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In California, Using Smartphone Map Applications While Driving is Illegal

In California, Using Smartphone Map Applications While Driving is Illegal

I have been using a GPS for years.  It has gotten to the point where I don’t really know my way around Miami.  I just put my destination into my iPhone and do what whatever it tells me.  Since I am not focused on the actual directions, I am not as knowledgeable about my surrounding

Client shout out for Groovebug!

The AppsLawBlog and its attorneys at Arnstein & Lehr, LLP represent the company behind an exciting new iPad app soon to be released called Groovebug.  You can check out a video about the app below. [youtube][/youtube] Groovebug is the iPad companion to your music library.  It scans your music, pulls relevant content from the cloud,

Apple Sues for use of “App Store”

Apple has once again become involved in a lawsuit regarding the use of the term “App Store” and its trademark off the term. Apple Inc. has sued Inc accusing the online retailer of trademark infringement and unfair competition due to its use of Apple’s “App Store” trademark to sell software applications for mobile devices.

Disney Sued Over Potential Privacy Infringement

A class action lawsuit against the Walt Disney Co. was filed in federal court yesterday in Santa Ana, Ca. The suit alleges that Disney’s company-issued employee badges violates state law regarding privacy rights because the bar code on the badge contains the employees’ social security number and leaves workers vulnerable to identity theft. The main

New Legal Apps Highlight

With the popularity of Apps spreading across all types of professional fields, the legal profession has taken advantage of the opportunity to create Apps that make life easier for not only lawyers, but law students as well. Recently two particular legal Apps have made the news, one for its innovation and one for its exorbitant

Facebook widget: Bad medicine for Novartis

Facebook widgets are being blamed for computer viruses, personal data theft and now health dangers. The Food & Drug Administration told Novartis in an August 2010 letter that its widget for the leukemia drug Tasigna violated FDA advertising rules in part because the widget lacked information about potential health dangers. In response, the drug maker