’60 Minutes’ Shows Hackers Breaking Into Cellphone With Just A Phone NumberA report on Sunday night’s “60 Minutes” showed how hackers were able to access a California congressman’s smartphone, just by knowing the lawmaker’s phone number.
Startup Firm Developing Pistol That Looks Like A SmartphoneA startup is developing a gun that could resemble a smartphone when not in use, raising concerns among law enforcement.
New CA Bill Could Require All Smartphones To Be Capable Of DecryptionA new anti-trafficking bill introduced in the California legislature could require that all smartphones be capable of decryption and unlocking by the phone's manufacturer or its operating system provider, essentially overriding the user's passcode.
Bay Area Company Rolling Out Free Early Earthquake Warning AppA Bay Area company is about to roll out a free earthquake alert app that could give users precious seconds of lead time before the shaking starts.
Which Smartphone Apps Drain Your Battery The Fastest?When it comes to cell phones, battery life is often the most frustrating feature for most users, but it might be the apps running on the phone draining that battery so quickly.
Smartphone App Allows Californians To Send Encounters With Police To ACLUThe Mobile Justice app allows users to record encounters with police that will be automatically submitted to their local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Mobile App Linked To Traffic Signals Unveiled In Walnut CreekWalnut Creek has unveiled a mobile app for drivers that is tied into the city’s traffic lights, providing drivers with audible cues on how long before the lights will change.
High-Tech Smart Shorts Tell You If Your Workout Is SlackingWhere did Steph Curry get the moves to do insane crossover dribble on Chris Paul? The secret may be in his high-tech smart shorts.
Survey Suggests We’re Not As Cyber-Security Conscious As We ThinkA new survey out from a San Francisco-based mobile security company says we're not as cyber-security and privacy conscious as we like to think we are.
Smartphone Battery Firm To Send St. Bernards Carrying Battery Packs To SXSW Attendees With Dead PhonesA smartphone accessory firm has a plan to save battery-drained attendees at the South by Southwest 2015 festival by sending them a rescue St. Bernard dog carrying a reserve battery pack.
Larry Magid: Clinton Opted For Email Convenience, But Is Her Argument Technologically Sound?Hillary Clinton said she opted for convenience as the reason why she used her personal email account and only wanted to carry one mobile device when she served as Secretary of State, but does her argument hold up from a technological standpoint?
SF Woman’s Stolen Smartphone Leads Police To Robbery SuspectsA robbery victim's phone was tracked to SF's SOMA neighborhood where 3 suspects were detained.