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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
What Spotify looks likeOver 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 >>
Starbucks Caters to Coffee AddictsStarbucks 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 >>
via VentureBeatThere 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 >>
Apple's iPhone: The preferred mobile device of semi-literate moronsWe certainly wouldn't have seen this one coming. A poll released today by the tech policy group CALinnovates.org reveals that iPhone users -- whom we would have firmly placed in the same consumer class as those who sip lattes and ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>