Oct 1, 2012 California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill over the weekend that would have made it harder for police use cell phones to track suspects' locations. Similar debates about protection versus privacy are happening around the country.
Sep 27, 2012 In a digital twist on the age-old practice of paying people to do odd jobs for you, new smartphone apps like TaskRabbit and Postmates allow you to hire your own personal assistants -- to say, clean your home, buy your groceries or run errands.
Sep 4, 2012 Even when certain apps aren't being used, they collect a lot of information about users.
Sep 4, 2012 With so many ways to find recipes and cooking tips these days, many food enthusiasts wonder if cookbooks will go the way of the dodo.
Aug 28, 2012 How the jury's decision in the patent infringement case could change things for app developers.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Aug 16, 2012 Big retailers join the race to develop payment systems for mobile phones. But will consumers pay with smartphones instead of credit cards?
Aug 9, 2012 The new deal between Starbucks and Square signals a new era of baristas knowing who you are before you enter the store.
Aug 2, 2012 The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act may get its first update since Mark Zuckerberg was a 15-year-old.
Jul 19, 2012 Until this year, Nokia was the world's biggest maker of cell phones. Today the company announced a $1.5 billion quarterly loss and slashed the price of its new headline handset, the Lumia 900.