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Apple-Branded Credit Card Rolls Out to Some on Tuesday 

NEW YORK (AP) – An Apple-branded credit card designed primarily for mobile use will start rolling out on Tuesday. Apple announced the card in March in a partnership with Goldman Sachs. On Tuesday, some iPhone users who had requested a notification will get invites to apply through Apple’s Wallet app. The company is expected to expand sign-ups more broadly in…

Apple Busts Facebook for Distributing Data-Sucking App

NEW YORK — Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. The tech blog TechCrunch reports that Facebook paid about $20 a month. While Facebook says this was done with permission, the company has a history of defining “permission” loosely and obscuring what data it collects. Facebook…

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. The bug was demonstrated through videos online and reported on this week by tech blogs. Apple’s online support page on Tuesday said there was a technical issue with the application and that Group…

Google to Introduce Two New Smartphones Tuesday

NEW YORK – Google is expected to introduce two new smartphones Tuesday, part of its continuing push to embed its digital services and Android software more deeply into peoples’ lives. The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event Tuesday in New York. Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, Samsung and…

Dakota Wesleyan University Partners With Apple To Bring Technology To The Classroom

Mitchell, S.D.- A South Dakota university plans on changing the way their students learn by introducing technology in the classroom by partnering with Apple. “I think this is going to be huge. I think it’s really going to set us up well for getting jobs and being successful in the workforce,” says Junior Athletic Training Student Maria Koenen. Dakota Wesleyan…

Apple Investors Urge Action To Curb Child Gadget Addiction

NEW YORK (AP) – Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System said in open letter to Apple that the company must offer more choices and tools…

Suit: iPhones Apple Slowed Forced Owners To Buy New Phones

CHICAGO (AP) – Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer. Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday in Chicago federal court on behalf of five iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina. They say they would…

West Central Students Learn With High-Tech Gadgets

School district receives tech award from Apple

The West Central School District has received a major award from tech giant Apple. The school district has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for its use of technology in classrooms.  Kids in kindergarten through 12th grade have access to iPads and laptops.  The technology helps students learn problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork.  As part of the award, West Central…