A little light Monday fun via Mashable…
Awesome! Obviously this is a goof, but the weird thing is, we’re definitely at the point now where technology makes this technically possible. Still, something tells me Apple won’t ever build spontaneous combustion capabilities for Siri any time soon. Just a hunch.
Also, while it’s funny to imagine this happening to an iPhone thief, that’s all you would ever get to do – “imagine” it. You wouldn’t get to see the look on the guy’s face or anything. I think I’ll stick with my “Find iPhone” app so I can send the police over to the thief’s home to retrieve my device and arrest Siri’s captor. (Desperately trying not to go off on a tangent about what Siri with Stockholm Syndrome might be like). Even an 8 year old Tennessee boy was able to use the app to track down the crook who stole 2 ipads from his home, so I highly recommend it if you have either of these devices. I particularly enjoyed this story out of NYC where the police officers made the iPhone beep to determine who was actually holding the stolen item, which is obviously a necessary feature if you’re trying to identify a criminal in a crowd:
Garland entered the woman’s Apple ID into the “Find My iPhone” app, which used GPS to pinpoint location of the phone. It was near Eighth Avenue and 51st Street, traveling south.
When Garland and his partner, Sgt. Richard Coan, got to the location, Garland hit the “Play Sound” button on the app and instantly heard a beeping sound emitting from a man stepping out of a Food Emporium supermarket near Eighth Avenue and 49th Street. The man was identified as George Bradshaw, a 40-year-old resident of Brooklyn.
So again, even if one day Siri is capable of self-destructing, I highly recommend going with the “Find iPhone” app instead. But, if for some reason you insist on seeing your iPhone screen cracked, I recommend a fun little app called “AppFusion”. This is a 6 in 1 app that offers a variety of time-wasting screen manipulation effects, one of which is the screen “cracking” wherever you touch:
I was going to use this to prank my little nieces and nephews with this app but they’re tech savvy enough that I doubt it will work. Grandparents on the other hand…