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(C|Net)   Five lessons from a lost iPhone. I'd tell you them myself, but... uh... I lost my iPhone   (news.cnet.com) divider line 37
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2012-05-16 04:28:55 PM  
Nothing is more obnoxious than seeing 'Sent from my iPhone' at the bottom of an email.

/not sent from my iPhone
//because I don't have an iPhone
/iPhone
 
2012-05-16 04:35:48 PM  

urban.derelict: Nothing is more obnoxious than seeing 'Sent from my iPhone' at the bottom of an email.

/not sent from my iPhone
//because I don't have an iPhone
/iPhone


It can be deleted, they just don't want to.

//At least, I assume it can, because Android allows you to...
 
2012-05-16 04:38:01 PM  
I learned I don't care when people I don't know lose their phones
 
2012-05-16 04:38:32 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: It can be deleted


I doubt it.
 
2012-05-16 04:45:22 PM  

urban.derelict: Nothing is more obnoxious than seeing 'Sent from my iPhone' at the bottom of an email.

/not sent from my iPhone
//because I don't have an iPhone
/iPhone


It's equally as annoying as "Sent from the HTC Something or Other Brought to You by Sprint™. Sprint ™ Moving Forward"

And yes, it can be deleted or changed. Mine reads, "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."
 
2012-05-16 04:54:58 PM  
FTA: 4. Being without a mobile phone is like being in the early '90s again.

Tell that to Kurt Cobain you insensitive prick.
 
2012-05-16 04:56:04 PM  
I just got my first iPhone yesterday.

It was provided by my new employer as part of my job.

Meh ;)
 
2012-05-16 05:14:10 PM  
Lesson 1: Don't keep everything important in your life in a device that can be lost, stolen or broken easily.
 
2012-05-16 05:15:17 PM  
Should have been more accurately titled 'I dropped my phone in a cab, here's an App I use to find it, a suggestion to pay for cabs, and 3 useless navel gazing shiats for a 5 point list'.

What do I use my phone for? Calls. Texts. GPS. Internet browsing.

I really hope all the stuff he listed as 'needing his phone for' was more 'I do this stuff occasionally and it makes more sense to carry one device with multiple functions' than 'I DO THIS EVERY 5 MINUTES AND IT IS MANDATORY FOR THE WORLD TO KNOW'.
 
2012-05-16 05:15:18 PM  
MightyPez:
And yes, it can be deleted or changed. Mine reads, "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."

I've always removed sigs from my mobiles as I find them pretentious. This, however, is a great idea. Thanks!
 
2012-05-16 05:20:07 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: FTA: 4. Being without a mobile phone is like being in the early '90s again.

Tell that to Kurt Cobain you insensitive prick.


Revision: Being without a mobile phone is like eating a shotgun shell.
 
2012-05-16 05:34:29 PM  
Jeez, I'm amazed at this spate of "doing without my smartphone" articles. The writers act like it's some kind of portable life-support device that needs to be hooked to their body via tubes and wires 24/7. I spend every 48 hours without one, just like I spent every previous 48 hours, and I'm not yet having a seizure or foaming at the mouth by not getting and sending texts four times a minute or using GPS.
 
2012-05-16 05:37:31 PM  

akanaka: MightyPez:
And yes, it can be deleted or changed. Mine reads, "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."

I've always removed sigs from my mobiles as I find them pretentious. This, however, is a great idea. Thanks!


I found when my signature was blank people would often fire back because autocorrect changed a word and they got confused. When they read that they take a second look and usually figure out what the word was suppose to be.
 
2012-05-16 05:37:39 PM  
Most of the guys I work with have changed their signature. At first there was the spelling mistakes, but one by one people seem to be adding some humor:

"Sent from my iPhone, likely while drivi..."

"Snet from my iPhone, plaese escuse any speeling mistakes"

"Sent from my iPhone while cutting you off in traffic"

Mine right now is "Sent from a (Samsung) Galaxy far far away."

\Used to be "Sent from my Commodore64"
 
2012-05-16 05:42:06 PM  

urban.derelict: Kraftwerk Orange: It can be deleted

I doubt it.


Troll or stupid?
 
2012-05-16 05:52:43 PM  

urban.derelict: Kraftwerk Orange: It can be deleted

I doubt it.


It can, it's just douchebags prefer not to. I changed mine. I'm not going to advertise their bloody phone with my messages.
 
2012-05-16 05:53:47 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: FTA: 4. Being without a mobile phone is like being in the early '90s again.

Tell that to Kurt Cobain you insensitive prick.


He's just trying to make a point.

Geesh, nothing to lose your head over.
 
2012-05-16 06:03:08 PM  
The "Find My iPhone" app is invaluable

Meh. I just call up Apple and they send out their private platoon of jackbooted piggies to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women. If people don't want their place destroyed, they shouldn't be letting me forget my phone there.
 
2012-05-16 06:07:35 PM  
What.. you mean he got more work done with out that damn device making noise all day!

Thats unpossible!
 
2012-05-16 06:16:45 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Random Anonymous Blackmail: FTA: 4. Being without a mobile phone is like being in the early '90s again.

Tell that to Kurt Cobain you insensitive prick.

He's just trying to make a point.

Geesh, nothing to lose your head over.


Still, you shouldn't shoot your mouth off like that.
 
2012-05-16 06:23:39 PM  
At the tech company I work at me a a few of my co-workers have abandoned web 2.0, smartpones and social media. No we arn't a wild pack of Neckbeards. We are just sick of the overbearing tech and the advertisers. We deal with all of this tech on a daily basis and when we are done we go home and live a normal life free of post 2004 tech. BBQ anyone?

/my samsumg go phone ($9.99) never drops a call.
 
2012-05-16 06:27:05 PM  

Zontos: At the tech company I work at me a a few of my co-workers have abandoned web 2.0, smartpones and social media. No we arn't a wild pack of Neckbeards. We are just sick of the overbearing tech and the advertisers. We deal with all of this tech on a daily basis and when we are done we go home and live a normal life free of post 2004 tech. BBQ anyone?

/my samsumg go phone ($9.99) never drops a call.


Does Post-2004 tech include spellcheckers?
 
2012-05-16 07:06:07 PM  

Zontos: At the tech company I work at me a a few of my co-workers have abandoned web 2.0, smartpones and social media. No we arn't a wild pack of Neckbeards. We are just sick of the overbearing tech and the advertisers. We deal with all of this tech on a daily basis and when we are done we go home and live a normal life free of post 2004 tech. BBQ anyone?

/my samsumg go phone ($9.99) never drops a call.


Good for you. You're far superior to the rest of us, who enjoy the functions of our unhip post-2004 technology. Many of us also enjoy beer other than PBR, glasses that aren't rectangle shaped or "retro", clothes that weren't bought at a "funky little consignment place - you've probably never heard of it", and - yes - BBQ. The recipe for the secret sauce having been accessed by me on my phone while I was in the kitchen. But you're too cool for that - you have "Ol' Skool" index cards, I'm sure.

Fark you and your superior neo-luddite attitude.
 
2012-05-16 07:06:10 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Random Anonymous Blackmail: FTA: 4. Being without a mobile phone is like being in the early '90s again.

Tell that to Kurt Cobain you insensitive prick.

He's just trying to make a point.

Geesh, nothing to lose your head over.

Still, you shouldn't shoot your mouth off like that.


I supposed in retrospect, it was a bit of a scatterbrained statement
 
2012-05-16 07:08:18 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man:

Does Post-2004 tech include spellcheckers?


People still spend their time to point out grammatical errors and spelling mistakes? Must be an App for that.
 
2012-05-16 07:15:36 PM  

urban.derelict: Nothing is more obnoxious than seeing 'Sent from my iPhone' at the bottom of an email.

/not sent from my iPhone
//because I don't have an iPhone
/iPhone


I don't mind those messages so much when they're for work phones. Sometimes I need to know that, yes I got a reply,but the boss ain't in.
 
2012-05-16 07:31:07 PM  
My iPhone message says (and inspired by a post from this site a while back)

From my iPhone with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time.
 
2012-05-16 08:46:59 PM  
Seriously guys, we got along fine before without them, it's OK to pull your head off the feed once and awhile.

The thing that blows my mind is smartphones have perfectly managed to lure addicted behavior and pulled the hat-trick of making you pay monthly for it. The Garmin in my car? Paid once, and I can use the bejabbers out of it. On my friend's iPhone? Monthly subscription fee.

Sure they're convenient, but man do people not know how to regulate themselves using them. And the whole paying for apps monthly falls flat when you can pay for it once and use a program freely.

The phenomenon of being at a banging party then having everyone stop and look into their phones is creepy. Hanging with friends is annoying when again, they're in the phone rather than, you know, actually conversing. LAN parties have more spark.
 
2012-05-16 08:47:53 PM  

MightyPez: Mine reads, "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."



Mine is "Sent from the side of the road" since it's illegal here in Ontario to even touch your phone while driving. Yes, literally touch; already got pulled over and warned once.
 
2012-05-16 08:55:43 PM  
I have thought about making my mobile signature something like, "My ego does not require me to advertise a device I am bloody well PAYING for." But I just have my name and e-mail address, and an alternate e-mail address.

/now somebody will say putting my e-mail address in the signature is repetitive, and redundant.
 
2012-05-16 10:36:42 PM  
Putting your e-mail address in the signature is repetitive, and redundant.
 
2012-05-16 11:24:35 PM  
Was at a club and most the night you could see at least 50% of the people looking at their phones. Why go out at all?
 
2012-05-17 07:04:32 AM  

Znuh: Seriously guys, we got along fine before without them, it's OK to pull your head off the feed once and awhile.

The thing that blows my mind is smartphones have perfectly managed to lure addicted behavior and pulled the hat-trick of making you pay monthly for it. The Garmin in my car? Paid once, and I can use the bejabbers out of it. On my friend's iPhone? Monthly subscription fee.

Sure they're convenient, but man do people not know how to regulate themselves using them. And the whole paying for apps monthly falls flat when you can pay for it once and use a program freely.

The phenomenon of being at a banging party then having everyone stop and look into their phones is creepy. Hanging with friends is annoying when again, they're in the phone rather than, you know, actually conversing. LAN parties have more spark.


People pay for apps?

I have loads of apps, including navigation, all free.
 
2012-05-17 09:08:30 AM  

urban.derelict: Nothing is more obnoxious than seeing 'Sent from my iPhone' at the bottom of an email.

/not sent from my iPhone
//because I don't have an iPhone
/iPhone


Read a blog a while ago talking about how lame all of the "Sent from my..." tags are, the next week managers in my office recommended to make sure to include those if you are replying from a mobile device so a recipient will understand why your reply may have been brief or lacking. First thing that I do when I get a new phone is remove that footer and if it is my business account add my contact info or just hack it if it is my personal account.

Additionally, there is nothing more annoying than a footer in a text message. My boss has his name appended to every text just in case someone didn't add him as a contact to know who they were text messaging. So he added it so that they could be reminded with every single message that they received in case you forgot from the last one that was in your message history.
 
2012-05-17 09:14:46 AM  

MightyPez: Mine reads, "Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse any spelling or grammatical errors."


I like that. Immediately warns of any potential autocorrect mishaps.
 
2012-05-17 10:59:10 AM  
I once paid a cab driver 45 bucks in Phoenix to bring back the phone I left in his cab after he had gone home for the night, it was 4am and he was all the way in Mesa.

/cool story bro
 
2012-05-17 01:03:29 PM  

evildwarf: Lesson 1: Don't keep everything important in your life in a device that can be lost, stolen or broken easily.


Curiously missing from the article: people's phone numbers

This guy was able to send a text to his phone, but if you were lost somewhere without your phone could you even call someone you know for help? Do you know anyone's phone number?
 
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