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    Apple Turns Off Group FaceTime Amid Reports of Bug

    By The Associated Press 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...

    NASA Spacecraft Opens New Year at Tiny, Icy World Past Pluto

    By MARCIA DUNN , AP Aerospace Writer LAUREL, Md. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that yielded the first close-up views of Pluto opened the new year at an even more distant world, a billion miles...

    Supreme Court Could Allow Suit Over Apple iPhone Apps’ Sales

    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. Apple...

    NASA Spacecraft Lands on Red Planet After Six-Month Journey

    By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month, 300-million-mile (482-million-kilometer) journey and a...

    Tech Company Innovates Foster Care

    By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff A Falls Church non-profit has won first place at the inaugural Innovate for Good Challenge. The winner, Connect Our Kids, is developing data-driven intelligent software to enhance the abilities of...

    iPads, Macs Get New Screens as Apple Pushes Creativity

    By ANICK JESDANUN and MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new iPads will more closely resemble its latest iPhones as they ditch a home button and fingerprint sensor to make more room...

    MidCity and Boolean Girl to Bring STEM Club to Brookland Manor, Noyes

    By Enid Doggett, Special to the AFRO The Alice and Eugene Ford Foundation and Boolean Girl announced a partnership that will bring after-school clubs teaching computer science and engineering to students at Brookland Manor and Ward...

    Software Developer Launches Two Apps for Black History

    By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor Hugh Smith, the owner of Quikthinking Software, has released new apps featuring quotes and oral histories from important Black figures. Quikthinking’s Black History Quotes Express app offers several thousand...

    AFRO Now Available on Apple News

    By AFRO Staff The AFRO American Newspaper is now available on Apple’s News app. The app, built into all iPhones and iPads, allows users to access news from around the world for free. The AFRO is...

    Miss USA Encourages Youth to Pursue STEAM Careers

    By Micha Green, Washington, D.C. AFRO Editor, [email protected] Kára McCullough, a scientist turned Miss USA 2017, is encouraging students to pursue science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) careers through her newest program, “Take Flight with SE4K.” Science...

    Discover the Power of Unplugging

    Technology has been one of my BFFs ever since I discovered its power when I logged in to the LexisNexis research service as a first-year law student at Howard University School of Law in...

    Maryland Must Stay Committed To Clean Energy

    The oil and natural gas industry is responsible for 138,000 asthma attacks leading to over 100,000 missed school days each year for African American children nationwide. This was concluded in a groundbreaking new study...

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