About Time: You Take Full Advantage of The Technology You Already OwnBy Angelica Malin
The Digital Age has transformed both the world and what it means to be human. Thanks to the power of computing, technology is growing exponentially, and the technology sector is taking full advantage. As members of the general public, the majority of us have surrounded ourselves with a variety of technologies and devices – at home, at work, and on the go.
There are certain devices that we can feel confident we are getting full use of, i.e. the toaster, but what about our laptops, smartphones and tablets. We are living in an age in which we carry devices in our pockets that are more powerful than the best supercomputers mere decades ago. For many, there is a lingering feeling that we are not taking full advantage of the technology we already own. So let’s take a look at three ways we can…
What Accessories Should I Get For My Laptop?
Very few major devices come with absolutely everything you need and this statement is as true as can be when it comes to the laptop. There are an endless number of accessories that one can purchase for their laptop, so for the purpose of this article, we have narrowed it down to three that every laptop owner should consider investing in.
‣ Laptop Bag
This might seem obvious but we had to mention it. You would be surprised how many people spend a large amount of money on a new laptop, only to throw it into their backpack unprotected. There is a reason why this accessory is first on the list and that’s because it is the first thing you should buy once you have purchased a laptop. Trust us, it is more than worth it in the long run.
‣ Gaming Mouse
The touch pad on a laptop is fine for browsing the internet or scrolling though Netflix, but if you plan on using your it for an extended period of time, we suggest investing in a wireless gaming mouse, even if you are not a gamer. Modern gamer mouses are lightweight, sleek and even have programmable buttons that allow you to let the mouse adapt to how you want to work.
‣ External Monitor
An external monitor is one of those items that you can’t live without once you have tried one. It instantly enhances the potential of you laptop, allowing you to seamlessly jump from one task to another. It will transform how you work as soon as you set it up.
What Does this Look Like in Action?
Now that we have established three ways we can ensure we are getting the most out of our laptops, let’s take a look at what this can look like in action. In order to do this, let’s take iGaming as an example. iGaming allows players to place a bet on the result of a game or event online. Living in the digital age has resulted in more and more people are demanding that they can do what they want, when they want and where they want, which in turn, has helped iGaming develop into a multi-billion dollar industry. People no longer want to have to go to an arcade or a land based casino in order to enjoy their favourite pastime, instead they want to be able to do it on their own terms.
‣ Gaming Mouse Response Speed
The increase in the popularity of iGaming over the ten years is also due to a number of technological advancements. The aforementioned example of a mechanical gaming mouse massively comes into play here. When it comes to iGaming enthusiasts, it is one of those items that upon using once, you will never want to go without. The speed at which you can manoeuvre your cursor on the screen and instantly click when you need to will mean that you are never left wondering if you reacted too slowly or if indeed, a poor laptop touchpad is to blame.
‣ Internet Speed
If you want to guarantee that you are using your device at its optimum level, make sure that your internet is up to speed. This allows you you to play multiple games and chat with friends at the same time, safe in the knowledge that you will not have to endure interuptions or gaps in play.
What Does this Look Like in On the Go?
‣ WiFi Access
It will come as no great surprise that iGaming is experiencing a huge growth in terms of the amount of players playing on their smartphone and tablet devices. Luckily, it is now easier than ever not only to access free WiFi, but access safe and secure WiFi. When it comes to the overall iGaming experience, this means that in addition to the online casino’s security steps, you can be guaranteed your login data and personal information is kept private.
‣ Responsive Web Design
So if you are one of the many people choosing to try the UK’s favourite online slots on the go, it is crucial that you settle on a website that is responsive and actually developed for mobile users. This is where responsive web design comes into play. To put it simply, it ensures that whether you are playing on a smartphones, tablet or a mini-tablet, the website itself will adapt both its layout and content to the device you are using.
‣ Optimising Your Smartphone
Firstly, turn off background services when you plan on playing a game. Without doing this, the processor will have to work harder than it needs. This technique will also eliminate the constant bombardment of social media alerts, which are sure to have a negative impact on your concentration levels.
It is also suggested that you install a boost app on your smartphone. They can be downloaded for free have the potential to instantly improve your device’s performance and graphics quality. Furthermore, they allow you to temporarily change your settings so that when you go into game mode, so does your device.
What Else Should I be Doing With the Technology I Own?
Advancements in technology have now made it possible to work as efficiently from home as you would at the office. But other than work, what else should we be doing from home?
Technology has the ability to make our lives easier. Online shopping is one thing that everyone should be looking at, both in terms of one off purchases and the dreaded weekly shop. The majority of supermarket chains now offer home delivery and it is one of the best time saving decisions one can make.
When it comes to having fun, it is possible to take the hassle out of the thing you love and/or do something completely new. It is now possible to take a virtual tour of the world’s best museums and art galleries, learn a new language or find a new recipe to spice up your weekend, and all form the comfort of your home. As they say, the world is your oyster, and now technology brings the oyster to you!