Andrew Stolarz

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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

The damages retrial for last year's Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

AT&T shoots down shareholder demands for transparency on law enforcement requests

Last month, institutional investors in AT&T and Verizon asked the two companies begin to issue the kinds of transparency reports popularized by internet businesses like Twitter and Google. Today, AT&T is issuing its response to the request, reports the <i>New York Times</i><i>,</i> and unsurprisingly, it’s not …

Apple iPad Air Review: Probably The Best Tablet Computer On The Market

Announced on October 22nd this year, the iPad Air updated Apple’s larger tablet range with the new A7 64-bit processor, iOS7, and a redesign of the popular tablet. Would Apple’s new tablet retain their lead in the tablet space against a rush of Android tablets from manufacturers around the world? …

Apple Has A New Way To Watch You While You Shop And It Could Soon Be Everywhere

iBeacon can give you turn-by-turn directions to help you find an item on a shelf, or it can tell you when your order is ready for pickup, or alert you to deals as you walk by them.<p>iBeacon is one of the new features of iOS 7, and Apple isn't the only one with plans to use it. As the AP's Barbara …

Apps

Fla. Deputies TASER Escaped Llama

Leon County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputies used a TASER to subdue an adventurous llama Saturday morning after the large animal escaped his Tallahassee …

Ariz. Rough Arrest Captured on TASER Axon

The Mesa (Ariz.) Police Department countered a civilian accusation of excessive force by releasing on-body officer video showing an escalating …

4 Useful Law Enforcement Apps

As smartphones and other mobile devices become more prevalent in law enforcement, officers search for reference apps that quickly bring actionable …

Chrysler Introduces AWD Police Charger for 2014

Chrysler will introduce an all-wheel-drive version of its Dodge Charger Pursuit patrol car for model-year 2014 that will compete with Ford's …

Md. Man Arrested for Barking at Police Dog

Frederick (Md.) Police arrested a man who hissed and barked at a police dog during a vehicle stop on Monday.<p>Police stopped a vehicle leaving the …

Md. Recruit Wounded In Training Sues

The University of Maryland Police recruit who was shot in the head during a training exercise has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit naming the …

Mich. Sheriff Considering Chevy Volt for Patrol

To help reduce the carbon emissions of county fleet vehicles, the Washtenaw County (Mich.) Sheriff's Office purchased an electric Chevy Volt to …

When Miranda Doesn't Matter

In <i>Oregon v. Elstad</i>, the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged the obvious: "Miranda warnings may inhibit persons from giving information." This is why …

Israel Weapon Industries SAR-21 Rifle

<i>Editor's note: View our "IWI's SAR-21 Rifle"</i> <i>photo gallery for detailed photos of the firearm.</i><p>The Tavor, which is sold in the U.S. as the SAR-21 …

Closing the Gap

<b>Editor's note:</b> View our related step-by-step photo gallery, "Handcuffing Suspects: 3 Techniques."<p>One of the most important things you can learn about …

ACLU Attacks License Plate Readers

License-plate readers give law enforcement a location tracking tool that may violate constitutional privacy rights, the American Civil Liberties …

How To Write Better Police Reports

Winning a civil rights lawsuit against a municipality or county is like winning the lottery, at least for the plaintiffs and their attorneys. The …

Pittsburgh Officer Who Posed with Porn Star Faces Discipline

A Pittsburgh police sergeant now faces discipline for posing with an adult film star while wearing a unicorn mask during Friday's Pirates game.<p>The …

Concealable Body Armor Gets More Comfortable

For decades, body armor companies have been working to make concealable ballistic vests that are lighter, cooler, more comfortable, and more likely …

K-9 Vehicle Searches

Two U.S. Supreme Court cases from Florida have clarified the use of police dogs by officers for search vehicles and private properties. Law …

U.S. Supreme Court

10 Rookie Errors To Avoid

Photo courtesy of iStock.<p>Newly appointed police officers can find that it is quite challenging to transition from being a recruit officer in a …

Cop Slang app

An iOS iPhone app that lets you browse and add to police & law enforcement related slang terms. Brought to you by POLICE Magazine & Bobit Studios.

Vocabulary

Ford Recalls Crown Vic Interceptors

Ford is recalling certain model year 2005-2011 Crown Victoria Police Interceptors to address a steering failure reported by several law enforcement …

The Danger List

One of the first lists I had in law enforcement is still one of the most important ones in my mind to this day and should still be on every crime …

Dealing with the Deaf

About nine percent of the American population is either deaf or hard of hearing. And as baby boomers reach their senior years, the percentage is …

Understanding the OODA Loop

The more you study law enforcement training, the more you are likely to see the term "OODA loop." This term was coined by U.S. Air Force Col. John …

Don’t be a victim: How to spot a fake Samsung Galaxy S4 (or any other name brand smartphone)

With Samsung still holding on to its place at the very top of the world smartphone market, there is no shortage of China-made clones of its most popular handsets — namely, the Galaxy S3 and its current flaship, the Galaxy S4. Unlike the imitation phones of many years ago, the ones that you can …

Phones

Early look at Android 4.3 on Galaxy S 4: Reading Mode and better color reproduction

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 hasn’t received its Android(s goog) 4.3 update yet, however, that hasn’t stopped some from getting an early peek at the …