Apple offering free classes at all 495 of its stores – CNET

by Alfred Ng

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Turns out Apple isn’t too cool for school. 

The company said Tuesday it would launch educational sessions globally with seminars called “Today at Apple.” The free program will be open to the public and include more than 60 different classes on topics such as art, design, coding and photography.

The sessions will kick off worldwide in May at all 495 Apple’s stores.

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Read more here about the free classes to be taught by “Creative Pros”…

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Lawyers: Here’s How To Untether From Your Smartphone | Above the Law

By NICOLE BLACK

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While it may seem counterintuitive, my Watch has limited the constant influx of information and thus reduced my reliance on my iPhone. It’s become an integral part of my life and if I inadvertently leave the house without it, I almost always turn my car around and head back to get it. It also provides innumerable conveniences that make it worth its weight in gold on a daily basis.

Here’s why I rely on my Watch so much. These features make my Watch indispensable.

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Coffee Shop Lawyers, Public Wi-Fi Is Not Your Friend – Technologist

By William Vogeler, Esq. on April 14, 2017 6:00 AM

Lawyers, equipped with mobile devices to draft legal documents and email them, are meeting with clients at coffee shops across the country. This phenomenon is nothing new, at this point. But we’re repeating the story because attorneys are still using public Wi-Fi networks, despite the potential legal and ethical liabilities. 

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Digital Privacy at the U.S Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Contact: 

Sophia Cope

Staff Attorney

sophia@eff.org

Adam Schwartz

Senior Staff Attorney

adam@eff.org

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“The border is not a Constitution-free zone, but sometimes the rules are less protective of travelers and some border agents can be aggressive,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Adam Schwartz. “That can put unprepared travelers in a no-win dilemma at the U.S. border. We need clearer legal protections for everyone, but in the meantime, our report and pocket guides aim to put more power back into the hands of travelers.”

For “Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border”:

https://www.eff.org/wp/digital-privacy-us-border-2017

For EFF’s pocket guide:

https://www.eff.org/document/eff-border-search-pocket-guide

For EFF’s summary of your constitutional rights:

https://www.eff.org/document/digital-privacy-us-border

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Bought a couch? Need a truck? Try Truxx

Matt Steecker , ithacajournal.com | @MSteecker

Buying large merchandise at a store is never a pleasant experience, especially for those who don’t have a vehicle with plenty of cargo space.

Now a Syracuse man, partnered with two Broome County entrepreneurs, have fledgling company ready to solve the problem.

The story of Truxx, a truck-sharing delivery app  — think U-Haul meets Uber  — began when its now-CEO Carlos Suarez bought a 40-inch TV from a Target in Syracuse about two years ago.

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Pogue’s Basics: Have your iPhone announce your calls

David Pogue

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Open Settings > Phone >Announce Calls. Here, you get to choose whenthe phone announces the caller’s name when it rings: Always, Never, Headphones Only, or Headphones & Car.

The point of Headphones is privacy — it means, “Don’t announce the caller’s name at times when anyone nearby can hear; announce it only when I’m listening in private.”

And the point of “Headphones & Car” is a safety thing. When you’re driving, you don’t want to take your eyes off the road to see who’s calling.

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Apple Sued for Choosing Not to ‘Lock-Out’ iPhones Behind the Wheel to Prevent Texting and Driving – Mac Rumors

California resident Julio Ceja is seeking a class action lawsuit against Apple, accusing the company of placing profit before consumer safety by choosing not to implement a lock-out mechanism that would disable an iPhone’s functionality when being used behind the wheel by an engaged driver. 

Ceja demands that Apple halt the sale of all iPhones in California until a lock-out mechanism is implemented. He also demands that Apple release a software update that adds a lock-out mechanism to all iPhones already in the hands of consumers. He is not seeking further damages beyond legal fees and costs. 

The complaint, filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, asserts that Apple’s willful decision not to implement a lock-out mechanism on iPhones, chiefly to prevent texting and driving, constitutes “unfair business acts and practices” under California’s Unfair Competition Law. A jury trial has been demanded. 

Read more:  http://www.macrumors.com/2017/01/18/california-iphone-distracted-driving-lawsuit/

See full text of complaint:  

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