Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will reduce Interstate 40 West in Davidson County to one lane this weekend in order to perform repairs to the Elm Hill Pike Bridge that crosses over I-40 at mile marker 217, which is located between the Stewarts Ferry Pike and Donelson Pike exits. I-40 West at mile marker 217 will be reduced to one lane from Friday, October 25th at 8:00pm until Monday, October 28th at 6:00am.
Clarksville, TN – The American Red Cross today launched the Team Red Cross App, which allows people to sign up to help, get an overview on basic tasks and receive notifications about Red Cross disaster volunteer opportunities in their community.
“When people see an emergency happening in their community, they often want to help but may not know how,” said Julie Campos, Chapter Executive, Two Rivers Chapter. “The Team Red Cross App provides an easy and quick way for people to sign up to help the Red Cross and support their community.”
Gear to Go Section Recommends More Than 175 Tablets, Smart Phones, Cameras, and More
Yonkers, NY – The trend to mobile electronics hasn’t crested yet; America is on track in 2013 to acquire a new gadget for roughly every man, woman, and child over the age of 12.
A special “Gear to Go” section in the August issue of Consumer Reports outlines some key trends that cut across multiple categories of mobile devices, covers what each means for shoppers and users, and offers Ratings of over 175 CR Recommended models. «Read the rest of this article»
7.1 Million Had a Smart Phone that was Destroyed, Lost, or Stolen and Unrecovered; CR’s Mobile Security Investigation Sheds Light on Wireless Threats and Ways to Stay Protected
Yonkers, NY – A smart phone can contain a lot of information that its owner would rather keep private.
But 39 percent of the more than 100 million American adult smart phone owners fail to take even minimal security measures, such as using a screen-lock, backing up data, or installing an app to locate a missing phone or remotely wipe its data, according to Consumer Reports’ Annual State of the Net survey.
At least 7.1 million smart phones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen and not recovered last year, Consumer Reports projects. Yet 69 percent of smart phone users hadn’t backed up their data, including photos and contacts. Just 22 percent had installed software that could locate their lost phone. «Read the rest of this article»
Free App for iPhone and Android Provides Customized Traffic Information
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) today launched a new tool for motorists. The new TDOT SmartWay Mobile App will help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information.
The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. «Read the rest of this article»
Americans’ Spending on Wireless Services Rises 7 Percent
Yonkers, NY – Whether shopping online or at walk-in stores, those who bought a cell phone at an Apple Store or at Apple.com had a better overall experience than shoppers at any other cell-phone store, according to a survey from the Consumer Reports National Research Center.
When it came to ratings for checkout and service, only Apple’s walk-in and online stores received top scores for both attributes. «Read the rest of this article»
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN – Late last year, a group of Austin Peay State University geosciences students hiked through the woods in rural North Carolina, conducting field research.
They were looking for unusual rock outcroppings, and after each discovery, the students painstakingly scribbled down the longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates of the rocks into their notebooks.
That is, except for APSU student Maurice Testa. He simply pulled out his smart phone and quickly went to work.
Clarksville, TN – Earlier this year, officials with Clarksville Academy brainstormed ways to improve communication with parents, current students and prospective students. They decided to create iCougar, an app for the Apple iPad and iPhone.
The idea was to make it a centralized digital location for information on the school, but then came the next question – how do you create an app?
Free Weight-Loss Apps and Websites for Workout Buys
Yonkers, NY – Losing weight is can be challenge─but there are tools that can make it easier. The October 2012 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, highlights free apps that can help those on a weight-loss journey and best sites for deals on workout clothes and gear that can get in you the mood to move. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennesseans can download Ready TN, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency’s (TEMA) popular smartphone preparedness application, to iPhone and iPad devices and access the application’s information and resources on hazards and how to be ready for emergencies.
“It is incredibly important Tennesseans take time to prepare for emergencies, and this new app from TEMA is designed to be responsive to our customers, the taxpayers,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “Citizens are relying increasingly on their mobile devices for relevant and timely information, and the ReadyTN app delivers critical tips and resources to Tennesseans so they can be prepared the next time a disaster strikes.” «Read the rest of this article»
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