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An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge In Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Annoyed By Lack Of Smartphone Manners

So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world’s largest smartphone makers isn’t about stolen ideas. It’s getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

04/09/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On Cellphones

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

02/27/2014

A memory chip made by Crossbar. (CBS)

Bay Area Company’s Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery Life

A tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today’s gadgets.

09/20/2013

Apple Introduces New Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

San Francisco DA Urges Use Of iPhone Anti-Theft System In iOS 7

Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.

09/18/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman's iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

2 Out Of 3 San Francisco Robberies Involve Cellphones

Chief Greg Suhr said two out of every three robberies that occur in San Francisco involve a cellphone. For the first time he can remember, Suhr said his department is arresting more people for robbery than narcotics.

08/22/2013

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: T-Mobile Makes It Easier To Upgrade Phones

T-Mobile has created a new program that allows its customers to upgrade to a new smartphone every six months. According to Mashable, the program is called JUMP or “Just Upgrade My Phone.”

07/10/2013

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

Larry Magid: Obama’s Order May End Spectrum Crunch For Cellphone Users

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.

06/14/2013

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Gives Up Battle For Cell Phone Radiation Labels

San Francisco appears to be giving up its battle for an ordinance that would require retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation and its health effects.

05/08/2013

(Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supes Faced With Tough Decision Over Fate Of Cell Phone Disclosure Law

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised Tuesday to make a decision about its ongoing defense of the city’s cell phone disclosure law.

05/07/2013

(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Remembering The Old Days Of The Draft

Coach Madden reminisces about the days of the NFL Draft as the Oakland Raiders coach long before it was such a hyped event and before cell phones and the internet helped spread the word on all the top picks.

04/25/2013

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