Border searchs of smart phones allowable only if there’s suspicion of a crime

https://www.wsj.com/articles/judge-limits-phone-searches-at-u-s-borders-11573603036?mod=hp_lista_pos2 Judge Limits Phone Searches at U.S. Borders Federal agents must have reasonable suspicion of a crime before examining electronic devices at airports, other crossings The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in court papers that it conducted around 33,300 device searches in fiscal year 2018 while processing hundreds of millions of international travelers. Photo: … Continue reading Border searchs of smart phones allowable only if there’s suspicion of a crime

China’s system for personal financial transactions doesn’t intersect with ours

This is brand-new information for me. When I went to China almost 20 years ago, smartphones weren't ubiquitous. U.S. one dollar bills were accepted for an amazing range of items on the street and American Express (and sometimes other credit cards) could be used inside. Personal electronic devices have totally changed that landscape. What's even … Continue reading China’s system for personal financial transactions doesn’t intersect with ours

For those who enjoy statistics, a few about iPhones and Android phones

A survey suggests that 25% of U.S. Apple customers own an Apple TV. -- Frankly, that's higher than I would have thought before it began to be impossible to stream video directly from my TV without an intermediate device. Now, you almost have to own a streaming device as well as your TV, cable box, … Continue reading For those who enjoy statistics, a few about iPhones and Android phones

Great graphic about how Google’s online advertising system works

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-google-edged-out-rivals-and-built-the-worlds-dominant-ad-machine-a-visual-guide-11573142071?mod=hp_lead_pos8 Includes ally. the steps along the trail that led Google to its current pre-eminent position in the internet advertising field. Am not sure you will be able to click thru, but figured it would be worth posting the link or you to try.

Setting up fall detection on your Apple Watch

Fall detection on the Apple Watch is a major safety feature for older people whose very life can depend on not falling. Often the inactivity required as part of the recovery from a fall can bring on respiratory ailments and more. Trick is to avoid falling in the first place. But, if you can't do … Continue reading Setting up fall detection on your Apple Watch

Not too late to get an Apple TV 4K for $90

Getting the Apple TV 4K for half price is worth the trouble of finding an AT&T corporate store. https://lifehacker.com/you-can-still-get-a-90-apple-tv-4k-from-at-t-1839611941 You Can Still Get a $90 Apple TV 4K From AT&T Brendan HesseMonday 2:45PM•Filed to:Apple20.9K152 AT&T dropped a huge deal this weekend: an Apple TV 4K for just $90. That’s nearly 50 percent off its regular … Continue reading Not too late to get an Apple TV 4K for $90

Phone numbers you need on your smartphone

Given that smartphones now serve as the replacement for multiple devices, we need to be as efficient as possible. This handy list of phone numbers you should enter into the phone is one worth pursuing Now. https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/important-emergency-phone-numbers-36638923? 11 Phone Numbers Everyone in the US Should Have Saved In Their Phone by Caroline BiggsPublished: Oct 27, … Continue reading Phone numbers you need on your smartphone