This morning I received a random tech question that I can’t answer. It seems like a lazy Sunday might be a good time to have a post where you guys can post your random tech questions on Balloon Juice. I’m pretty sure the hive mind at Balloon Juice can collectively answer almost any question.
So you guys get to supply the questions and the answers. In fact, we don’t need to limit it to tech questions. “On Tuesday, I’m traveling to Timbuktu – where are the great places to eat?”
I’ll start things off with the question that came to my inbox this morning from Ema Ema, who delighted us with photos in this morning’s Garden Chat.
My problem: I need to download an app* to my phone as anonymously as possible and, once on my phone, I need to make sure it hasn’t taken over my phone.
My solution: Hire someone who can help me do that.
My question: Who do you hire for something like this (IT security expert; cellphone expert?) and where would I find such a person? (I did look at Fiverr but no luck, probably because I don’t know what I’m looking for.)
Any guidance would be appreciated, thank you.
*Nothing nefarious. I bought a camera (DJI Pocket 2) and, unlike any other camera known to humans, once you pay for this camera you do not own it. The manufacturer owns it and they can, and will, brick your camera after you use it 5 times if you don’t give in to their demand to download their app to your phone. To me this screams “Danger, danger Will Robinson!”
(I know apps and cameras go together but, under normal circumstances, that’s to enhance the camera’s functionality, not to just be able to turn it on and film.)
Totally open thread.
Update: Oh, and the Ukraine auction I promised for today will be next week! When I figure out how to find more than 24 hours in a day, I’ll be all set.