I still remember my first walkman. I had to insert a CD to be able to listen to music, but nowadays I’m using YouTube on my smartphone. Just as simple as that. Technology has changed our lives a lot; everything has become so straightforward. So easy.
Technology has definitely made our lives more enjoyable and effortless. Let me show you how.
Connect with your friends
Social media platforms such as Facebook allow us to stay constantly connected with our friends and loved ones. WhatsApp, for example, has almost 1 billion users and is more popular than SMS texting. To give you an idea, more than 30 billion messages are sent via WhatsApp daily. That’s a lot of messaging!
Haven’t seen your friend from the USA for a long time? No problem. Services such as Skype let us call the world for free. Connecting with people around the world is just the click of a button away.
All these technological improvements allow us to chat with our friends and family without having to move. That’s very efficient.
Stay updated with alerts
It’s 8.00AM and you’re wondering if you should bring your jacket to work. Just take a glimpse at your smartphone and discover the answer yourself. Mobile apps definitely make our lives easier and more fun. By 2017, around 270 billion apps in total will be downloaded worldwide.
These sophisticated software applications often let us to enable notifications or alerts for important meetings, sudden weather changes, sports scores, etc. They let us know what really matters to us. Apps are relevant, and when set-up properly they can save us much time.
Gone are the days you had to carry a camera to capture your special moments. In 2012, the word selfie became mainstream and people started sharing their selfies on social media. You don’t have to be a wiz to take a picture with your smartphone. Everyone can do it. Photography has become as easy as pie.
Never get lost
Google Maps is one of my favourite apps because it’s basically a world map I carry in my pocket. It lets me find my way in places I’ve never been before. Millions of websites are using Google Maps – mostly in the business, travel, technology and shopping industry. Geolocation tools like Google Maps will continue to grow in the future.
Cash on the go
Technology has also had an impact on the banking industry. It’s so easy to manage all of your personal finances online; you just need a mobile banking app installed. Such apps should be easily accessible, convenient and secure.
Say hello to Nest
Have you ever heard of a smart thermostat? Nest thermostats can save you a lot of money if programmed properly. These thermostats learn your routine and automatically adapt the temperature when you’re not at home. You can even alter the temperature from a distance using the mobile app. The future of technology is here.
Technology will continue to impact our daily lives. The examples above clearly show that technological improvements make our lives easier. Whether it’s just to connect with your friends, stay up-to-date, take pictures or adapt the temperature at home, technology is everywhere and will never stop advancing. Technology just makes our lives easier, more fun and efficient.
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