iPhone Takes One For A Soldier


Carrying around a fancy phone in Afghanistan, saved his life:


Full story – KTVA

Maybe I should get a more expensive phone.  I doubt the prepaid ones I buy would even stop a .22 LR!


Not yet anyway.  Apple keeps rejecting its submission to the App store:

It’s purpose? To send a pop-up notice to the iDevice whenever a drone kills someone and plot it on the map.  Apple rejected it three times now, with the latest reason being “Objectionable and crude”.  I can’t say I’m really surprised at the rejection.  Apple wants to keep its company image as clean and family friendly.  They know who their main audience is, and who they don’t want to scare away.  It’s not worth the risk for them on this app in order to make a few dollars.

JoshBegley, the developer of the app can be found over at his website.  If Apple won’t take the app, maybe he can be convinced to release it for use to the iDevice jail breakers everywhere?

Hat tip: Wired


Patterned after the veritable G.I. 1911 service Pistol:

Machined out of g10 plastic by custom 1911 grip company VZ Grips.

$180 over at Element Case.  Quite pricey for such a subtle homage to the 1911 if you ask me.  I hear Element makes some pretty solid cases though.

I’m pretty careful with my phones so I never was much for spending a grip on a case.