How to fake it on your phone!

BY THE GOOGLE CHIC  

It looks like my fake manually set your location comment the other day about Latitude sparked some interest. So here are some quick instructions.

1) Open the Latitude application on your phone

2) Click Menu-> Privacy->Set your location

3) You now have the option to choose your location from the following

  • My current location
  • Enter an address
  • Contacts
  • Point on map


BY THE APPLE GIRL  

If you are one of those “faking” types, then here are a bunch of Apps which let you fake other things on your phone. You will find them handy when you want to bail out on your girlfriend/boyfriend or get out of a work meeting.

Fake-A-Call Free and Fake ‘Em Out Lite are free Apps that do the basic fake calling pretty well. They let you set up a caller name and set up a time when you want the call. Your phone starts ringing and you can answer it like any regular phone call and quickly slip out of the room.

Fake-A-Call ($0.99) not only does fake calling and fake texting but also helps you fake a conversation by playing out a scripted dialogue from a boss, a friend or whoever is supposed to be calling you. It also dictates lines for you to repeat so you don’t find yourself mumbling nonsense and messing up your fake call 😉

Fake It Free features fake background sounds for you to excuse yourself out of a call. So you could pretend to be in a busy subway when you are actually chilling at home drinking a beer 😉

There’s also a free Fake-A-Location App which lets you pin point a location on the map and send a GPS location update via email and SMS to anyone. However that someone you are sending it to might be stalking you on Latitude, and that’s when GoogleChic’s Latitude 101 cheat sheet might come in handy! 🙂

Most of these Apps are also available on Android and Blackberry, so you can fake it on any of these platforms.

Fake ‘Em Out Lite Screenshots



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