We the People

The White House Says They’d Love for You to Be Able to Unlock Your Phones So Take It Up With Congress

It's not just the E-Trade baby who's mastered these apps (Photo: blogcdn.com)

At the end of January, it became technically illegal for you to unlock your phone without your carrier’s permission, even if your contract had expired. The call was made by the Librarian of Congress, who (for some reason) oversees exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and decided that cellphone unlockers would no longer get a pass. Read More

Modern Justice

To Catch an iPhone Thief on Camera, You May Have to Jailbreak Your Phone

iThief via The Daily News

Here’s a bit of freudenschade to distract distraught Apple acolytes. A tech-savvy Queens woman caught the man who stole her iPhone on camera by installing an app called iGotYa.

Unlike Apple’s free Find My iPhone software, which shows the approximate location of the device, iGotYa will take take a photo of whenever someone’s unsuccessfully trying to unlock your iPhone and email it to the owner. So, if you throw back a few too many, chances are you’ll wake to a self-portrait in your inbox. Read More