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Feb 6, 2017

Commentary: Before the next tech revolution

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s debut, the start of a societal revolution that no one quite expected and a chance, perhaps, to reflect on the impact of the revolutionary technologies to come. The device was first presented at the January 2007 Macworld conference by the late Steve Jobs, who described it […]

Feb 24, 2016

Apple wants Congress to decide iPhone encryption issue

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc. will tell a federal judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over accessing a locked and encrypted iPhone should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts, The Associated Press has learned. Apple will also argue that the Obama administration’s request to help it hack […]

Feb 22, 2016

Apple began iPhone encryption fight last fall, in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — By prosecutors’ count, Apple helped federal law enforcement agents extract information from iPhones in criminal investigations at least 70 times in seven years before suddenly expressing a change of heart last fall in an otherwise ordinary drug case out of Brooklyn. Asked to help break into the phone of a suspected methamphetamine […]

Feb 18, 2016

New York City police say iPhone encryption is thwarting investigations

NEW YORK — Police and prosecutors in New York City say encryption technology on Apple mobile phones is now routinely hindering criminal investigations. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said Thursday that there are 175 Apple devices sitting in his cybercrime lab right now that investigators can’t access because of encryption. He says investigators […]

Sep 28, 2015

eDiscovery Update: Data wiping, missing iPhone leads to sanctions

A recent ruling from the Supreme Court in Albany County (HMS Holding Corp v. Arendt) caught my eye for numerous reasons. One was the court’s decision to levy sanctions for spoliation, and another was the overwhelming evidence put forward by the plaintiff’s computer forensic expert that identified the nefarious actions of defendants to cover their […]

Jun 12, 2015

Legal Loop: My latest iPhone app discoveries

I readily admit it: I’m a tech geek. And one of my favorite things to do is to discover and try out new iPhone apps. Not all of them are keepers, but I often find a few worth holding onto.   It’s been a while since I shared my favorite apps, so I figured it […]

Jun 20, 2014

Data show iPhone ‘kill switch’ cuts thefts

ALBANY — New crime data show Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. The report by state attorneys general, prosecutors, police and other officials from a year-old initiative called “Secure Our Smartphones” said Google and Microsoft will incorporate a kill switch into […]

Aug 22, 2012

Epic patent trial over iPhone goes to jurors

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nine Silicon Valley residents who presided over the epic three-week patent trial between smartphone titans Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. began deliberating the multibillion-dollar case Wednesday. Apple is demanding Samsung pay it $2.5 billion for allegedly stealing the design technology of the iPad and iPhone to create illegal knockoffs. Samsung […]

Dec 30, 2011

IPhone’s Siri offers timesavers for lawyers

The iPhone 4S offers lawyers a valuable new tool that can speed up tasks and simplify phone use. Launched in October, the tool, called Siri, is Apple’s self-described “personal assistant.” Siri responds to human speech using voice recognition technology and is able to answer questions and understand commands that allow a user to interact with […]

Aug 4, 2011

App roundup: What lawyers are using

As lawyers increasingly perform their work on the go using mobile devices, work-related applications are more important than ever before. Lawyers USA (sister publication to The Daily Record) compiled the following a handful of useful apps for lawyers ...

Jun 29, 2011

Red-letter day for Kodak?

ROCHESTER — Innovation turned Eastman Kodak Co. into one of the world’s most recognizable brands. Imitation by its rivals might help keep the picture-taking pioneer from fading into history. The company is looking for a lucrative patent-infringement triumph this week ...

Jun 14, 2011

Apple starts selling unlocked iPhones in U.S.

NEW YORK CITY — Apple is selling "unlocked" iPhones in the U.S. for the first time, allowing owners to switch carriers to a limited extent. The unlocked iPhone 4s are listed Tuesday on Apple Inc.'s website for $649 and $749.

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