Today may be a beautiful spring day, but how do you keep your family entertained when those infamous spring showers hit? Playing video games on a tablet or smartphone might keep kids busy, but there’s a way to make rainy days fun and educational at the same time. With a little online research, parents can find and download apps for their kids that entertain and teach. Click here for a list of suggested apps.
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.
For more suggestions from Verizon, click here.
Verizon and their Education Empowerment Program, with the help of the Paterson Public School and the Board of Education of Paterson, selected 20 students to compete in a competition to develop a new marketing plan for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Partnering with Samsung and SOTI, the School of Business, Technology, Marketing and Finance as a part of the John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, NJ presented 20 students with Galaxy Tab 2 devices to help them with their marketing plans which will involve creating a plan and a video showcasing the very device that they will be using.
The program will focus on mobile learning and using technology in the everyday life to prepare them for higher education as well as the workforce. The goal is to have the program prepare the students for college and career success. Verizon will be providing the 20 students with free service during their 4 months with the devices and of course prizes for the best marketing plan. June 2013 is when the program will commence. The students, Verizon and a panel of judges will choose just 3 finalist of the 20 students. Voting will be online and open to the public to determine first, second, and third place winners.
Verizon has previously worked with other schools in Boston, MA and Newark, NJ.
For more info on this and other Verizon Wireless initiatives, check out http://news.verizonwireless.com/
Getting in shape and staying healthy can be a struggle, especially as people lead such busy lives nowadays. If you’ve been feeling sluggish and out of shape and need a bit of motivation to kick-start an active lifestyle, your smartphone could lend a helping hand. Here are some top tips of how mobile phones can be used to help get you fit and feeling your best again… Try using a Social Network Support System, like joining diet and fitness groups on Facebook.
Check Your Health regularly for example, NHS Direct (iOS/Android) is a free app that can help assess any symptoms you may have. Or get help with creating a diet that works for you with MyFitnessPal (iOS/Android/Windows Phone/BlackBerry OS), a free application that has a database of over 2,000,000 foods. For more suggestions click through to the full article from Hive Health Media.