when you need a charger

android/samsung user to another android/samsung user:

person1: hey can i borrow your android charger

person2: sure 

iphone user to another iphone user:

person1: hey do you have a charger for the iphone appleOS.75 Platinum edition mkIII.0 2010?

person2: aw no my iphone is  a iphone appleOS.75 Platinum edition mkIII.0 2010 .5

person1: alright i’ll ask someone else


My family and I are in desperate need of help. You see, my brother has autism and intermittent explosive disorder, sending him into blind rages. These rages are triggered by YouTube videos he looks up himself and watches. We don’t know why he does this but he does and the destructive behavior has caused damage to our house, emotional and mental damage on my mom and dad. It has even led up to the point where my mom now has PTSD.

I know this is all weird and anyone who sees this might think, “well why don’t you put him in a home for the disabled?” We refuse to because despite everyone we still love him deeply and we know he would not be treated right. He is still my brother and he is still their son. We won’t just give up on him.

So please, if you have hacking, jailbreaking, or just superb technology skills with Android phones, I need you to send me a message. What we need is a way to block certain key words on the YouTube app so that he can’t look up the videos that send him in a rage. My dad has researched for so long on ways to do it, and we have found no solutions. We need to know if it’s possible at all.

Please, I don’t want to admit I’m begging but… My parents don’t deserve this stress. And my brother doesn’t deserve the grief he gets once the rage passes.

Google plans to “kill” passwords

Soon they will first have to identify the cell phone to give you even allowed to use it. In fact, Google began testing a new method of registration, to replace passwords with a system “based on trust”, which looks at the way that you typically use your phone.

Part of the project Abacus called ‘Trust API’ was presented at the Google conference in June will test certain large financial institutions.

The system was developed for use on smartphones, and works by constantly checking a number of private indicators that can grant access to various accounts or the phone itself.

Instead of asking for a password, the phone can analyze your face, your voice, the way you type, how you move and where you are. All the data is stored in the API, which then generates a “confidence score” that shows how likely is it that a person who uses your phone just by yourself.

The intention is to make devices safer. Someone could easily steal the password, but it would be much harder to mimic the unique way in which each of us uses his phone. Google believes that the application system would be based on these factors was ten times more secure than fingerprint scanning.

This would give developers more degrees of security with which to be able to play. For example, a bank would give you an application could allow check your account just by using Trust API. But if you would like to do the transfer of money or some sensitive information, we may ask for additional verification, such as scanning a fingerprint or traditional passwords. Thus, some applications become easier and faster to use.

Testing begins soon, but Dan Kaufman from Google says the technology should be available to every Android developer by the end of the year if everything went well, which means that a given memory of many different passwords for different accounts and profiles may soon become history.