Do an Experiment
After our last blog, we decided to do an experiment. We went through the Google Search Engine just to see what the Google Minds Artificial Intelligence thinks about what questions women are asking and or talking about in reference to Cell Phones and Smartphones.
We typed in “17 Cell Phone Case Questions Women Ask” just to see what we would get. On Google, there are about 244,000,000 results (0.66 seconds) on the first page and each page shows 10 items. By the time you get to the last page it ends with 227,000,000 results.
We did not utilize sales ads from Amazon or other retailer’s only basic information on the Google search listing. Out of each of the 10 pages and 100 results only approximately 10 related to Cell Phones directly in the search snippet.
To be fair this is not a scientific study, it was a random test on a weekend in January 2019. It started on Saturday, January 5th and ended on Saturday, January 6th. As we went back to page 1 on Sunday the 6th to compare the search some of the articles had moved.
What did we find?
The only information about Women and Cell Phone Cases was in Ads. While we found some incredible information and articles that we encourage you to read; there was not a single bit of information about women and cell phones these days. But you be the judge!!
1. Where’s Your Phone? A Survey of Where Women Aged 15-40 Carry Their Smartphone And Related Risk Perception: A Survey And Pilot Study.
“Smartphones are now owned by most young adults in many countries. Installed applications regularly update while the phone is in standby. If it is kept near the body, this can lead to considerably higher exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation than occurred without internet access.
Very little is known about the current smartphone carrying habits of young women. This survey used an online questionnaire to ask about smartphone location under several circumstances to inform the power calculation for a women’s health study. They were also asked about risk perceptions. Data were analyzed using the Pearson Chi-square.
Three age categories were made: 15–20, 21–30, 31–40. Smartphones were generally kept on standby (96% by day, 83% at night). Of all participants, in the last week the most common locations of the phone when not in use or during passive use was off-body (86%), in the hand (58%), a skirt/trouser pocket (57%), or against the breast (15%)”
2. Cell Phone Ownership Hits 91% Of Adults
“For the first time, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. Cell phones are now being used by 91% of adults, according to the survey conducted between April 17 and May 19 of 2,252 adults.
While the adoption figures are stunning by every measure—the cell phone is the most quickly adopted consumer technology in the history of the world— there are some demographic groups whose embrace of the cell phone is somewhat less avid than others.
Those groups are people ages 65 and older; those who did not attend college; those living in households earning less than $30,000; and those in rural areas. In this survey, it is even the case that women are statistically significantly less likely to own cell phones than men—though this pattern has not been evident in all of our previous surveys.”http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/06/06/cell-phone-ownership-hits-91-of-adults/
3. Mobile Phones Carry The Personal Microbiome Of Their Owners
Most people on the planet own mobile phones, and these devices are increasingly being utilized to gather data relevant to our personal health, behavior, and environment.
During an educational workshop, we investigated the utility of mobile phones to gather data about the personal microbiome — the collection of microorganisms associated with the personal effects of an individual. We characterized microbial communities on smartphone touchscreens to determine whether there was a significant overlap with the skin microbiome sampled directly from their owners.
We found that about 22% of the bacterial taxa on participants’ fingers were also present on their own phones, as compared to 17% they shared on average with other people’s phones.
When considered as a group, bacterial communities on men’s phones were significantly different from those on their fingers, while women’s were not. Yet when considered on an individual level, men and women both shared significantly more of their bacterial communities with their own phones than with anyone else’s.
4. Cell Phones And Cancer Risk
- Why is there concern that cell phones may cause cancer or other health problems?
- What is radiofrequency radiation, and how does it affect the human body?
- How is radiofrequency radiation exposure measured in epidemiologic studies?
- What has epidemiologic research shown about the association between cell phone use and cancer risk?
- What are the findings from experimental studies?
- Why are the findings from different studies of cell phone use and cancer risk inconsistent?
- What are other possible health effects from cell phone use?
- What have expert organizations said about the cancer risk from cell phone use?
- What studies are underway that will help further our understanding of the possible health effects of cell phone use?
Please some of our other interesting articles like “What are Women’s Cell Phone Accessories?” and “Best Music Apps to Keep You Motivated to Exercise.”
5. Frequently Asked Questions: Wireless Emergency Alerts
This section contains answers to a list of frequently asked questions about Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs).
- Why are Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) important to me? Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. With WEA, warnings can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.
- What are WEA messages? Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier.
- What types of alerts will I receive?
- Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in your area
- AMBER Alerts
- Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
- What does a WEA message look like? WEA will look like a text message. The WEA message will show the type and time of the alert, any action you should take, and the agency issuing the alert. The message will be no more than 90 characters. Wireless Emergency Alert web banner (Spanish) – 70 KB
- How will I know the difference between WEA and a regular text message? WEA messages include a special tone and vibration, both repeated twice.
- What types of WEA messages will the National Weather Service (NWS) send?
- Tsunami Warnings
- Tornado and Flash Flood Warnings
- Hurricane, Typhoon, Dust Storm and Extreme Wind Warnings
- What are AMBER Alerts? AMBER Alerts are urgent bulletins issued in the most serious child-abduction cases. America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alert Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry.
- Who will send WEAs to issue AMBER Alerts? The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), in coordination with State and local public safety officials, sends out AMBER Wireless Emergency Alerts through IPAWS.
- What should I do when I receive a WEA message? Follow any action advised by the message. Seek more details from local media or authorities.
- Will I receive a WEA message if I’m visiting an area where I don’t live, or outside the area where my phone is registered? Yes, if you have a WEA-capable phone and your wireless carrier participates in the program. (More than 100 carriers, including all of the largest carriers, do.)
6. Facebook Logs SMS Texts And Calls, Users Find As They Delete Accounts
“Leaving the social network after Cambridge Analytica scandal, users discover the extent of data held”
As users continue to delete their Facebook accounts in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a number are discovering that the social network holds far more data about them than they expected, including complete logs of incoming and outgoing calls and SMS messages.
The #deletefacebook movement took off after the revelations that Facebook had shared with a Cambridge psychologist the personal information of 50 million users, without their explicit consent, which later ended up in the hands of the election consultancy Cambridge Analytica.
Facebook makes it hard for users to delete their accounts, instead of pushing them towards “deactivation”, which leaves all personal data on the company’s servers. When users ask to permanently delete their accounts, the company suggests: “You may want to download a copy of your info from Facebook.” It is this data dump that reveals the extent of Facebook’s data harvesting – surprising even for a company known to gather huge quantities of personal information.
One user, Dylan McKay, reported that for the period October 2016 to July 2017 his logs contained “the metadata of every cellular call I’ve ever made, including time and duration” and “metadata about every text message I’ve ever received or sent”.
7. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Everything You Need To Know!
“It’s finally here. After relentless leaks, rumors, and more, Samsung’s finally unveiled the Galaxy Note 9.
Even though we already knew a lot about the phone prior to its official announcement, there’s still plenty to talk about. What colors does it come in? What are the final specs? Were we impressed during our hands-on preview?
All those questions and more are answered right here, so without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
The latest Galaxy Note 9 news
November 24, 2018 — “First Snow White” Note 9 launches in Taiwan
There have been whispers and wishes of a Note 9 as white as snow, and Samsung has officially launched a “First Snow White” Note 9 in Taiwan, and wow, it’s pretty! The name homages the first snowfall of the year, which is what the Taiwan launch coincides with.
This Note 9 features an all-white back, including the camera and fingerprint module. The S-Pen is also snow white, while the front of the phone is the same deep ebony black as the current color line-up, and inside, everything else matches the other Note 9 colors. The Snow Fall White model was unveiled in Taipei and will be exclusively sold by Samsung in Taiwan beginning in December.
It’s not clear if or when this color could make its way to other markets, but this beauty has me dreaming of a White Christmas.
September 19, 2018 — Latest Bixby update for Note 9 has a new press twice to open option
Ever since we were first introduced to Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Samsung’s virtual assistant has proven to be an annoyance rather than genuinely helpful more times than not. Users have previously been allowed to disable the physical Bixby button if they don’t want to use it, but with the Note 9, Samsung removed this option.
A new Bixby update is rolling out now to Note 9 owners, and while there’s still no way to disable the Bixby button entirely, you can make it more difficult to accidentally trigger the assistant.
Under the new Bixby Key setting, you can now choose to open Bixby by pressing the button once or twice. By switching over to twice, it’s far less likely you’ll unwittingly open Bixby when you mistake its button for the power/lock one.
What do you think of this update? Is it enough to keep Bixby at bay or do you still want a way to turn it off completely?
8. They Are Watching You—And Everything Else On The Planet
“About 10:30 AM on a Saturday morning in the north London borough of Islington, two men on mopeds race down the shopping corridor of Upper Street. Sheathed in helmets, gloves, and jackets, they look more like manic video game figures than humans. They weave through traffic and around double-decker buses at kamikaze velocity. Motorists flinch at their approach. The bikers pop wheelies and execute speedy figure eights along the busy street. Still, something more purposeful than joyriding would seem to be on their minds.
After three or four minutes, they abruptly turn off Upper and onto a quiet and leafy residential avenue. They hop the curb and cut their engines. Dismounting on the sidewalk, their helmets still on, they fall into a lengthy conversation. Their dialogue is known only to them. But there is something the men themselves likely don’t know: About a mile away, from a windowless room, two other men are watching them.
“They’re moving,” Sal says to Eric. The two men sit 10 feet apart, behind a long console in Islington’s closed-circuit television (CCTV) control room, painted and carpeted in gray, with no adornments. Sal is middle-aged, while Eric is decades younger. Both wear casual office attire. No small talk passes between them. As the two bikers take off, Sal types away at his computer keyboard, prompting Camera 10 to appear on his screen. And there they are again, flying down Upper Street. As they disappear from Sal’s view, Eric quickly locates them on Camera 163. With a joystick, he zooms the camera onto the moped pulling up the rear until its license plate is legible.
Sal radios the police station. “We have two suspicious mopeds doing wheelies on Upper Street.”
Facing the men is an immense display with 16 screens. It conveys live images from Islington’s network of 180 CCTV cameras. By visible evidence, this Saturday morning is a comparatively placid one. Earlier in the week a young man had died after being stabbed in a flat, and from the overpass at Archway Road, darkly referred to as “suicide bridge,” another man had jumped to his death. Later today in Finsbury Park, the cameras would spend hours panning across 35,000 festival-goers in search of pickpockets, drunken brawlers, and other assorted agents of petty mischief.
For the moment, however, the bikers are the only action in Islington. And though Sal and Eric—who have been doing this work for 15 and four years, respectively—pursue their quarry from one camera to the next with humdrum efficiency, I can almost see their blood quicken. For what we have here, they believe, are two members of gangs that have been plaguing Islington for more than a year. They snatch smartphones from pedestrians, then sell the items on the black market. It happens about 50 times a week in the borough of nearly 233,000 residents.
And yet to the uninitiated, the prospect of catching the bikers in an illegal act can feel almost irrelevant. Instead, I’m captivated by the basic spectacle of two people who appear to have no idea they’re being watched everywhere they go. Perhaps they’re criminals. Perhaps they’re sociopaths. Our surveillance is inconclusive on these matters. The only thing that’s certain is that we see them but they don’t see us. Like a deer framed in a hunting riflescope, the bikers display no signs of their vulnerability. In this way, they are profoundly exposed.
That evening a few miles away, I’m sitting in a mobile trailer in southwest London, just down the street from the Vauxhall Underground Station. Beside me is an affable young man who goes by the name of Haz. Several closed-circuit screens are arrayed in front of us, displaying images provided by 10 cameras aimed at two nearby nightclubs.”
9. Stop iOS Tracking
“Just getting started with your new iOS device? That’s great, and we don’t want to be a buzzkill, but we strongly urge you do devote some time to adjusting the privacy settings in your new gadget. Location tracking and data collection are powerful features that could place your personal information in the hands of people and services you’d rather shut out. Take advantage of these tips to keep your personal data to yourself.
Your Apple iPhone is tracking you! Here’s how to stop it
To be clear, we do not recommend turning off all tracking — that would mean discarding a bunch of extremely useful features. But each of these useful features comes at a price — you pay with your privacy, and we think it’s only fair for users to know what information they are trading for Apple’s cool mobile features.
We can’t say that setting up iOS properly is completely easy or intuitive. So, our first tip for you is this: If you can’t find a setting in iOS, search for it. You’ll find the search field at the very top of the Settings window. Apple buried the most interesting privacy settings deep inside of different menus, and the search option offers you the fastest way to find what you need.
10. Samsung Expands Recall to All Galaxy Note7 Devices
“Samsung has announced an expanded voluntary recall on all original and replacement Galaxy Note7 devices sold or exchanged in the United States in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and in partnership with carriers and retailers. Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, we are asking consumers with a Galaxy Note7 to power it down and contact the carrier or retail outlet where they purchased their device.
Consumers who have a Galaxy Note7 device can exchange their phone for another Samsung smartphone, or receive a refund, under the terms of the expanded U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program.
If you bought your Galaxy Note7 from Samsung.com you should click here to process your refund or exchange. If you have any questions, you should contact us at 1-844-365-6197 and we can help you.
Note7 Charging Restrictions
Consumer safety remains our highest priority and we’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program. Nearly all recalled Galaxy Note7 devices have been returned.
To further increase participation, a software update has been released that prevents U.S. Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and eliminates their ability to work as mobile devices.
If you have not yet returned your device, you should immediately power it down and contact your carrier to obtain a refund or exchange.
U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program
Under the terms of the U.S. Note7 Refund and Exchange Program, you have the following choices:
- Exchange your current Galaxy Note7 for another Samsung smartphone with a refund of the price difference between devices
- Obtain a refund at your point of purchase
https://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/ (Samsung has since forwarded this link to https://www.samsung.com/us/)