Mobile Devices

This is FindLaw's Legal Technology Center's collection of Mobile Devices articles. Information on mobile devices such as cell phones, PDAs, pagers, handsets, Bluetooth and hands-free devices, text messaging, case studies, white papers and more is provided here.
Mobile Devices Articles
    • Green Thumb, Good; Blackberry Thumb, Bad
      These days, when you pull out a BlackBerry, you may mutter "what a sore thumb have I." Indeed, "Blackberry thumb" may be joining our modern day vocabulary as did "tennis elbow" some time back.

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    • Synchronizing Corporate Data on Handheld Devices
      Many handheld devices have found their way into organizations via personal purchases by employees. As a result, mobile and remote employees are demanding the ability to synchronize corporate data with their device in order to increase responsiveness and productivity.

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    • Tech Tips: Travelling with Technology

      Tips on replacing laptops with PDAs and smart ways to travel with technology.

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    • Mobile Phone Security Basics for Lawyers
      If you use a mobile phone as part of your law practice, you need to be concerned about what could happen if someone steals it or you otherwise lose it.

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    • High-Tech Gadgets: Ultimate Freedom Or Complete Loss of Privacy?
      Everywhere we go these days, the people around us are busy utilizing their high tech gadgets. They may be making phone calls, sending emails, surfing the Internet, creating work-related documents, listening to music, watching videos - the list goes on and on. And all of these activities can be performed on wireless devices that are as small as a deck of cards.

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    • All iPod, All The Time

      The iPod has become such a ubiquitous tool in everyday life that the time has come for iPod.pedia, a book that refers to itself as The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource. While I was skeptical at first, upon reading, I must admit that this book, by a non-Apple insider, contains a treasure trove of useful and fun information for iPod junkies like me.

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    • Cameraphones: Innocuous Gadgets or Workplace Threats?

      Cameraphones-the latest ubiquitous technology-come with their own dangers. Employers have become wary of these fun little devices because they have the potential to create big privacy problems on the job.

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    • Data on Cell Phone Not Protected by the Stored Communications Act
      Does the Stored Communications Act (SCA) apply to data stored in a personal cell phone? The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals answered that question on December 12, 2012, holding that the SCA does not apply to data stored on an individual cell phone, and thus an employer did not violate the SCA when it looked at pictures and texts on one of its employee's cell phones without her permission.

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    • Defense Attorneys Letting Suspects Use Cell Phones, Not a Good Idea
      What do you mean it's not a good idea to give a criminal suspect a cell phone to make calls? While you are still at the police station. In the interrogation room. No, not a good idea at all.

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    • Sprint, Microsoft Deliver Mobile Search Innovations
      As part of the strategic alliance between Sprint (NYSE: S) and Microsoft Corp., today the two companies are providing Sprint customers with the industry's first fully integrated GPS location-aware mobile search service in the U.S. with entire Internet search on Sprint phones.

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