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Even the Australian Police are pleading with folk to stop using Apple Maps on iOS6

I haven’t bothered paying much attention to the continuous stream of “Oh my god Apple Maps is shit” news stories that have been appearing almost every day since iOS6 launched. You’ve read one, you’ve read them all. The summary is simple: Apple delivered an utter dud. I did however have to laugh when I saw […]

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When do we give Police Officers phones with decent cameras?

Have a look at that screenshot there. It’s from yesterday’s online London Telegraph story about the twins who were reportedly mauled by a fox. The blurry picture you see was taken by one of the first police officers to arrive at the family’s home. It shows a crazily blurred image of a fox. Or perhaps […]

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PocketCop for BlackBerry and The Baltimore Police Department

I just interviewed Sergeant Sheree Briscoe along with Gayle Guildford, Director of MIS, both from Baltimore Police Department. They are here at the BlackBerry WES2010 event to talk about their experiences implementing PocketCop. PocketCop, as you might expect, is a mobile policing system based on the BlackBerry platform. PocketCop is provided by InterAct. The system […]

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Police has £25m mobile phone budget

Now here’s a contract worth winning. The British government is to spend £25 million on giving the coppers mobile phones. In terms of publicity alone Apple and OpenMoku should be fighting it out to give the iconic police force their handsets and Orange, Vodafone etc. would be well advised to start chasing after this one. […]

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Does your boss own your text messages?

If your boss pays your mobile phone bill, does he have a right to read your text messages? According to an LA court, the answer is no – not without the employee’s consent. The decision comes as part of a case, reported by the LA Times that saw a policeman take his employer to court […]

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Got a hot crime tip? Text the police

Seen a crime and want to report it anonymously? If you’re in the US or Canada, you can now dob people in using SMS, thanks to a new application from mBlox and Anderson Software called TipSoft. It’s already being used by community action group Crime Stoppers and is already up and running in 16 Canadian […]

Aussie cops ask for cameraphone evidence

According to Aussie reports, cops in New South Wales are asking the public to submit photos or videos of crimes captured on cameraphones to the police to help them with their investigations. Users will then be able to upload the footage to the police over the internet. Apparently, the move was inspired by the London […]