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Apple Working To Fix Text Message Glitch That Causes iPhone Shutdowns

Apple says it’s aware of a newly-discovered software glitch that can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message. The company is working on a fix.


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Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology Age

The strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.


State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California Senate

A bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches” passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.


Google Nexus One (L) and Apple iPhone(R) (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Report Shows Android Ahead Of Apple In Smart Phone Market

A new report shows what smart phone shoppers covet when it comes to purchasing a new device. It turns out Apple and Android shoppers have a different set of priorities.


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Survey Finds More Apps Downloaded, Little More Time Spent Using Them

The growing number of apps smart phone users download has not kept pace with the amount of time spent actually using them, according to a new Nielsen survey.


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Google To Buy Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility shows the internet giant is serious about expanding beyond its core business and setting the agenda in the fast-growing mobile market.

CBS San Francisco–08/15/2011

More Workplace Smartphones Used For Personal Time, Porn

Using a smartphone to check personal email is just the beginning, as more and more Americans are using their digital devices to get in a little ‘me time’ while at work.


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ConsumerWatch: Wireless Companies To Charge More, End Some Perks

Talk is cheap, but one cell phone company is raising the cost to go online, while another is saying goodbye to some popular perks.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/18/2011

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Verizon A Big Winner With iPhone? Not So Fast

Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement Tuesday that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple Inc.’s monogamous relationship with AT&T Inc. in the U.S.

CBS San Francisco–01/10/2011

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Verizon iPhone Rumors Reignited By Mystery Event

Verizon Wireless said Friday it will hold a press conference on Jan. 11, reigniting rumors that it will become the second U.S. carrier to sell Apple Inc.’s iPhone.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/07/2011