What's the most useful smartphone app, real or imagined?
Darcy Ahl, who was in the car when her 16-year-old son tried to answer his phone while driving, has created an app that parents of teen drivers might really like -- as might the rest of us on the road with folks who have more manual dexterity than common sense.
"Ahl came up with an idea for a smart phone application that prevents drivers from talking on the phone and texting while driving. … The application iZUP uses GPS technology to detect a car's speed. If a car is traveling over 5 miles per hour, the application sends incoming calls to voice mail and holds text messages. It also blocks outgoing text messages and calls, except emergency 911 calls."
For now, the application is available only for Research In Motion
What do you think would be the most useful app to have on your teenager's phone, whether he or she would appreciate it or not? How could other software for Apple's
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