NYPD Adopts Windows Phones, Shuns iOS And Android
The New York Police Department has equipped its 36,000 officers with Windows Phones, in order to improve its fight against crime and to modernize the force. Instead of using iOS or Android, every officer will now have a Lumia 830 (released 2014) and a Lumia 640 XL (released 2015), running the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, while on duty.
Windows Phones Were Chosen For Security Features
Although it might be surprising that the largest police force in the U.S. didn't choose iOS or Android devices, the department stated that the right decision was taken. After much research, the NYPDhas concluded that despite Windows phones commanding only one percent of the smartphone market, it has better security features and remote management, according to Digital Trends.
In fact, the apps that the New York Police Department and Microsoft developed for the officers are so incredible that the benefits and good results are already visible, whether solving a crime effectively (the statistics now show a decrease of 12 percent compared to 2015) or improving the relations between cops and the community.
Incredible Apps For The NYPD
Several remarkable apps have also been created for the NYPD, including the capability to call 911 without waiting for dispatchers to relay a report, fill out paperwork faster than ever, and use a digital notepad for complaints follow-ups. Other apps also enable officers to search for any information about a suspect in a database, watch training videos to improve their capacity, and take quizzes straight from their phones, according to CNET.
Of course, there have also been some problems related to the Windows Phones, since many officers have felt worried thinking that they can be tracked with these devices. Also, it has been known that wearing the phone on the police uniform has been so difficult that some of the devices have ended up seriously damaged, lost, or broken.
The New York Police Department announced its plans to upgrade to a Windows 10 phone fully by next Summer. The next device must have new apps like a two-way digital dispatch, or a connection to the city´s array of security cameras.
Alienware Aurora Specs & Features: Best Pre-Built PC On The Market
Players can play any game in Full HD, 1080p and 1440p without any problem, as long as they can dish out some cash.
Google News Debuts Fact Checking Feature, Raises Bar For Online Articles
This new feature could change the history of politics, considering that it would be easy to determine when someone is telling a lie.
Drones Will Be Used To Spot Sharks In Australian Beaches
Shark attacks have become one of the most delicate issues in Australia this year, since many people had suffered this terrible situation. If drones complete their mission effectively, this could be the beginning of a new era in which helicopters and patrols will no longer be used for this labors.
Petya Ransomware: How It Works And How To Beat It
A new strain of Petya malware was used to execute a global cyber attack but experts have already made the necessary actions to prevent it from spreading further.
Microsoft Windows 10 S Won't Let You Use Google Search
Microsoft unveils its new Windows 10 S aimed to cater to students' needs and inspire creativity. However, it won't let you use Google as your default browser.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Best Traveling Apps for Smartphones
Apps for mobile devices led personal, independent traveling to a new level. Nowadays, your pocket can easily fit all the possibilities of a small tourism agency. GPS, maps, currency calculators, city guides, dictionaries, hotel search services, etc. The right set of apps for traveling helps in planning your journeys and saving time, money, and nerves while you sit in a café or taxi, or lie in bed.
How Do Personal Emergency Response Systems Work?
Personal emergency response systems, known as PERS for short, are systems that help people to raise the alarm and get immediate help when a medical or personal emergency occurs. They are ideal for older people and anyone with a mobility issue or an injury or illness that can cause falls.
The 9 Most Popular (And Fun) Internet Games of 2019
Are you bored of board games? What are the most popular internet games from this year? These nine are popular for a reason. Check 'em out!