Scott in Jackson, Mississippi asked us about organizing his apps:
Is there an App for your phone to manage your apps page. such as, when I download an app, tell it to automatically go into a folder, or do I have to do it manually?
Scott, if you’re on iOS you have to do it manually or jailbreak, but in a stock iPhone you won’t be able to touch the home screen, that’s Apple’s domain and it doesn’t let any apps modify it.
If you’re on Android, it’s a little bit down to luck, but you do have options. They just may not work.
The ADW Launcher has a feature that can categorize apps, it’s a part of a few features that include search and are meant to help you find your applications faster. There is an obvious downside: a new launcher will modify how your entire phone looks and feels, and it is not what you asked about.
Apps unfortunately are very hit and miss, some seem to work for some people but not others, but no app seems to work well for everybody. Give Auto App Organizer a try, it’s free and the one that most people seem to be satisfied with.
Leslie in Decatur, Illinois listens on WSOY asked us about a suspicious charity post:
I was just catching up on stories on Facebook on my phone. I saw a post asking support for the Grizzly Bears. The request was from the Sierra Club. I gave them basic info such as name, email & zip, but did not donate money when they asked. Is this safe or am I just putting my name out there? Does it actually help the cause?
The post Leslie is referring to read: “Snowy, the cub of world-famous Grizzly 399, was struck and killed by a car earlier this summer. And Grizzly 399 may soon be next: Plans to remove Greater Yellowstone grizzlies from Endangered Species protections could allow hunters to set their sights on them. Add your name now to support grizzlies [link removed]”
Leslie, to be honest, you probably just gave them a way to hit you up for money later.
The link you sent us takes us to a bare bones page saying “we must stop the trophy hunting of endangered grizzly bears.” There are a few red flags there.
They don’t say what they’re planning to do to stop the trophy hunting of grizzly bears. Most people would agree that adding emails to a database doesn’t do anything to stop a hunter from killing a bear.
The message you sent us also talks about a bear that was hit by a car, some trophy hunters use rifles, some use bows, but do any hunt with a Ford Fiesta? That driver probably died in that accident too, given how huge and heavy grizzlies are. Accidents will happen, whether you sign an online petition or not.
If you want to help the cause, you’re probably better off looking for organizations yourself, and seeing which one deserves your support. Odds are at least a few of them will list the concrete actions they take and you can choose the ones that make the most sense to you.
It’s like we advise people when they get emails saying they need to come take action on their bank accounts. Never click the link in the email, always go directly to the bank’s website to login and verify that you indeed have a problem.
In this case, doing some Google searches for “Sierra Club” or “save the grizzly bear” would likely get you to a more official place to help. We don’t think you’re at risk for anything more than some more spam emails, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.