Showing posts from May, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - May 28, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .iCloud sends pics of suspected phone thief

A woman whose iPhone was stolen on a Florida-based Disney cruise said the alleged thief accidentally sent her the photos he took with the pilfered device.

Katy McCaffrey, who said her phone was stolen during an April ride on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, said the suspected thief, a worker on the ship, apparently did not know how to turn off the iCloud function, which automatically sends pictures taken with the phone to McCaffrey's computer, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

McCaffrey said she identified the suspect by reading his name tag in one of the photos he took and he posted his pictures to Facebook in an album titled "Stolen iPhone Adventures."

Disney Cruises said the employee has been placed on "administrative leave."

"We take these matters very seriously. We have a…

WHO@ Newsletter - May 21, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Web site offers 'girlfriends' for hire

A Florida university student who designed a Web site for men to pay women $5 to perform "girlfriend-like" tasks said he now has 1,600 users.

Cody Krecicki, 22, a student at Edison State College in Fort Myers, said he was inspired by a girl in his class who was working multiple jobs to stay afloat while attending school and came up with, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported Monday.

Krecicki said the "girlfriend-like" tasks offered include giving advice, helping to break up with unwanted romantic partners and sending Facebook messages that users can show to their friends.

Krecicki said the services, which also include homework help, each cost $5 and any adult or escort-like services are banned by the Web site's terms of service. He said he personally validates each…

WHO@ Newsletter - May 14, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man implants magnets to keep iPod at the ready

If Magneto, the arch-nemesis of the X-Men, was a tattooed hipster, he might look a lot like this guy.

Dave Hurban, a Dynasty Tattoo artist from Newfield, N.J., surgically implanted four magnets into his wrist. Why? Basically, it's a cool (or at least unique) way to hold his iPod Nano in place without a pesky wristband.

You can check out a video of the process below, produced by Kaledioscope Kreative. But be warned­there will be blood. For more on Youth, the band featured in the video, check out their official site.
Back in March, it was revealed that Nokia has issued patents for "vibrating tattoos," which could be permanently attached to a person's body and used to alert them when they were receiving a phone call or text message.

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WHO@ Newsletter - May 7, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Jail visitor locked up for exposing himself

Authorities in Florida said a jail visitor found himself behind bars after exposing himself to a monitor-image of his wife.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, which installed closed-circuit TV screens for jail visitors to talk to inmates in the 1990s, said Mitchell Thomas, 46, of St. Petersburg, was visiting his wife, Monique, 30, at the jail Tuesday when he exposed his genitals to the cameras around 5:45 p.m., the Tampa Bay Times reported Thursday.

Thomas was jailed at the facility and ordered held in lieu of $150 bail.

Monique Thomas has been jailed since October on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, disorderly intoxication, retail theft and domestic battery.

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