Cops can force you to unlock a phone with Touch ID during a search, judge rules – BGR

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A district court in Illinois has ruled (full text of ruling) that law enforcement may force people to use their fingerprints to unlock Apple devices during the search of a house. The ruling overturns a decision from a lower court, and marks a significant increase in the steps cops can take to force people to unlock devices.

The ruling only applies in one particular case, with a very specific set of circumstances. Police officers had already obtained a warrant to search a house, looking for child pornography. They expected to find at least one iPad and one iPhone on the premises, and wanted to be able to force any occupants found on the premises to unlock the devices using Touch ID during the search.

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Toronto Police Asking iPhone Users Not To Test iOS 11’s 911 Feature–Ubergizmo.com

By Tyler Lee 

With iOS 11, Apple has introduced a bunch of new features to the iPhone and iPad devices. One of those features is to allow users to make a quick call to emergency services where if you press the lock button five times in a row, you will be greeted by a screen that lets you power the device off or to call emergency services.
 

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How to manually offload and reinstall apps in iOS 11 | Cult of Mac

iOS 11 can automatically delete apps when space gets tight on your iPhone or iPad. It’s called offloading, and only the app itself gets removed.

All the app’s data is saved. That way, if you reinstall the app in the future, it will be like you never deleted it. Wouldn’t it be great if you could choose to offload apps yourself, instead of deleting them? Well, good news, because you can totally do that. Here’s how….
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iTunes Removes the App Store and More to Focus on Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Audiobooks – MacStories

Apple has updated iTunes on macOS to eliminate ringtones, iTunes U, and perhaps most surprising of all, iOS apps. According to Apple’s support page:
Apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are now exclusively available in the new App Store for iOS.

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program is the best way to buy a new iPhone – Business Insider

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It’s only a matter of time before the iPhone 8 hits the shelves.

The upcoming version is rumored to come with a $999 price tag, Business Insider’s Edoardo Maggio reported.

If you’re planning to trade in your old phone, it’s worth considering an underutilized way to buy your next one: Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Traveling out of the country? Lawyers should consider using ‘burner’ devices

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

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Lawyers should take precautions if they want to bring electronic devices with them, according to a program hosted Friday at the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City called “Prying Eyes: Think Confidential and Privileged Client Information Is Safe at the Border? Guess Again.”
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Hinshaw & Culbertson partner Steven Puiszis, the firm’s general counsel for privacy, security and compliance, described the precautions taken by lawyers at many large law firms. They typically require lawyers to take “burner” laptops and phones with them that don’t contain client data. Lawyers can connect to the firm’s network through a virtual private network.
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A New Reason to Get a Fake ID: Introducing T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ | T-Mobile Newsroom

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Starting August 9, qualified customers can get two lines of T-Mobile ONE –***– for just $60, taxes and fees included, with Autopay. And that comes with unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data along with *** T-Mobile ONE benefits***.
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With T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+, it’s just $50 for the first line of T-Mobile ONE and $10 for your second line with unlimited everything after $5 per line Autopay discount. Taxes & fees included.***

And, T-Mobile ONE includes ***

  • Simple Global: unlimited text and data roaming and low flat-rate calling in 140+ countries and destinations
  • Mobile Without Borders: talk, text and surf in Mexico and Canada ***
  • Gogo Inflight: get unlimited texting all flight long and 1 free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi on all Gogo-equipped domestic flights
  • DIGITS: use your T-Mobile number on compatible phones, tablets and PCs, and use multiple numbers on one device
  • Mobile Hotspot: connect all your devices to the internet with included tethering data
  • Un-contract: only you have the power to change the price you pay
  • Carrier Freedom: T-Mobile helps cover your switching costs
  • T-Mobile Tuesdays: get thanked with free stuff every week just for being a customer
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To get all this Un-carrier goodness and more, starting August 9, new customers age 55 and older can simply stop by your local T-Mobile store to sign up (we’re serious about checking those IDs*). Current eligible customers can get T-Mobile ONE Unlimited 55+ by calling 1.800.TMOBILE, going to  https://www.t-mobile.comor visiting a local retail store.

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