Friday, June 21, 2013

Observation Posts: Can you hear me now?

My Samsung phone has an app called "S Voice."  It allows you to talk to the phone and give it instructions or ask it questions--the equivalent of the iPhone's Siri.  Here's a tip: Lock your phone before you put it in your pocket, because it hears everything.

Trust me, it can be a bit awkward to be at the counter at Subway, telling the guy what you want on your sandwich, and have a voice from your shirt pocket loudly announce, "I WILL SEARCH THE INTERNET FOR AN ANSWER TO 'GREEN PEPPERS!'"

Then again, maybe that was the operator on duty at the NSA trying to be helpful.


At June 21, 2013 at 2:24 PM , Anonymous Sonia Stoddard said...

My phone kept calling the Internet, without my knowledge. I found out when seeing multiple charges I didn't personally originate. When I asked VZ for a refund, explaining that I really had no idea, they treated me like I was from Mars. Eventually, they deleted the charges, and they also turned that particular function to off. Glad to know I'm not the only one who has a device(s) with a mind of its own.


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