Actually, it’s not too difficult to stump me. But as long as I have Internet access and a phone to call people who do know the answers, I’m pretty good with tracking down the solution. People email me random technology questions on a weekly basis and I try to respond as best I can. But really, I’m here to help you help yourself. So since I’m helping one person out, maybe someone else can benefit from my reporting and show you where I look. I’m launching a new blog category today as a way to respond to reader questions AND inspire other readers to comment if they have a better answer.
First up, Steve from Orange:
Q: I was wondering if you knew anything about motorollas razor phone making radios and tvs buzz every five to fifteen minutes. if my phone is within 5 to 10 feet of said appliance it will do it. what gives?
My answer: I’ve noticed that my cell phone seems to periodically check for cellular service and when it does, I hear a faint doot-to-doot sound over my computer’s speaker or if I’m on a landline. But that’s the extent of interference I seem to get with my cell phone.
Another possibility is the phone’s Bluetooth connection…
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