Posts tagged ‘phone’

June 7, 2008

My maroon enV 2 phone!

I just received my new phone yesterday evening. I have an enV 2, which means texting is now so much easier! I have the maroon version (matches my 93 Volvo 240 classic, hehe).

verizon-lg-vx9100-env2-3.jpg image by cherryteresa enV2-hand.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-hand-side.jpg image by cherryteresa
env2-hand-diagonal.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-keys.jpg image by cherryteresa
env2-calendar.jpg image by cherryteresa IMG_0125.jpg image by cherryteresa env2-text.jpg image by cherryteresa
All the pics in this post are shots I yoinked from the internet. There wasn’t much sense in me taking my own since it’s the same thing.

IMG_0131.jpg image by cherryteresa IMG_0134.jpg image by cherryteresa IMG_0136.jpg image by cherryteresa
As you can see, it’s not that big of a phone. But not too small to the point where it’s annoying or hard to use. It’s not much bigger than a regular flip phone. (I had a razr and it’s about the same dimensions, only slightly thicker). And it’s smaller and thinner than the original enV. (And, of course, has more features and can save more texts).

My pink Razr was just fine. A lot of people complained about that phone. I had the v3m version and I didn’t have the issues other people talked about. However, I really wanted a phone with a qwerty keyboard. I’ve been starting to text more and it was tedious to tap the buttons several times for one letter.
My only complaint so far about my phone is really more a complaint about Verizon – which is that their software cripples the phone for Macs. There were more features I could have synced between my Razr and iMac if I had the non-Verizon version. But at least with the Razr, I could sync my contacts through bluetooth. I can’t even do that with the enV 2. I can get my computer to recognize it, but all I can do with it is use my phone’s connection to go on the internet. I can’t sync my contacts through bluetooth and I was hoping I could sync my calendar, but I can’t. That sucks. I like Verizon overall except for their seemingly anti-Mac ways. There might be some hacks that come out eventually, but I haven’t been able to find anything yet. This is probably because the phone is new.

It was between this, the Samsung Alias, or a Moto Q. I’m happy with my choice so far.
If I had ATT&T and more money, I would have just gotten the iPhone, of course.

Edit: June 21, 2008, 12:31 PM – I figured out how to exchange information via bluetooth to my mac. ­čÖé Yay. I just found that it’s done differently than with my Razr phone. I can exchange files such as music and photos and I can import or export the contacts by sending a Name Card that will then add to my Address Book. That’s different than syncing it but I’m still glad the option exists. I can send a vCal file for each of my calendar events. When I click on the vCal files, they open up iCal, but iCal won’t recognize it yet. So I just change the .vcs extension to an .ics extension (by simply typing .ics at the end where in place of .vcs) and it works in iCal.

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July 20, 2007

Old Skool iPhone

I came across this by accident last night when I was doing a google search about something completely unrelated. I don’t know the accuracy or reputation of this site since most of it is written in a language which I don’t speak/read, but this is still an interesting article.


http://fudder.de/artikel/2007/07/17/origin-of-the-iphone/

The very first iPhone

In late June, the iPhone hit the US market. Apple aficionados queued for days to be first in line to get their greedy little paws on the long awaited gadget. fudder-employee Marc Esslinger is an Apple-fan as well . also because he has a very special relationship to Apple. His father Hartmut Esslinger designed the famous Apple IIc, which was Apples first portable computer (1984). fudder presents Marc’s personal Apple-Story and a Photo-Gallery with partly never before seen Apple-Designs of the early 80s. For example: The very first iPhone from 1983.

Photo-Gallery: frog design







July 20, 2007

Your printer may reveal more than you’d like

Find Out If Your Printer is Spying on You

Wed July 18, 2007 4:20 PM EDT

Did you know that many (in fact, most) color laser printers are spying on you whenever you print a document? Though you may not have heard the news, the discovery was announced in late 2005. Manufacturers embed a pattern of tiny yellow dots on printed pages. The dots are too small to be seen with the naked eye (especially since they’re yellow, see the above photo to see what they actually look like), but under a microscope and blue light they’re revealed. The dots are placed in a pattern unique to each printer, and since most color laser printers are purchased through well-documented service providers or direct from the manufacturer, it’s simple to track any printed page back to the owner of the printer.

The original idea was obviously to help the government track down currency counterfeiters, since any phony money would be tagged with the yellow dots and would be easily trackable back to the source. But there are also signs of abuse, with the FBI reportedly using the technology to keep tabs on who’s printing material for groups like the ACLU and Greenpeace. That’s a little scary… and important to remember if you’ve considering printing a whistleblowing tip or any missive you’d prefer to leave anonymous on a color laser.

If the privacy ramifications of this news bother you, there’s some good news. Not all printers have the tracking dots, and the EFF has compiled and updated its list of which ones do and which ones don’t. Simply check out this page and look up your printer. (Remember, black and white lasers and inkjet printers don’t include the dots.) As the document notes, remember that even if a printer doesn’t include the dots, that doesn’t mean it isn’t using some other method to track your printed pages. If your printer isn’t listed here, that means that no information is available about whether that printer includes the dots or not.



My thoughts: This really doesn’t surprise me. Big brother is watching. I bet the government uses our cell phones to spy on us more than most people realize. A lot of people know that the government uses cells to track people’s locations. If your phone is turned off, they can still track you. You would have to take the battery out. And even then, I wonder if they can find you. I bet the government can listen in on your conversations by using a cell’s speakerphone function. This means that if your cell phone is near you while you are talking to people in person (even if you aren’t talking to anyone on that phone), they can hear you through the cell. Also, if you have a camera phone, I bet that they can see what you are doing by looking through the lense. Even if you don’t have the camera turned on, they can probably still use it to seee what you’re doing if the phone is near you. Call me paranoid and crazy. But I’d rather be safe than sorry and not find out the hard way. Plus, I don’t really have anything to hide – not that it makes it right to spy on people.

January 29, 2007

Unrecognized Phone Numbers

Original entry: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2007/01/29/

I get calls here and there from numbers I don’t recognize and they don’t leave a voice mail. But this has been happening a lot over the past couple months. And it’s not just one number calling over and over, it’s several. Due to the fact that my phone number seems to fall into the wrong hands sometimes, I don’t answer the phone if I don’t recognize the number. But, all you have to do is leave a voicemail!

If I change my number, call from work, or have to borrow a friend’s phone, etc. I know that chances are the person I’m calling isn’t going to answer. But what do I do? I leave a voice message so they know that I’m not a weird person or creditor calling. Usually, that person ends up calling me right back if they are available. You see how easily that works?

Also, please do not hit *67 before you call. I won’t answer Restricted calls. Why would you do that? Either you are pranking me and don’t want me to know who you are; Or if you’re not pranking me and it is a normal call, then I would find out after I answer who you are anyway.

I know you can just find out phone numbers in the phone book by typing the number into google. But if you’re not in the phone book, you won’t come up in the search. So, most cell phone numbers aren’t searchable this way. Also, several of the numbers are hotels and this doesn’t help much to tell me who you are.
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January 9, 2007

iPhone is coming!

Original entry and comments: http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2007/01/09/

http://www.macrumorslive.com
http://www.macrumorslive.com/photos/

Apple is finally coming out with a PHONE! YAYYYYYYY. It even has safari browser. I mean this looks even better than I expected for just a cell phone. The interface seems very similar to the OSX for the Apple COMPUTERS. The software looks way more advanced than the ipod’s. I can’t wait to find out more.

June 9, 2004

Cut my hair, got a new phone, sick in the SUMMER

http://cherryteresa.greatestjournal.com/2004/06/09/

[2:18 pm]
Mood sick
Music Absolutely Fabulous in the background

I’m sick. IN JUNE. It feels like 100+ degrees out. And I’m blowing my nose.

Did I mention I cut my hair? IIIIII cut my hair. Myself. LMFAO. And it’s pink now. It just barely touches my shoulders.

I’m excited. I just got a new phone. Flip phone. My other one that’s from eBay is garbage. It beeps and gets all static-y when I talk to people. I just need to go out and buy a charger for this new one. Well it’s used. But new to me.

I’m SICK!

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