This one’s a double header!
First, I quickly review the new Nokia 2720 Flip 4G dumbphone.
Then, I talk a bit more about exactly why dumbphones that run KaiOS are really NOT smartphones.
Did I mention that the 2720’s HUGE buttons are an absolute joy to use?
Or that it’s the first phone (of any kind) that I’ve had in years that actually fits in my pocket?
For those of us who don’t like webmail because storing all our data in the The Cloud just seems like a Really Bad Idea, the best e-mail program available for puters is Thunderbird.
There’s only one problem: the default version you can download from Mozilla’s web site is still 32-bit.
Firefox – and pretty much every other piece of software out there – went 64-bit a long time ago.
So, how do you go 64-bit with Thunderbird? And why would you want to?
The FCC recently announced that when it comes to 5G, there’s nothing to worry about.
They consulted with the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health and other experts, and everything is awesome!
Except, it’s not.
Join me for another exciting look at the insanity that passes for EMF “safety” science these days!
This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confused everyone (and especially himself) with a speech at Georgetown.
You see, now Facebook is all about free speech. He says we need to let politicians lie on Facebook without censoring or controlling their speech in any way.
Unless you’ve been dead recently, you’re no doubt aware that Big Tech essentially declared itself the Arbiter of Truth & Justice in a stunning effort to put Orwell’s 1984 to shame.
Unfortunately, this led to a few problems – including legal ones…
Yes, I confess: I was actually the star of the hit 1987 film Predator.
No, not really. But these days, with deepfake software, anyone can make a video or audio clip that shows anyone else doing/saying whatever they want!
There is a lot of angst, anxiety, and worry about deepfakes – but just how dangerous are they?
Obviously, deepfakes have been made for, shall we say, “less than wholesome” purposes such as getting revenge on an ex-lover.
And there certainly is the potential for some chaos.
HTTP is the protocol that makes the internet go.
Recently, several large tech companies announced that version three-ish of that protocol, known as HTTP/3, was ready to rock and being rolled out.
Now, that’s nice, but why do we care?
Well, we care because the internet is about get to get zippier for everyone – for free!
You all know I’m not a big fan of wireless due to the health risks.
I’ve also said before that resources should be devoted to making these wireless technologies safe – so that we don’t have to just ditch it all!
But then, the question is: Is EMF ever safe?
Better yet, are there examples of EMF / radio frequency energy being used to possibly even HEAL people?
It turns out, there are! And it’s all pretty interesting…
Last week, I published a video entitled 4G Dumbphones: Get one with KaiOS!
In that vid, I talked about why KaiOS is a great OS to have on a 4G dumbphone.
Quite a few people asked various questions, like:
But hang on, isn’t that just a smartphone disguised as a dumbphone? But if it has Google, how is that different from an Android smartphone?
And so on.
So this week, I want to dig into some of the details of KaiOS and why it is NOT your daddy’s smartphone.
One year ago, I advised against getting a 4G dumbphone with KaiOS. I am officially reversing that recommendation!
After purchasing a Nokia 8110 4G and playing with it for 1 month, I’m actually pretty speechless, and that IS rare.
Despite Google’s investment of $22 million in KaiOS over 1 year ago, Google’s services remain “add-ons”. IOW, KaiOS has NOT become Android Lite.
KaiOS is KaiOS, and there’s some Googley stuff on the phone that you can either use, or not. Better yet, you can block the Google apps from doing much of anything.
If you’re like most internauts these days, you use Google’s Chrome web browser.
You may have noticed that after a certain update, Chrome started displaying colors incorrectly.
The change can be subtle, like with bright blues and purples appearing slightly “off”.
Things can also appear totally wonky, and your whole browser window can be tinted red, for example.
Fortunately, this is a known problem and there’s a very easy way to fix it!