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Is Your Phone Ready for the Unexpected?

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It’s all well and good to have apps that play music, give you great recipes and entertain you while you’re waiting in line, but is your phone ready for the unexpected — and are you? Having instant access to great tunes won’t help you in a severe weather situation, during an attack or when your phone gets lost, but there are many apps that will. Be prepared for any disaster, big or small, by downloading apps that keep you and your phone a little safer every single day.

Prepare for the Unexpected

From little inconveniences to life-threatening weather situations, life happens on a daily basis — and it’s full of pitfalls. Be prepared, even for the unexpected, with phone apps that will keep you much safer.

  • Protect your phone against loss and theft with apps such as F-Secure. This anti-theft app can be used remotely to lock your phone or wipe its data if you think it’s been stolen. Your private pictures, texts and other files will stay safe. Using the app, you can also track and locate your phone. If you tend to lose your phone, download the Where’s My Droid app to track it easily. Use the app to send a text to your phone to turn off silent mode, make the ringer volume loud and start making noise to help you find it easily.
  • When disaster strikes, entire infrastructures can be destroyed. Electricity and phone lines may not work, but the Life360 app may. Use it to get quick access to family GPS tracking, emergency messaging, disaster planning and other helpful functions that help you stay safe in disaster situations.
  • You never know when you might be in danger — that’s exactly why it’s unexpected. Download Safety Button and keep yourself safe. Start the app, push the big red button and it will instantly start tracking and reporting your movements. If you’re in distress, press the button again to send a panic message to an emergency contact. The app will function in panic mode or medical mode, and will alert everyone in your “SafetyNet” by sending them a distress call. The world isn’t always safe, but you can be protected from even the unexpected.

Download and Install Safety Apps

There are so many apps out there, finding just one is like looking for that old needle in the haystack. You may search through pages of results before discovering an app you want, and by then you may not even feel like trying the app. Look for non-market Android apps on Technofied.net and other websites that provide online guides and easy-to-follow links. Comprehensive search tools make it easy to find just what you want to be prepared for the unexpected.

Outlook 2011: Technology Advances

There are technology advances every year. Even every week there seems to be something new introduced. What is the outlook for technology advances in 2011?”

There are many branches when it comes to the technology field making it sure to be a long list of items being considered and finalized for 2011. Here are just a few on the medical technology advance branch:

  1. Technology advances for diabetics could change the way they check their blood sugar levels. This is a special lens, similar to a contact lens that is put in the eye to tests glucose levels found in tears.
  2. An ultrasound working with Smartphone technology is designed to help doctors while on location. They will be able to get an image inside the body using a hand-held device.
  3. Devices are in creation to help individuals that have paralysis or an epilepsy condition. A technologically advanced chip is being used to stimulate neurons in the brain and help the body to move properly.
  4. Medical robots have been around for decades that assist with surgical procedures. These are advancing in how well they work from repairing obstructed kidneys to electrophysiology.
  5. Even the instruments traditionally used by a doctor are showing signs of technological advancement. There are devices that monitor a person’s vital signs at home and devices to detect health issues, such as related to heart rates. This could someday include effective home check-ups for patients unable to leave the home.

All of these considerations are making technology advancements that could help save lives and add quality life in the future.

A Computer is More Important Than a Kids Backpack

kids backpack. There were all the books, the notes, the exams, the pop quizzes and the supplies. There was a time when a kid had to lug their whole life around. But as the world advances, so does the quality and ease of access for a child’s education. Thanks to the world of advanced computer programming a kid’s life is on a jump drive and they no longer need anything but the password to an online web portal.

Teachers are finding that putting kids on computers is not only the best way to handle their ability to process information but it also stands as one of the cheaper ways to educate. Through an online portal, in a cloud computing format, kids are allowed to access text books, read chapters, take online tours through some of the better parts of the subject, answer quizzes, and participate in class discussions. These are all things that teachers would not have been able to do years ago. It makes education a lot easier.

It’s a practice long adopted by universities to cut out on classroom space, as well as give commuters a break, by making classes available online.  Students each have their own schedule for the school year and can manage everything online. Grade schools see the cost effective nature of this type of learning and have done their best to institute this type of learning for the betterment of both the students and the bottom line of the school districts. It’s amazing what the world of computer programming can do for students and educators alike.

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Technology and Life

It is hard to imagine a world without computers. Today’s world just wouldn’t be the same without email and the Internet. It would be even more difficult to envision a world without television or radio. Technological advancements have changed the world and it will continue to do so for years to come.

Technology has defined different eras in history. The printing press helped define the Renaissance. This ushered in the Age of Enlightenment. The printing press helped enable the proliferation of knowledge to the masses, which was previously reserved only for the monarchy. Communities were better able to organize, politicians were able to spread their messages more broadly and the best selling book of all time began to enter the houses of the world: The Bible.

The steam engine ushered in the Industrial Revolution. This discovery revolutionized the worldwide economy. The Agrarian based societies made way for manufacturing and mining. Transportation helped broaden and improve trade. The locomotive connected the two coasts of the United States.

The discovery of electricity was monumental for modern technology. The light bulb, electric motor, telephone, television, computers and numberless other advancements came about because of the discovery of electricity.

The development of the Internet brought about the Information Age. Just about any piece of information is truly just a few clicks away. Each and everyday database upon database is made available to anyone with a computer and Internet access. The democratization of knowledge has flooded the earth.

What began as a communication tool has turned into a necessary business tool for today’s economy. Almost every business has a web presence and almost web business sells products on line. One could purchase or rent anything from groceries to movies on the World Wide Web. Internet commerce constitutes a large percentage of Internet traffic.

With technology playing such an integral part of our lives one can be certain that innovation will only lead to greater things. Technology will continue to develop and further change the way we live and with the rate things are getting developed – our lives will change fast.

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