4th Amendment

What Does Texas Shooting Case Tell Us About Subpoenas / Warrants for iPhone & iCloud Information?

  On November 5, 2017, 26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley allegedly shot and killed 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Mr. Kelley’s body was reportedly recovered from a Ford Expedition; he was found deceased from a single bullet wound (entering above right ear and exiting …

Data Breach

“Don’t Connect Your Phone to Rental Car” mentioned on CBS-Detroit Newsradio 850 Feldman Report

My article, “Don’t Connect Your Phone to Rental Cars” explained how rental cars (and your leased car!) can collect data from your smartphone which creates a vulnerability when the next driver takes the car. The original post was a Business Advocate post at McDonald Hopkins.com, here.  It was also cross-posted …

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Find My iPhone Signal = Reasonable Suspicion for Police Investigatory Stop

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled on April 6, 2016 that a location signal from a robbery victim’s stolen iPhone provided the requisite “reasonable suspicion” to permit the police to make an investigatory stop of the suspects.  The court ruled that the evidence was properly admitted and the …

iOS

Introduction to Podcasts for Lawyers in 2016

The April 2016 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin includes the article, “Introduction to Podcasts for Lawyers in 2016” which you can find here: 2016_podcasts. This article explains how to use the Apple Podcast app on your iPhone/iPad — specifically how to download individual podcasts or subscribe to an entire “season” of episodes. …

iOS

How Jurors Use Technology in 2016

In 2011, 2014, and (now) 2016, I have written columns for the Palm Beach Bar regarding how jurors use technology. 2016 is different. The question is no longer whether jurors are using technology (they are), the question is what is their relationship with technology.  Even if someone is extremely tech-savvy, they may …

Arbitration Mediation

Apps for Florida Mediators

What technology and apps should mediators use? Thanks to the Florida Dispute Resolution Center for inviting me to their 23rd annual conference in Orlando, Florida on July 30-31, 2015. Our session, Technology and Apps for Mediators, explained what technology you need to run an effective and profitable mediation office.  We …

iOS

Add the (hidden) Star Trek Vulcan Emoji to Your iPhone/iPad

A week ago, CNET reported that a Vulcan emoji may be officially added to the iPhone. Over the weekend, however, CNET confirmed its release. Watch this video for the steps: Or follow these written instructions. Note, you must upgrade to iOS 8.3 to view or use this. 1.  On your …

iOS

Florida Bar Webinar: Apps for Florida Lawyers

Thanks to the several hundred attendees who viewed the live Florida Bar webinar, Apps for Florida Lawyers! The Bar will provide 1.0 hour of CLE credit. Learn more than 50 iPhone and iPad apps as well as a lengthy discussion regarding how to use an iPad during a deposition, how …

iOS

How Florida Lawyers Use Technology

In January 2015, the Florida Bar released its “Results of the 2014 Economics and Law Office Management Survey,” which you can find here. The Bar article covers the primary study results however there are far more interesting tech-specific data about lawyers and their use of technology. Some of the interesting, …

Ethics

Legal Ethics – Check Your iOS 8 Privacy Settings

Lawyers (and other professionals) have ethical obligations to reasonably know about the technology they use — and ensure that communications are confidential and protected. This article from the December 2014 Palm Beach Bar Journal explains a dozen privacy settings for your iPhone or iPad which should increase your security.

iOS

Technology and iOS Apps for Mediators

Thanks to the Florida Dispute Resolution Center for inviting me to speak at the 22nd Annual Conference this year in Orlando. The materials from the presentation are here. The Adobe Voice presentation about mediation is here.

iOS

If This Then That (IFTTT) For Lawyers

An app called “If This, Then That” or IFTTT exists to bring together your smartphones alarms, notices, social media, and other internet tools so that you can, as their tag line says, “take control of the internet.” This article, “If This Then That (IFTTT” For Lawyers” explains how to combine …

iOS

iPhone Apps for Mardi Gras — Or for Fastest Breaking News

Last year, after the Boston Marathon Bombing, I wrote about my experience reading Twitter and listening to Ustream to get news on the manhunt which was coming in 10-30 minutes faster than it reached CNN.  A year later, the article is still solid and gives some good resources to say …

iOS

Using an iPad in Deposition

We see lawyers using iPads during depositions quite often… except they are not the ones asking questions since they are using the iPad to pass the time. This article, from the January 2014 Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, will explain how to question a witness using your iPad and …

iOS

Lawyer’s Guide to iOS7 (part 2)

Enjoying a little free time around the holidays or did you just get an new Apple device? This is the second in a series on the new Apple iOS7 operating system for iPhone and iPad. Since Apple doesn’t provide you with instructions, these two single-page articles will get you working …