Take a look at your ticket from the last concert you attended. I'll bet it says, "No video recording," and/or "No flash photography." Those restrictions have become increasingly difficult to enforce, with virtually everyone carrying a camera phone. Artists, and many fans, have had enough. Adele has chided fans at her concerts & demanded they put their phones away. She's not alone.

Your next iphone may be blocked from those functions during concerts. Apple has been granted a patent for technology that disables video recording & still photography, according to 9to5mac.com. It may sound like something out of a George Orwell novel. Here's how it works. Infra red emitters that function similarly to your TV remote can be placed around the venue. The mobile devices will incorporate receivers that process the information, and block the camera functions of the mobile device. My invitation to an upcoming wedding contained a specific request that no photos be taken by guests during the ceremony, and all phones be turned off.