users of mobile-friendly social media apps Snapchat and Instagram. A survey released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research expl... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:25:00 GMT 2017-04-20T19:25:00Z $19.8 billion airwaves auction may mean better cell service NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks. The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission's $19.8 billion auction were T-Mobile with $8 billion, satellite TV compan... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-04-13T21:34:00Z The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store App Store Official Charts for the week ending April 9, 2017: App Store Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1.Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2.Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3.Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 4.Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 5.Facetune, Lightricks Lt... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:08:00 GMT 2017-04-11T19:08:00Z Cable giant Comcast offers cellular plans on Verizon network NEW YORK (AP) — The cable giant Comcast will start selling cellphone plans called Xfinity Mobile in the coming months, using a network it's leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don't use a lot of data. The catch: Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast, which has nearly 25 million high-... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:47:00 GMT 2017-04-06T13:47:00Z National Archives to White House: Save all Trump tweets WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives and Records Administration has told the White House to keep each of President Donald Trump's tweets, even those he deletes or corrects, and the White House has agreed. The head of the archives, David S. Ferriero, told two Democratic senators in a letter last week that the White House has assured him it's saving all ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:58:00 GMT 2017-04-04T07:58:00Z Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving HOUSTON (AP) — A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein wouldn't comment Friday on whether texting ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 10:22:00 GMT 2017-04-01T10:22:00Z Witness: Driver in crash admitted texting before collision HOUSTON (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, apologized after the crash and acknowledged he had been texting while driving, a witness said Friday. Jody Kuchler told The Associated Press he was driving behind the truck and had seen it moving erratically prior to the Wednesday collision o... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-04-01T02:41:00Z Ford hires 400 for Canadian connected car research TORONTO (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will hire approximately 400 employees from software company BlackBerry Ltd. as part of sizable new investments in Canada that include a connected-vehicle research center in Ottawa, company officials said Thursday. Ford said the Ottawa research center is part of a $500 million Canadian (US$376 million) investment. It comes ami... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:30:00 GMT 2017-03-30T20:30:00Z Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing. The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of th... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:08:00 GMT 2017-03-22T17:08:00Z Bail hearing set for Canadian accused in Yahoo email hack HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man of Kazakh origins who was arrested in a massive hack of Yahoo emails appeared briefly via video link in a Hamilton, Ontario court on Friday where a date has been set for his bail hearing. Karim Baratov did not say anything during his appearance, looking straight ahead with his hands in front of him. The 22-year-old ... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:26:00 GMT 2017-03-17T20:26:00Z Exxon blasts NY AG over Tillerson-email accusations DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil is complaining about the way New York's attorney general disclosed that former CEO and current Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used an alias email account, saying it damaged the company by generating "sensational coverage in the press." Exxon said in a court filing Thursday there was nothing wrong with Tillerson having two email... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:29:00 GMT 2017-03-17T01:29:00Z How to elude Russian hackers with decent password security NEW YORK (AP) — Details from the Department of Justice indictment of Russian hackers on Wednesday show that many people are still not taking routine precautions to safeguard their email accounts — and hackers are exploiting that. The Russian hackers didn't have to work very hard to break into people's email accounts, even those belonging to government off... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-03-17T00:31:00Z Dallas scrambles to fix 911 delays in wake of 2 deaths DALLAS (AP) — Dallas officials are working with T-Mobile engineers to determine what's prompting a flood of ghost calls that's forced hundreds of 911 calls to be placed on hold and may have slowed the emergency response to two people who died. Dallas resident David Taffet confronted Mayor Mike Rawlings at a news conference Wednesday to say it took 20 minu... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-03-16T23:12:00Z NY AG says Tillerson used alias in emails on climate change DALLAS (AP) — The New York attorney general says that while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of Exxon he used an alias in emails to talk about climate change. The attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, made the accusation in a letter from his office to a New York court Monday. He is investigating whether the company deceived investors and the public by hiding for decad... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:21:00 GMT 2017-03-14T21:21:00Z The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store App Store Official Charts for the week ending March 5, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. The Escapists, Team17 Software Ltd 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:49:00 GMT 2017-03-07T17:49:00Z Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana's governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was hacked last year. Revelations Pence used the account to discuss homeland security and other official matters, first reported Thursda... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-03-04T01:51:00Z The Latest: AOL emails among records Gov. Pence kept private JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana's governor. The latest case involves his use of a private AOL email account to conduct state business, which was first ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 22:56:00 GMT 2017-03-03T22:56:00Z WH defends Pence's use of private email while governor WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House spokeswoman said Friday that Vice President Mike Pence "did everything to the letter of the law" after public records revealed that he used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor. The Indianapolis Star reported that emails provided through a public records request show that Pence communicat... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:12:00 GMT 2017-03-03T21:12:00Z Pence used a private email account to conduct state business WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana's governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star. The newspaper reported Thursday that emails provided through a public records request show that Pence communicated with advisers through his personal AOL account on homeland security matters ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:12:00 GMT 2017-03-03T05:12:00Z The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US iBook charts for week ending February 26, 2017 (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher ): iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books 1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - 9780698138636 - (Penguin Publishing Group) 2. The Shack by William P. Young - 9780964729292 - (Windblown Media) 3. The... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 21:43:00 GMT 2017-02-28T21:43:00Z Records show EPA's Pruitt used private email, despite denial WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt occasionally used private email to communicate with staff while serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, despite telling Congress that he had always used a state email account for government business. A review of Pruitt emails obtained by The Associated Press through a public reco... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:37:00 GMT 2017-02-27T22:37:00Z The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store App Store Official Charts for the week ending February 19, 2017: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang 2. Enlight, Lightricks Ltd. 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi 5. NBA 2K17, 2K 6. OK Golf, Oki... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:13:00 GMT 2017-02-21T19:13:00Z Chaffetz seeks charge of ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent a l... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:19:00 GMT 2017-02-17T00:19:00Z Czech foreign minister: ministry email hack took months PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's foreign minister says that a successful hacking attack on his email account and the accounts of dozens of ministry officials took place for months. Lubomir Zaoralek says that the breach was discovered on Jan. 16, but declined to give any further details about the amount of the data stolen, their content or who was behind the attack. ... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:39:00 GMT 2017-02-02T14:39:00Z Starbucks launches voice ordering via app, Amazon's Alexa SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon's Alexa is now able to order up a latte. Starbucks says it's partnering with Amazon's voice platform to offer what it calls "on command" ordering. Starting Monday, anyone who has an Amazon device with Alexa, like the Echo smart speaker, is able to place a Starbucks order by just using their voice. Starbucks is also... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:15:00 GMT 2017-01-30T19:15:00Z