The Warm Hand of the Shepherd

February 8th, 2010  |  Published in mac and iphone  |  1 Comment

Hand Warmer app logo

There are times when Apple’s ugly paternalism really rubs me the wrong way, like the way it removed all the Google Voice apps from the iTunes App Store and then pretended like it wasn’t really trying to keep us from Google Voice, but rather was trying to keep us from getting confused by Google Voice.

But it’s important to remember that all that paternalism is in a good cause. For instance, if we had to spend all our time sorting through confusing and potentially shoddy apps like that bit of garbage from those fly-by-nighters at Google, we wouldn’t be able to find really useful apps like this one: Hand Heater!

Are you a little cold? Turn your mobile device into a heater with this application, easier to carry than a true heating, Hand Heater will improve your daily life.

It … uh … it presents a picture of some heating coils. It makes your iPhone or iPod touch warm. Allegedly?

I don’t know which is more sad: The reviewers who helpfully point out that if you set it to “high” instead of “max,” you’ll be working around a bug in an otherwise excellent implementation of a hand warmer; or the people who are shocked … SHOCKED … that this app doesn’t do what it claims it will and wish they could get their $.99 back.


  1. Colin says:

    February 8th, 2010 at 11:46 am (#)

    Install this on an iPad, and you get a seat warmer.

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