Free games for your cell phone.

This is a listing of games I have on my cell phone, all of them free and loads of fun.

M-SuDoKu – This is the famed Sudoku number puzzle game. This version has a built-in cheat mode and automatically saves your progress when you exit the game.

Noughts and Crosses – Tic Tac Toe. Why not.

Solytare – A decent Solitaire game. I like its option to allow me to draw one card at a time, as opposed to three. That’s my favorite way to play Solitaire.

Jamtris – A very professional-looking and open-source Tetris clone.

Free games for your cell phone.

Midlet.org is a cool site featuring a nice collection of Java-based games for your cellphone. Many of them don’t have flashy graphics but are still fun to play. Games like Pong, Jumping Jack, Bowling and even a simple Doom-style shooter should be enough to keep you amused. There are also Internet utilities, graphics viewers and even programming tools to make your phone more versatile and useful. Using your cell phone just for phone calls is so yesterday.

Cell phones and hearing aids.

All my life I have been hard of hearing and wear hearing aids to accommodate my disability. I’ve since been able to live a relatively normal life with a few exceptions, such as talking on the telephone. I can’t hear too well on the phone, but my hearing aids have a telecoil feature that enables me to hear loud and clear on the phone. The telecoil especially comes in handy for listening to the radio when I cut the grass. I can hear only the radio and nothing else, not even the lawn mower.
Cell phones are a different story. Years ago I tried out my sister’s cell phone when she first got it. I couldn’t hear too well on the cell phone, so I turned on my hearing aids’ telecoil mode. That’s when it got worse. Instead of hearing the caller, my hearing aids picked up heavy interference from the cell phone itself. I was left hoping that someday cell phones will have features to support hearing aids.
Years later, it’s refreshing to see that becoming a reality. The cell phone I have now is a Nokia 2760 and its hearing aid mode works so well I can at last hear on a cell phone through my telecoil. No more interference, no more speakerphone mode and definitely no more headsets to untangle. That’s one more small obstacle removed from my hearing-impaired life.

In case of an emergency.

I get a lot of forwarded e-mails, but this one is worth posting.

Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

ICE – ‘In Case of Emergency’

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn’t know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence the ‘ICE’ (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

The concept of ‘ICE’ is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell(mobile)phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name ‘ICE’ (In Case Of Emergency).

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn’t know which number to call.. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as ‘ICE.’

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc.

A great idea that will make a difference!

Let’s spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

Please forward this. It won’t take too many ‘forwards’ before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one’s mind at rest.

ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.