Smart Fitness Gadgets Help Summer Sizzle

Accessories to keep beach-goers in shape.

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Planning that last minute trip to the beach, and want to ensure you look your best? Smartphones, tablets and other high-tech accessories can help anybody feel healthy when dressing down for fun in the sun! READ MORE…

Verizon Keeps Fire Island, NY Residents & Businesses Connected as the Summer Vacation Season Ramps Up
As Fire Island residents and businesses gear up for the busy summer vacation season, more customers continue to sign up for Verizon’s innovative service, Voice Link, to stay in touch with loved ones and keep their businesses running in areas of the island where Hurricane Sandy decimated the company’s decades-old and historically troublesome copper landline network. 
 
An efficient and effective solution to restore telephone service, Verizon’s Voice Link uses wireless technology, rather than copper lines, to deliver voice service to customers. It works seamlessly with customers’ current telephones and wall jacks, and provides unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling, enhanced 911 service, and popular calling features such as Caller ID with Name and Call Waiting.

Verizon Keeps Fire Island, NY Residents & Businesses Connected as the Summer Vacation Season Ramps Up

As Fire Island residents and businesses gear up for the busy summer vacation season, more customers continue to sign up for Verizon’s innovative service, Voice Link, to stay in touch with loved ones and keep their businesses running in areas of the island where Hurricane Sandy decimated the company’s decades-old and historically troublesome copper landline network.

 

An efficient and effective solution to restore telephone service, Verizon’s Voice Link uses wireless technology, rather than copper lines, to deliver voice service to customers. It works seamlessly with customers’ current telephones and wall jacks, and provides unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling, enhanced 911 service, and popular calling features such as Caller ID with Name and Call Waiting.


Turn Up the Heat with These Apps for Your BBQ
It’s that time of year again—time for parties, friends and grilling out. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining and the weekends are looking better than ever. It’s time to hang out with friends, swim, ride, play and grill out. But how do you keep it all organized? These apps and accessories will help you keep track of all that summer fun!
So you’re hosting a party or two this summer. Great! It’s best to look ahead and plan to the best of your ability. With Google Calendar, Google+ or Facebook, you can set up events and send out invites to just about anyone, keeping things as private or as open as you want.
To help with your food and drink selection, there’s a wide variety of apps available that will provide ingredients and recipes for just about anything you can think of. Recipe Search offers over 150,000 recipes, so coming up with tantalizing appetizers and meals is easy, while Mixology Drink Recipes helps you create dazzling concoctions sure to please.
Click through for a full list of apps and accessories to help you throw the Party of the Year every time you have one.

Turn Up the Heat with These Apps for Your BBQ

It’s that time of year again—time for parties, friends and grilling out. The temperature is rising, the sun is shining and the weekends are looking better than ever. It’s time to hang out with friends, swim, ride, play and grill out. But how do you keep it all organized? These apps and accessories will help you keep track of all that summer fun!

So you’re hosting a party or two this summer. Great! It’s best to look ahead and plan to the best of your ability. With Google Calendar, Google+ or Facebook, you can set up events and send out invites to just about anyone, keeping things as private or as open as you want.

To help with your food and drink selection, there’s a wide variety of apps available that will provide ingredients and recipes for just about anything you can think of. Recipe Search offers over 150,000 recipes, so coming up with tantalizing appetizers and meals is easy, while Mixology Drink Recipes helps you create dazzling concoctions sure to please.

Click through for a full list of apps and accessories to help you throw the Party of the Year every time you have one.

Verizon Wireless Announces Educational Empowerment Program With Local Boston High Schools

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.

Technology to Keep Kids Learning This Summer

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Smartphone apps to keep your child learning over summer break.

According to the National Summer Learning Association, research shows students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer.

Click through for a few suggestions on how wireless technology, specifically apps for smartphones and tablets can help stave off the summer brain drain.

The Ultimate Summer Night at the Movies

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When it comes to summer entertainment, nothing beats a night at the movies with your friends or family. Unless, that is, the evening is ruined by long lines, sold-out showtimes or a summertime flop. To avoid these headaches and get good seats for the latest blockbuster, theater-goers need a few easy-to-use apps to be prepared.

Click through for a list of apps that help you enjoy this seasons movie hits.

Verizon Wireless Launches 4G LTE Service In the Saratoga, New York, Area Today

Verizon Wireless has activated 4G LTE technology on 12 permanent cell sites and one mobile cell site in and around the Saratoga Springs area. The 4G LTE deployment is part of the company’s nationwide roll out of its super-fast data network, coming soon to the larger Capital Region.
Race fans, concert goers, residents and other summer visitors to the Saratoga Springs area will be among the first in the Capital Region and eastern New York State to sample Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE high-speed data network.

For more information please see: http://news.vzw.com/news/2011/07/pr2011-07-21.html