The heart rate sensors in the most popular wearables tech, including the Apple Watch and Fitbit, might not work as well for people of color, according to a new study published by STAT. Betty Yu reports. (7-24-2019)
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Report: Popular Wearable Devices May Not Accurately Track Heart Rates In People Of ColorThe heart rate sensors in the most popular wearables tech, including the Apple Watch and Fitbit, might not work as well for people of color, according to a new study published by STAT. Betty Yu reports. (7-24-2019)
AT&T's Early '5G' Implementation Lacks SpeedMany iPhone users on the AT&T network in the Bay Area got a surprise: where it used to say "LTE" in the corner of the screen it now says "5Ge" but crazy fast speeds aren't on the way. Kiet Do explains. (5-9-19)
Proposed California Law Would Regulate Use of Smart Speaker Voice RecordingsA bill being considered by the California legislature would require users to opt in before companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple could store and use voice recordings. Melissa Caen reports. (5-4-19)
Apple Securities Fraud Lawsuit Claims Hundreds Of Thousands Of Investors Were MisledApple and CEO Tim Cook knew iPhone sales were in trouble but kept it from investors, according to a new lawsuit accusing the company of securities fraud. Maria Medina reports. (4-16-2019)
Lawmakers Give Apple CEO 2 Weeks To Answer Questions On FaceTime BugA pair of congressional lawmakers penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday warning him he had two weeks to answer questions surrounding the FaceTime flaw that allowed users to eavesdrop on each other. Maria Medina reports. (2-5-2019)
Apple Holds All-Hands Employee Meeting Following Stock Price PlungeIs Apple becoming a victim of its own amazing success with the iPhone? Devin Fehely reports from Cupertino. (1-3-19)
Investors Worried After Apple Announces Low iPhone SalesApple shares dropped almost 8% after CEO Tim Cook announced that iPhone sales fell far short of expectations in 2018. Betty Yu reports. (1-2-2019)
Political Campaigns Make Last-Minute Push Via Text MessagingFirst, it was unsolicited phone calls. Now, political campaigns are blowing up voters' phones with text messages in the lead-up to the midterm elections. Melissa Caen reports. (11-1-18)
Fire Chief Says Verizon Needs to Drop 1st Responder Data CapsA Marin County battalion chief says Verizon needs to do more to make high-speed data constantly available to emergency response teams. Andria Borba reports. (8-24-18)
Verizon Data Throttling Bolsters Battle for Net Neutrality in California LegislatureA new push to keep mobile data speeds from being controlled by private companies comes after a Bay Area fire chief accused Verizon of throttling their data while firefighters were battling the largest wildfire in California history. Andria Borba reports. (8-22-18)
First Responders Say Verizon Data Throttling Impedes Wildfire ResponseSanta Clara County says their fire department's data was throttled as they fought the state's largest wildfire in history. That made it difficult for them to share vital information with the public. Julie Watts reports. (8-22-18)
Google Can Track Android User Locations Even When Phone Is OffSome Android phone users may have their locations tracked by Google, even when they think the feature is turned off. Susie Steimle explains how.
New ‘Good2Go’ App Locates Restrooms in Busy CitiesAn app called Good2Go offers help finding an open public restroom in busy cities like San Francisco, where restrooms are usually accompanied by a “For Customers Only” sign. Susie Steimle reports. (7-27-18)
California Senators Reach Agreement on Net Neutrality BillMiguel Santiago, a state lawmaker who was attacked online for gutting a California net neutrality bill, is now supporting a new push with even stronger protections. Julie Watts reports. (7-5-18)
San Jose Agrees to Place 5G Cell Nodes on City Light PolesFriday the city of San Jose announced it has reached an agreement with AT&T and Verizon to put 5G cell nodes on 4,000 city-owned light poles in what the city says is the largest such infrastructure deployment in any US city. Len Ramirez reports. (6-15-18)
Apple Closing Security Gap Used By Law EnforcementApple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones. Maria Medina tells how that gap helped law enforcement.
Electronic License Plates Let Drivers Customize Display by PhoneYou may never need to go back to the DMV again! A Bay Area company has come up with a digital license plate and KPIX 5's Jackie Ward got a look at how it works. (5-29-18)
ConsumerWatch: Keeping Your Cellphone Number PrivateIt's common to give out your cellphone number but you may want to keep it as private as your social security number, says KPIX consumer reporter Julie Watts. (5-10-18)
Bay Area High School Is Helping Students Ditch Cellphones In The ClassroomA high school in San Anselmo has students parking their cellphones upon entering the classroom. John Ramos reports. (4/24/18)
More Californians Texting While Driving Than EverA new study says people are not getting the message about texting and driving. Jackie Ward reports that some of the worst culprits are in California.
ConsumerWatch: Beware of Navigation App ShortcutsTraffic apps have a mind of their own -- and don't always take drivers on the best route. Julie Watts reports. (4-6-18)
Armed Thieves Target Bay Area Verizon StoresA gang of armed thieves is targeting Verizon stores across the Bay Area and they're not afraid to use force on their victims. Maria Medina reports from Cupertino. (3-15-18)
Verizon Wants To Build Cellphone Towers Inside Santa Rosa Church SteeplesVerizon has already built one church steeple with a cell phone tower inside in Santa Rosa, now it wants to build another. Emily Turner reports. (3/14/18)
Proposed California Law Would Guarantee 'Right to Repair' Cellphones, GizmosA proposed new law would require electronics manufacturers to make parts and repair manuals available to consumers and third-party repair shops. Len Ramirez reports. (3-9-18)
Silicon Valley Dad Creates Smartphone App for Active Shooting Emergency ResponseA father -- heartbroken after a deadly school shooting several years ago -- decided something needed to be done so he built an app to connect teachers with first responders. Maria Medina reports. (3-8-18)
Teens Ditching Facebook For SnapchatNew numbers show Facebook is losing younger users and it's projected to get worse. As Kiet Do reports, Facebook's loss is Snapchat's gain.
Federal Study Shows Possible Health Risk from Cellphone RadiationA major new study out Friday is raising a lot of questions about a link between cellphones and cancer. Andria Borba reports. (2-2-18)
Despite Anti-Theft Features, Thieves Still Seek Out iPhonesDespite mandatory new anti-theft features installed on all new phones, iPhones are still the number one item that thieves love to steal. Andria Borba reports. (1/30/18)
ConsumerWatch: 5G Cellphone Towers Signal Renewed Concerns Over Impacts on HealthWireless carriers are installing millions of towers across the country to enable the new, faster 5G cellphone technology. KPIX asks the question: Are there legitimate health concerns? Julie Watts reports. (1-25-18)