Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.
The political action group, which has a special interest in obtaining visas for high-skilled workers, hopes to force a vote on immigration reform this year.
State regulators unveiled the proposed piece of legislation, hoping to suppress theft of mobile devices. But will resistance from the wireless industry halt the effort?
The California Senate bill is designed to deter smartphone and tablet theft.
Sen. Mark Leno wants to make the security feature -- aimed at bricking stolen smartphones -- the law.
The search giant's 1-gigabit fiber network will arrive in 18 new cities across four metro areas. The company also hopes to expand to cities including San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix.
The record-breaking auction highlights the demand for high-speed wireless service and signals strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum.
The rivals tie for the top spot in the fourth quarter of 2014, with Apple's fortunes on the rise and Samsung's heading in the opposite direction, according to figures from researcher Strategy Analytics.
The social-networking giant reported continued growth in its daily and monthly active users, fueling advertising revenue.
Most of Apple's record revenue came from its smartphone business, but it's tricky for any company to rely so much on one product.