More Smartphones Articles

  • Tech Tips: Considerations when phone contracts end

    MALVERN, Iowa (AP) — As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts. In accepting the offers, I'd have to give up Verizon's unlimited data plan, which lets me use the phone's cellular data connection as much as I...

  • Smartphones must include 'kill switch' under bill

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is on the verge of becoming the latest state to require technology that can disable smartphones when they're stolen. Law enforcement and consumer groups support SB962 as a way to deter thefts in response to a crime problem that has exploded nationwide. The...

  • A Closer Look: Secure your phone without passcodes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking...

  • Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It just got a little easier to swap cellphone providers. President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from your wireless provider, so long as the service contract expired. Copyright law prohibits circumventing...

  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state.

  • Reliability of economic data undermined by digital revolution

    The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era. That's because new technology makes it hard to compare the 21st-century economy to anything that came before it.



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    On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they...

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    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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