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  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Here Are Some New Developments That'll Hopefully Halt Apple-Picking Crimes

    Last week, we told you about the bi-coastal crime fighting duo, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who this week brought a much-needed initiative to protect people from those dumb smartphones thieves. The plan, called S.O.S. (secure our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    S.F. Joins NYC to Tackle "Apple-Picking" Crime

    A new crime-fighting duo has emerged. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have announced they're joining forces to fight the nationwide rapid rise of mobile phone thefts, better known as "Apple-picking." The duo is hosting a smartphone sum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Have You Been Robbed by Dudes in A Maroon-Colored Car Lately?

    San Francisco police arrested two men, including one teen, last night, who they believe are responsible for two -- and maybe more -- smartphone strong-armed robberies. Police arrested 19-year-old Edwin Tobie and Ernest Evans, 20, both San Francisco residents, on suspicion of robbery, conspiracy, p ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    How to Avoid Being a Drunken Hot Mess on Super Bowl Sunday

    No matter how many liquor bottles Mayor Ed Lee empties in the toilet this week, there's not a chance in hell he's going to get all of San Francisco to stay sober on Super Bowl Sunday. So being the realistic cynics they are, San Francisco cops are preparing for the worst, and that'd be drunk driver ... More >>

  • Music

    January 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Kamala Harris' Lawsuit Against Delta Could Change Privacy Policies for Apps

    Last week, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit against Delta Airlines, claiming that the company's smartphone app violates state law because it does not have a privacy policy. It is somewhat of a landmark legal action: the first time an app maker has faced a privacy suit. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    OMGig Lets You See the Concert as Ruined By Smartphone Videographers

    Here's something we can get behind: A cheeky new site that lets those who shoot endless smartphone video at concerts see just how thoroughly they're ruining them for themselves and everyone else. Called OMGig, the minisite lets you turn any live YouTube clip into a chiding demonstration of the idio ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Serial Smartphone Robbers Use Rubber Boot to Steal Phone

    Police are reminding residents to stop walking and texting after a series of smartphone robberies hit the Richmond and Inner Sunset districts yesterday evening.According to police, the first incident happened at about 4:46 p.m. on the 600 block of Clement Street. A 12-year-old girl was inside a stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Sierra LaMar: Police Hope App Will Help Find Missing Teen

    Police are desperate to find 15-year-old Sierra LaMar so much so that they have issued a "QR" code (short for "quick response"), which allows anyone with a smartphone to download information about the missing teen. The code has been released on missing posters of LaMar, making all information a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street App Comes in Handy When You Get Arrested

    Ping NewsThere's an app for that...​Some might say that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are out there trying to upend capitalism by demonstrating against big banks and economic disparity. But, somewhat ironically, it's these very protests that have spurred a new enterprise -- with the inevitable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Foodspotting App Shows the World What You Ate

    ​Most startups have an "elevator pitch," a short one-liner or phrase that explains what they do. I can think of several for Foodspotting: Yelp 2.0, Instagram for meals, FourSquare for food, or a foodie social network. Foodspotting is a free smartphone app that lets you take a picture of your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    How to Get a Cab in San Francisco with Your iPhone

    Was it ever easy to hail a cab?​We just told you that in 30 years we could be living in a spooky world where we use our iPhones to do everything -- even robbers will you hold you up with iGuns. And here is evidence that we are well on our way to living in the iWorld. The Examiner this morning kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Spotify Is Coming to the U.S. Soon -- You Should Be Excited

    What Spotify looks like​Over the past few weeks, streaming music startup Spotify has quietly been signing deals with the major U.S. music distributors as it prepares for a U.S. launch. But now that the Swedish firm has locked up EMI and Sony (with Universal in tow), it's also begun to hire people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Starbucks Now Allows Customers to Pay for Coffee Order with Smartphone

    Starbucks Caters to Coffee Addicts​Starbucks and its obnoxious customers have found yet another way to be self indulgent. The coffee retailer has now made it possible for caffeine-crazed customers to consume their drinks even sooner. With the creation of a Starbucks app, customers can now pay for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    mSpot Lets You Stream Your iTunes Library on Your iPhone

    via VentureBeat​There are smartphone apps which give you access to millions of streaming songs. But sometimes they don't have those rare recordings that you spent months tracking down. And there are smartphone apps that kinda, sorta let you connect to your home-based server or hard drive. But the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Study Finds Many iPhone Users Are Tea Party Supporters (Really)

    Apple's iPhone: The preferred mobile device of semi-literate morons​We certainly wouldn't have seen this one coming. A poll released today by the tech policy group reveals that iPhone users -- whom we would have firmly placed in the same consumer class as those who sip lattes and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Tonight: Launch Party for Nirvino Beer-Rating iPhone App

    ​We knew we wanted to join the legion of smartphone users when we discovered Shazam, the application which tells you what song you're hearing so you never again have to say, "Oh man, I wish I knew who sings this song." For oenophiles, perhaps the must-have app is Nirvino, the best selling wine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Jailbreak! iPhone Users Can Now Legally Download Apps Apple Hasn't Approved.

    Tough luck, Steve...​The Library of Congress' copyright office today approved an application submitted by San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation which will allow millions of iPhone owners to get out of jail -- free. It is now legal for iPhoners to break electronic locks and download applic ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2010
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