Why surveillance companies hate the iPhone – The Washington Post

By Craig Timberg

The secrets of one of the world’s most prominent surveillance companies, Gamma Group, spilled onto the Internet last week, courtesy of ananonymous leaker who appears to have gained access to sensitive corporate documents. And while they provide illuminating details about the capabilities of Gamma’s many spy tools, perhaps the most surprising revelation is about something the company is unable to do: It can’t hack into your typical iPhone.

Android phones, some Blackberries and phones running older Microsoft operating systems all are vulnerable to Gamma’s spyware, called FinSpy, which can turn your smart phone into a potent surveillance device. Users of the spyware are capable of listening to calls on targeted devices, stealing contacts, activating the microphone, tracking your location and more. But for FinSpy to hack into an iPhone, its owner must have already stripped away much of its built-in security through a process called “jailbreaking.” No jailbreak, no FinSpy on your iPhone, at least according to a leakedGamma document dated April 2014.

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iPhone Photos Backup: Effective & Simple Options | Ubergizmo

 

Ubergizmo:  A few years back we noted that the iPhone 4 was Flickr’s most popular camera, but as we’re writing this article the iPhone 5 has since claimed that crown, and the 5S is on track to claim top spot. With the popularity of the iPhone as portable camera, it’s important that you know how to backup your photos from your iPhone.

This guide is written based on iOS 7, Mac OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks), and Windows 7, but it will work for older versions of OS X, along with Windows XP and Windows 8.

It’s important to understand where you’re planning to store your photo backups, but you’ll generally backup to at least one of the locations below:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Cloud service (e.g. iCloud, Dropbox, Google+, OneDrive etc)

There are pros and cons to each method, so do read on and hopefully by the time you’ve finished reading this guide, you’ll be able to decide which method is the most suitable one for you to backup your photos with.

Read entire “how-to” article, with screen shots, here.

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Legal Research on Your iPhone from Fastcase « Fastcase | The Smarter Alternative for Legal Research.

Fastcase for the iPhone is the largest free law library on the iPhone and it uses smart search technology from Fastcase’s fully-featured Web-based legal research application, which allows you to sort the most relevant results to the top of the list, customize and re-sort search results, and integrate citation analysis tools right into the results list.

This application is free, but you will need to register an account so that you can save favorites and your own customized search history. There are tons of customizable features, so the more you use the Fastcase App, the better it fits you!

Download Fastcase for iPhone. Questions? Visit the iPhone FAQ

 

Do You Access Fastcase Through Your Bar Association?

If you access Fastcase through your bar association, you will need to register an account for our Fastcase for the iPhone App. You will be able to do this once you download the application from the App Store. Please note that in the registration process, you will create a new username and password to use with the Fastcase App. When you are accessing Fastcase on the web through your bar association, continue to use your bar login credentials.


Have You Already Registered with Fastcase?

If you are a current Fastcase subscriber or if you have signed up for a free trial of Fastcase in the past, you do not need to re-register to access the Fastcase iPhone application. Just download the application and login using the same username and password that you used to access your subscription or trial at http://www.fastcase.com.

 

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How it works | Everpurse

Everpurse has a special charging pocket into which you place your smartphone. Our patent-pending docking system guides your phone smoothly onto a dock connector at the bottom–so you don’t have to fish for a cord!

To charge Everpurse itself, you can simply place Everpurse on its charging mat. It uses inductive charging to send energy wirelessly from the mat to the purse, so you never have to plug the purse in! You can leave a charging mat plugged in wherever it’s convenient for you–at work, at home, wherever–and drop Everpurse onto it when it needs charging. We suggest leaving Everpurse on its charging mat overnight, and it will have a full charge the next morning.

$189.00–$329.00, depending upon how well-developed your fashion sense is.

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Legal Loop: Mobile apps for the paperless law office | The Daily Record | nydailyrecord.com

Nicole Black:

“…More than ever, lawyers are realizing the value and time-saving capabilities of mobile devices. The flexibility and convenience of practicing law on the go is especially apparent when lawyers take advantage of mobile apps created for creating, storing and organizing documents and notes. If you haven’t yet discovered the many benefits of creating and accessing digital documents on your iPhone or iPad, why not get started today using some of the iOS apps discussed…”

Read more: http://nydailyrecord.com/blog/2013/10/21/legal-loop-mobile-apps-for-the-paperless-law-office/#ixzz2jhaur2WW

 
 

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Increasing the text size in iOS 7 – iPhone J.D.

For those of us who are having trouble reading iOS7’s new font, Jeff Richardson has a fix…by changing Settings to allow for dynamically-sized type face and bold, if needed.

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