December 30, 2014
With New Year’s Eve parties on the horizon, here’s a PSA for anyone who’s planning on going out (or has a daughter/sister/friend who’s planning on going out!) A free app called KiteString can help keep tabs on you. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you have to walk through a dark parking lot or are going on a blind date. You don’t want to bother a parent, roommate or spouse to check up on you later, so instead, you tell the app what time you expect to be home. At that given time, it will text you and ask you to respond. If you don’t, it will then alert a designated contact that something might be wrong. Pretty smart, right?