Smartphone

Ninety-nine percent of smartphone owners say they want kill switches in their phones

Survey: most smartphone owners support kill switch; industry lobbyists remain opposed

A majority of the public as well as smartphone manufacturers and carriers…

 

Ross D. Franklin/ap file photo

Amazon is about to jump into smartphones

Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into…

 

AP Photo/Lefteris PitarakisAn LG employee poses for photographers holding the company's newly unveiled smartphone called the G3 at a press event in London

LG emphasizes simplicity in new G3 smartphone

LG's new smartphone provides sharper pictures than other leading phones, while sporting…

 

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoSmartphone robberies accounted for half of the robberies in San Francisco last year; nationally

Survey: 68 percent of Americans would put themselves at risk to retrieve a stolen cell phone

A study released today reveals new statistics about cellphone theft, including that…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoSmartphone robberies accounted for half of the robberies in San Francisco last year; nationally

RethinkWaste launches mobile app for Peninsula residents

Got garbage? Report it on your smartphone. That’s what RethinkWaste, the garbage…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.

Electronic hailing for city cabs approved by SFMTA board

A smartphone hailing system for taxis across The City got the OK…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.
Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.

SFMTA board to consider electronic hailing system for taxis

The City’s transportation board today will consider allowing the taxi industry to…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. Examiner File photoSFMTA Transportation Director Ed Reiskin expressed confidence in interim taxi head Kate Toran's ability to help keep The City's taxi industry competitive among the rise of app-based ride services.
Courtesy photoDaly City iHelp app users can upload GPS-integrated photos of public nuisances along with their reports.

Residents keep tabs of Daly City needs with new mobile app

Daly City residents are making use of a location-aware smartphone app to…

Courtesy photoDaly City iHelp app users can upload GPS-integrated photos of public nuisances along with their reports.
Eduardo Munoz / ReutersJobScout hopes to use social gaming to create an accessible way for such people to educate themselves about tasks as simple as using a webmail account to as difficult as applying for jobs online.

Local company aims to aid the inexperienced and unemployed

As hiring has moved online, jobseekers without online skills or connectivity have…

Eduardo Munoz / ReutersJobScout hopes to use social gaming to create an accessible way for such people to educate themselves about tasks as simple as using a webmail account to as difficult as applying for jobs online.