Apps to Beat Summer Heat

Summer is here and we have apps to help you beat the heat whether your outside for work or play in this week’s #TechTesday segment.

Links to the apps shared:

OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety
Hydro Coach Water Reminder
SunZapp UV Forecast
Dark Sky Weather

#TechTuesday is a weekly segment of tech news and tips featuring Bill Wills and Derek Meister on WTAM 1100 Newsradio in Cleveland, Ohio.

Get Outdoors with Your Tech

Studies show that getting outdoors for just two hours will improve your health and wellbeing. On this week’s #TechTuesday segment, we share how to enjoy Cleveland’s many parks with your technology.

#TechTuesday is a weekly segment of tech news and tips featuring Bill Wills and Derek Meister on WTAM 1100 Newsradio in Cleveland, Ohio.

WTAM 1100 – Android Stagefright Flaw

With potentially 950 million Android devices affect, the Stagefright security flaw is a bit scary. But there is a step you can take to protect your device while you wait for a security patch from your provider.

Bill Wills and I discussed this and more on WTAM 1100 Newsradio.

WTAM 1100 – Smartphone Emergency Alert Settings

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – October 21st, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioEmergency alerts on your smartphone often surprise people when they go off, but often they’re one of the quickest ways to get rapidly changing news out to a local public. Enabled by default, these settings can be checked or changed within the settings of your device.

Android: Open your Settings app, then look for the Wireless & Networks heading. Tap More… and scroll to the bottom. Finally, tap Cell Broadcasts.

iPhone: Tap your Settings app, then scroll to select Notifications. Look for Government Alerts at the bottom of the list.

Windows Phone: Open Settings, then Applications. Select Messaging, then Emergency Alerts.

These emergency alerts will help provide early warning about imminent danger, but what if you want more information about potentially hazardous weather in your area? The Red Cross Mobile Apps provide can help with everything from tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and wildfires. They also include general safety apps for first aid for you and your pets.

WTAM 1100 – Blackberry Passport

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – September 30th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioWhile the smartphone news has recently been dominated by iPhone and Android, the recently announced BlackBerry Passport may interest some with it’s promise of being an “office on the go” device.

Some of the key features of the Passport:

  • Blackberry PassportPhysical Keyboard – The Passport combines a physical keyboard and a line of changing screen-based keys above that will make heavy email and messaging users happy.
  • Battery Life – BlackBerry is claiming 30 hours during normal use with its 3460mAh battery, providing cordless productivity while away home or the office.
  • Large Screen – A unique 4.5 inch square screen provides a large viewing and touch area for emails, work documents and websites.
  • BlackBerry Hub – An app that keeps your conversations in one place, including BBM, email, phone and social media.
  • Android Apps – The phone not only runs BlackBerry World apps, but Android apps from the pre-installed Amazon Appstore.