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Entertainment, Featured, Lifestyle
By Charles Smith / July 3, 2018

Keep your children safe with GPS trackers!

Have you been hearing a lot about the kidGPS tracker many parents now seem to be using to monitor their children? Have you been thinking about buying one yourself, but are not sure how it works or if it will actually keep your children safe?

 

Here is how a kid GPS tracker works, and what it does to help keep your children safe. Any parent who is concerned about their child’s safety should really look into using one, and here are a few reasons why.

 

How to use a kid GPS tracker — These gadgets really are the most simple things to use, even if you are not particularly technologically minded.

 

When you buy one, the first thing you will want to do is make sure the software on the tracker is connected to your computer. Each tracker comes with easy instructions on how to do this, and the whole process generally takes less than five minutes.

 

Once the kid GPS tracker is recognized by your computer, the only other thing you need to do is to make sure your child is carrying it every time they leave the house.

 

This can be achieved by putting it into the bag your child always carries or, to make sure it tracks her everywhere she goes, mandate that she carries it in her jeans’ pocket or secure inside another piece of clothing she always wears.

 

How does the kid GPS tracker work? — Every time your child moves more than a designated number of feet, or to a new location, the tracker will track your child via GPS and alert your computer via the live feed that is now installed. That means you can check at any time of the night or day so you always know where your child is located.

 

You can even set up the system so that it text messages you when she moves from one place to another. Thus giving you the ability to call her and ask how long she will be there, and where she plans to go next.

 

Why should you use a kid GPS tracker? — These trackers are as small as a mobile phone, which means your child can carry them anywhere.

 

They are inexpensive to buy, easy to set up and to monitor and, as long as your child does not forget to take them with them, can always tell you exactly where she is within 10 seconds of her getting there.

 

If your child tends to not always be truthful about where she is going, or if she goes missing and you need to alert authorities as to her last location, a kid GPS tracker is vital.

 

You can even sit down with your child and let her know you are not asking her to use a kid GPS tracker because you do not trust her. You simply want to know that she is always going to be safe.

Entertainment, Featured, TV show
By Charles Smith / May 15, 2017

Next Level In Movie Streaming

As a child, I recall having a couple of favorite movies on VHS and when TV programming failed me we would watch The Little Mermaid or Home Alone over and over for hours. I couldn’t imagine at this time having every cartoon at my fingertips or outside may have become a figment of my imagination. With the growth in technology you literally have millions of series, documentaries and free movies at your fingertips. TV has changed so much so quickly with streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon prime that people are now able to control their programming. There are many streaming platforms as well creating another field of technology in itself with Roku, firestick, and other streaming boxes.

Life After Cable

Cable and satellite TV is how many people receive their TV programming, however with streaming services some people have cut the bill entirely. Movie rentals are struggling to stay relevant because many of the same titles are included on the monthly services and some allow purchasing of titles or renting new titles removing the need to leave the house to grab a Redbox or rental from a traditional store. Cable TV has increased in prices and to obtain every channel these elusive packages with almost all companies will bring a bill in the $200 range while most streaming plans are $9.99 or less per month. When all you need is an internet connection to have control of programming with tons of variety and unique series it really is a win-win when comparing to traditional cable plans.

 

The Future Of Movie Streaming

In the past few years, Netflix went from pretty much having a monopoly to having serious competition. Each year you see new streaming services, new channels, and programming that is changing the face of TV. Recently you can find companies such as Sling TV who are bringing programming, and it’s going to be much more in the upcoming years. This is the new wave and while it isn’t clear if cable of satellite programming will ever go away but it seems fairly clear that no one has to depend on either for quality programming. Companies such as Xfinity have to grow and update their services to stay up to date and they still lack top HD quality. While the picture quality of most streaming services seems to be important they are on the cusp of technology to provide the highest HD quality. Even cable and satellite providers had to fall in line with the new trend creating on-demand services, DVR, and movie rentals. They have to provide additional programming options so viewers have more control but there are still more commercials on traditional programming than with streaming services. Some cable and satellite providers even provide online streaming of your service so you can take it anywhere and some even provide games but it regardless of them trying to keep up the streaming companies seem to be the ones setting the trends.

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Entertainment
By Charles Smith / October 7, 2016

Mall Entertainment

Shopping malls are modern adaptations of the historical marketplaces. The idea of offering all kinds of services and shopping options to the people came around in the mid-1950s when the suburban enclosed mall model was made popular in North American cities. Within no time, shopping malls started popping up all around America.

Entertainment has always been an important part of the mix since the evolution of enclosed malls came about. Whether it may be music or a central mall court with periodic magic shows, fashion shows, traditional showcases, cultural displays or visits by Santa Claus and Easter bunny, there has always been something added to the shopping multiplexes to not only make the shopper’s time at the mall productive but also enjoyable.

Back till the 1970s, such kinds of entertainment centre venues where not the part of the malls and were rarely seen on special occasions only. But now, the modern shopping malls are setting new trends to provide entertainment to its visitors.

In the modern era, shopping Malls are now becoming places of entertainment and enjoyment too. The malls are now built with usually a floor or some area dedicated solely to food and the visitors can have access to yummy food options ranging from snacks to 5-course meals. Fast Food Diners, Coffee shops, Ice cream and gelato, Chinese food shops, Bakeries and Candy Shops are some of the food options that are made available to the visitors in almost every mall nowadays.

In addition to food, there are also other options for the visitor’s enjoyment. Cinemas and theatres showcasing the latest shows and movies are also becoming a part of the malls. There are gaming zones and play areas dedicated for the children to enjoy in while their parents shop. Indoor games and mini golf courts are also provided.

There are swimming pools built on rooftops and indoors for the visitors. Rides and theme parks are also built inside malls to provide all sorts of entertainment to the kids. Climbing arena ice-skating courts and even indoor snowboarding and chairlifts are now made available in some top-notch luxurious malls.

The shopping malls are now not only a place to shop but also find entertainment. There are many people, who have become regular mall visitors, go to the mall for spending a good time and getting entertained, with all the variety of enjoyment choices, instead of shopping.