Health Apps for Wellness and Sleep -2022

FYI – Below is a link to an article about various apps, which may give your ‘Wellness‘ regimen a boost.

iPhone – use the links below for Sleep Sounds.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sleep-sounds-by-sleep-pillow/id410606661

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/white-noise-lite/id292987597

Tom’s Guide – sleeps apps for Android can be found at this link:
https://www.tomsguide.com/round-up/best-sleep-apps

Using the Safety Apps on Your Mobile Phone

This post is for your information and safety. You may be surprised by how easy it is to set-up your “In Case of Emergency” – ICE contacts on your mobile phones. This critical information could possibly save your life or get you expedited help on your way to the hospital. For example, in the free apps on your mobile phone, you can provide your blood type. In addition, it helps emergency personnel know whom to contact on your behalf in the event of an emergency.

When you have a moment, listen to my podcast on why you may want to consider using these free apps, which are available on your mobile phone. Then use the support links below to read and use the guidelines setting up your emergency contact information.

This podcast is available on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and other platforms of your choice. 
Just click this link to select:

https://anchor.fm/judith-guerra7.

Find detailed information and resources about emergency cell phone apps at the Medical Alert Advice website by clicking the 911 icon.

Android users can find assistance with filling out the Medical ID information using the links below.

 android-app—medical-id-instructions.pdf (jointcommission.org)

https://medicalid.app/

Apple has various ways to use emergency features on the iPhone. Click the link below to learn more and to setup your medical ID on the Apple phone using the Health App.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207021

Sources:
https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-add-emergency-info-to-your-phones-lock-screen
https://freeappsforme.com/medical-id-apps/
bSafe – Never Walk Alone on the App Store (apple.com)

Using APPs for Mental Wellness

According to a recent post at the VeryWell.com Website:

Complementary Treatments are approaches to health that occur alongside conventional medical treatment. Studies show that complementary therapies positively impact mental health disorders, particularly anxiety and depression.”

For a detailed list of complementary therapies such as yoga, dance, and art, click the link below:

https://www.verywellhealth.com/alternatives-to-therapy-5217661

One of the best overall Mental Health Apps of 2022 is Moodfit. To learn more about Moodfit click this link – https://www.getmoodfit.com/

Use the link below to get a list of the Best 2022 Mental Health Apps that can be downloaded to a tablet or smartphone.
https://www.verywellmind.com/best-mental-health-apps-4692902

Another source for Mental Health Apps can be found at the link below. At this website you can learn about the Pros and Cons of each app in addition to the cost.

https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/mental-health-apps#A-quick-look-at-the-best-mental-health-apps-for-2022

Use the link below for the Stop Suicide App, which is free.
https://thebetterappcompany.com/better_stop_suicide


For more suicide prevention apps
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/suicide-prevention-apps,review-2397.html

Best wishes for mental wellness,
Judith


Celebrating Black History Month with Technology

I am delighted to learn about these APPS and to share this news with you during Black History Month. So much progress has been made with the African-American additions to the technology field.

Click the links to learn more.

Road Trip – APPS Fun for the Kids

It’s that time of year again when many families pile into the car with the kids for their yearly road trip.  It may be that some of the kids, coming from a ‘computer savvy’ generation, are not interested in remembering the license plate numbers/states while they are traveling.  So what are the parents/grandparents to do?  We are in luck.  There are a few APPs that may be of interest to the entire family.  Check out the Insect App available for free on iTunes.  Learn about how the game works at the link below.

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/apr/23/for-summer-road-trips-a-new-app-turns-insect-splat/

Then load the APP onto your iPhone at this link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/that-gunk-on-your-car/id1352752191

Here are some more ideas for APPS that may entertain your kids while they are in the car at the link below.

https://www.geekswithjuniors.com/best-apps-for-traveling-with-kids

 

 

Safe travels!

SmartPhone Help

iPhone users will love this trick that I found on Tom’s Guide.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-get-better-4g-signal,review-5680.html

 

 

When you are done with that, help yourself with these FREE Mindfulness Apps at the link below.

https://www.mindful.org/free-mindfulness-apps-worthy-of-your-attention/

Loving the iPhone

I must admit; I’m an iPhone ‘fan’ hands down.  The reason I’ve stayed with them for so long is that Steve Jobs figured it out for me:  I did not want a complicated phone – however,  I wanted it to be a sophisticated device.  I wanted help when I needed it, and I wanted it to fit into my purse without it being a major undertaking.  ‘Easy does it’ has been my reason for staying with iPhone throughout my mobile phone experience.  And, I’m still satisfied. The iPhone just keeps giving me what I want – and what I need.

In a recent article, New York Times, Brian Chen reminds us it’s been 10 Years! Yes!  He also tells us what has kept the iPhone customer returning for more of  what Apple has to offer. However, in its 10th year, there is a bit of competition to contend with.  So how will Apple pull off staying on top of the market? Bigger screen, facial recognition to unlock the device, and magnetic induction. Here is a summary of what Chen says keeps customers coming back to Apple.
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How to donate your used/old cell phones

smartphone-703385_1920Some of you may have cell phones that you are no longer using, and that you may be interested in donating, but are hesitant because you are not quite sure how to get that done safely and efficiently.  After all, most of our phones contain information that is personal, and private to our friends/acquaintances.  Of course, you don’t want to pass on your contact information when you donate your phone. In addition, you don’t want to manually delete your passwords and email and all of your personal information.

Well, it turns out there is a fairly quick way to get that information cleared off your phone. However, before you delete any information, I suggest you contact your phone company carrier to help you with transferring your information to your new phone.

Afterwards, you can check the Settings icon on your phone to see if there is a Reset option. In addition, Consumer Information suggests that you remove the SIM and SD Cards.  Source: Disposing of Your Mobile Device | Consumer Information

iPhone users may want to  check WikiHow suggestions for factory resetting your phone by clicking this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Hard-Reset-an-iPhone

Android users can click this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Reset-Your-Android-Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR Tutorials for iPads & iPhones

canstockphoto15622148Oftentimes,  we buy, or receive as gifts, new devices like iPads and iPhones. Then we assume that we should/ can learn how to use them by ‘tinkering’ around with the buttons and Icons.  However, if we just invest a little time by taking a tutorial (or two), we will enjoy and get better experiences from our new device.

Yes, I know that it may ‘seem’ cumbersome or unnecessary  – but I assure you that it’s well worth your time.

Check out these  videos and magazines for training:

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♦ HOW TO USE THE IPAD FOR BEGINNERS Introducing a complete instructions manual for the iPad for beginners. This video guide teaches all the basics of using your iPad, from browsing its interface to downloading apps and browsing the web. The iPad is a revolutionary tablet with the power to do many functions. Your iPad can: check the weather, send e-mails, surf the internet, play music, watch movies, and so much more. Learning to do all this takes a basic understanding of how to use and navigate the iPad. This video guide teaches the basics, and allows you to become an expert at using your iPad in 30 minutes. Source: How to Use the iPad for Beginners – Apple Video Guides

Extra! Get Your News Apps

news w apps It’s a challenge just keeping up with all the new things happening with technology.  Therefore, my mission is to bring those technews items that could be useful not only for BabyBoomers, but interesting for those who have a Smartphone, tablet, or curiosity  in ‘what’s happening with tech’ :). Continue reading