Category Archives: Cell Phones

ICE on your phone

Lance commented a while ago about how to put ICE on your IPhone–make it the wallpaper.  I thought that was a great idea.  But he didn’t go far enough:  Everyone with a camera phone should put their ICE information on … Continue reading

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Iphone apps

I found a nice app for my Iphone recently. It’s “call 911″.  it’s free!  You just download it and it installs itself.  Then move it to the bottom bar of the Iphone.  Then it’s there all the time.  Press it … Continue reading

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I still* hate earphones & other electrical distractions

I’m reading the Washington Post this a.m. and notice, in the Metro section, that crimes on our subway system are up.  No kidding?  Apparently the crimes are “crimes of opportunity”.  In other words, it’s all your fault.  Yep, you should … Continue reading

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Iphone I C E apps

I just got an IPhone.  Interesting tool. But even more interesting are the apps.  One family of apps in particular was very interesting:  they automate the ICE setting.  That way you can have an app anyone can identify with the … Continue reading

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911 Alarm

I’m indebted to one of my readers, Greg Broiles, who called the following to my attention: Apparently the new cell phones make a loud (very loud) alarm sound if 911 is dialed.  There’s a story about this about Verizon phones … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for–you might get it

The Washington Post today ran a Front Page Story about how the government is using cell phones as tracking devices.  Sometimes this is done with warrants, sometimes without.  Sometimes with probable cause, sometimes without.  Privacy advocates object to the government … Continue reading

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Cell phones as tracking devices

For those parents who want to know what their children are up too, the cell phone companies will let you do it for a fee: Sprint Nextel and Verizon has “ehanced 911″ which you can subscribe to.  Although slightly different, … Continue reading

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Passwords

We all have passwords, PINs, and other identifying numbers.  They are for bank accounts, computers, phones, and everything else you can think of.  I *think* I have 12 or 13 of them but it could be more. And most of … Continue reading

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Speed Dial

I love the speed dial feature of modern phones.  They are so convenient.  You can use them as a protective tool too:  just program “9″ on the speed dial to dial “911″.  You can do this on your home phone, … Continue reading

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Cell phones with cameras

If your teen has a camera phone and you want to check on them, call & ask them to take pictures of who they are with *right then* and send them to you.  only if you have a teenager can … Continue reading

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