Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to a rare warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.

Tech Q&A: When PC deletes emails, but iPhone won't

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Q: I read your column about how two devices sharing an email address also share the deletion of messages (tinyurl.com/pkghdn8). I have just the opposite problem: My PC and iPhone are using the same Gmail account, but the spam (junk email) that I delete with my PC doesn't get deleted from my iPhone. As a result, my iPhone currently has 534 emails. What's the problem?

Drone operation course to be offered at GA school

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A Clarke County school is planning to offer courses to teach students how to operate drones, track down cybercriminals and more.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

If I've seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I've probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). I'm old school: I much prefer looking through the viewfinder of my full-bodied, single-lens reflex camera, even though it has a large LCD screen.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

Soured Apple, glass maker deal to remain secret

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret.

Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment.

FTC names privacy expert as chief technologist

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday named an outspoken Internet privacy expert, Ashkan Soltani, as its chief technologist in a move that signals the agency's focus on protecting consumers' online privacy.

Yahoo's 3Q earnings soar on Alibaba windfall

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Yahoo's third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba's recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.

Correction: Pennsylvania Employees-Porn story

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

In a story Oct. 20 about the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, The Associated Press attributed a statement to an attorney for McCaffery, Dion Rassias. The statement was distributed by Frank Keel, who said Tuesday he wrongly attributed the comments to Rassias due to miscommunication. Keel, who described himself as an unofficial media adviser to the court, said the statement was from him.

Tech firm expanding Virginia Beach operations

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

A company that specializes in cloud-based data and document management is planning to expand its Virginia Beach operation, creating 150 jobs.

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

iBook charts for week ending October 20, 2014:

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

App Store Official Charts for the week ending October 20, 2014:

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

Verizon reports higher 3Q net income, revenue

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported higher net income and revenue in its third quarter, helped by strong wireless subscriber growth and demand for its high-speed FiOS Internet services.

Lawsuit claims website aids child sex trafficking

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children.

United Technologies beats 3Q profit expectations

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

United Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $1.85 billion as sales increased across all its businesses and the aerospace giant reported favorable tax settlements.

Turner channels removed from Dish amid pact spat

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Channels such as Cartoon Network and CNN are no longer part of Dish's programming lineup as a deadline has passed for the satellite TV provider and Turner Broadcasting to renew their distribution agreement.

Staples investigating possible data breach

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.