With a majority of Bay Area residents relying on smartphones, a new poll found widespread support for upgraded communications networks. The survey also found a majority in favor of improving the area’s aging energy infrastructure.
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.
Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.
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.
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.