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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

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

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