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iPhones are Allergic to Helium | iFixit
The clock is built from MEMS resisters on silicon not from a quartz oscillator, and helium or hydrogen can get in and mess it up.
phone  physics  materialsscience  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Phone Janitor - Control your phone calls
A google-voice like thing offered by a tiny startup that advertised themselves on Hacker News.
via:HackerNews  phone 
july 2015 by mcherm
Visual Voicemail For Your Phone | YouMail
This is a service that offers what I want from google voice, and for only $5/month (and there's a free tier also). I should certainly recommend it to some people, and perhaps consider switching also.
useful  phone  googlevoice 
july 2014 by mcherm
“Carol, meet Mrs. D; Mrs. D, meet Carol” (An ode to 3-way calling) « Jon Udell
Really good advice: when dealing with finger-pointing organizations (or ANY time you deal with health insurance), use 3-way calling to make them talk to each other.
lifehacks  phone  JonUdell  via:JonUdell 
september 2012 by mcherm
Virtual Phones
VMWare says they'll make a phone with two virtual OS'es on it (both Android). One for personal use and one for work.
phone  vmware  virtualization  security  android  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
september 2011 by mcherm
Goog411 vs. Free411 vs. Tellme — who is better? at
Three services that will answer your questions or replace the yellow pages over the phone.
phone  useful  speechrecognition 
january 2010 by mcherm
Digital Domain - AT&T Takes the Fall for the iPhone’s Glitches -
This guy says AT&T's network is actually better, but their reputation is far worse because the iPhone is lousy at connecting to the celular network.
gadgets  iphone  phone  networking 
december 2009 by mcherm
Chicago Bears fan hit for thirty grand for a bit of Slingbox • The Register
User charged thousands for connecting via a ship's network while at dock.
personal_net  via:slashdot  evil  phone 
february 2009 by mcherm
New service unmasks anonymous cell callers | Wireless - CNET News
Another level of "but I clearly can't choose the wine in front of me" in the battle to hide/show caller ID.
security  anonyminity  phone  via:digg 
february 2009 by mcherm
Android - Boing Boing
A very early review of the Android phone (from Google). It's pretty positive.
android  gadgets  google  phone  via:boingboing 
september 2008 by mcherm
Compressed web phone calls are easy to bug - tech - 12 June 2008 - New Scientist Tech
Compress a phone call, then encrypt it. An attacker can just check packet size and partially determine what was said, because (1) the data is real-time, and (2) certain letter sounds compress more than others.
security  via:boingboing  encryption  hacking  phone  cryptography  skype  privacy 
june 2008 by mcherm
Cell Phone Spying: Is Your Life Being Monitored?
How cell phones can be used to monitor their owners. Quite thoroughly to tell the truth - they know where you are at all times, can listen in to all sounds in the vicinity, and can transmit this data to someone.
surveillance  security  privacy  phone 
may 2008 by mcherm
Cause Caller » Welcome
An online tool for forming a phone bank. Useful the next time I want to organize a group to call their elected representatives.
phone  via:boingboing  personal_net 
may 2008 by mcherm
How to Make Convincing Fake-Gold Bars | Popular Science
Yes, tungsten has the same density as gold and could be used to make some convincing fake gold bars.
via:boingboing  science  phone  money 
march 2008 by mcherm
Confessions of a Caller-ID spoofer | Community
Caller-id spoofing used for a sensible purpose: so a former employer can't refuse to take your calls demanding payment of back wages.
phone  via:digg 
february 2008 by mcherm
Hard to Find 800 Numbers
Phone number for PayPal and others.
useful  phone 
may 2006 by mcherm
Find-A-Human -- IVR Phone S... - Overview
A listing of how to reach an actual human at numerous nationwide companies.
personal_net  phone  service 
september 2005 by mcherm

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