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Smartphone

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.

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 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

Surveillance video on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

Gascon, NY Officials Urging Smartphone Makers To Shut Down Stolen Devices

Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies.

06/05/2013

Apple Introduces iPhone 5

ConsumerWatch: Redwood City Company Offering Mobile iPhone Repairmen

Over the next year, 27 million Americans will accidentally damage their smartphone. Do the math and that means about 2 million people per-month, or 80,000 per-day will have an accident with the phone, according to warranty provider Square Trade.

04/25/2013

A view of Facebook's 'Like' button. (Brenden Smialowski/AFP/GettyImages)

Tech Report: Will Android Make A Facebook Phone? Do We Need It?

The invites have gone out for a Facebook event next week in which it plans to unveil what it’s called the new home on Android. Speculation obviously leans toward a new phone.

04/01/2013

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