If you stop to look around anywhere in the United States, you’ll soon notice that you’re surrounded by technology at every turn. And even if you live in the heartland of rural America, chances are you have a few devices that you count on each day as well.
Today’s technology is advancing faster than ever before in history. In fact, according to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors in an integrated circuit doubles every two years, correspondingly making our modern tech increase exponentially every 18 months to two years. And there are some experts who believe that the pace of our technology is outpacing Moore’s Law entirely.
So how do you use today’s technology to your advantage? The fact is, there are so many ways you could be using technology and simplifying your life in the process. And you can also use it to make life much more enjoyable.
If you’re ready to make today’s tech work for you, the following will offer a few solutions to using available tech to your advantage.
While today’s devices such as smartphones and streaming devices like the Amazon Firestick, you’re given many options that are already pre-installed in the form of apps. But sometimes a particular device doesn’t have a specific app already available.
Now you could go out and buy a few different devices so you can use all the apps that your heart desires, but that would be quite costly and you’d end up with a basket full of devices that you only use every so often. So what do you do?
The answer is sideloading. And this is basically the process of installing an app or other media that isn’t available on a specific device.
A few advantages of sideloading are:
- Great for proximity marketing
- Content can be permanently stored on a device
- Does not involve a wireless carrier
- No content limitations
- No geographic limitations
- No mobile network restrictions
You may think that sideloading sounds complicated. But this process of jailbreaking is actually quite simple on devices such as a Firestick with the right sideloading guide. After you’ve sideloaded your favorite apps, you can watch them with ease all from one location.
Have you ever been standing in line at the grocery store with only one item in your hand and the person in front of you slowly begins to write a check to pay for their goods? Though this is quite annoying, believe it or not, people still use paper checks as currency in many locations. But this practice is quickly becoming ancient.
With the development of digital wallets, you can easily make purchases online and in many stores across the country. And often this only requires the click of a button on your smartphone.
Digital wallets are beginning to be the go-to method for making payments, paying bills, and for storing banking information. And this tech can make your life so much easier if you choose to adopt it.
Additionally, though there is debate around the topic, with the popularity of digital wallets it’s also been predicted that one day these will replace those trusty plastic cards we all keep in our wallets, and cash.
In today’s world, safety is still a primary concern. And though we no longer live under direct threat of animals that could eat us, we still have many safety concerns that modern technology can help us with.
Today, safety apps can alert us to high blood pressure, inclement weather, when we’re about to enter unsafe neighborhoods and keep us on track when we get lost. And depending on what type of safety feature you’re looking for, chances are there’s an app for it.
For example, many college students that have to walk home from school buildings to their dorms late at night have begun using apps to alert their friends and roommates of their locations. And this is a great tool to have even if you don’t live on a college campus.
Safety apps also come in the form of health monitors that can alert us to problems that may be precursors for a stroke. And if you have a history of heart disease, apps such as this could be a literal lifesaver.
Our tech might seem invasive at times. And it may also seem like it’s making the world spin a little too fast. But if you choose to embrace it and use modern tech to your advantage, it can actually make your life much easier and more enjoyable.