Stories tagged: cellphone
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Huawei on Friday unveiled a smartphone operating system that it said can replace Google’s Android, adding to the Chinese tech giant’s efforts to insulate itself against U.S. sanctions.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 7:04 p.m.
T-Mobile and Sprint say their anticipated combination will lead to better service and more competition, but critics fear higher prices and jobs lost.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 7:53 p.m.
Two U.S. government agencies are giving conflicting interpretations of a safety study on cellphone radiation: One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there’s no reason for people …
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
East Valley School District officials say a middle-school physical education teacher did nothing wrong by recording video of students doing a gym exercise with his personal cellphone.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman’s encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Verizon says it will give hundreds of rural customers in eastern Montana more time to switch plans or find a new provider after members of the state’s Congressional delegation objected …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
Oregon drivers soon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics …
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Apple Inc. plans to transform the way people use its next high-end iPhone by eliminating the concept of a home button and making other adjustments to a flagship device that’s …
Sun., July 30, 2017
Mobile phones also can leave us vulnerable to cyber thieves looking for a way to steal your personal data. Better Business Bureau serving the Northwest offers the following tips to …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Apple has released a software update to iOS and macOS that you should download right away.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Put down your cellphone. Holding devices while driving will be illegal beginning July 23 in Washington
Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving.
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising …
Thu., May 25, 2017
The law will take effect sooner than intended after Inslee vetoed a section that would have the measure take effect in 2019; instead, the new law will be in place …
Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
Holding a phone while driving in Washington state could become illegal in 2019 if Gov. Jay Inslee signs a distracted driving measure passed by the Legislature.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
Comcast Corp. unveiled a wireless service that offers unlimited data on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network for cheaper than plans from nearly every other competitor.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
A bill that bans holding an electronic device while driving to reduce distracted driving incidents passed in the Washington state Senate Monday.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
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 …
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 5:29 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 4:47 a.m.
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 7:18 a.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
Two cellphone carriers have applied for permits to install telecommunications equipment on the main visitor building at Mount Rainier National Park.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:41 a.m.
Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
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.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
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 …