By Lou Dolinar
A few months back, there was a flurry of interest in a widely circulated e-mail that suggested a half-dozen unusual tricks for cell phones, offering, for example, a universal emergency phone number (non-working, as it turned out) and an utterly bogus technique for unlocking your car door by having someone phone you the unlock code from a spare remote keyless entry unit. (Silly, you can't send a radio code over a voice line).
Still, there are some genuine tricks with cell phones, which for some reason continue to be among the best-kept secrets in technology.
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By Mike Cassidy
San Jose Mercury News (MCT)
The guy who ended up with Kim Lingel's stolen MacBook and iPhone wasn't counting on Joey Carenza III.
"When he gets the scent of something and it really intrigues him, he's on it," says Lingel, 25, who counts Carenza as one of her best friends. "He's tenacious."
You don't want Carenza on your trail. He is a high-tech, crime-fighting superhero. The guy knows his way around Apple's operating system — so much so that he acts as tech support for his friends. To make his life easier, he subscribes to a $99.95-a-year Apple service that allows him to access their Macs remotely so he can help with their problems.
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Carl Van Vechten's self-portraitFrom wikipedia:
Carl Van Vechten
(June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein.
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he graduated from Washington High School in 1898, and later the University of Chicago in 1903. In 1906, he moved to New York City. He was hired as the assistant music critic at the New York Times
. His interest in opera had him take a leave of absence from the paper in 1907, to travel to Europe to explore opera. While in England he married his long time friend from Cedar Rapids, Anna Snyder. He returned to his job at the New York Times
in 1909 and then became the first American critic of modern dance. At that time, Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, and Loie Fuller were performing in New York City. The marriage to Anna Snyder ended in divorce in 1912 and he wed actress Fania Marinoff in 1914.
View Carl Van Vechten's portraits of creative Americans, free from the Library of Congress.
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