Smartphones

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Reports Record 39.3M iPhone Sales In 3rd Quarter, iPad Sales Down 13 Percent

Excitement for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models drove sales of a record 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, boosting the company’s earnings and revenue well above expectations.

10/20/2014

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iPhone 6 Screen Too Big To Swipe? There’s A Fake Thumb For That

Tokyo-based company Thanko designed a finger extender that gives tiny hands an extra 15 millimeters of reach, allowing easy access to every corner of a smartphone display.

09/24/2014

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPad as he speaks during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts January 27, 2010 in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Founder Steve Jobs Limited His Kids’ Use Of Technology At Home

There was no Apple a day for the kids in the Jobs household, according to a New York Times article.

09/15/2014

A T-Mobile store in Glendale, California, on August 1, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: T-Mobile Rolls Out Wi-Fi Calling

Smartphones will have a built-in feature that taps into Wi-Fi networks to make phone calls and send text messages when customers can’t connect to the carrier’s cellular network.

09/11/2014

A screenshot of the BART Watch app. (CBS)

BART Watch App Makes It Easier For Riders To Report Crime, Suspicious Activity

The app allows riders to report crime or any suspicious activity in stations and on trains in a safe and discreet manner.

08/28/2014

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Develops App That Locks Phone If Kids Ignore Texts

A Texas mother tired of her child not responding to her text messages has created an app that would allow parents to lock their kid’s phone if their calls are ignored.

08/18/2014

Pedestrians walk past a signboard showing Samsung's Galaxy S5 (R) and Apple's iPhone 5s (C) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 6, 2014. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Samsung May See Tough Times Ahead In Smartphone Market

Our technology analyst says Samsung’s smartphone is predicted to drop from 31 to 25 percent in 2015.

08/12/2014

(CBS SF)

SF Start-Up Creates Portable Navigation Device To Eliminate Distracted Driving

A Bay Area start-up is offering a way to eliminate distracted driving while enabling access to technology.

08/07/2014

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Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch Vote

Getting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.

08/06/2014

Google Cardboard Developers Conference Virtual Reality

Google Unleashes DIY Virtual Reality ‘Cardboard’ Goggles

While technology companies scramble to get into the virtual reality business, Google jumped right in with this do-it-yourself solution: cardboard.

06/27/2014

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