This week’s edition of the Weekly Clicks features, a new use for technology, another Google app, travelling with iPads, and music news. Enjoy!
Expand Your Playlist!
MOG, a subscription music service, just introduced a free music service that will supplement its $5-a-month unlimited streaming plan and $10-a-month unlimited mobile music offering. This is an amazing thing for music lovers everywhere as there is a library of 11 million songs.
Things like sharing songs and making playlists awards users more “gas,” while listening guzzles it up. More friends and more followers multiplies the gas-earning effects of a user’s activity.
Planning a Trip to Australia?
Beginning this October, Australian carrier Qantas, will offer in-flight iPads, loaded with various forms of entertainment – movies, shows, and music. One iPad for every seat will be available, in addition to spares. Qantas wants to be able to offer streaming movies to one’s own devices in the near future.
It’s been reported that that Google is working on a Flipboard competitor for both Android and iPad. This is supposed to be one of Google’s new socially focused announcements. Google is currently also preparing apps.
Israel Now on the Digital Map
Israel is will be visible on Google’s Street View. This marks the first time they have been on a digital map. There are concerns that such detailed photos available online could assist with planning terrorist attacks. In August, legal and security issues were discussed, and agreement was reached between Israel and Google.
How Technology Can Help
The Missing Children’s Society of Canada announced that a modified version of Poynt, an app using GPS technology to help people locate businesses and various services, can be used to help locate missing children, just as it helped find Kienan Hebert, a 3-year-old who was abducted from his home. Last Wednesday, when the boy disappeared, the app relayed vital information about the child and abductor to over 7000 smartphone users in two provinces. Users were also given access to information about the missing child.