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A woman uses her cellphone on a subway platform in Chelsea. (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Encryption Services Protect Smartphones From Hackers

We rely on our smartphones for just about everything. But just like a computer, they can be easily hacked.

4 hours ago

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

12 hours ago

Gabriel Hurley lost his vision and sense of smell after getting into a wreck with a distracted driver. (Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Jersey Attorney General: More Than 3,000 Cited For Distracted Driving So Far In April

John Hoffman, the state’s acting acting general, said Monday that about 1.5 million crashes over the past decade have been caused by distracted drivers, resulting in 1,600 deaths.

04/14/2014

The iPhone 5C is seen on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on September 20, 2013. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Upstate Congressman Joins Push For Kill Switches On Smartphones

An upstate congressman has joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a call to require require smartphone makers to install “kill switches” on phones to render them useless if stolen.

04/11/2014

FILE -- An iPhone and an Android tablet (credit: Getty Images)

Seen At 11: How Effective Are Gadget Cleaning Products?

There are a lot of products that claim to do a thorough cleaning, CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois reported. But do they really work?

04/08/2014

Young boy with iPad (file/credit:YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tablets, Smartphones May Not Be Totally To Blame For Nearsighted Kids

Experts recommend a 15-minute vison break every couple of hours of up-close work to lessen the chances of developing nearsightedness. And if all else fails, there’s always glasses.

02/14/2014

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Study: Tablets, Smartphones Are The New Electronic Babysitters

Tablets and smartphones have found their way into a growing number of tiny hands, according to a new study.

10/29/2013

Young boy with iPad (file/credit:YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Parents Should Limit Children’s Use Of Social Media, Smartphones

A leading group of pediatricians says parents need to know that unrestricted use of smartphones and social media could have serious consequences for their kids.

10/28/2013

Bill de Blasio speaks as NY AG Eric Schneiderman looks on at press conference about reducing smartphone thefts, Oct. 21, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Bill De Blasio Joins Fight Against ‘Apple Picking’ Smartphone Thefts

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the smartphone manufacturers must take swifter action against what he’s called an “epidemic” of thefts.

10/21/2013

Suzanne Kantra

Should You Buy The New iPhone 5S or 5C?

Apple has unveiled two new iPhones — one faster, and one cheaper than the current model. But are the changes to the famed smartphone enough to keep it ahead of the competition? Suzanne Kantra, founder and editor of tech site Techlicious, joined us on The Couch to figure it all out.

09/11/2013

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event January 27, 2010, at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in San Francisco. Steve Jobs announced the highly anticipated.... (credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: My Dog Ate … My Smartphone?

More and more dogs and cats are treating electronics like play things. The habit is hard on your wallet and it could also pose a digital danger to your pets.

09/05/2013

Cell phone charging station in the East Village following superstorm Sandy - Nov. 1, 2012 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts’ Warning: Hackers Can Get Into Your Smartphone Through Chargers

When your smartphone battery is on its last legs, a public cell phone charging station can be like spotting an oasis.

08/13/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer: Tracking Shoppers Via Smartphones Is A Major Invasion Of Privacy

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on federal authorities to regulate retailers’ practice of tracking their shoppers’ every move in their stores through smartphones.

07/28/2013

iPhone 5 (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schneiderman, San Francisco DA Announce Plan To Fight Smartphone Thefts

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition to battle a surge in smartphone thefts.

06/13/2013

iPhone (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Schneiderman To Host ‘Smartphone Summit’ To Combat Rise In Thefts

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced the June 13 meeting with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers. The meeting will be held in Schneiderman’s New York City office.

06/05/2013

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