How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? A great way to commemorate Earth Day at home is to start a garden. You can use your smartphone with an app or two to help you have a successful gardening adventure.
To help you figure out what you want to plant in your garden and the optimum planting times for your area, check out the Garden Time Planner from Burpee. This app tells you when to sow seeds or transplant and has a large database of plants, where you can learn about their requirements, watch how-to videos and more!
Once you have purchased your tomatoes or petunias, download Landscape & Garden Calculators. This handy garden app tells you how far apart to plant what you’ve purchased, how much fertilizer to use, how much mulch you need, etc.
You want to be sure to stay on top of the watering regimen for a bountiful garden. The Garden Manager Plant Alarm lets you set alarms that remind you to weed, water and care for your garden.
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Verizon Wireless announced last week that it’s offering its educational empowerment program at two Boston Public Schools in partnership with Samsung. First introduced locally in 2012 at the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science, the Verizon Wireless Education Empowerment Program is being offered again at O’Bryant and has also expanded to include Boston Green Academy. The curriculum focuses on mobile learning, teaching students how to leverage technology in and out of the classroom, preparing them for entering higher education or the workforce.
The program’s signature component is its student application development competition. Ten teams of three students, all selected by the schools’ administration, will work to develop unique app concepts and create marketing plans. Students will attend workshops facilitated by Verizon Wireless team members, covering topics relevant to high school seniors, such as creating resumes and sharpening job interview skills. At the end of the project in May, teams will present their app concepts and marketing plans.
A panel of judges from Verizon Wireless will select the top three finalists of the four-month project and a public online vote will determine first and second place winners. Each member of the winning team will receive a $5,000 scholarship, a new Samsung tablet and Verizon Wireless summer internship opportunities. Each member of the second and third place teams will receive a Samsung tablet.
What is mobile lifestyle? It’s not just smartphones and tablets. The mobile lifestyle encompasses all the activities that take place on the go. It’s how your device allows you to share information with friends, shop online, plan a vacation or listen to music. In today’s world, the mobile lifestyle expands every day, and the conversations of 2012 provide great insight into what topics and trends are expected to dominate in 2013.
Want to know more about what people are talking about online and what it means for 2013? Check out the exclusive infographic below from Verizon Wireless. Click on it for more
Verizon has launched a new CES news center page highlighting many of the technologies and solutions that will be on hand at the Verizon booth at CES. Check out the home page for the latest news and announcements about Verizon and its partners from the show floor.
Latest stories from CES include:
Innovation Predictions for 2013
Turn Your TV Into a Smart TV With Your Smartphone
Making Medical Identification Mobile and HIP
M2M Communications Revolutionizes Waste & Recycling Management
Click through to read more and don’t forget to follow @VZWnews twitter handle or look for the #VZCES hashtag.