Increasing Understanding of Technology and Communication

Wearable Gadget Market – Reports Differ?

Today makers of wearable computer gadgets are very depressed. The market has spoken and it said “the smartwatch just ain’t the business”. Global-Web-Index reports a survey of 170,000 internet users across 32 markets revealed that only 9% own a smartwatch and only 7% own a smart wristband. But in the same report, in stark contrast, 80% own a smartphone. The largest portion of that 9% that own a smartwatch, are…

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Planet of The Omnipresent Smartphone

In January 2007 Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, flaunted a device of plastic, metal and silicon to usher in the dawn of the Planet of the Smartphones. “This will change everything,” he promised. Eight years later the Apple iPhone defines early 21st century technology. The fastest selling gadget in history quickly outstripped its predecessor the cell phone and they outsell personal computers four to one. About half the American adult population…

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Dark Side of Mobile

Devastating Dark Side of Mobile Technology According to psychologists & counselors, a trend amongst more and more young people has become an addiction, the internet and mobile electronic device usage. Psychotherapist Julie Lynn Evans saw her workload drastically increase all of a sudden. The lives of new young patients had suddenly gotten much more dangerous, immediate and more painful. Emergency admissions to child psychiatric wards doubled in four years and…

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Manage Contacts

Manage Favorite Contacts in Android 5.0 Lollipop With all the recent attention given to smartphone apps, “Phone” functions are still a prominent feature. Those “Smart” functions and compelling features probably take up most of your time. But if you do need to make a call, the dialer in Android 5.0 Lollipop can sure make it an easier experience. Long ago in a time far-away, the Android Lollipop dialer was one…

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Tablets Help

Tablets Help Elderly with Digital Divide? A Michigan State University study found it easier for seniors to use a Tablet rather than say, a laptop for connecting to the web. Tablets are lighter & smaller but they also allowed participants in the study to maneuver online without having to use a mouse. Professor Shelia Cotton said “The dexterity required to control a mouse is really hard for some older adults.…

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‘Siri’ous Artificial Intelligence

‘Siri’ous Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Apps Now that Artificial Intelligence is virtually in the palm of your hand (smartphone), we begin the struggle to come-to grips with it. In the recent past a mention of AI conjured mental images of sentient robots of popular movies, but today these images include medical possibilities or innovational challenges. The evolution of AI is always a process that requires constant attention, and rightly so.…

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Campaign Launch

‘Master Level High-Tech Webinars’ Launch Sacramento, CA. 07/01/2015 – Social City Net is launching this crowdfunding campaign on Indigogo.com to fund a hybrid webinar service. This platform was designed to help people learn how to fully utilize their mobile device. Senior citizens, in particular, will learn to access the full potential of their devices and all the benefits our program can provide. In our ultra-efficient society, mobile devices have become…

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Press Release

Press Release: ‘Master Level High-Tech Webinars’ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Name: Social City Net Email: socialcitynet@aol.com In memory of individuals needlessly lost to the Digital Divide during Natural Disasters & Crisis’ Sacramento, CA. 07/01/2015 – Social City Net is launching this crowdfunding campaign on Indigogo.com to fund a hybrid webinar service. This platform was designed to help people learn how to fully utilize their mobile device. Senior citizens, in particular, will…

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Galaxy ‘Class’ Note 5 Edge

Galaxy ‘Class’ Note 5 Edge Concept Emerges Concepts inherently reflect a certain mindset and market positioning aspect of the product and its company. The Galaxy Note 5 concept has chosen a confident but calm introduction instead of a continuation of daring to be different and maintain a similar design to the Galaxy S6. Credit for the design goes Ivo Maric. But after noting the similar design an interesting feature of…

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Enrico Fermi Students

Senior Citizens Recognize Enrico Fermi Students Students at Enrico Fermi High School in Connecticut are helping senior citizens master technology. Members of the schools National Honor Society visit the Enfield Senior Center every Thursday from 3 to 5pm and tutor seniors with computers, tablets and smartphones. Claire Thomas is an Enfield senior, being tutored by Afua Boadu-Ansah a junior, said “This iPad has just sat around for a long time,…

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SmartWatches 2015

Smartwatches 2015: The Good – The Bad – The Ugly Naturally all watches are good for telling time, but smartwatches are also good for wellness & fitness. Unfortunately this fashionable new innovation is bad for healthcare maintenance; and marketing of this much-hyped device is ugly in that it’s missing the most crucial market, senior citizens. Indicators are very clear that these wellness & fitness digital trackers are already popular and…

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Smartphones 2016

Smartphones Will Become More Sophisticated & Powerful by 2016 Hope your skills are up to the task, smartphones are going to the next level of speed, functionality, innovation and who knows what else. As you already know, the ‘smart’ in smartphone is provided by the efficient processors inside the device. The vast majority of these chips are provided by world leading semiconductor company, British-based ARM.  This company has now shipped…

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Perceive Seniors

Tech Designers Don’t Perceive Seniors Important! Technology For An Aging Population We are witnessing unprecedented development and diffusion of technology into all aspects of everyday life. Currently computers, communications, safety, and health monitoring devices are being used to perform routine tasks and activities. The use of technology has become an integral component of work, education, communication, and entertainment. Read Article To date, however, evidence shows that the potential benefits of…

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Independent Seniors

Independent Seniors – The Lively App This app comes with sensors which are placed on objects in the home such as pill bottles, doors, cabinet or refrigerator. They detect when the resident is taking medication, getting food or leaving home and no internet connection is required.  Signals are sent to Lively’s website for family members and caregivers to monitor. A great App for the independent senior and family members. 90…

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Apple iWatch 2014

Apple iWatch Thin Bracelet Concept 2014 Introduced in early 2013, now the concept is bracelet but the manufacturer is not committed to this yet.  Focus appears to be on how comfortably the device sits on the wrist and not on functionality within the screen.  The Apple style will definitely be on display in the Apple iOS and this is a very impressive concept model. (As if anyone expected less)  

Bracelets for Lovers

Synchronized Bracelets For Lovers The Tap Tap Bracelet for Lovers is a very interesting device project.  It adds more intrigue to the private world of lovers.  With the bracelet you can alert your soul mate to your feelings by means of vibrations.  Vibration signals Tap Tap will send only to one bracelet as they are sold in pairs.  The developers want to create a world accessible to only two people. …

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Languages

Imagine getting a mobile device as a gift …you’re a senior or non-techie and English is your second language.  That situation puts learning to use a mobile device in an entirely different light doesn’t it? This is why we will be offering webinar classes in different languages as soon as possible.  Social City Net can address these issues and help millions with your contribution. You can really make a difference by…

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