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iPhone sales are falling, and Apple’s app fees might be next

Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone app, Apple pocketed as much as $3.30. Multiply that by every charge made through iPhone apps and you can see why Netflix and other companies are fed up about what they consider Apple's unfair market power.

Where’s my robot lawn mower? Roomba-maker now has an answer

Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think, why isn't there a robot that could mow my lawn? Turns out, it's not for lack of trying.

Apple to fix FaceTime bug that allows eavesdropping

Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user's microphone remotely.

Is “10 Year Challenge” helping Facebook mine data?

It's the simple meme that's taking over your social media feeds: the "10 Year Challenge," where users upload side-by-side photos of themselves from a decade ago and now.

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not

With every additional smart device in your home, companies are able to gather more details about your daily life. Some of that can be used to help advertisers target you — more precisely than they could with just the smartphone you carry.

Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

Gift Guide: Some tech gadgets that actually fill a real need

If you're still considering tech gifts in your last-minute holiday shopping, bear these items in mind. And when looking at other products, ask yourself if they're really ready for prime time or destined to gather dust somewhere.

Facebook says hackers accessed 29M people’s accounts

Facebook says the FBI is investigating a major security breach of its service, but the company says authorities asked it not to discuss who may be behind the attack.

Trump accuses Google of biased searches, warns ‘be careful’

President Donald Trump lashed out at U.S. tech companies Tuesday, accusing Google and others of suppressing conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news.

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Dueling protests in Raleigh shut down streets by executive mansion

ReOpen NC and some Trump supporters were on one side of Jones Street. Biden supporters and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the opposite side.

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, in-person traffic at U.S. retail stores dropped 52%, according to Sensormatic.

1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

Authorities responded to 7th Lounge just before 1 a.m. Officials say they found several victims.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.