over the years. Yesterday I saw a really funny post about the generation between Gen X and Millennials. That is me – someone who was born right at
the end of Generation X, and right at the beginning of the Millennials generation. There are some things that I feel very
comfortable technology wise, and sometimes I just want to throw my hands up and
say, what the heck?! This is also why I
am thankful for a brother that has fully immersed himself in technology – so I
can get help when I need it (often).
we use our phones these days. I remember
getting my first cell phone when I was in college – yes, college! And it was used primarily for calling my
boyfriend (now hubby) in another state, priorities people!
phones for everything from alarms to checking the news and weather. Yet, there are still some questions that
people have about mobile devices. Here
are the top five!
to disinfect my phone?
getting that dirty? Apparently,
yes. The best way to keep your phone
germ free is to use a screen protector like PureTek. Then all you need to do is disinfect the
protector with alcohol. Just spray a
soft cloth and wipe, done! You want to
make sure not to use pre-soaked wipes as they can cause excess moisture, and
that can cause damage to your phone.
Just be careful around the charging and headphone ports.
device to charge faster?
charge. When you leave your device on
while charging, all the apps going in the background are going to slow down the
read texts for me?
latest devices have this feature internally and you can set it in your preferences. Some hands-free driving devices like Jabra FREEWAY Car Kit automatically turn on when you are in your car to enable
on a tablet without needing to use two hands to focus and press the shutter?
picture using voice controls – I definitely need this! There are also a whole host of remotes and
tripods to take pictures and video to the next level.
alert me with something other than a sound or vibration?
smartphones have LED lights that can flash different colors to alert you to
e-mails, text messages and phone calls.
On the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users can enable the LED light flash,
which will activate the device’s camera flash to signal an alert or phone
call. This is incredibly helpful when trying
to put down a sleeping baby, even though I may have my phone on silent, the
vibration still makes enough noise to disturb my light sleeping children!
activities, don’t forget to download the parent-child wireless agreement to
make sure you are on the same page as your kids as far as their technology