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Hey, Alexa: Are You Ready?

Alexa, the genie who works at your commands has made the impossible possible.

Just a few years ago, who would have thought that technology will make our lives so simple that we won’t even need to use our hands for turning the switches on and off and the machines will actually follow our voice commands. With Alexa, the wonder product by amazon, this unbelievable thing has now become possible.

How Alexa Works:

Alexa has a built-in natural language processor that converts speech into sounds, words, and ideas. For that

Amazon first records your speech and sends it to Amazon’s servers for efficient analysis.

It then breaks down our words into individual sounds, consults the database for various words pronunciations to and finds the word that closely corresponds to the combination of individual sounds.

Amazon further identifies the keywords to know the tasks and carry out corresponding functions.

The servers send the information back to your device and Alexa may speak.

Smart Home Devices That Work With Alexa:

Smart Bulbs:

All smart light bulbs work with Alexa. You can switch on and off or dim multiple lights. You can also change a bulb's color, and even create light groups to set the desired color schemes throughout the house on command. All you will need is the Hue Bridge, a hub that can handle up to 50 colorful lights with Alexa.

Smart Plugs:

Alexa can also control smart plugs by connecting your plugs to your Wi-Fi network. You can easily turn fans, lights or anything else on and off from your smartphone.

Thermostat

Alexa voice assistant can also regulate the temperatures or set our top smart-thermostat pick to Away mode.

Robot Vacuums:

Robot vacuums made the difficult task of vacuum cleaning chore as easy as pushing a button. Alexa integration of Robot Vacuums like iRobot Roomba 690 and iRobot Roomba 960 ensures that your job gets done just by your voice command. The best part is that You Alexa can even locate the little buggers for you.

Security Camera:

Connect Alexa control to Wi-Fi security camera that not only allows you to view live feeds on some Alexa-connected devices but you can also turn them on and off according to the need. Our favorite indoor security cameras accept commands through Alexa to disable the privacy mode or to start recordings.

Doorbell Cameras:

Smart doorbell cameras, like SkyBell HD, can follow the commands of Alexa to take a quick snapshot or video and turn the doorbell on and off.

Media Streaming Devices:

There are many smart media streaming devices that work best with Alexa and allow you to access your Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu but the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the most compact model that comes with the power of Alexa.

Kitchen Appliances:

Alexa's kitchen utility is still limited. It can only set the timer and read the recipe for you. However, some appliances have already begun to integrate voice controls for success in the near future.

With Alexa by our side, we no doubt are living a luxurious life like never before!



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Introduction

Now a days how does technology addiction pollute our brain. We all know that carrots and broccoli are healthy but the question is can we eat them all day. Overuse of anything works rather than benefits, and many of us are happy to see more use of technology.

Survey

According to the results of the survey conducted in 34 countries by the Consumer Data Collection company, Web Web Index, users of the Internet are online for an average of six hours daily. In these countries, Thailand, Philippines and Brazil spend more than nine hours online every day, with a third of them spending on social media. So the question is, what does technology do with our brains?

Due to the increasing use of technology it is still being scientifically investigated on its effects on our physical and mental health. It pollute our brain.

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Dr.Shami Kang a pediatrician's mental health specialist in Canada, also focuses on people with technology addiction.

He said that technology disturbances, depression, self-esteem are increasing and the Internet is on the rise.

Just as super foods and junk foods are available with healthy foods in the diet, there are different types of technology,

if you want to have a good relationship with them, you have to understand that it is on your mind. so pollute our brain technology .

Dr. Kang says

that our brain goes through 'meta-bolisms' or chemical changes when it comes into contact with technology and releases

There are Five different types of neurochemical into our body.

Serotonin :

This neurochemical release occurs when we are doing some creative work, interacting with someone and engaging in a task.

Endorphin:

This chemical is a 'painkiller' for the human body.Generally, it is a useful neurochemical, but those targeted by others on the Internet can use it to their advantage.

Dopamine:

This neurochemical has immediate benefits but is also an addiction.The use of technology to release this chemical is increasing.

Adrenaline:

It regulates our reaction to activities like neurochemical fighting and blowing, but it's also a mix of likes, pictures and social media.

Cortisol:

This neurochemical stressor, sleep deprived, is considered to be very busy and weak.

Kang says 'Affordable technology includes everything that releases brain-enhancing serotonin, endorphin or oxytocin.'

Examples of well-established and genuine relationship-promoting apps are examples, but if you add a good amount of dopamine to your habit, it will make you addicted to social media.

She says, 'For example, there is a creative app and your child uses it to make movies.But imagine if he starts using this app for six or seven hours.'It's not a candy crush like junk technology that only releases dopamine, but you still have to be careful and set a limit.

On the contrary, we use junk technology only to 'destroy ourselves'.She compares it to eating junk food emotionally because “we do it under stress.” We worry about harmful health things

Benefits

• because we enjoy the benefits of it, like porn.

• Addictive video games and hate speech like content, cyberbullying, gambling, slot machines.

Technology Diet:

Technology Diet: Dr Kang says that any healthy technology should stay away from toxins in a diet. But staying in moderation can be a bit enjoyable.We are all encouraged to refrain from processed foods and sweet drinks, but there is no point in eating pizza and popcorn with children on Friday nights.

Likewise there's no harm in scrolling on Instagram or playing video games occasionally.

Dr. Kang says, however, that if you have diabetes or may develop palsy, your medical recommendation for sugar will be a little harder than the general public.

For example, "if you are someone whose family is addicted to something or is having anxiety, depression or having time constraints, you have to worry because you Habits are potentially"

She says that especially children are very insecure and there is so much research that can identify children who have been victims of a problem online in advance

Digital Detox:

The world is gaining access to the Internet and the life of mobile phones is increasing but the day is constantly seeing resistance from one another's connected lives.and Artificial intelligence

Global World Index :

According to the Global World Index, seven out of every 10 Internet users in the US and UK have done 'digital dieting' or 'complete digital detox'.

This includes reducing the amount of time you spend online from closing a social media account, deleting apps.

Dr.Kang says :“Using technology, all other human needs should be taken into account."

Tips:

We should sleep eight to nine hours each night, we should move our bodies two to three hours daily.You should go out of the house and bake the sun - although you are using the best technology but if you consider it an alternative to human history, then it is more than the limit.

The Smartphone that sits in your pocket or the business idea that sits in your mind both can take off to greater heights if utilized and organized properly. Now I know there must be a lot of questions coming to you that how mobile apps can help grow your business? or simply what are business apps? and how they can be helpful for your business?. the answer to this question might be different to different people based on their business ideas or the surrounding their business thrive in. But the fundamentals of it are herein the same as a mobile app can certainly give a boost to a business whether it already is in existence or it's just an idea in its initial stage.

There are some apps that can help your business grow, like help in carrying out some day to day activities that'll make it a little easier to run things smoothly like tracking expenses, recording ideas, building journals, boosting productivity, such apps are called business apps some of the popular business apps are Slack, Evernote, Skype, Expensify. These are most widely used by a variety of businesses.

Then there are apps, through which you carry out your business activities, which is specifically designed for your business.

Benefits of a mobile app

Direct Communication: a mobile app makes communication much easier and even much faster excluding any middleman, which is more helpful in initiating business endeavors and even better while handling grievances from the customers which they can make directly, and can be acted upon quickly because of the app. With direct contact, it is effective to communicate any product launches, offers & discounts, and new services to the customers.

Pervasive: a mobile app can cover more ground much faster than a physical store can. Running your business through an app can make your business and its services pervasive in nature. It helps you to understand market conditions better as per the demand and supply nature of various places and you can take the required measures to grow your business in those areas.

Brand Building: It is very important to establish your business as a strong brand in order to sustain in the market. a mobile app helps you to stand out and acts as a face for your business, hence establishing a brand and over time you can work and grow your business to build a strong brand.

Improved Visibility: People get to know about business or a physical store mostly by word of mouth or by other advertisements that are paid. With an app its not the same you get more eyes with less expenditure. your business is in the easy approach of the customers. It setups direct contact basically helps in improving visibility.

Customer Engagement/Loyalty: It is said that proper communication involving the flow of information from business to the customer is important but the flow of information from the customers to the business is equally important. an app can provide a required feedback system. and this feedback system provides a way for great customer engagement and helpful for answering the grievances quickly leading to the retention of loyal customers.

Building the app:

Let's know something about the development of apps the basics to know where to start and steps if you want to build an app for your business or hire a developer to do so. there's no definite procedure but these are certain important steps based on common observations.

Idea: The first and foremost comes the idea. The idea to build the app, here the idea can be to build a new app, based upon a groundbreaking idea for business purpose or to develop an app for your existing business to seek better business opportunities. So look out in which bracket your idea falls and how you want to go about it.

Market Research: After the idea, proper market research is prominent so as to know the target audience, the sort of people your business is concerned with and studying whether the idea is capable enough to survive in the relevant scenario.

Platform: After the research, it'll be better if you decide what type of app you want to get build for your business whether native or a hybrid app. A Native App or a Game is written in a specific programming language compatible with a particular Operating System. and a hybrid app is like a Native app with all the features of a Native app as well as the Web app. In simple terms the applications that have the features of both a Native and Web application.

Budget and App Development: Once you decide what type of app you want to build you can go about developing it. If you know how to build apps its great and if not, collect some resources, look for investors, make a budget and hire the best developers who are experienced enough to convert your idea into a reality.

Monetization/ROI: Now when your app is developed and if you looking for an app-based business, Monetization strategies are a way to earn revenue from your app. You can simply launch a paid app or you can use other ways like a freemium app which is basically a free app but to use the premium features you will have to pay. There are other ways to monetize your app like adding in-app purchases or using banner ads.

This is basically a very small fraction of how you can earn the return on investment for an app-based business. Well, on the other hand, your business app can bring out opportunities to grow your business.

Planning and Promotion: This is a very important part as it directly affects the reach of your app and how it performs in the market and how it represents your business out there. So it is mandatory that you should make a plan to promote your app. There are many agencies you can hire for promoting your apps or the developers can also help you with this.

Test and Maintenance: Once your app is live for the users It is very important that you focus on running tests ensuring proper working of the app and its security and keep up with proving regular updates with frequent bug fixes and overall security maintenance.

This article is an attempt to give answers to these most common questions about business apps and the development of business apps such as what are business apps? What are the benefits of mobile apps? How mobile app can help grow your business? Why you should get a mobile app developed for your business? and to conclude I believe you are not totally clueless about it anymore. Now if you own a physical store or you run a small business you know a mobile app can bring so much more to your business than you can think of. If you wish to build an app you now know the basics, think it through, make a plan, and contact the best mobile app development company to get your app developed.

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