Real Life Experiences:
Be safe, not sorry... it's time to remind you, parents and drivers, NOT to leave children and pets in a hot car, even if you think it'll be a quick stop. You never know when someone will engage you in conversation and time flies. When you're in a hurry or your focus is elsewhere it's easy to forget the little passenger in the car seat who has fallen asleep. Keep a colorful toy on the front seat as a reminder of that precious cargo in the back seat. Repace it with a fresh toy often to keep it fresh in your mind. For more about this important subject go to www.usa.safekids.org.
Tracking Thieves With 'Find my iPhone' - An anonymous reader reports: "A friend of mine who just got an iPhone 3GS and has Mobile Me just used the "Find my iPhone" feature to track down his lost and subsequently stolen iPhone. This story involves three nerds wandering sketchy streets with a MacBook, and ends with a confrontation at a bus stop." slashdot
Free Emergency Services:
The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.
Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell next time.
Free Cell Directory Service is Available
Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: (800) FREE 411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all.
Location Services Track Cell Phones
- In Korea, 20,000 parents pay $10 a month for alerts sent to them if their children stray from the route between school and home. Such services are thriving in Britain and Japan. More than 4 million people have signed on to various services that use this technology to track family when traveling or friends who are within one block from each other while moving around ... At 29 cents a day, another service will send a message if a person isn't at a specified place at a certain time. It allows the tracker to see the person's movements over the previous five hours, say Business Week analysts ... In the U.S., a company called Teen Arrive Alive
offers parents a $20-a-month tracking service for teens. But Nextel is the only cellphone carrier. About 20 percent of Americans say they would pay for such services; and that number is growing. slashdot