August 29, 2012
Engadget reports on an Apple patent that would shut down cellphones.
“Cupertino has won a patent to enforce policies when your wireless device enters a specific location. Dry as that may sound, it means that your smartphone could automatically switch to silent and disable its display as soon as you enter a movie theater,” writes David Cooper.
It might also be used by the authorities to shut down your smartphone at their discretion, for whatever reason.