Drones- The Amazing Uses

Hi All,

As you all should know by now from reading the other posts on my blog, I am big into technology and the amazing uses it can have for everyday life, one of the big pieces of coming of age technology at the moment is the uses that drones can have to make life easier for either medical professionals, delivery services and even the different Police Services that we have here in the UK.

All of this information fascinates me because I just love working with technology and discovering new technology as and when it comes out for us to actually play with and have fun with it. Although many teenagers and young adults also have access to these drones, as they can be seen like a more expensive remote controlled helicopter or car, Blog Post 16.1however, they can be quite different to these and that largely depends on whether they have cameras on or not. For example, say a child or teenager has one of these drones and they decided to fly it within their garden and look over their neighbour’s fence, do you think that this would be appropriate, an invasion of privacy perhaps? But this can be seen differently if the child or teenager were to use the drone in an open space, like the local park or somewhere like that, then it would be totally different because it’s an open public space, not someone’s backyard that they would be looking into, which could be seen as someone’s private space.

Following on from this, although the drones may have their bad points and the previous point that I stated was a bad point against them, they do also serve a purpose, for example did you know that they could be used in order to be able to help a delivery service, medical practitioners and the Police Service. How? You may ask, well that is what I am about to explain below.

Use 1- Medical Practitioners

Drones have been used in the Medical Profession since the year 2012, because they found that although their battery only lasted for about an hour, they could travel up to 20 miles in that time and, that would normally beat the speed of the Emergency Services getting to people who are either seriously hurt or in cardiac arrest. But over the years, the speed and the battery life of these drones have got quicker and therefore they are able to travel for much longer distances, making sure that they get to where they have got to go. The use of cameras on these drones is also helpful, as the person on the other end of the phone can only give a rough guide as to where they are, so if this is the case, then the drone will still be able to spot them if they do only give a rough guide as to where the patient is located.

Use 2- Delivery Service

Currently over in America and some parts of the UK, Amazon are using drones in order to be able to deliver parcels to people quicker that using an ordinary carrier delivery service, because a carrier delivery would have to go through all of the different processes in order to check if the parcel was the correct parcel with the right address on to be able to be sent to the right person. However, if the drones are used then they can be sent straight from Amazon in order to make sure that the customers delivery gets there quicker and easier that using a Carrier delivery service. Then the cameras on the drones are used so that then the operator knows where the drone needs to leave the parcel on behalf of Amazon.

Use 3- Policing

This is currently something that is being tested in the area that I live in because although we don’t get a lot of crime in this area, the police are using the different drones, in order to do their on the beat walks. The cameras on the different drones locate someone doing something that they shouldn’t be and of course then the police operating the drone then sees the crime being committed and then they send a member of the Police force out to that particular area, so they can be used in order to make sure that there is still a police presence around when it’s needed in all areas.

So there you have it, a quick sum up of how drones can be useful and how they may not be as useful as some might think, please leave comments in the box below as I think that this is a really interesting topic.

Jem

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Hi All,

You may not know it, but today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, this was originally celebrated in order to totally eradicate the idea of torture altogether on the 12th of December 1997 and this day also stands against other inhumane treatment that people shouldn’t have to go through.

This day is also where people are remembered for some of the most terrible things that they have been through in their lives. This event this year to me is now more important than ever, due to the recent events that have taken place, in Manchester and of course more recently London, even though these events were dealt with what happened whilst the events were taking place could be deemed as torture for the many victims that have been effected.

Also people have suffered torture throughout history, suffering some of the most brutal punishments for crimes that were committed that we now no longer see as crimes, an example of this would be what Alan Turing went through, even though some of the work that he did saved us during the war, this didn’t seem to count for anything once it had been discovered that he was gay and then he was sentenced to chemical castration, before he committed suicide by cyanide poisoning. It was years after his death in 1954 that he finally received a pardon from the Prime Minister (Gordon Brown) in 2013 for the act of sexual indecency that he apparently committed. To me when someone does work to save the country(as he did) this shouldn’t have mattered to anyone wha he was doing behind closed doors, but of course it did and now thankfully his work lives on and still continues to this day within the different computer systems that we use on a day-to-day basis.

Different forms of torture still occurs even now across the globe and it is so important that we remember that whilst we may be in countries that are fortunate to have the things that we have around us, some people haven’t got the things that we take for granted in our country. To them our country would seem marvellous because they wouldn’t be able to even begin to comprehend what we’ve got over here in our countries.

Please as usual if you have got any more opinions on this subject or if you just want to share more details below in the comments, please feel free!

Jem

xx

No violence

 

 

 

Apple Updates

Hi all,

As you all have probably guessed by now, being an Apple geek comes naturally to me in fact as I sit in my favourite chair in the living room I am typing this on my most treasured possession, my Apple Mac. One of the main reasons for my love of Apple are the updates that occur every once in a while, because these updates make it actually feel like you are holding a new mobile phone, which if you are an Apple geek you count down the days until the next update is released.

However, the release doesn’t come straight away, there’s normally a keynote first several weeks before the eventual release date, and this year was no exception talking about the new IOS features for the iPhones. Although this IOS is reported to be quite different from the previous IOS versions, Apple has again remained consistent with their naming conventions, because this IOS version is called IOS 11, so all the different IOS versions remain in a consecutive order to make it easier for users to be able to follow their update patterns.

The big update that comes with the latest IOS is the major improvement within the App store, this makes the App store look more organised much like the way in which the News app is designed and also the music application was redesigned to incorporate Apple Music for Apple’s many users. Apple seem like they are trying to make their products and software easier to use by making all of the apps look and feel more organised and fluid whilst the user is using them.

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The newly designed App Store

Also the lock screen and the different notifications that users receive from the different applications on their phone have now been combined into one screen, again making it much easier for the many users Apple has when they come to use their mobile phones or their iPad’s as well.

The Apple control centre has now also been redesigned to make the whole look of the control centre more customisable for the user, this is so that then whilst using the iPhone the user has a more personalised experience, because their phone down to a certain point won’t be the same as the people that they are sitting next to on the train or the bus or wherever for that matter. This could also be seen as Apple trying to make more changes to the usability of the iPhone or iPad, because people tend to find things easier to work if they are fully customised to them and the way that they work.

Another feature that has been updated within the IOS is the Messages app, one of the updates that has taken place with this is that there is a new app drawer, which contains more stickers that are able to be placed anywhere next to a message within the messages app. Next there is also a feature that lets contacts pay their contacts with Apple Pay within the app, this means that there is very little need for bank transfers these days like they used to be. In addition to this there is also iCloud for messages that’ll sync all of your messages across to all of your IOS devices across the home. Then there is the genius invention of a thumb type keyboard, this means that you will finally be able to type, just by using your thumb, the keyboard moves across closer to the thumb that they use to type with.

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Thumb type Keyboard

Furthermore, the maps app has been updated as well, now there is lane guidance within the App, as well as this if the user is within a well-known busy shopping centre, then the maps app has now also got indoor navigation as well, so this means that people won’t get lost going around shopping centres again. In addition to this, your phone will now also be able to check when you’re driving, therefor you’re not getting any notifications whilst you are driving, so there are no distractions.

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That’s about it for the IOS 11 update on the iPhone, although it is coming on the iPad as well but the changes to me don’t seem as big on the iPad.

As always comment in the box below with your favourite feature of IOS 11 and what you are most looking forward to with the new update.

That’s all for now, stay safe and take care

Jem

xx

 

 

 

Apple iPhone 7 Review

Hi all,

Ok first things first, I love Apple products and I don’t slate them because of how quick they run, I even saved up in order to be able to purchase an Apple Watch that I love and couldn’t be without, this is because all of my texts and even calls come up on the watch face meaning that wherever I am I can always see who’s calling me at whatever time they are calling as well.

Anyway when the iPhone 7 came out, I jumped straight on the bandwagon and looked into purchasing one, I eventually got one, however I quickly found a problem that occurs whenever I am listening to music and my phone battery is running low and that is that there is no Headphone Jack on the iPhone 7 and this means that I can’t charge my phone and listen to music at the same time because they both use the lightning charging port.

Although apart from that I love the iPhone 7 it is much quicker and is much nicer than the iPhone 6 that I used to have because that was starting to slow down, making it difficult to use because sometimes it would freeze as well, although being as young as I am as you can imagine I used to use it every second of every single day especially with blogging, Twitter and Facebook.

If you own an iPhone 7 or indeed a different iPhone why don’t you post your comments in the box below and I will reply if and when I get the chance.

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