If you noticed I was slow to respond this past week, it’s because my daughter visited. During the course of our traveling-shopping-touring, we came across two easy tech solutions to everyday problems. I had no idea these existed and wanted to share them with you. You’re going to love them:
BTW, I cross posted this to my education blog for my teacher friends . If you subscribe to both, you’ll see it there too:
Hey Siri! Where are You?
I have an iPhone. I kept losing it–putting it in places I didn’t normally. Our solution was for my daughter to call me and I’d hear it ring, under a pile of paper or detritus. Then, we discovered a solution that works even if you’re alone with no one to call your phone: Say, “Hey, Siri. Where are you?” She answers. Follow her voice.
Try it. It’s a game changer for lost phones (that aren’t too far away).
We went to Fashion Island–a large outdoor mall in Newport Beach–and got separated from my husband. I found him on iPhone’s Find My app and started to follow his dot but my daughter pointed out that Find My offers walking directions. They took me directly to the store he was shopping in.
What cool tech tricks have you discovered to improve your everyday life?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.