Lynktec Blog | Tech News, Tips, & Amusing Tidbits!: July 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Coolest Ways to put that Apple Watch to use!


The Coolest Ways to put that Apple Watch to use!



With the Apple Watch expanding its market this latest gadget is the company's most desired product right now. At the end of July 2015 the company is expanding its availability throughout the world and will be now available in Turkey, New Zealand, and Russia by the end of this month.  Here in the Lynktec community we were thinking about some of the most interesting ways to
use your watch!



Night Rider
1. We can finally live out our spy fantasies
and look super cool by talking into
a watch while you walk down the street.



2. You'll feel incredibly futuristic with this watch: Philips has even designed an app where upon entering your home, your lights automatically turn on! You can design the brightness and which lights turn on in the app features.  Called Philips HUE.





3. With the maps function, the watch will know where the wearer is located and with that, can offer language aid. Such as common greetings and phrases to say in a restaurant. Just download the app "Babbel."







4. August is coming up and maybe your favorite student deserves an apple watch. There are plenty of practical uses for the classroom such as time management, group organization, and dictating notes. The app "Day One" will allow the students to personally dictate to the phone what they want to write.


5. with all the newest healthcare applications coming out, the apple watch is another tool that can help you stay in shape. It comes with friendly reminders that will send a "nudge" for you to move around every hour. You will also find yourself competing against yourself to fulfill the "circles" that apple employs to help you stay on tract. (Circles include a moving, stand, and exercise circle).




For you viewing pleasure: here is a video of the apple watch being smashed with a hammer (it holds out for a surprisingly long time).



And of course, it can always help you tell time no matter where you go. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bringing in the Summer Heat

Having too much phone in that Summer Sun 

Is Your Technology too Hot for the Sun?


With the summer heat starting to ramp up across the country, people everywhere are noticing a decline in their technology’s performance. This could be attributed to a lack of proper software updates but it also could have to do with the sun’s rays beating down on it. The heat is a common cause that ends up roasting your cellphone or laptop battery!

1.     Keep ‘em cool!
a.     Try to keep your laptops and handheld devices OUT of the summer heat and INTO the shade. The sun can cause your laptop to over heat, and when your laptop over heats forget about watching that next episode on Netflix. Try to use a cooling pad and keep your laptop’s fan fully functional and clean.  Place your laptop on a hard surface which will allow the fan to remain level and work at its optimal level.
2.     With the summer heat, comes the dive into the pool
a.     This may seem obvious, but avoid the water at all cost. Water will cause permanent damage (and damage that will void the warranty on your device); is that pool selfie really worth it?
3.     If being near water is a necessity for you, you might want to try investing in a waterproof case. Although they may initially seem like the cases are priced far too high, in the long run they will most certainly be worth it!
a.     These waterproof cases can be a real lifesaver and work remarkably well some brands you might want to investigate are Hitcase, Lifebox, Bessmate, and Optrix all of which boast that they will protect your cellphone from Neptune’s dangers.
4.     And as always, play it smart!
a.     Make sure to keep all screens and lens away from the sand; this will help reduce any miscellaneous scratches, immediately wipe down screens if you get sunscreen or bug spray on it.