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San Francisco DA Gascon Welcomes Wireless Industry’s Commitment To Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation’s biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

04/15/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Judge In Apple Vs. Samsung Trial Annoyed By Lack Of Smartphone Manners

So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world’s largest smartphone makers isn’t about stolen ideas. It’s getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.

04/09/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Samsung Appeases San Francisco DA’s Request For Smartphone Anti-Theft Feature

In a major victory for San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascon, Samsung has agreed to make anti-theft features available on its latest smartphone.

04/04/2014

An employee shows an Apple's iPhone 4s (L) and a Samsung's Galaxy S3 (R) at a mobile phone shop in Seoul on August 27, 2012. Shares in Samsung Electronics opened 6.75 percent lower on August 27, 2012 after a US court fined the South Korean firm 1.05 billion USD for breaching Apple's patents. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/GettyImages)

Apple, Samsung Renew Patent Dispute With Latest Court Battle

The world’s two leading smartphone makers were back in federal court on Monday, accusing each other of stealing ideas and features.

03/31/2014

Apple's iPhone 5C model (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

California Appeals Court Rules Drivers Can Read Maps On Cellphones

Drivers in California can legally read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.

02/27/2014

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)

California Lawmakers Urge Adoption Of Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation

A growing epidemic of smartphone thefts prompted state lawmakers to announce Friday new legislation that would require the devices to come equipped with an anti-theft deterrent known as a “kill switch.”

02/07/2014

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Downtown San Jose Parking Meters Could Double In Price

The price of parking at metered spaces could soon be doubling in downtown San Jose with the proceeds going towards payment of new high-tech smart meters.

01/28/2014

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Smartphone Market Saturated? Apple Stock Tumbles Following Earnings Report

Apple’s stock was tumbling in morning trading Tuesday, hurt by a lackluster first-quarter performance and a cautious second-quarter revenue outlook.

01/28/2014

Angry Birds

Angry Birds, Google Maps, Smartphone Apps Used By NSA, British Intelligence

Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

01/27/2014

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

Carriers Reject San Francisco DA’s Push For Stolen Phone ‘Kill Switch’

District Attorney George Gascon said Monday that AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, United States Cellular Corp., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. rebuffed Samsung’s proposal to preload its phones with Absolute LoJack anti-theft software as a standard feature.

11/19/2013

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