Is Your iPhone Running? Better Catch It!

iPhone how to turn off

Like many people, I love my iPhone.

But sometimes I feel like a caveman carrying around a Star Trek communicator.  

How does this thing work, anyway?  

So I read a recent article at the Wonder of Tech with interest.

The topic:  Are your iPhone apps running and how to turn them off?

The article  is by Carolyn Nicander Mohr on her terrific Wonder of Tech website.  

I had no idea that my iPhone apps were running, and certainly had no idea how to check and how to turn them off.

So I followed Carolyn’s advice and checked my i-Phone.  

Every One of My iPhone Apps Was Running!

No big deal, you think.  How much battery power is that using?  

On, off, what’s the difference?

I’ll tell you the difference for me.

My phone provider was sending me messages that I has almost drained my account’s data allocation for the month.  The problem is that I was doing it in only a couple of days!

I was burning data and didn’t have anything on!

That’s right.  I was using up data without even getting the benefit.  

And I was bleeding data at a scary rate.

The only way I could stop my data hemorrhaging was to go the Settings > General > Network  > Cellular Data and push the slider to OFF. 


Especially annoying because there are some functions, such as phone messages, that can’t be managed with Cellular Data turned off. 

So learning my iPhone apps were running, and how to turn them off was a real i-opener, if you know what i mean.

Then I performed a test.  I turned off every iPhone app.

Then I checked my cellular data usage.  

You can do that by clicking Settings (yes, that opens an app!) and then General -> Usage -> scroll down to Cellular Usage at the bottom.

Darned if my iPhone wasn’t still sending and receiving at least a couple of KB of data!  

But the rate was much decreased by having apps like Safari, etc. turned off. 

Click here to read –> an eye-opening article Turn Off Your Apps! where you will learn how to discover whether your apps are running and how to turn them off.

Did you know your iPhone apps were running and how to turn them off?  Please comment and tell me I’m not the only one!

Don’t get me wrong, the iPhone is great.  Get one!

I just read an “i opening” article that the iPhone keeps running


BlackBerry Torch 9810

The BlackBerry Torch 9810 has the features you want at a price you can afford

A smartphone with a hard keyboard for e-mail, messaging, Twitter, etc. and a speedy processor, the Torch 9810 is a quantum leap in handheld computing.

The browser speed leaves the old 9800 browser in the dust!

Add to that 8GB of internal storage with ability to expand to 32GB and you’ve got a massive improvement over previous Blackberry phones.

Of course the 5 megapixel camera video recorder, both with “scene mode” control, give you even more power in your pocket.

Want to know about more features at your command?

You won’t really know until you see demos of the Torch 9810 almost live and in person. 🙂

Click here for Demos of the Torch 9810


Compatibility with websites, including sooth running Javascript, is a quantum leap over the previous-generation Blackberry.

All in a great looking slim design. 


Does the Torch 9810 offer the same screen “real estate” as a laptop computer?  

Of course not, it’s a smartphone!

That compact design lets you fit into your pocket a phone, a web browser, a camera, a video camera, and much, much more.

The 640 x 480 screen offers you the ability to simply tap to zoom in and navigate around a page.  Enlarged text is super crisp and readable.  Graphics adjust fluidly when you resize the view.

Bonus:  Lost?  The magnetic compass interfaces with a locator function to “point you in the right direction” to the places you want to go.

Games People Play

The Torch 9810 comes pre-loaded with three games, including a 3-D roller coaster game.

You also get music, YouTube, podcasts, and a handheld picture viewer.  Right in your pocket is a mini theatre to immediately present the “stars” of your movies, your friends, your family and you.

Of course, the Blackberry real hardware QWERTY keyboard is  a hallmark of the Blackberry experience and one of the reasons you remain a Blackberry user.

OK, you’ve seen the demos and it looks great.

What you really want is value for your hard-earned dollar.

Compare the price here with the list price!

Do you still have questions about Torch features and how you operate them?

Before you buy, make sure to click here on the


Official Blackberry Torch page


to see colorful up-close previews and “how to” info in every category, including Apps, Media, Internet and Communication.

Imagine all that power in YOUR HANDS and in your pocket.

What would YOU do first with your new Blackberry Torch?  Probably message a friend and let him or her know you have entered the fast lane in processing power!

When you’ve made up your mind that the Torch 9810 is the Blackberry for you,

Boost Cell Phone Signal Strength

Strengthen cell signal

 Boost cell phone signal with your easy-to-use cell phone dash cradle.

Tired of dropped cell phone conversations?

The Wilson Electronics Sleek Cell Phone Signal Cradle Booster for All Cell Phones with Mini Magnet Mount Antenna – For Single User can be viewed in this video. Click to See Video

The cradle, she begs to hug your cell phone.

Go ahead and call with confidence

You have invested in a cell phone, possibly a high-end Apple i-phone.  Kind of dumb to go driving around hoping for a good signal and possibly dropping important sales and business calls.

Be professional, originate  calls from dreaded “dead spots,” and increase your data rates in areas with weak cell phone signal.

How it Works

The roof-mounted antenna receives the phone’s signal from the cell tower and sends it to the Sleek Cradle via cable.  The Sleek then boosts the signal with its built-in amplifier and transmits it to your cell phone. When you talk on your cell phone, the process is reversed, sending a boosted signal back to the cell tower.

The downside:  the phone has to be in the cradle at all times to get the boosted signal.  

That means you’ll want to buy a Bluetooth headset for hands-free conversations with boosted signal.

If you live in a state like California you risk a hefty fine if you use your phone while driving UNLESS you have a hands-free set-up.

With a hands-free cell you can look traffic cops right in the eye, smile, and converse with confidence!

Get the Sleek Cradle, stop dropping calls, and use your phone with confidence and comfort.

Do you live on the fringes of cell coverage in a rural area, or do you travel through the “boonies” that have an iffy cell signal?

The Sleek can make the difference between a functioning cell phone and a useless little box of electronic parts.

You may be surprised how little a one-time cost can boost the phone company signal you’re already paying for.

This deal is so good, we can’t share the price online.  Click and find out! 

While supplies last get yours today.


While you’re at it check out this  Wilson Electronics Home/Office Accessory Kit for the Wilson Sleek