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FlashAcademy – The Up and Coming Way to Learn a Language

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FlashAcademy is an up and coming language-learning app offering new and unique features for becoming more experienced with a variety of languages. It is available for download on iOS and Android devices and features French, Spanish, Italian and German along with others. Language courses are available in the form of interactive games and activities, and you are able to use an innovative new camera feature. Upon creating an account, a profile will be made for you where you can track your progress in lessons, as well as add friends to compete with. This is great as it acts as a method to stay accountable to your learning, as well as a way to have fun with others. There is fun and creative learning potential when you use FlashAcademy as your method of learning a language.

Interactive Features:

One of the most distinguishing features of FlashAcademy is its unique camera translation feature to assist with the learning process. When using it, you can snap a picture of an everyday object and it will translate the name of the object into the desired language. This provides a very immersive and interactive form of learning for the user.

The other interactive feature that sets FlashAcademy apart from other language apps is the “word games” activity. This is a series of timed consecutive games in which the user will match the word of their language to the word of the language they are learning. It is a fun activity that provides another method of retaining a broader variety of words.

Lesson Design:

The core curriculum of FlashAcademy is organized into multiple lessons where the user will learn words and phrases. This is done through the listening of audio and spelling of words along with other comprehensive activities. There will be a few free lessons provided where the user will learn the basics, but to unlock all lessons a subscription fee must be paid. Paid subscriptions are available for one month, three months, six months, or a full year with more economical advantages available with longer amounts of time.

Learning Potential:

FlashAcademy is a revolutionary language-learning mobile application that is sure to become mainstream in the near future. It is highly competitive compared to similar apps and offers many unique new features. Lessons are high quality and easily understandable so that anyone can easily utilize them. FlashAcademy is one of the best language-learning apps out there and should be used by anyone interested in taking up a foreign language.

Introducing Mini-PCs

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About Mini-PCs

Mini PCs are a technology that is often not talked about in the mainstream. The idea behind mini-PCs is based on creating a generally lower cost, smaller size, more efficient computer to use for simpler tasks. As mini-PCs are limited in their capabilities, they are most often used for the basic purpose of surfing the web. There are other specialized mini-PCs designated to non-internet related tasks, however, most consumer-targeted versions are based on using the web.

 

Many mini-PCs are solid state, containing no moving parts. They are much more energy efficient as well partially due to this. They are usually compatible with most standard PC operating systems like Windows, and some are compatible with Google’s Android operating system. While mini-PCs do not have very much on-board storage, they utilize cloud storage. This is the primary data-storage option used and is sufficient for the average PC user. The thing with next-to-no physical storage, however, is the fact that programs cannot be downloaded and used the same as standard PCs. It very much depends on the type of tech user when considering the functional usage of a mini-PC.

Top 3 Mini-PCs

Some of the most highly rated mini-PCs are the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer, the Intel Compute Stick, and the Intel NUC. All of these mini-PCs are compatible Windows 10 and range in other features. The Kangaroo is best for general versatility when it comes to the available features in mini PCs. The Intel Compute Stick is an entire computer within a USB stick, and in turn is great for a balance of portability and functionality. The Intel NUC specializes in computing power and customizability, so there is a very large range in the types of mini-PCs available. These three range from $100 to $350, so are overall much cheaper than conventional PCs.

 

Mini-PCs can have some major advantages over conventional PCs if you are the type of person who primarily browses the web and enjoys the general portability of their hardware. For the stereotypical tech geek though, mini-PCs may not meet certain demands in computing power and storage. Overall, the benefit of mini-PCs is dependent on the type of person using them and the features they require. Undeniably, they are affordable and portable and are great for standard internet use.

 

Go Live at School with Facebook

Posting to our school on Facebook page gives us an instant reach into our local community and beyond.  Feedback comes quickly with likes and comments on images and events. Teachers can have their own class Facebook pages to celebrate the activities that take place in their classroom.

Facebook Live takes it a step forward.  Think about broadcasting live on Facebook the Christmas concert, graduation ceremonies, sporting events, band performances or the school plays.  Our seats are full for these events but what about the grandparents, uncles and aunts and close friends that can’t be there who live in the next city or across the country  Many of these people are already following our school on Facebook and would be excited to watch these live events.

The process is easy to do and you can stream live to Facebook through your computer or your phone. Here’s a link to the Facebook Publishing Tools for live video. For the mobile live stream on your iPhone or Android device try this page at Facebook Live. Here are some great tips for going live on Facebook:

  • Tell people ahead of time when you’re going to broadcast

  • Go live when you have a strong connection

  • Write a compelling description before going live

  • Ask your viewers to follow you and receive notifications when you go live

  • Say hello to commenters by name and to respond to their comments

  • Broadcast for longer periods of time to reach more people

  • Be creative and go live often!

Check out the more detailed list here.

Check out the videos below to show you how to live stream on Facebook either on your computer with OBS or your phone.

 

Powerful Mobile Monitoring – XNSPY

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Cell Phone Monitoring is Going Mainstream

XNSPY is already being used by more than 90 000 parents and 45 000 employers to monitor mobile devices. Children are getting phones and tablets younger and younger these days which can lead to inappropriate or unsafe situations. XNSPY allows for parents to comfortably monitor their child’s phone or tablet’s activity. XNSPY also allows employers to monitor employees activity whether it be through their phone activity or using the GPS to see their location through the day. Check out the different editions available with

How it works

To use XNSPY, you will have to install the app on the device that you want to monitor. Except for the iCloud version on iOS that works only using the iCloud credentials of the target person. After downloading and installing the app, you can either hide it or keep it visible depending on how you want to monitor. To access data, you will be required to use the online control panel – XNSPY Dashboard.

Features

It can monitor calls, SMS, emails, internet browsing history, phonebook entries, so basically, the app deeply scrutinises every phone log that’s stored on a Smartphone/iPhone.

It’s has a GPS tracker that can be very useful for parents to check their kids’ whereabouts.

The app can be used to create Watch list alerts for geo-fenced places, contacts and even words used by the target person.

Geo-fencing is a great tool to restrict kids from places that you think they shouldn’t be wandering around.

What else is interesting about this app?

It has remote capabilities that can be used to send commands on the monitored device for deleting the on-storage data or for locking it so when locked kids can have quality dinner time with family.

It can also remotely take a screenshot.

XNSPY definitely has the features that you would need to monitor or track, but that’s possibly not the only reason why it has so many users. Watch the demo below!

Click to check out the site: XNSPY

Control your Android on PC or Mac with Vysor

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This short video tutorial will show you how to use Vysor. Connect your device through USB and Vysor allows you to display and control your Android device on your computer. Install this free app and give it a try.