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Apps for Dogs and Cats (Part III)

Happy Wings allows your cat to play in a garden full of dragonflies and hummingbirds. 

Happy Wings

Happy Wings welcomes your cat to a garden complete of flittering critters, like an irresistible moth, a charming hummingbird, and a little dragonfly. See these critters dance across the screen in funny patterns to get your cat’s attention and take pleasure in many garden settings with ambient sounds. For each level, the game setting alters, the patterns get faster and several creatures appear together.

 Tips for getting your cat interested in using a tablet or smartphone games:

 Turn out the lights. A lit screen in a dark room will aid in getting their attention and sustaining it.

Larger screens are better than small ones. For most, a bigger screen is typically better for getting a cat’s attention. Therefore, if you have a tablet, use it rather than your cell. 

Don’t leave your cat alone with it. Unless you desire a broken screen when your cat knocks it off the table or teeth chew the sides, this is an item that necessitates total supervision, for your cat’s safety and your electronic device. Usually, a bare glass screen on most phones and tablets will hold up to cat’s claws with no issues, but their claws can damage add-on screen protectors.

Show your cat how to play and make it appear fun. Play with the app on the floor in front of your cat. It might take some time, but your cat will get the idea that pawing the screen in specific places makes it more fun to watch.

Let your cat go at his or her own pace. No one likes having anything shoved in their faces, including your kitty. Whatever you do, do it slowly and casually. Don’t make your cat play. Allow him or her to walk away if that’s what they decide to do. Just try again some other time.



Apps for Dogs and Cats (Part II)

 

Catbook 

As the name suggests, it’s like that other social network, but for over one million cats and their peeps. You can record a diary of your kitty’s activities, find other cats by location or breed, and “friend” likeminded feline friends.

You can set your dog up with a play date.

DoggieDatez 

Walking your doggie just got a lot more fun and interactive. A social network for dog lovers, DoggieDatez is a GPS-based app that lets users find other doggies close to you by “marking their territory” and “friend” them to play games.

Dog Translator 

Always wondering what Rex is trying to tell you when he barks? Now you don’t have to. This app allows users to record their dog’s barks and examine them to let you know what he’s really trying to say.

DogVacay 

Issue: You have to get a dog sitter and a good one quickly and you want to get updates on him while you’re away. Solution: DogVacay app. This handy app lets you get a vetted, insured dog sitter who can send daily photo updates straight to your smartphone.

Game for Dogs 
Have a hoot of a time playing together, this app allows you and your furry companion to chase the virtual squeaky toy together.

Pet First Aid (Jive Media)
No pet owner ever wants to have an emergency, but wouldn’t it be simpler if all the help you needed was in your pocket? This app has the latest photos, information, and videos of how to care of everything from accidental poisonings to broken bones.

Jitter Bug

With JitterBug, your cat can practice catching little bugs. In the game mode, there are five fifteen-second rounds to get as many bugs as possible, and then you can put your cat’s score on Facebook.

Also, there’s an advanced mode where you can pick how many of every sort of bug will appear. Advanced mode also has an endless play option, so your kitty can practice as long as she or he likes. 

 



Apps for Dogs and Cats (Part I)

Cats can chase things like butterflies, mice, lasers and more on your phone. 

And now with the increasing number of apps for pets, it looks like your four-legged, furry family member can get in on the fun as well. Take a look at these fun apps created to let your pet play the day away.

Apps for cats

Game for Cats. This aptly named app lets your cat essentially chase butterflies, catch mice and paw at a wretched laser. In advanced levels, you can turn on the sound for more fun. And you can even brag about your cat’s high score on Facebook or Twitter.

Friskies Cat Fishing. This app is cute for kitties that love to catch fish. In the game, cats follow swimming “fish” and “catch” them with a swat. 

Paint for Cats. Think your cat is the new “Pawblo” Picasso? With plenty of colors and styles to select from, your kitty can create her own refrigerator art with this painting app. A squeaking mouse going across the screen works as inspiration for her strokes.

Apps for dogs

Game for dogs. Like its cat counterpart, this app allows your puppy to chase critters on the screen. You be the judge of whether or not your furry friend is more likely to lightly nudge the screen or use it as a chew toy. 

Pet acoustics. This app states to be able to make music that will calm and soothe your pet anywhere, anytime. It is crafted to work with the hearing sensitivities of any volume, pet infrequency, and rhythm. 

You’re desiring to be referred to as Pet Parent of the Year. So, of course, you want to have the best apps for cat and dog lovers. Regardless if it’s taking better care of your furry family member or communicating better with them, the latest apps make it simple, fun, and easy.



Cell Phones for the Deaf 

Cell phones made specifically for the deaf can assist them in communicating with others. 

Mobile phones for deaf and hard of hearing people make communicating with loved ones a whole lot easier.

In this blog article, it talks about the benefits of amplified mobiles for the hard of hearing and looks at some of the most popular models available.

Cell Phone Technology is Inclusive

With changing technology, we typically take it for granted and rarely think of its usefulness and applications for various situations. Deaf and hard of hearing folks are not limited to these developments in technology and fortunately, they can get a host of assistive devices that can aid them with their communication and hearing impairment needs. Today’s cell phones now let users be flexible and have all their needs satisfied with one device.

Mobile phones are now available not only for the hard of hearing with various levels of hearing loss but also for the deaf. These cell phones can be used for emergency contacts, calls, texting, and video conferencing. They make it feasible for deaf people to enjoy instant communication and give them the independence to have a true conversation.

Mobile Phones Available for the Deaf

Based on your level of deafness, one cell phone crafted for hearing loss might be apter than others. Usually, modern cell phones offer a host of alerting devices like powerful vibrations, loud ringers, and flashing lights.

Jitterbug Flip

The Jitterbug Flip is a senior-friendly phone made specifically for older adults.  The Flip has a commanding loudspeaker and the highest hearing aid compatibility rating.

Jitterbug Smart2

The Jitterbug Smart2 is the smartphone version of senior-friendly cell phones. The Smart2 has a 5.5-inch screen, front-facing speakers with a basic call, data plans, and text.

Kyocera Cadence LTE

The Kyocera Cadence LTE from Verizon is an elementary flip phone with a high hearing aid compatibility rating. The phone is durable and basic with reviewers reporting complete satisfaction with audio quality.

 



Best Wireless Earbuds (Part III)

Master and Dynamic earbuds are equipped with an remarkable battery life.

Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus

  • Incredible battery life
  • Topnotch sound
  • Distinct handmade design

You’ll pay generously for them, but the Master & Dynamic MW07 Plus has top sound quality, the best you’ll find in any pair of earbuds. You could mistake them for stones thanks to the distinct designs on the acetate chassis, which are handmade. Due to that, no two sets of MW07 buds are ever alike.

They have a 10mm beryllium driver inside every earbud to deliver audio that could outdo 50mm over-ears. Active noise cancelation keeps the unnecessary noise out, but there’s a wonderful listening mode if you desire it. And on the call side, voices are clear due to two microphone arrays that aid in eliminating background noise. They have ten-hour battery life.

Anker SoundCore Liberty

  • Bold sound
  • Great design
  • Affordable

If you don’t have AirPods money, Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air lets you fake the funk for half the cost. However, these affordable earbuds pack quite a punch. The bass-heavy Soundcore Liberty Air takes after the AirPods style a bit with a golf tee of their own. Regardless if that’s enough to mislead the informed is a toss-up, but nonetheless, you’re getting great sound and features for your money.

Samsung Galaxy Buds

  • AKG sound
  • Wireless charging case
  • Simple setup for Galaxy users

If you’re an Android user and a Samsung Galaxy owner, you’ll want to look at the Galaxy Buds. They’ll pair with any Android phone and even iPhones. Samsung users get a simple pairing process and a proprietary top-quality audio codec. Even without those perks, the Galaxy Buds are striking at their low-cost price point.

As for battery life, you get around six hours per charge out of these. The included battery case, which itself interfaces with a wireless charging pad if you have one, delivers enough juice for double the listening time.



est Wireless Earbuds (Part II)

Get quality sound and bright colors.

Bose SoundSport Free

  • Great sound
  • Fun colors

There’s no shortage of choices in the realm of real wireless earbuds. Bose was one of the earliest participants in this growing sector and though great products have since hit shelves, the Bose SoundSport Free is still worth a look at. 

You’re not getting QuietComfort II levels of audio fidelity here, but the SoundSport Free has the warm bass response that the brand has become famous for. They’re also big, but a good byproduct of their size is that there’s more surface area to display the four cool styles you can buy them in, including Blue, Black, Bright Orange, and Ultraviolet.

Bose is assuring five hours of listening time on one charge, which is just over the 4.5-hour threshold that is necessary for a pleasant experience. You’ll get an additional 10 hours from the case, which isn’t good against today’s competition, but you can get another 45 minutes of usage out of a 15-minute charge, and at least it just takes two hours for a full top-up.

Sennheiser Momentum

  • Bluetooth 5.0 AptX
  • Water resistance
  • Ear-pleasing sound

Classic audio brand Sennheiser was a latecomer to the wireless game, but its Momentum earbuds hit the scene with veteran efficiency. These are the top sounding pair of truly wireless earbuds you can find. Sennheiser never defined the true audio technology and drivers inside the Momentum, but they transmit the tunes over a Bluetooth 5.0 AptX signal.

For the uninitiated, Bluetooth 5.0 AptX has a dependable channel for clear and fast wireless audio that rivals wired headphones. Say ciao to drops, static, audio sync issues, and other things that deal with older tech. As for the sound quality, anticipate warm bass and well-balanced mics with a vast range of volumes. If you don’t like what you hear, the Smart Control app lets you tweak every element to your liking.



Best Wireless Earbuds (Part I)

Wireless earbuds are becoming more popular and these are the best on the market. 

Upgrading your earbud game can be a great journey into the world of sound quality. You may even learn something new about your favorite songs, like a song you’ve never noticed before or a distinct sound balance that your old generic earphones can’t handle.

With their big performance and small profile, it’s no wonder that earbuds have garnered such popularity among commuters, athletes, and more. They’re known for being little enough to put in a pocket while delivering top-quality sound that will drown out the noise around you. 

Regardless if you’re searching for an easy-to-carry, sleek way to listen to your music, or you need a pair of earphones that flow with you, you’re sure to find earbuds that work for your lifestyle. 

Sony WF-1000XM3

  • Great noise-cancelation
  • Solid sound quality
  • Intuitive controls
  • Long battery life

The former king of real wireless noise-canceling earbuds, the Sony WF-1000XM3, ultimately met their match in Apple’s AirPods Pro, but they are tops among this growing sector. A longtime juggernaut of audio supremacy, Sony’s mastery took a greater leap with these buds, which has noise cancelation in a sleek package. They aren’t as nimble as the AirPods Pro, but the added bulk in the WF-1000XM3’s chassis makes room for a slightly larger battery, which lets Sony advertise six-hour uptime. 

Jabra Elite 75

  • Water resistance
  • Long battery life
  • Sleek profile
  • Good price

Jabra creates audio products almost exclusively, so it should be no surprise that it’s Elite 75t earbuds are among the best in wireless. There are plenty of reasons to like the Jabra Elite 75t. They don’t sound the best, but you might come to love Jabra’s punchy sound signature that increases the bass just enough for a dance break. And there’s more, including 7.5 hours of battery life. The charging case can give you another 28 hours with 15 minutes of USB-C charging being all that is necessary for an hour’s worth of listening.

For calls, the Jabra Elite 75t packs four various microphones for noise cancelation to make your voice really clear to whoever’s on the other end.



Top Tablets with USB Ports (Part I)

If you want to use an external mouse or keyboard then you need a tablet with a USB port.

You most likely want to use a mouse or an external keyboard to make your tablet more user-friendly. So, you’re looking for the top tablet with a USB port. Though high-end tablets with full-size USB are limited in the market, you can still get a tablet with a mini USB port.

This will aid you in connecting your Tablet to a mouse, an external keyboard, Pen Drive, Hard Drive or a game controller with the help of an OTG cable. The OTG cable is available in the market for as little as 1-5USD.

Though, if you are wanting to purchase a cheap price tablet with USB port and searching for the best one, then you came to the right place. Here, this article will give you some info on the top-selling tablets with USB port and their features.

iPad Pro 11

The iPad Pro 11 from Apple with an 11-inch screen and A12X bionic chipset is, without doubt, the top iPad in the market presently. As is expected of any flagship Apple product, the iPad Pro 11 is pricey, but it is also the most powerful tablet rolled out by the tech titan so far that taps into the complete potential of the 2-in-1 design principle with its new keyboard cover folio.

With storage capacity in the range of 64Gb to 1TB, 12 MP rear and 7 MP front camera, the specs of this tablet are quite excellent. Even with its sleek dimensions calculating at 247.6×178.5×5.9 mm and lightweight, the iPad Pro is very capable of providing a laptop-like performance. 

The fine hardware design and incredible software functionalities make it a most irresistible gadget. If you are searching for the best 4G tablet without factoring in any budget constraints, iPad Pro 11 is it.



Best Waterproof Cellphones (Part III)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 can last 30 minutes in water. 

The best: Samsung Galaxy S10

Do you want a beautiful smartphone with the latest tech inside and a super-curvy screen? Then pick up the Galaxy S10 or the S10 Plus. These dazzling smartphones have IP68 certification, which means they can endure up to 1.5 meters of water for about 30 minutes.

The S10 boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with 8GB of RAM. Also, it has a good triple-lens camera on the rear, uniting two 12-megapixel lenses and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, not to mention a 10-megapixel camera on the front. The S10 Plus possesses a dual-lens front-facing camera. On the software side, it operates Android 9.0 Pie, with Samsung’s own user interface over the top, making it look somewhat different than Android on other phones.

The top rugged waterproof phone: Caterpillar Cat S61

If all you care about is a phone that will still work after it is dropped, beat about a bit, or fallen in a good amount of water, then the Cat S61 is really the phone for you. It’s very chunky, but the IP68 rating is great for 60 minutes in the water down to a depth of 16 feet, plus the MIL-STD-810G rating keeps it safe and secure from radiation, dust, and shocks. The tough body of this phone will handle a fall from 6 feet onto concrete like it was nothing.

By chance, if during all this hurt the need for thermal imaging comes up, the S61 will step up to this job too. In a partnership with sensor company Flir, the S61 has a distinct thermal camera alongside its standard 16-megapixel shooter. It works with a special app to show temperature, heat palettes, and hot spots, which can come in handy for all types of professions, from auto mechanics to vets.

 



Best Waterproof Cellphones (Part II)

The Galaxy S10e might be waterproof, however, it’s curved front and back makes it easy to break. 

Samsung Galaxy S10e

If you’re searching for Samsung style, but you flinch at the prices of the S10 and S10 Plus, then try the littler Samsung Galaxy S10e. It has the same great processor, the same IP68 rating, a great display, and lots more for a few hundred dollars less. It’s an excellent water-resistant alternative.

That 6.1-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen is the lead of the show, with a 3,040 x 1,440-pixel resolution and supreme brightness and vibrancy. There’s a 3,400mAh battery inside, which is enough to see you through the day. While the IP68 rating denotes the ability to deal with liquids, the S10 has a curved glass back and front, so there’s a real risk of damage if you drop it.

If you’re able to spend a little extra, you can get the S10 Plus, which has a 6.4-inch screen, a larger 4,100mAh battery, and the same IP68 certification. If your budget doesn’t stretch, then consider last year’s Samsung trio, the Note 9, Galaxy S9, or S9 Plus, or its trio from the year before, the Note 8, Galaxy S8, and S8 Plus. All are IP68 rated and available at a low-cost.

The best waterproof iPhone: iPhone XS

Apple got on board a bezel-free smartphone future when it created the iPhone X. The iPhone XS has the same elegant design, but with some more power under the hood and an even greater IP68 water resistance rating which means it can endure submersion in water up to two meters in depth for up to 30 minutes without damage.

The OLED screen’s deep inky blacks and vibrant colors make it difficult to pull your eyes away from it, and Apple’s True Tone tech alters the color warmth of the screen to account for the ambient lighting surrounding you. But it’s not just about the 5.8-inch screen.




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