Friday, December 09, 2011

Annoyances

Yesterday my cellphone disappeared.  Today, my email was hacked.  I wonder if the two are connected.  All my friends got emails today about the wonders of Viagra.  Now I am trying to figure out how to stop all of this.  I am a luddite when it comes to this.  New dangers in a modern world I guess.  Plus, now I need to get a new phone.  Maybe a new Apple that helps me remember things.  That would be useful.  A nagging device that speaks to me about my upcoming appointments.  A backup memory.

3 comments:

Bosque Bill said...

I don't mean to sound like a Fanboy, but... The iPhones have the "Find my Phone" feature. Although I've not had the bad luck to lose mine, a couple of friends have and swear by the feature. Plus now, the phones backup via Wi-Fi to the cloud when you charge, so contacts and such are automatically saved.

Plus now you can get one from either Verizon or Sprint so you can avoid your nemesis AT&T.

Desert Dirt said...

Hi Jim. A high-jacked email account is a good sign that you need to change your password. In fact, it's a good reminder to change all of your online passwords. The missing phone on the other hand is a modern day tragedy. Hate when that happens.

Bubba Muntzer said...

For what it's worth, AT&T is the only wireless provider that is unionized to any significant degree. It's all almost all union. I realize that it consistently has the lowest customer approval ratings, but I'm just saying, it's a unionized company. There may be connections there, but there are also connections that reverberate far wider than whether we have the utmost in immediate convenience.

Sprint, by the way, which is used by CREDO, the nominally progressive outfit that advertises heavily in progressive media selling all kinds of phones and wireless service packages, and that used to go under the name Working Assets, is a particularly anti union company.