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An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Gogo Expanding In-Flight Cell Phone Services

Gogo, an in-flight internet is a company that provides Wi-Fi service to airlines, is enhancing its services to soon allow people to text and even talk on their smartphones in the air.

11/08/2013

Surveillance video shows a group of thieves stealing a woman’s iPhone on a San Francisco Muni bus. (CBS)

San Francisco Muni Launches Campaign To Curb Gadget Theft

More San Francisco police officers have been assigned to Muni buses and trains, in an effort to stop the increasing number of robberies and thefts of riders’ electronic devices.

11/07/2013

Evan Spiegel of Snapchat attends TechCruch Disrupt SF 2013 at San Francisco Design Center on September 9, 2013 in San Francisco. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

Snapchat CEO, Ex-Stanford Student Talks About Company’s Growth

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father’s house and work on Snapchat.

11/01/2013

Samsung's first 'curved' smartphone Galaxy Round, a 5.7-inch handset with a display that is slightly rounded on both sides, is seen at the Electronics and IT Industry Fair in Goyang, north of Seoul, on October 10, 2013. Samsung's first smartphone with a curved display screen enters the South Korean market on October 10, as the electronics giant seeks to maintain its lead in the increasingly saturated market. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Samsung’s Galaxy Round Bites Into Apple’s Innovative Reign

Samsung’s new, curved smartphone, the Galaxy Round, will only be available to consumers in Korea, but is still a win for them as far as innovation goes.

10/10/2013

A memory chip made by Crossbar. (CBS)

Bay Area Company’s Chip Promises Big Leaps In Storage, Battery Life

A tech company based in the Bay Area is on the verge of introducing a chip that could solve the biggest problems of today’s gadgets.

09/20/2013

Apple Introduces New Two New iPhone Models At Product Launch

San Francisco DA Urges Use Of iPhone Anti-Theft System In iOS 7

Top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York and the mayor of London are urging iPhone users to download Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system that includes a feature they believe might curb a rash of thefts.

09/18/2013

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Phil Schiller speaks about the new iPhone 5C during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple’s 2 New iPhone Designs Simultaneously Aim High, Low

For the first time since introducing the device that changed cellphones forever, Apple will offer two distinct versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that aims to be “the gold standard of smartphones” and reads your fingerprint.

09/10/2013

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris at a 2008 press conference. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘JusticeMobile’ Smartphone App For Cops Unveiled In San Francisco

State Attorney General Kamala Harris and San Francisco officials unveiled a new smartphone app Monday that will allow law enforcement to access local, state and federal criminal databases and file reports from out in the field.

09/10/2013

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Expected To Expand Selection Of iPhones

Apple is expected to unveil its latest take on the iPhone Tuesday during an annual ritual that will probably cast a spotlight on the gadget maker’s drive to regain market share and its sluggish pace of innovation.

09/09/2013

A visitor tries out an Xperia Z1 smartphone with a detachable camera lens at the Sony stand at the IFA 2013 consumer electronics trade fair on September 5, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Sony Looks To Improve Smartphone Pictures

Sony is looking to help people improve the quality of the pictures they take with their smartphones.

09/05/2013

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