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Android

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Security Experts In San Francisco To Test Phone Anti-Theft Locks

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.

07/18/2013

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

SF’s Gascon Urges Smartphone Makers To Curb Thefts, Add ‘Kill Switch’

Law enforcement officials nationwide, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are demanding the creation of a “kill switch” that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen.

06/13/2013

Acer DA220 Android computer (Acer)

Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

06/05/2013

Chris Yerga, Google engineering director for Android, announces the new Google Play Music All Access as he speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Thousands are expected to attend the 2013 Google I/O developers conference that runs through May 17. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Unveils New Streaming Music Service At SF Conference

Google Inc. unveiled a streaming music service called All Access that blends songs users have already uploaded to their online libraries with millions of other tracks for a $10 monthly fee.

05/15/2013

BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: BlackBerry Messenger Available On Competing Devices

Research In Motion is making its BlackBerry Messenger service available on competing devices, including Android and iPhone.

05/14/2013

Facebook

Tech Report: Facebook Phone May Be Discontinued After 1 Month

HTC’s Facebook phone isn’t producing sales in comparison to all the hype it received when it was originally announced.

05/14/2013

A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple-Samsung War Now Being Fought At Pentagon

The competition between Apple and Samsung now extends to the military as both companies await approval for use of their mobile devices by the Pentagon, which has relied almost exclusively on the Blackberry.

05/02/2013

The Yahoo logo is seen on a sign outside of the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Yahoo Adds 2 More Applications To Mobile Arsenal

Yahoo is taking the next step in its effort to make some of its most popular services more appealing and accessible to the growing audience connecting to the Internet on smartphones and tablets.

04/18/2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters where he announced a new product for Android smartphones called Home. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Unveils ‘Home’ Android Software For Smartphones

Facebook has introduced software that makes the social network the hub of any smartphone running Google’s Android operating system.

04/04/2013

Facebook Headquarters

Tech Watch: Could ‘Facebook Phone’ Be Ready For Unveiling?

The long rumored “Facebook phone” might be coming at a Thursday morning event at the company’s offices in Menlo Park. Or it might not be coming at all. It all depends on your definition of a “Facebook phone.”

04/02/2013

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