New information on your iPhone being searched by Customs at the border – iPhone J.D.

Jeff Richardson,

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To try to get more concrete information on the current state of affairs, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon who has a reputation of being a privacy advocate, recently sent a letter to Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with questions on the current policies.  I encourage you to read the full response as posted by the Washington Post, as well as the article by Brian Fung of the Post, but here are four parts of the response that jumped out a me.

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Life hack: how to best arrange your iPhone apps, one icon at a time | Technology | The Guardian

In the 10 years since the iPhone launched, I’ve never really settled on a way to arrange my home screen that I actually like. Folders seem clunky but no folders leaves me with too many things multiple swipes away. Organising by what I use most leaves me with the rarely but rapidly needed apps buried, while organising by speed of access leaves me tapping through multiple times a day.

And then there’s aesthetics. Some apps simply don’t deserve to be on my first home screen no matter how much I use them. Mostly games. Game designers can’t make an attractive icon for the life of them, it seems.

I was trapped on the horns of dilemma. So for the past couple of years, I’ve abdicated all responsibility for the decision making, and instead instituted A System: every time I tap on an app to open it, I move it one square closer to the front.

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AgileBits Blog | Introducing Travel Mode: Protect your data when crossing borders

by Rick Fillion

Travel Mode is a new feature we’re making available to everyone with a 1Password membership. It protects your 1Password data from unwarranted searches when you travel. When you turn on Travel Mode, every vault will be removed from your devices except for the ones marked “safe for travel.” All it takes is a single click to travel with confidence.

Read more here…

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Man jailed for refusing to disclose iPhone passcode underlines Fifth Amendment uncertainties | 9to5Mac

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The Miami Herald reports that a child abuse suspect was jailed for six months for contempt of court after failing to reveal the correct passcode to his iPhone. Christopher Wheeler was arrested on suspicion of hitting and scratching his young daughter, with police believing that photos on the iPhone would help prove their case.

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How to convert an email into a PDF file on an iPhone or iPad – iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D. is published by Jeff Richardson, an attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Sometimes an email loses its importance shortly after it is sent, such as an email asking you to go to lunch once the afternoon begins.  But other times, it is helpful or even necessary to preserve an email — perhaps even as evidence, such as an email to or from opposing counsel that is an exhibit to a discovery motion.  Here is a tip for converting an email message to a PDF file on the iPhone or iPad, so that you can then preserve that PDF version of the email.  The technique is similar on both the iPhone and the iPad. 

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Click here for step-by-step directions…

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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