Stories tagged: cellphone
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017, 8:37 A.M.
State Senate votes to ban holding phones while driving
A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017
Distracted driving law needs an update
Common sense says a driver shouldn’t be holding a phone. So if you’re wondering why people aren’t being pulled over as they poke at them, it’s because the Legislature has …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 5:29 A.M.
About half of Spokane households still have a landline phone
Lee Ann Mauk spent nine days without power after Spokane’s 2015 windstorm. She couldn’t turn lights on, take a hot shower or keep food frozen. But through it all, her …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 4:47 A.M.
Want to track cellphones? Get a warrant, lawmakers say
Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:18 A.M.
Brooklyn raid yields more than $10M in fake smartphones
Police in New York City raided two warehouses in Brooklyn that yielded three arrests and the seizure of more than $10 million worth of counterfeit electronics.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Four changes shoppers will see as they buy on their phones
Shoppers buying on their phones this holiday season will see new ways stores are making it easier and faster as they try to lock in sales before people swipe to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:54 A.M.
Mount Rainier National Park weighs cellular service proposals at Mount Rainier
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 11:41 A.M.
Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints
Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
Report of different Samsung phone model exploding
A Samsung phone user in France says her Galaxy J5 smartphone caught fire and exploded. The model is different from the Galaxy Note 7 that has been recalled worldwide.
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
Amtrak bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7
For anyone still carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, add all Amtrak trains and property to the list of places where your device is no longer welcome.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
Google’s Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout
Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new. Yet it’s still one of the best out there.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
Samsung setting up booths at airports to exchange Note 7s
The Department of Transportation’s ban on the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 could be leaving some users in a lurch if they try to bring the phone on any flight going …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
Samsung halts sales of Galaxy Note 7 after new troubles
Samsung says it’s halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.
TUESDAY, OCT. 4, 2016, 2:23 P.M.
Google unveils Pixel phone, VR headset, smart speaker
Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2016, 5:06 P.M.
Comcast plans to launch wireless service next year
Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it’s a cable provider.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
‘Limited quantities’ of iPhone 7 available at retail stores
Don’t expect to go into an Apple store Friday and walk out with a jet black iPhone 7. Or any color of the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple said Thursday that …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 1:49 P.M.
U.S. regulators demand recall of 1M Samsung Note 7 phones
U.S. regulators are issuing an official recall of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phone because of the risk that its batteries can explode or catch fire.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Girl abducted by Uber driver outwits him with her cellphone
A teenage girl outwitted an ill-intentioned Uber driver thanks to her text messages from his car and a cellphone photo that alerted West St. Paul police to her peril.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 1:14 P.M.
Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 after battery explosions
Samsung recalled its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on Friday after finding some of their batteries exploded or caught fire.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1, 2016, 9:55 A.M.
Samsung delays phone shipment after battery explosion claims
Samsung says shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones have been delayed for quality control testing.
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant
Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that’s advertised as being “water resistant” actually isn’t.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016, 1:42 P.M.
Verizon hikes prices, but new options could save you money
Verizon is hiking prices on its cellphone plans, though the new rates come with changes that might actually save you money.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 1:35 P.M.
Gun that looks like an iPhone called ‘disaster waiting to happen’
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday called on the federal Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to investigate before a gun that looks like …
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
YouTube now on T-Mobile’s ‘Binge On’ after earlier spat
T-Mobile and YouTube have come to terms after a public spat over the phone company’s “Binge On” video streaming service. That means most T-Mobile customers can, starting Thursday, watch YouTube …
FRIDAY, FEB. 5, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone
Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from people wanting to upgrade.
FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015, 10 P.M.
Spokane’s cell tower moratorium ends with stricter rules
New rules governing the location of cell towers were praised and unanimously passed by the Spokane City Council on Monday. It was a long way from six months ago, when …
SATURDAY, OCT. 11, 2014
Man arrested after selling stolen iPhone at ecoATM kiosk
A Spokane man availed himself of new technology in June allowing cellphone owners to recycle their old devices for cash at NorthTown Mall. The problem? The phone wasn’t his to …
SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014
Wireless companies strive to keep Hoopfest fans in the loop
All those people with cellphones taking photos or videos during Hoopfest will: A. See frequent “service unavailable” icons on their screens.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014, 7:51 A.M.
Supreme Court says warrants needed for cellphone searches
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police may not generally search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday.
SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013
Spokane utility taxes to be audited after phone-related shortfall
We talk, text and increasingly read the news on our smartphones. But we’re not just ignoring those sitting near us with this behavior. We’re also affecting the city of Spokane.