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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)

2nd Apple-Samsung Trial In US Gets Underway In San Jose

A federal judge and lawyers for the world’s two biggest smartphone makers have begun picking a jury to determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and IPad features.

11/12/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: First Flight With New FAA Rules

I just arrived in Washington D.C. after my first flight since the FAA changed their rules that allow passengers to keep using their electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

11/04/2013

Surveillance images of the suspect in the fatal shooting of Muni light-rail passenger Justin Valdez on September 23, 2013. (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Muni Slaying Suspect Waving Gun Goes Unnoticed While Passengers Engrossed In Phones, Tablets

Investigators say a suspect in the random slaying of a university student flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice.

10/08/2013

Mario Pineda Zaragoza

Man Arrested After Palo Alto Police Use App To Locate Stolen Tablet

A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possessing stolen property and drug sales last week after Palo Alto police used a smartphone app to locate a stolen computer tablet, police said Monday.

09/23/2013

Motorola's phone, the Moto X

US-Made Moto X Smartphone Just As Cheap To Produce

Motorola’s new Moto X phone doesn’t cost more to make simply because it’s assembled in Texas, research firm IHS said Wednesday.

08/28/2013

Web site image of San Francisco-based Craigslist.(CBS)

Man Assaulted, Robbed In San Francisco After Responding To Craigslist Ad For A Smartphone

A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist.

08/27/2013

The new iPhone 5 is displayed during an Apple special event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on September 12, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

London Mayor Joins San Francisco, NYC In Smartphone Theft Fight

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York said that the mayor of London is joining their effort to stop the surge of stolen smartphones.

08/07/2013

Motorola's phone, the Moto X

Larry Magid: Google Unveils Customizable Phone, The Moto X

The phone is expected to go on sale in late August or early September.

08/02/2013

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 shows a group of thieves stealing a woman's iPhone 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

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