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Stork GPS

A Polish Environmental Charity Placed a GPS Tracker with a SIM Card on a White Stork to Follow Their Migratory Pattern. They Lost Track of the Stork and Received a Phone Bill for $2,700.

Global Positioning System (GPS) and GSM modules are used in an Arduino-based vehicle tracking system. This communication method makes use of a GSM modem and SIM card. But did you know why a Polish research team had to pay a $2,700 phone bill? Using a SIM card in a GPS tracker, a Polish environmental charity …

A Polish Environmental Charity Placed a GPS Tracker with a SIM Card on a White Stork to Follow Their Migratory Pattern. They Lost Track of the Stork and Received a Phone Bill for $2,700. Read More »

Shazam

Before Shazam Became an App, it was a Telephone Service Which You Could Call to Identify a Song. The Caller Would Then Get a Text with the Details of the Song.

You may have heard about Shazam in the music industry. With the service, what began as a simple song identifier has evolved into much more. And if you enjoy music, it’s time to learn more about Shazam and what it can do for you. So what is the Shazam App?  Before it was an app, …

Before Shazam Became an App, it was a Telephone Service Which You Could Call to Identify a Song. The Caller Would Then Get a Text with the Details of the Song. Read More »

I-am-Rich-App

What is the “I Am Rich” App?

In 2008, a man named Armin Heinrich decided to create a unique mobile application. But this would be no ordinary app, it would be unlike any of its predecessors in that it would do absolutely nothing. When the app was launched, it displayed a lucent ruby in the center of the screen, as well as …

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Did Charles Manson Have A Cellular Phone in Prison?

Cellular phones smuggled into prisons are nuisances for law enforcers and prison management. This particular contraband has been so prevalent in prison systems that even the mass murderer had one under his mattress. The orchestrator of one of the most notorious killing rampage in US History, Charles Manson, had a cellular phone under his mattress. …

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How Much Did Criminals Pay for an Old Nokia Phone Model?

Before the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, Nokia was the market leader in the industry. It controlled the global market with its handy, durable, and long-lasting mobile phones. The Nokia 1100 stood out among the many Nokia models. But what made this particular model enticing to criminals?  In 2009, fraudsters found out that the …

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Apple’s policy of refusing to repair phones that have undergone “unauthorized” repairs is illegal in Australia due to their right to repair law.

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia AFP An Australian court has fined Apple A$9m (£5m;$6.5m) for refusing to fix iPhones and iPads that had been serviced by third parties. The nation’s consumer watchdog took the tech giant to court last year following complaints from users about faulty devices. Apple admitted that it misled 275 …

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Steve Jobs personally killed the calculator app on iPad because it wasn’t aesthetic. To this day, the iPad still does not have a native calculator app.

Here’s Why The iPad Doesn’t Ship With A Stock Calculator App Each and everyone one of us will encounter a number of mysteries during the course of our lives. Some of life’s mysteries will be resolved and be laid to rest, whereas others will continue to cause puzzlement and refuse to provide any solace from …

Steve Jobs personally killed the calculator app on iPad because it wasn’t aesthetic. To this day, the iPad still does not have a native calculator app. Read More »

In 2013, Apple banned an app from the appstore for having the potential to damage a user’s device. This app was called, “Send Me To Heaven”. The premise of the game was, the user would throw their iPhone into the air as high as possible. The creator wanted to destroy as many iPhones as possible.

Apple Rejects ‘Send Me To Heaven’ Game That Would Measure How High You Can Throw Your Phone Apple just rejected a new iPhone game that’s generating a lot of buzz. But don’t worry, it’s probably in your best interest. The game, titled “Send Me To Heaven,” scores users on how high they can fling their …

In 2013, Apple banned an app from the appstore for having the potential to damage a user’s device. This app was called, “Send Me To Heaven”. The premise of the game was, the user would throw their iPhone into the air as high as possible. The creator wanted to destroy as many iPhones as possible. Read More »