This is the 31st post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
Isn't it amazing some of the things that computers can do? If you would like to know how computers recognize human speech this article is worth the five minutes it will take to read.
People drop their phones in the toilet much more often than you would think. I recall numerous people coming into the Apple Store during my time there with water damaged iPhones.
If you drop your phone in the toilet do the following:
- Snatch the phone out of the toilet fast.
- Wipe the phone down with a paper towel.
- Don't take the battery out of an iPhone. Remove batteries from phones with removeable batteries.
- Put phone into a bag of uncooked rice.
- Wait 24 hours before removing the phone and turning it back on.
Ignore the advice about sticking a piece of white paper over the water sensor to avoid detection of water damage. That is not cool.
This article shows pictures of two different iPhones. The first has been "naked" without any case. The second has been sealed up in a case since the moment it was purchased. The iPhone 5 without the case has numerous nicks and dings. This is inevitable with any piece of technology that you don't purchase a case for.
Right now, I have a small scratch on my iPhone 4S and numerous scratches on my iPad. I don't have a case on the iPhone 4S and I use the Smart Cover on my iPad.
At the end of the day, technology is meant to be used and is not a fine piece of art meant to be displayed in a museum. I wouldn't spend too much time or money trying to protect a device that won't be worth very much in a couple years.