Guest Author - Debbie Jackson
Everyone has multiple wireless devices for on the go, in our businesses and in our homes. We take most of them for granted but do we use each one to its maximum ability? Ask yourself and the answer will be relative to your level of knowledge and understanding of each deviceís capabilities. I know there are devices I bought for one purpose and use it solely for that but have found out from friends and business associates that they are using the devices for so much more.
Technology is changing so rapidly that we get lost in all of the media and marketing noise. We buy because itís considered cool or we must have it to be considered to be on the top of our game. We might have the right equipment paying top dollar to gain respect but only using the device minimally. Most of the great attributes and applications are left untapped and misunderstood. The applications that can be most effective in assisting us to reduce clutter, prevent us from missing important events in our lives or allow us to retain a normal life while we travel are largely underused.
Letís think about things our wireless devices can do besides the obvious and primary functions. Have you ever missed your favorite show while travelling? Well there are applications available for your phone that will enable you to keep up with your television shows in real time. Of course, you know you can record the shows to watch when you get back but being able to watch them on the go can add normalcy to the life of someone who is away from home constantly.
Do you miss seeing your best friend who moved away or relatives who live in a different country, there are video applications for your cellular phone, laptop or tablet that would allow you to see them as well as talk to them on a regular basis. There is no reason to not be able to look in to the eyes of those you love and care about or miss special occasions. There are real time mobile devices that allow you to be there as the events unfold.
Did you forget to turn down the air condition or turn up the heat so it will be comfortable when you or your love ones get home? This is doable with your mobile device. Did you mean to record a television show? No worries the show can be set remotely, you guessed it, from your mobile device. Did you leave the directions to the conference? Most cellular phones have a map application which can show your location and quickly locate venues in the surrounding area as well as give turn by turn directions.
Now take a second look at your mobile devices to determine if you are using them effectively or if you can use them to improve your efficiency. You might need to pull out the user guides if you still have them, if not you can find the needed information online. You might be amazed at how much you are missing out on in underutilizing your wireless devices.