Earlier this year, it is common to consider the so – called New Year ‘s resolutions : a series of plans associated with all kinds of goals and personal projects. The possibilities are almost endless, but the important thing is to maintain sufficient motivation to meet them throughout the year. Some want to improve their English, others start practicing sport, some challenge themselves to quit smoking … But there are also New Year ‘s resolutions related to technology. Here are a few ideas to add to the list of projects for this year. Happy 2017!
- Make backups
According to the National Statistics Institute, more than half of world make backups, a percentage that may look good, but they really should be much higher. You never know when it will happen next computer disaster, and there are some things (holiday photos or family celebrations, class work, projects novels …) that can not be recovered if you have no backup. And that, of course, includes copies of the data stored on the mobile.
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- Control the use of mobile time
Some studies have shown that the average user can consult the phone up to 84 times in a single day, and this excessive use can have long-term consequences on personal relationships or even on the quality of sleep. Fortunately, there are applications to control mobile addiction that can help reduce time to use the smartphone and turn it into a purpose for the new year.
- Protect accounts online
Today, the web browser is the center of many activities, from editing photos to find the best prices on online stores. Therefore it is important to protect online services accounts with strong passwords or two – step verification.
- Use Safer Passwords
As surprising as it sounds, there are users who still do not give enough importance to passwords, so they continue to use keys like “123456” or “password”. But it is essential to consider a change of habits in this sense, and the New Year’s resolutions are a good occasion to do so. There are tricks to creating secure passwords easily and also programs to manage passwords securely.
- Order photos from your mobile
With the camera of smartphones improving in each new generation of devices, more and more photos are made with the mobile. The problem is how to organize without losing his head on it, but fortunately, there are applications that help to sort images. With them, it is possible to cleanse repeated snapshots or categorize them by topic automatically.
- Learn something new
One of the most repeated New Year’s purposes is to learn something new. Sean language or the new skill, technology can be a great help. There are apps with which to learn how to program video games, online platforms that teach how to play piano or guitar or universities that offer online courses.
- Care for privacy in social networks
Social networks are a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, but you have to use common sense. It is, therefore, important to know in detail the options for Facebook, learn to set WhatsApp the right way or know how to share photos online safely children. And it is convenient to master how to report any bullying situation that may occur.
- Using the Internet without risks
The Internet offers great opportunities, but also need to know how to protect their possible dangers. Scam applications on mobile, online scams and data theft when shopping online are just some of the risks involved in using the Internet. Luckily, they are easy to spot with adequate information and, of course, must always be reported.
- Create your own blog or personal web
Nowadays it is not worth having just a resume to the old way. According to the professional profile, have a personal web page on the Web is essential, as a showcase of the work itself or as a way to provide professional services. Another good idea as New Year ‘s resolution may be the creation of a blog on any subject.
- Make more use of technology
Lack of knowledge about technology can make you afraid when in fact, it can help in many ways. From everyday tasks like moving public transport or shopping, to more complex things like GPS maps and translation apps for travel around the world, technology makes everything easier. Thus, the ultimate purpose for this year could be to take full advantage of the technology.