Your smartphone is probably one of your most cherished possessions.
I am saying this based on the way people (especially women) carry on, clutching their phone like a holy icon.
Your phone is your confidante, your “BFF” that will never fail or betray you.
But beware! Your chum can also turn against you.
Under duress it will spill the beans. All the beans. It will reveal whom you called, how often and how long you blabbered.
It will give away names, photos, videos, and telephone numbers.
If you have a clear conscience, you have nothing to fear. But if you are a bit of a scoundrel, watch out. Your bosom friend will testify against you, because (just like Washington) it cannot tell a lie.
A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle revealed “that 45% of people have either cheated — or contemplated cheating — on their partner because the other person pays too much attention to their phone.”
Ruth Stafford Peale is credited for saying, “find a need and fill it”.
Clever entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for such things.
Some (probably cheating) programmers came up with the idea that many people have things to hide and wrote clever little apps to allow them to conceal their shenanigans.
One such an app is called Cate (Call And Text Eraser).
According to the Chronicle:
App: You can only open (or even see) Call And Text Eraser, called CATE, if you know the secret code. The app lets you communicate with privacy by hiding calls, filtering flirtatious text messages, and allowing you to clear all the app’s contents quickly and easily.
User Review Highlight: One Google user wrote, “This is the very best app on the android market. This marks the dawn of a new day. A new day where you sneaky women no longer can snoop.”
So, if you are an occasional (or serial) philanderer, it would be wise to get such an app to cover your rear.
I am not condoning such behavior mind you; I am just keeping you up to date with the most recent technology and you ought to thank me for it.
Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.