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About The Bay: San Francisco DA’s Plan To End Rampant Cellphone Thefts

The theft of cellphones is becoming a rampant problem in San Francisco. District Attorney George Gascon said he has a plan to help solve the issue.

04/22/2013

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San Francisco Homeless, Seniors May Qualify For Free Cell Phone Plan

Phone company workers will be at various San Francisco homeless shelters and senior centers this week signing people up for free cell phones under a new program launched in California.

04/17/2013

A runner uses his phone as others gather near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Cellphone Overload At Boston Marathon Bombings Highlight Reliability Concerns

The bombings at the Boston Marathon highlight growing concerns in the Bay Area over cellphone service in major emergencies, such as a natural disaster.

04/17/2013

Apple iPhone 5. (CBS News)

Tech Report: Navigation On Cellphones May Violate Calif. Hands-Free Law

Our technology analyst takes a look at a recent decision by a Fresno court that prevents use of hand-held navigation devices while driving.

04/09/2013

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

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

Tech Report: 40th Anniversary of First Cellphone Call

Believe it or not, it’s been 40 years since an engineer with Motorola made the world’s first cellphone call.

04/03/2013

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CHP Set To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The CHP along with the NHTSA are hoping to educated drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

03/26/2013

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

Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year Plan

T-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn’t that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.

03/26/2013

Google Nexus One Smartphone. (CBS)

Google’s Top Android Exec Unexpectedly Steps Down

Andy Rubin has stepped down as the executive in charge of Google’s Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year reign that reshaped the technology industry.

03/13/2013

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Sacramento Couple Made $4M Selling Stolen Phones, Officials Say

A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each.

03/12/2013

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