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As a taxpayer, I expect emergency responders to be able to find and help me in case of an emergency. Unfortunately, location accuracy standards are so outdated that when someone dials 911 from a cell phone, emergency responders don’t have the tools they need to locate them. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that updating our emergency response system would save roughly 10,000 lives each year.
I often get asked by my clients whether it is legal to record telephone conversations. Like any good lawyer, I always answer that question by asking them a couple of questions, namely: (1) will at least one participant in the telephone call consent to your recording the call?; and (2) what state(s) will all of the participants in the call be in while the call takes place? The reason these two questions are critical is because Arizona is called a “one-party consent jurisdiction.” What this means is that in Arizona, an individual must have the consent or agreement of at least one party to a conversation to legally intercept or record a wire or electronic communication, including wireless and cellular calls. If one party to the conversation has not consented to your intercepting or recording the telephone call, you will be committing a felony (Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3005). In addition, using a device to overhear (but not record) a conversation while not present, without the consent of a party to that conversation, is also a felony under Arizona law.
Question: How much of a hassle is switching a group of phones for our business from one carrier to another?
Dads try to stay handsome, and their technology should, too.
This May 26, 2014 photo shows the Grain Audio Packable Wireless System Bluetooth speaker, in Decatur, Georgia. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)
Mom is busy.
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union hosted its 16th annual Children’s Miracle Network Charity Golf Tournament on March 3, benefiting Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Q: I’ve grown to hate (Windows 8) and would like to install Windows 7. What steps should I take? — Jim
The Desert Vista High School Choir will be hosting its inaugural Gala, Dinner and Auction to raise money for new equipment.
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
As a leader in driver safety, AAA recognizes the recent strides our legislators have made in making Arizona roads safer. Fewer children will be killed in motor crashes, thanks to our stronger child passenger law. In addition, stranded motorists, roadside assistance crews, and road maintenance now receive the added protection of our Move Over law. And in 2007, we made modest improvements to our state’s graduated driver license (GDL) law, providing a safer learning environment for young drivers by minimizing passenger distractions and nighttime driving risks.
Dear Claudia: Every room in my house seems to be an area for clutter. Please share some organizing secrets!
Ever since I was young, whenever my brother and I earned money from cleaning the cars or weeding the yard, we had to deposit a portion into a big “flower money” jug my mom made. Then every year when spring came to town, we would purchase flowers and plants for the garden. I loved the bugs our garden attracted and my brother the worms, so we bought into the system with little resistance. Little did I know this would be my first lesson in managing my finances: to save a little bit of all you earn.
Most of us have cell phones and likely have had a complaint or two about coverage, billing or spam. You’ve been letting me know about it for months.
It’s one thing to have a beautiful, comfy bed. But what if it also included a TV screen, game console and dimmable, color-changing lights?
Q: What type business do you represent?
Sony’s new SmartWatch 2 doesn’t get as much attention — and doesn’t do as much — as Samsung’s Galaxy Gear computerized wristwatch. But for the things it does, Sony’s version performs better.
Verizon stores across the East Valley will host free workshops for customers who want to learn more about their smartphones.
“If you can’t modify something you’ve bought, do you really own it?”
You want a better bathroom, but don’t want to put a drain on your finances? Worry not. This is one room in the house where little things mean a lot.
I have told this story at least once in the past 13 years of writing this column, but it bears repeating. In 1972, I bought my first brand new car; a Mazda RX-3. It was the debut year for Mazda and I had to have one. The list price was $500 less than a brand new Corvette. Three years later when the warranty had expired, a guy gave me $300 for my Mazda and, with the aid of a strong chain, towed it home. I was never so happy to see a car go away!
Hands-free technologies make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone and update social media sites while they drive, but these features come with big safety risks.
Father’s Day gifts have morphed over the years. It used to be a tie, a golf hat or a jazz CD. But dads are more tech-savvy these days.
Korg Wi-Tune wireless musical instrument tuner is shown. [Ron Harris/AP]