How To Ensure Your Child’s Security With A Smartwatch?

The world is currently focused on privacy issues, the negative effects of technology and how they affect us, but at the same time, we should not really forget the massive benefits that they offer, especially when it comes to security and safety. The advancements of technology have helped make communication so much better; gone are the days when parents had to wait in agony till their kids got home to know they are safe.

The biggest advantage of smartwatches for parents is that they can track their kids’ locations at all times thanks to the GPS tech inbuilt. This means parents can constantly keep an eye to ensure their kid is at the right place and is safe at all times. In the worst case scenario, even if your kid goes missing, one can just check the location history to find out what happened and where the kid currently is.

Most smartwatches made for kids are made using strong and durable materials that can withstand the knocks and hits that are bound to happen in a kid’s life. They come with batteries that ensure a long battery life of at least a day or two, so you will not have to fret about a dead smartwatch halfway through the afternoon.

Another major benefit is that unlike a nanny cam or an audio nanny cam, smartwatches are easy to carry. They function as a normal watch, come with the design of a watch and can be easily strapped on the wrist giving no issues to the wearer. There is also no chance of your kid losing it at any point.

They generally come with a complete OS system that has everything to keep kids entertained for hours. The smartwatches nowadays can play videos, music or can be used to play games, all of which can keep children busy for hours to come. Parents have the ability to remotely view what they are doing, monitor their online activity and so on. Certain versions of these watches even include features where parents can lock certain aspects or set down restrictions to keep their children safe from accessing harmful things, which in turn gives parents less to worry about.

Smartwatches are also compatible with both Android and iOS so parents will have no problem monitoring their kids’ activity and location right from their phone, no matter where they are as the smartphone apps generally have location history and location tracking features inbuilt into them.

New versions of smartwatches also come with native support for sims and cellular networks. The inclusion of SIMs allow children to take calls from the smartwatch which is incredibly handy in the event that they get into some sort of incident. Parents can rest easy as they usually can see a history of the calls on their smartphone so their kids will not be calling unknown or unwanted people without your knowledge. The activity trackers on smartwatches have the benefit of allowing you to track the fitness levels of your kids too.

 

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Ways to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids with Doodle Pads and 3G Watches

Your kids are definitely important aspects of your life, and it is essential that you ensure that they are getting all the attention and care that they need.

Apart from stuff like nanny cam and nanny cam with audio that will enable their safety, it is also right that you get tools that will help your children develop their minds.

To wit, say help to the doodle pad and the 3G watch. Below are a few ways through which these devices can help develop the creative genius in your child:

They get to exercise their minds

Creativity is- before anything else- a function of the mind. Without the ability to think something up, there is no way that creativity in a person is nurtured with the help of a doodle pad and a 3G watch, your child will be able to earn to use his (or her) mind from a pretty early age, and this will definitely help this child to nurture a creative habit in no time. This habit, when fully nurtured and developed, is definitely going to stay with the child even into their older years

Their hands get some work done as well

Apart from being a function of the mind, creativity also has quite a lot to do with the hands. Most times, the hands are tasked with portraying what the mind thinks. A doodle ad makes this possible by providing a platform for a child to be able to draw and develop images and structures. These drawings might not especially look like much, but the process through which creativity develops can sometimes be a long one. All the child needs is time, and you can rest assured that this creativity that is inherent in the child will definitely find meaningful and valuable expression.

Kids learn to play and learn at the same time

Getting children to commit to something that can build them up can sometimes be a difficult task, especially as they usually opt to do something fun and playful. Well, thanks to doodle pads, the fun and developmental have been successfully amalgamated. The ability to build and draw will definitely be one that your child will love, and you can rest assured that while this child has all the fun, he (or she) will also learn and develop a creative mind

They are able to make mistakes and have them fixed

Creativity is never a one-way thing. There are mistakes to be made, and there are lessons to be learned this is one thing that a doodle pad and a 3G watch will be able to teach your child.

 

About The Author

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and camera stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.

Teach your children about stranger danger

We’ve all heard the warnings growing up. In fact, we still teach our children the same things from young: don’t talk to strangers, don’t follow them anywhere. But how effective is this exactly? According to an experiment done by ITV’s Daybreak, these warnings may not be enough. 7 out of 9 children in the experiment forgot all they had been taught about stranger danger when they were approached by a stranger who asked for help with his lost dog. The longest time taken for the man to persuade a child to leave with him was a mere three minutes. The shortest he took was 33 seconds. Less than a minute. That’s the time it takes for a careless parent to just look away. This experiment highlights an important lesson for parents: protecting your children from stranger danger goes beyond verbal cautions.

So what can parents do to protect their children? Here are some tips!

1. Teach them who ‘trusted adults’ are.

Don’t just put all unfamiliar adults under the blanket term ‘strangers’ but instead teach your children who they can turn to when in trouble, such as policemen or retail staff in malls. This can be crucial in moments of need when family members are not around or when your child gets lost.

2. Learn your child’s daily routine.

Very often, parents make the mistake of completely not monitoring their children as giving them space to grow and gain independence. While the latter is infinitely important, parents still need to pay attention to their children’s whereabouts and daily routine. Let your children make their own way home but make sure you know what route they are taking and how long the route takes.

Oaxis’ MyFirst Fone is a godsend in helping parents keep an eye on their children while allowing them to take their first steps towards independence. It has a geofencing function which allows parents to preset a safe zone and sends an alert when your child crosses the boundary. Furthermore, you can also receive real-time updates on their location through MyFirst Fone’s precise GPS tracking!

MyFirst Fone provides real-time GPS tracking up to 20m accuracy!

 

3. Teach them to be aware of their surroundings

Children need to be taught a sense of awareness and to trust their instincts. If they feel like something is wrong, they need to respond immediately. MyFirst Fone lets children send out distress signals to their parents with a simple tap. Once the one-touch SOS is activated, parents will receive an emergency location notification and 30-second live recording of the surrounding sounds. The fast response can mean the world. After all, it only takes 33 seconds for a stranger to lure your child away.

InkCase Updates: Extend the use of your InkCase with the all-new widget

More reading time now available for download

E Ink is often advertised as a cool tech that uses zero battery consumption. This is only half true if the E Ink screen is displaying a static image. Today, our new firmware update brings you more battery life.

 

So, what is E Ink? 

Electronic Ink  (E Ink) utilizes the same pigments used in the printing industry. When laminated with plastic and adhered to an electronic board, it creates an Electronic Paper Display (EPD).

 

Two Pigment Ink System

There are millions of microcapsules which contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged particles, suspended in clear fluid. When a positive or negative electric field is being applied, the corresponding particles move to the top of the microcapsule where it becomes visible. This makes the surface appear black or white at that spot. An electrical charge has to be applied to rearrange the pigments on the E Ink screen. This is when the battery is consumed.

All new firmware update

Understanding the above theory, we understand that the key to minimizing battery consumption is to reduce the number of screen refreshes. Our latest firmware update comes with a newly designed clock interface with a 5 minutes buffer. By doing so, the screen now refreshes every 5 minutes instead of 1 minute.

 

Download your latest firmware here.

NEW FEATURE: SYNC YOUR NOTES

Write, sketch or scan your documents into Notes on your iPhone and sync them into your InkCase.

apple-sync-notes-inkcase

Especially useful with the new document scanner on your iPhone in Notes, you can now have them in your InkCase too. Read more about the document scanner on the new iOS 11 here: http://cnet.co/2gGFg2T

Have an Important Meeting to attend?

Make sure you have everything with you and don’t leave any details out with the InkCase. Lock your note on the InkCase and stay reminded.

During meeting, use the InkCase to go through the details and avoid distractions from your phone’s notifications! Moreover, the InkCase comes with E-ink technology screen so you can read your notes without straining your eyes.

Reading Notes

Do you have a stack of notes to read? Scan them into your iPhone and sync to your InkCase. This way, you can read your notes on the InkCase for a longer period without straining your eyes. Just like reading on paper. You can now minimize the weight and items you must bring out every day. Keep all your notes on InkCase!

What is E Ink?

Electronic Ink also known as E Ink utilizes the same pigments used in the printing industry. When laminated with plastic and adhered to electronics, it creates an Electronic Paper Display (EPD).

Two Pigment Ink System

There are millions of microcapsules which contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged particles, suspended in clear fluid. When a positive or negative electric field is being applied, the corresponding particles move to the top of the microcapsule where it becomes visible. This make the surface appear black or white at that spot.

eink-technology

For more information on E Ink, go to http://www.eink.com/electronic-ink.html

As the Original Maker of InkCase, we want to hear from you to make it better. Stay tune with us on our Facebook Page for updates on our feature developments.

Make sure your InkCase is up-to-date here.

Look out for the latest update of the InkCase APP here.

IOS APP UPDATE: 

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The Power of Personalized Push News

Introducing the personalized push news for the InkCase…

This function automatically curate and push articles to the InkCase based on your interests. We have designed a smart algorithm which learns from your interaction with the InkCase. Instead of browsing and searching for news, you can now receive daily news pushed directly to the InkCase.

Why push news?

It can be a hassle to search for something you want to read due to the distractions caused by the sheer number of news published each day. Therefore, our engineers worked towards a solution to keep you updated with news that relates to you.

You can now express your interests by pushing the like button on each news articles or dislike the news that is pushed to you. The InkCase will further personalize and streamline the news that are recommended for you relating to your interests.

You can customize your feed according to how much time you want to spend reading news for the day. InkCase will provide you the news that you are interested in according to your chosen time, from 30 minutes onwards up to 2 hours or more. For example, InkCase can push 30 minutes (based on reading time) worth of news to you for your 30 minutes morning commute.

Now Available in Chinese and Japanese

We are thankful for your feedbacks to perfect our InkCase. You can now enjoy Chinese and Japanese Push News with the InkCase.

インクケースでニュースをお楽しみください!

Note: You just have to change the language settings in the InkCase APP.

Current news sources 90+

See the full list here.

 

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Make sure your InkCase is up-to-date here.

Look out for the latest update of the InkCase APP here.

IOS APP UPDATE: 

INKCASE: FIXING THE PAGE-BREAK BUG

The Page-Break issue is solved: you can now read your articles or e-books smoothly

At the top of the device, words were cut: this page-break bug was a priority to fix. We have upgraded our InkCase so that you can have the best reading experience. As before, you can use our convenient page turn buttons on the bottom of the InkCase to switch between pages.

The display of eBook contents has requirements beyond that of a traditional web browser which is HTML based. This means that scrolling of pages has already been optimized. On the other hand, the InkCase being the first of its kind, requires proprietary R&D to perfect the page-break pagination bug. Unlike the web browser where it is scrollable, the InkCase reader is paginated and allows for continuous reading.

before-after-page-break-issue

“Have they resolved the abysmal “rolling blind” failure on the eReader?”

“Sentences are sliced right in half”

Previously, our InkCase users were faced with the ‘page-break’ bug where pages overflow to the next page and lines were being cut-off. We thank everyone for reporting the bug and giving your feedback on the issue. Our engineers had fixe the bug and we truly hope you continue to enjoy your reading experience with InkCase.

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Your voice is our vision, we want InkCase to be the best for you.

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IOS APP UPDATE: 

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OAXIS InkCase collaborates with Pocket to provide a ‘Save-for’ and ‘Read-It’ Later experience

OAXIS InkCase collaborates with Pocket to provide a ‘Save-for’ and ‘Read-It’ Later experience for users. You can now save articles on your browser and read it on InkCase. With the E Ink display, E-readers do not need to worry about the heavy power consumption of their gadget or straining their eyes. It can be viewed anywhere and anytime – even offline.

SAVE-FOR-LATER and READ-IT-LATER

Pocket allows people to save interesting articles of their choice from the web for later enjoyment. The list of content can be synced from your phone to the InkCase for reading it on-the-go. Accessible no matter where you are and at any time of the day, this combination allows E-readers to enjoy their reads conveniently with offline viewing.

READING ON THE GO

The snugly InkCase that fits your palm has officially integrated Pocket’s Logo on its UI. This allows for easy and conducive reading during your daily commute on the bus and subway. If not, the anti-glare formulated screen also gives you the green light to read a book by the beach while it absorbs the sun rays and reduces reflection.

DESIGNED FOR iPhone 7 & iPhone 8, iPhone 7 PLUS & iPhone 8 PLUS

Oaxis is selling its InkCase i7 Plus officially on its website. It is designed for iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus but it also fits iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6s Plus.

Other features of the InkCase:

  • 9H Anti-Scratch Screen
  • Shock Resistant
  • 5 Days Battery Life
  • Waterproof (for Plus series)
  • E-Ink CARTA 1.2 (for Plus series)
  • Lightweight
  • Large Screen
  • Ultra Thin
  • Push News
  • Customisable Widget
  • Ebook Reading

BRAND NEW PERSONALISED FUNCTION

The InkCase i7 Plus has a self-learning algorithm that automatically pushes news to you based on your reading habits. You can now choose to like the news that is recommended to you and your InkCase will automatically sync articles of the same genre. This hassle-free function allows you to get a personalized news feed on your InkCase for better reading experience.

SUCCESSFUL KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

The official launch of InkCase i7 Plus on Kickstarter was achieved with a campaign page that focuses on testimonials which includes a YouTube video by ‘Unbox Therapy’ featuring the InkCase with the title “This Might Be The Coolest iPhone Case Ever…” which has more than a million views.  You can view the video here: The InkCases were successfully shipped out to backers of the various support tiers while the limited RED color version will be delivered in October 2017.

This product is available on https://shop.oaxis.com/collections/all-products/products/inkcase-i7-plus at a retail price of $149.

Re-use your ‘notebook’ over and over again with the reMarkable!

The digital age is a conundrum of tradition and progress. We constantly seek out new technologies to make our environment paperless but yet feel the magnetic pull of the pen and paper. This conflict between digital and analogue may have a resolution in reMarkable – an E Ink Tablet users can write on.

What is the reMarkable?

The reMarkable tablet delivers the experience of reading and writing on a 10.3 inch digital screen with the feel of authentic paper. The company emphasizes the ultra high friction materials used for the screen to mimic the sensation of actual paper. CANVAS, the proprietary low-latency technology utilised, also provides a faster refresh rate and over 1000 levels of pressure. This helps mitigates the notoriously slow refresh rate of e-paper.

Unlike most tablets, the reMarkable is intentionally designed to be minimalist. It can only display ebooks and documents while allowing users to scribble as they will on the content displayed. With a sleek exterior, it is sure to be a hit with students as a replacement for the heavy textbooks and notebooks they need! Furthermore, all of your notes and drawings can be synced to the cloud service and be accessed on your mobile devices. Wi-Fi connectivity also makes it easy to collaborate with others on the reMarkable.

The lack of glass parts ensures that the reMarkable is a rather sturdy device, able to withstand drops. The device is able to last for days on a single charge thanks to the extremely low power consumption of the E Ink display. InkCase also makes use of this particular characteristic of E Ink to enhance its functionality. It adds a secondary screen to the back of your iPhone, allowing you to read anywhere, any time.

InkCase E Ink e-reader
Keep your favourite books in your pocket!

While the reMarkable is indeed remarkable, it comes at a comparatively steep price. Preorders are available for $379 currently. A complete set of the tablet, pen and folio case will cost $716.

Onyx Boox Typewriter may be the next game-changer.

Nowadays mobile device hybrids are all the range as firms come up with all sorts of interesting combinations. One such example is Oaxis’ InkCase which transforms your iPhone into an e-reader. It adds a second screen to the back of your phone, allowing you to read anywhere, any time.

Inkcase allows you to keep your to-do list and schedule constantly visible on the back of your phone.
Never forget another errand again with Inkcase!

Thanks to this trend, E Ink has gained more interest as companies try to improve their products in terms of power consumption, speed and functionality. In fact, just recently Onyx International has revealed a rather interesting prototype – its Onyx Boox Typewriter which is essentially a 2-in-1 E Ink laptop. Yup, you read that right. Onyx has managed to combine an E Ink display with a full fledged laptop, not merely a tablet!

So what’s the big deal with E Ink screens? Well, not only do they consume much less power than LCD and AMOLED screens, they are also much gentler on our eyes. One charge can last a typical e-reader for weeks! However, E Ink screens are also more limited in terms of video playback, colour display and the refresh rate. This has as such limited the usage of E Ink to e-readers mostly. Onyx however, thinks that the Onyx Boox Typewriter may just be the gamechanger.

What is it?

The Boox Typewriter is actually a rather unconventional Android device. It uses a old 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. The device also runs the older Android 4.0 version. Unlike your usual e-readers, the Onyx Boox Typewriter has a metal body and hence looks and even feels like your average 2-in-1 detachable laptop. The most notable difference is that the Boox has a 9.7-inch 1280×825 E Ink display. This allows the Boox to be used as an e-reader when detached from the keyboard. It doubles as a word processor, black and white web browser, and more with a screen that is easy on the eyes. The device also supports an electromagnetic (EMR) pen, allowing users to scribble on the text.

Onyx is marketing the Boox as the perfect tool for people who work on the move and need to type outside with minimal eye strain. The device will definitely also be useful for students and bookworms too! That being said, Onyx has to resolve the problems caused by the E Ink display. The incompatibility of E Ink’s extra slow refresh rate with the user’s fast typing is one such issue. Also the weight of the metal frame can be cumbersome too. Since Boox is only expected to launch until early 2018, here’s to hoping that Onyx uses the time they have to work out all the kinks!

 

See also: LCD screens: Shedding light on the damage done