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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.

04/16/2014

Queens Cellphone Store Robbery

Search On For Suspects In Sunnyside, Queens Cellphone Store Robbery

Police on Thursday were searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a cellphone store and zip-tied the employees in Queens last month.

01/09/2014

Golden Retriever puppies (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurance Plans Could Offset The Cost Of Your Pet’s Next Trip To The Vet

Home Depot, T-Mobile, and Chipotle are all offering this rare benefit to workers who could otherwise be faced with staggering bills.

06/13/2013

A-Rod  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Anthony Bosch (Photo by Miami-Dade Police Department via Getty Images)

MLB Seeks FedEx, Phone Records In PED Lawsuit; Bosch Meeting Looms

Meanwhile, Commissioner Bud Selig said MLB’s “very comprehensive” probe proves that baseball has the toughest drug policy in professional sports.

06/07/2013

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Underground Wi-Fi Service Expanding To 30 More Subway Stations

After testing Wi-Fi in a handful of stations last year, the city is now expanding service to 30 additional stations, including Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Columbus Circle.

04/25/2013

MLB wireless phone (credit: David Becker/Getty Images), land line (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

MLB, T-Mobile To Introduce Wireless Dugout-To-Bullpen Phones

Even dugouts and bullpens might not need that old landline soon. Can you hear me now?

01/09/2013

Man uses cell phone on L train platform of Union Square subway station (file/credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Wi-Fi Service Coming To 30 Additional Subway Stations By Spring

All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016, but trains are not expected to have service between stations.

11/19/2012

Passengers are seen on the 1/2/3 platform at 14th Street and 7th Avenue - New York, NY - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

MTA Planning To Add Wi-Fi Service To Subway Stations In Queens

All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016, but trains were not expected to have service between stations.

10/25/2012

Rep. Steve Israel (left) holds cell phone used in hacking demonstration at his Hauppauge, NY office on Monday, June 4, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Rep. Israel Wants FCC To Require Cell Carriers To Have Password Protected Voicemail

Rep. Steve Israel demonstrated how hackers can go to a “spoofing” site, enter a cell phone number and gain access to that number’s voice messeges.

06/04/2012

Cell Tower with Tree Disguise (file / credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Hearing Tuesday On Ridgewood Cell Tower

Neighbors in Ridgewood who oppose the construction of a new cell phone tower are planning to make their voices heard on Tuesday.

03/12/2012

A man talks on his cell phone on the subway platform at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan on September 27, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

More Subway Stations To Get Cell, Wi-Fi Service

Six stations are already wired for service and 30 more stations will come online in groups of five, including Times Square, Herald Square and Columbus Circle, by this summer.

02/03/2012

A man reads a text message on his cell phone. (file/credit: Franko Lee/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Sending Test Emergency Text Alerts Today

A notification will be displayed on the screen of your mobile device with a text that reads: “Severe alert” or “Extreme alert.”

12/15/2011

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Office of Emergency Management To Test New Text Message Alert System

On Thursday, officials will send six test messages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon customers who have mobile devices that are enabled to receive emergency alerts.

12/14/2011

Next Subway Stations To Get Cell Phone Service Revealed

Now that cell phone service has arrived on part of the subway system, the program is poised to expand.

09/30/2011

Subway passengers use their mobile devices underground - New York, NY - Sep 27, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Cell Phone Service Arrives At Some NYC Subway Stations

All underground stations are expected to be wired by 2016, but trains are not expected to have service between stations.

09/27/2011

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