06/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Apple Blocks Radiation App

Apple blocked an iPhone app that lets users know how much radiation they're getting while chatting, emailing, texting, facebooking, sitting on the freeway checking sig alert and all the other apps that have become "essential" in today's wired world.

The reason?

Apple told the Telegraph that "it's a diagnostic tool that would create confusion for iPhone owners".

And it's true -- I am confused. Why would a company that was once so cool and innovative become so increasingly Darth Vader?

Steve, if you're listening, I'd actually like to know how to "counter the potentially damaging effects of phone radiation," which is supposedly what this app does, because I have an iPhone, and according to CNET the model I have is one of the cell phones with the most radiation.

So can I please get the app? It won't confuse me, I promise.

And frankly the info would come in really handy for the dad in this video who's got his two-year-old on the iPad.

Tanya Jo Miller