March 26, 2013 |
If you hate searching for flights on your iPhone's small screen, you may develop an instant crush on the CheapAir iOS app that lets you verbally search for flights. The app has its official release Tuesday. Chief executive Jeff Klee says his company's app is the first such voice-activated iPhone app. If you state your destination, the app can use your phone's GPS to locate you and offer a choice of departure airports. Here's what I found when I tried it on my iPhone 4S: When I said: “Los Angeles to Dallas, Sept.
May 7, 2012 |
Men are more likely to look things up on their smartphone than women. Wealthy people are more likely to use their smartphones for real time searches than poorer people. And less than 50% of people over 65 are using their phones for real-time searches, according to new data from the Pew Internet Report. Researchers at the Pew Internet Report asked more than 2,254 Americans ages 18 and older to answer questions about how they used their mobile phones in the last 30 days. For this study , they looked specifically at how people use their phones to answer immediate questions -- what the researchers are calling "just-in-time searches.
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November 20, 2008 |
Passengers at Union Station were subjected to a search of their bags Wednesday afternoon before boarding Metrolink trains. Sheriff's deputies and Transportation Security Administration officers were conducting the searches. Metrolink received a federal grant earlier this year to do the searches and left fliers for passengers telling them that they would begin soon. At the time, agency officials said that the searches were not in response to any specific threats, but instead were being done as an overall push to tighten security, as other rail carriers have done.
April 2, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court refused to halt routine strip-searches of new jail inmates, including those arrested for minor offenses, saying the need to screen out weapons and drugs outweighed the right to privacy. The 5-4 majority ruled it would be "unworkable" to require guards - who at large county jails must screen hundreds of new inmates - to spare those who may not appear dangerous. The decision is a defeat for civil liberties groups and a New Jersey man who was strip-searched twice after he was stopped on a highway and taken to jail, where he spent six days, over an unpaid fine that he had already paid.
October 29, 2008 |
Yahoo Inc. handled a larger chunk of U.S. Internet searches last month and Microsoft Corp. lost market share, according to research firm ComScore Inc. Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., had about 20.2% of queries in September, up from 19.6% in August, ComScore said. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., had 8.5%, down from 8.9%. Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., handled 62.9%, compared with 63% in August. The total number of searches in September was 11.8 billion, compared with 11.7 billion in August, ComScore said.
September 29, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- An Oregon man who conducted Internet searches for the phrase “father hates infant” and had a violent child abuse video game on his computer was convicted Friday of murdering his 11-month-old twin son. A jury in Washington County, Ore., deliberated about two hours before convicting Kaliq Mansor, 34, who had called 911 in June 2011 to report that his infant son Bryan was not breathing. By the time the child arrived at the hospital, he could no longer breathe on his own, and doctors pronounced him brain dead.