ITS Newsletter – Pass IT On
Welcome back to RainCouver. It’s time again to hide away indoors with all our tech toys and gadgets, multi-functional TV’s, and multi-purpose tablets. It’s a great way to pass the time, stay warm, and also a great way to pack on the pounds. This newsletter we are going to give you some inspiration to keep that cold weather weight away, and combine out love of gadgets, tech, and some ‘healthy’ apps.
What’s in Octobers’ Newsletter:
· Using Tech to Stay Healthy
· Comings and Goings
· Deal of the Month
· Tech Tip of the Month
· This Month in Tech History
· October Events
Using Technology to Stay Healthy:
Maybe you have a gym membership, but you need more motivation? Or you are an avid runner, but need some inspiration? Or maybe you like the comfort of your own home? Or you want to make your workplace a little bit healthier? Here are some of the more popular ways of keeping healthy using modern technology and having no excuses. If you like your electronics, or want some new apps, look below.
: This wonderful compact little blender can be stored at work or at home, and is powerful enough to give you a smooth drink every time. Smoothies and shakes don’t need to be boring, think of your favorite flavours and throw them in. A couple of our favorite smoothies for work are:
The Refresher: Spinach, cucumber, avocado, mango, ice and water. The prominent flavours would be the cucumber in mango, so add to your liking.
Lunch time snack: handful of kale and spinach, ¼ avocado, 2.5” cucumber, pear, 2 spoons of flax/hemp/chia seeds, 1/3 banana, 4 ice cubes, ½ cup water. If it’s too thick, just add more water until your desired texture.
Breakfast shake: ½ banana, handful of frozen berries, ½ cup soy milk, ½ protein powder.
Samsung Smart TV’s
: I guess this is more the app that offers the fitness, but if you have sprung for one of these multi-functional TV with the Smart Hub, you should take advantage of Fitness VOD
. You get to make your own profile, it saves what you did before, and it uses the camera to show you a mirror image of yourself during the workout to make sure you have the correct position for the exercises. There is an extensive amount of videos and exercises to choose from to keep your interest and all from the comfort of your home.
: With sensors on the back, this convenient watch offers a more sophisticated data analysis. It gathers your information on perspiration, skin temperature, heart rate, and steps. It also monitors your habits and helps you work toward goals. Water-resistant so you can keep it on 24/7, except while swimming. $199.00
Whole Living Smoothies
: Eating healthy and yummy can be hard at times, so for people on the go, this convenient little app gives you ideas and a reason to put that Nutribullet to work. $1.99 on iTunes
Pocket Yoga: Nifty little app that can be used at home, gym, or where ever you are. Choose between different practices, different durations and different difficulty levels. Whatever your skill level and time availability there’s something for you. $2.99
: This app not only keeps detailed track of your running, biking, or cross training activities, but also allows you to compare and see your progress. It also gives you challenges, and offers you a chance to ‘follow’ people and compete against them. *FREE* (can pay for more features, but a lot is inc)
: The best calorie counter on the market for the best price. Set a daily calorie goal, and then record your daily food and exercise to make sure you stay on track. Also gives you full mobile access to your MyFitnessPal.com account, so you can log your food and exercise from anywhere, at any time. All changes made on your phone will be synchronized with our website and vice versa. *FREE*
Keas: This social wellness platform allows companies to pick health goals and compete against each other to lose weight and get in shape, incentivized by a reward system which offers both real and virtual prizes. Contact KEAS sales team direct for pricing.
: The twist with this app is that the key to achieving your health and fitness goals revolves around negative motivation. If you don’t got to your workout/check in at the gym, then you have to fork out the cash. Price is based on how much you skip out!
Comings and Goings:
At the beginning of this month we say a sad farewell to one of our technical staff Tarn Kataria. He has worked for ITS just under a year and is ready to take on a new challenge assisting in the development of the Evergreen line. We wish him plenty of luck and support.
Deal of the Month:
Each month we will supply you with a product that we believe is a great deal and may suit your business or personal needs. This is an opportunity for you to save time and energy shopping around for what’s best at the best price, because we have done it for you!
Logitech Z313 2.1 25W Speaker System With Headphone Jack Control Pod & Compact Subwoofer
Price: $ 69.99
*Tax and Shipping not included
If you are interested please contact the sales team at [email protected]
Tech Tip of the Month:
Brought to you by Alandale Training a great resource online for tips and on-site computer training courses in Vancouver, BC. Visit their site at www.alandaletraining.com.
Reopen a recently closed tab in Internet Explorer
So you are surfing away on the web with lots of tabs open in your browser window (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). You decide to clean things up a bit by closing some of the tabs. Accidentally you close the wrong tab. Oops! So what do you do?
Press Ctrl+Shift+T to reopen the tab you just closed.
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This Month in Tech History:
· October 1985- Nintendo is launched!!
· October 1st 1982 – Sony sells the first CD players to the public
· October 14th 1947- First person to fly faster than the speed of sound
· October 25th 1955- The first domestic microwave oven is introduced
· Vancouver Film Festival- Sept 26th – Oct 11th 2013
· 9th Annual Taste of Yaletown – Oct 16th – 27th 2013
· Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival- Oct 22nd -27th 2013
· Fright Nights at the PNE – Oct 17th – Oct 31st 2013
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