5 Ways to Use an Old iPhone

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Tech Geeks with Comments Off on 5 Ways to Use an Old iPhone

5 Ways to Use an Old iPhone

Have you recently upgraded your iPhone and are wondering what to do with your old phone? I upgraded my iPhone to a newer version and threw my old one back in the box and put it in storage. I was going to sell it online but after a few outings where my battery died from streaming music I thought there has to be a use for my old phone that I am missing.

It all boils down to battery use and how to double your battery life by using your old phone for a few common tasks when away from a charge. If you can conserve the battery on your main phone by using up the battery on your old phone you are one step ahead of the game. This will become clearer in a moment.

1. Music/Media Server – I like to listen to music while on the golf course. I use my phone to pair to a portable radio and either stream my music or from a radio app. This is a killer on the battery. Why not use your old phone to spin your tunes and save the battery on your main phone? You can use your old phone to stream your music library  at parties, bbq’s. Wherever you want to save the battery on your main phone. Without all of those photos, texts and apps you can squeeze alot of music onto you old phone. You can basically use it as an iPod.

2. Universal Remote – I have a Harmony Smarthub and the remote went on the fritz recently. I have using my current phone as my remote by downloading their app but was having to constantly charge my phone. I was ruining my good battery using my phone as the remote. I simply started using my old phone as my new universal remote because I could care less about the battery. There are a number of universal and generic remote apps out there. I am betting you will be able to find one for your television, media box or video game console.

3. Kids Gaming – A friend of mine was replacing the glass on his phone every couple of months because his kids were using his phone for games and treating it like kids do. Why not let them have at your old iPhone? You will probably want to make sure its still in it’s case but if they break it, well at least they have broken your brand new phone. On the flip side maybe you want to load your own games on it and play on them while on the Subway and save your battery.

4. Home Security Camera – This is the coolest thing I have done with my old phone. By downloading an app such as Manything or Presence you can turn your old phone into a home security camera. I tested out Manything this past weekend and used it to see what my dogs were up to when we were out for the evening. It worked out flawlessly. I was able to access my old phone from the restaurant and see what was going on back at home. The video was crisp and the audio was pretty decent as well.

5. GPS Device – Did you know that Google will allow you to download map areas and then access with no internet connection? We have used this several times and it has saved our bacon. I was attending a hockey game in Buffalo over the winter and we got lost. I had a map of Buffalo downloaded so I was able to use it to find our way to the hotel with no internet connection. We also used this feature on a recent trip to the Hoover Dam and sight seeing in the area. Why not use your old phone as a GPS Device. Just remember to download your maps before your trip.

These are just a few suggestions on what to do with an old iPhone. It’s up to your imagination. Any task you use your phone for but want to conserve battery life can you use your old one for. I used the iPhone as an example because that is what I have. You can do the same with an Android phone.

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Man Constipated for 10 Years Has 11 Pounds of Poop Surgically Removed

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 | Offbeat and Weird with Comments Off on Man Constipated for 10 Years Has 11 Pounds of Poop Surgically Removed

If I don’t have a movement for more than a day then I am hitting the fiber hard and getting business taken care of. Imagine going 10 years without a bowel movement.  A man from China contends that he we went that long and suffered all sorts of pains over that time period like severe stomach pain. You figure? Doctors finally found the problem. An 11 pound blockage of poop in his colon. The mass so big it actually shifted his heart to the right to make room. His condition actually has  name and it’s congenital megacolon which basically means you are full of it.

A few websites we read offered tips if you find yourself in this situation like drinking water and adding fiber to  your diet. Personally I would recommend getting yourself to the nearest Taco Bell or some thing similar. Usually cleans me out in a hurry.

We don’t really have an appropriate photo so here is one we took of the urinals at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.

Teen Kills Himself Takie Selfie With Gun

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Teen Kills Himself Takie Selfie With Gun

Another life snuffed out via taking a selfie with a loaded gun. We posted about this awhile back how todays brilliant youth are dying from taking selfies and some of them doing it with loaded guns pointed to their head.  This time around a 19 year old from Houston shot himself in the throat while taking a selfie with a gun. Deleon Alonso Smith  as the victim. His cousin who was in the other room at the time said that they found the gun earlier in the day.

Woman Tries to Eat Crack During Arrest

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 | Stupid Criminals with Comments Off on Woman Tries to Eat Crack During Arrest

A woman Douglas, GA tried to eat a small amount of crack cocaine while being arrested on an outstanding warrant. Linda Blank, 48 was being placed under arrest for a probation warrant when offices realized she was trying to ingest crack cocaine. Big deal.

WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

The real story here is that she has a stunning resemblance to Crazy Eyes from Orange is the New Black. Very similar. If I learned anything from this Netflix show it is that women s prison is a fun place to be and she should be looking forward to her paid vacation. Enjoy!

Crazy Eyes

Milwaukee Woman Calls Cops on Bonanza

Monday, July 20th, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Milwaukee Woman Calls Cops on Bonanza

This gem was making a few rounds on the net today. A woman apparently believed her guest was being held hostage in her apartment and called 911. When police arrived they found that her guest was only watching Bonanza on tv with the volume turned up very loud. I can’t imagine what it would take to convince me that Lorne Greene, Hoss and Little Joe had holed up in my living room but she must have been convinced. I couldn’t find a source so maybe it’s just made up, who knows.

 

Los Angeles Police looking for “reverse” driver

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If you were recently driving your Audi down Laurel Canyon Boulevard in reverse, police wan to talk to you. The car seen here in this video is an Audi with dealer plates. There is a man and a woman in the car and it was driven backwards for two approximately two miles. Police are not impressed and are searching the occupants of the car.

 

Cheapskate Wears 12 Layers of Clothes to To Avoid Luggage Fee and Collapses

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Cheapskate Wears 12 Layers of Clothes to To Avoid Luggage Fee and Collapses

I know nothing about the band Rewind or of James McElvar and had never heard of them prior to today. I am guessing that they aren’t doing so well financially after reading this story. How could a rock star not afford £45? I work a dead end job and could probably find £45 under the seat cushions in my couch.

To avoid paying a luggage fee this Einstein put on 12 layers of clothes and ended up collapsing during a flight. Here is a list of what James McElvar was wearing to avoid coughing up gum money: 6 T-shirts, 4 jumpers, 3 pairs of jeans, 2 pairs of sweat pants, 2 jackets and 2 hats. This of course caused him to pass out twice before the plane touched down in Glasgow where he was taken to a hospital.

It’s amazing what lengths people will go to save money for makeup and hair gel.

Woman Beats Herself Up for $12

Thursday, July 9th, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Woman Beats Herself Up for $12

You can’t even make this stuff up. Jenny Peak, 33 of Chicago beat herself up on a $12 bet from her stepfather. When police arrived at the residence she was hitting herself in the head with a crowbar, punching herself in the stomach and chest and bouncing off the walls. Officers had to take her down with a stun gun to stop the beating, of herself, by herself.

The stepfather is of course going to pony up the $12 for the bet. Nice guy. What he won’t be doing is paying the $4,000 in medical bills.  You know for the fractured skull and missing teeth. To add salt to the wounds he is also having her charged with felony property damage for broken table.

Jenny Peak

Death by Selfie

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Death by Selfie

The length people will go to feed their own over inflated egos and capture that perfect selfie. Anna Krupeynikov a 21 year old in Russia cashed her chips in to get that perfect photo to show off on social media. She was on a bus tour of Moscow when she disappeared from the pack to get take a picture of her mug. She ended up leaning against a fence which gave way and she fell 40 ft to her death off of a bridge. No word how the photo turned out.

This isn’t the first story of an idiot killing themselves taking a selfie.  Earlier this month a man was struck by lightning in the mountains in the UK, he was carrying a metals selfie stick. Might as well been carrying a bag of steel golf clubs. In another story a woman in Russia was killed when she was taking a selfie with gun at her head. The gun of course went off and that is that. No more selfies for her.

The moral of the story is, go old school and have another person take a damn photo of you. Chances are you will probably live and get chance to bother your friends and family with the boring snapshots of your ugly mug.

Man Dies Launching Firecracker Off His Head

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 | Stupid People with Comments Off on Man Dies Launching Firecracker Off His Head

After every 4th of July weekend there are a number of stupid people and firecracker stories but this year Devon Staples from Maine takes the home the grand prize. He would if he was still with us but somebody thought they would launch a firecracker off of their head and was killed instantly.  Not just any firecracker it was a mortar tube. I would wager a bet that Devon now knows how mortar tubes work. His brother reported to a new station that he was holding a lighter when the mortar tube accidentally went off.