These days, our ‘smart’ phones seem to be making us all a little dumber. But there are some ways to make your phone useful.
SAFETY APP- A computer science graduate has created a Phone App called Kitestring, in order to keep his girlfriend safe in dangerous neighborhoods. The best part is that it works by text so you don’t have to have a smart phone, or even an internet connection.
Here’s how it works – you send Kitestring a text with a certain time period, say one hour. At the end of the hour, Kitestring will send you a text to check up on you, and you have 5 minutes to respond that you are “OK”. If you don’t reply, Kitestring sends an alert to whoever you choose to have as an emergency contact.
USES- You could use this App for your kids when they are out at a party, so you don’t have to stay up worrying about them – you will get a call if they miss a check in. Also blind dates, traveling alone, going into scary areas, when your kids are off at camp or college, and many other situations. It can even be helpful for the elderly who are able to text…you can set up a recurring check-in (once or twice daily, for example) that notifies you if they do not respond.
The basic service is free. You get 8 uses per month and one emergency contact. The paid version offers unlimited uses and unlimited contacts.
Hope this helps,
Dr Matt and Dr Robin
This week’s bit of Useless Information: Bloodhounds are the only animals whose evidence is admissible in court. One of the greatest sleuths in canine history was a Kentucky bloodhound called Nick Carter. His dogged persistence led to the capture and conviction of more than 600 criminals throughout his illustrious career.
This email is courtesy of Matthew Barnes, D.C. and Robin Barnes, D.C. Neither this nor any of our emails are intended to be medical advice and should not be taken as such. They are opinion and are for informational purposes only. None of the nutrients discussed here are meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.