15 Signs You Are Addicted to Technology

We are surrounded by technology. From our conversations to washrooms, we are engulfed in a technologically advanced world.

As the world progresses, it is becoming more difficult to live without the aid of some form of technology. Be it for education or sex, we need technology. 3D printed orthotics and livable 3D printed homes are now a reality. We have chatbots that are now delivering food, customer service, answers, and what not. We are entering a generation that is going to be powered by Artificial Intelligence. But there is a catch to all this technology.

And I am sure a lot of people are going to agree to this: Life was much easier when Apple and BlackBerry were just fruits and Samsung was selling nuts.

But now, we have all become slaves to this thing called technology. Heck, I am using the power of technology to write this post. I would then be using the power of technology to market this and then I would be using the power of technology to talk about the fact that we all have become addicted to technology. We are all a slave to the thing called technology.

Technology has taken over a portion of our lives because we have allowed it to consume our lives. We have all bowed down to the power of technology. Don’t believe me? Just walk down the street and see for yourself how many heads are bowed down on to their mobile screens. You will be amazed.

Speaking of amazing, here are some of the most unorthodox signs that can help you decide whether you are addicted to technology or not.

  1. You have stopped using “BRB” because you do not leave your device anymore.

  2. You use your phone as a calculator everywhere you go. Even during exams.

  3. The only spare time you have to charge your devices is the time when you recharge yourself, i.e. when you sleep.

  4. You cannot go to sleep without crushing that one more candy of Candy Crush.

  5. You only have time to show the world how/what you are doing through your selfies.

  6. You need glasses of different kinds to help see your screens better. Imagine for how long you have actually been looking at them.

  7. You only use Skype, Whatsapp, Viber, Line, Facebook Messenger, Hike, imo or Hangouts to talk to people, even if you live nearby or are standing in the same mall.

  8. You believe in your followers on social media and know that nothing understands you better than a “Like”, “Retweet”, “+1”, or a <3″

  9. You correct your auto-correct more than your auto-correct corrects you. Oh…and it annoys you as well.

  10. You have more Cooling Pads than you have actual cooling fans at your house.

  11. You use your phone as a pocket watch. Looking at it after every while to check what time it is only to forget to look at the time.

  12. You clean your screens more than you clean your room. Just to remove any fingerprints in case your devices get in to wrong hands. Security is a major concern. What if somebody forge your fingerprints?

  13. You can type without looking at the keys you are pressing.

  14. You never ring the doorbell. Instead, text or give missed calls to tell that you are outside.

  15. You opened this post to check whether you are actually addicted or not.

Getting Started With YourDoctorsOnline

Telemedicine: Saving Lives, Digitally

I am a part of a six person content team that churns out content on regular basis. We have our elbows on the table and fingers clicking on notebooks. Words helps us make a living for ourselves. There are days, where we have to give in all we have to produce some great work. On one of those days, a colleague complained of pain in his left hand. Being from an educated lot, we immediately rushed to the nearest medical facility. The doctor in the ER ordered tests that were supposed to be done at that moment. He suspected a minor Heart Attack. No heartbeat was monitored, just the pulse was checked.

We were in a state of shock just by hearing such a quick diagnosis.

We didn’t waste any time and got all the ECG’s and blood tests done. All results were negative. It turned out that our supervisor had overeaten last night and was having a gastric pain. For that moment, we all laughed out, but were quick to keep our smiles to ourselves after seeing the Diagnostic Invoice. Clearly, we missed out having taken a second opinion on the matter or the history of the patient in this regard.

Have you ever encountered a situation, when you or someone you love or work with was incorrectly diagnosed with a medical condition? Or any situation where the treatment plan provided by the doctor was incorrect or without historical consideration?

Well, you are not alone. According to various recent studies conducted by JAMA Medical in USA, up to 68% of patients were diagnosed incorrectly at first and sought a change in diagnosis. Additionally, according to Harvard Medical, 1 out of every 3rd cases of complex medical cases are misdiagnosed and John Hopkins Hospital reported that Medical error is counted as the 3rd leading cause of death and injury.

Faced with such statistics and lack of technology integration in this digital age, Nauman Jaffer partnered with multiple consultants and practitioners to bring forth YourDoctors.Online, a global digital healthcare solution providing expert “general medical” and “second medical opinions” to patients.

How can a medical opinion help?

In the starting case, the misdiagnosis didn’t cost a life, however, there have been cases where people have lost their loved ones because of the lack of historical data and misdiagnosis due to not seeking a second opinion. The picture below depicts how a medical opinion will help in diagnosing your medical condition.

Telemedicine Saving Lives Digitally

Telemedicine is Changing How We Treat Patients

Telemedicine comes in real handy when we move further into remote areas where access to healthcare is limited. For such areas, telemedicine server as a life saver. It helps patients to diagnose their diseases, consult specialists using videoconferencing and enables them to find a cure for their illness. Telemedicine eliminates the need for bearing the travel cost and time by bringing quality medical care for those who wouldn’t normally be able to access it.

Another use of telemedicine is in the peer to peer patient care consultations. Doctors from different locations can easily sit and discuss a treatment plan for a patient without actually incurring cost on travelling and appointments.

YourDoctors.Online is a perfect example of Telemedicine, a technology that provides healthcare to patients without the boundaries of locations. CMO.com declared YourDoctors.Online as being one of the top 5 most disruptive innovations in patient care. More ventures of these kind would help people in far-fetched areas to access quality health care in reasonable prices.

JStock Android App

JStock – Your Go to Android App for Stock Tracking

If you are one of those who like your [amazon_textlink asin=’0750659009′ text=’stock information’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’immuddkha-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’bc026316-1261-11e7-8abd-d97be720c320′] to walk with you while you are running rounds in the park, then you have to load up JStock Android App right now.

You might be asking yourself, why I would load an application when I can just scroll the newspaper for my preferred stocks. For starters, it is boring to look at dull charts and line graphs. Secondly, the finance section of newspapers is not something that everyone understands, even those who are mature stock traders, leave alone the beginners starting out with stock trading.

JStock, developed by Yocto Enterprises, is one of the easiest to use stock tracking applications on android. JStock provides colorful outlook on stocks with real-time market and economic information. When you search about popular stock apps on Google, you will see JStock pop up again and again. Why? Here are a few reasons:

  • JStock is based on the Freemium models with a Free 10 Day trial of the Premium features
  • JStock is easy to use and interactive
  • The app provides a wealth of information about the reigning stock prices, industry trends and news.
  • Support for 34 World stock markets, including real time data from China, India, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States.
  • JStock Comes with a 60 Days Money Back guarantee

These are only some of the features of the application, however, are these the only reason why you should invest in JStock to keep track of all your trading and investments? Well, here are the major reasons as to why JStock is your go to app for managing your stock investments.

  • The app contains a repository of stock indices to choose from.
  • The app historically tracks changes in the prices of the stock, with a data history availability of 10 years.
  • JStock app also lets you maintain your own portfolio of purchased stocks. This makes it easier for you to measure your capital gains or losses on fluctuating prices.

How to use the application?

Using the app is a swift process. You just have to perform a few clicks and you are good to start tracking your investments.

  • Start by tapping the plus sign to add a stock to your watch list. You can search for your preferred stock by entering the name of the company or the stock exchange’s trading name and the app will find the correct stock with either of the information.
  • Once the company is selected, you can start tracking the prices at once. In some cases, you will be able to see price changes within seconds of adding a stock.

JStock Android App 1

  • JStock shows the most present value of the stock along with its historical changes.
  • The application allows you to sort stocks according to names, last update time, and the change direction of the price.

To view a graphical representation of the stock, just tap an entry and you will be able to see the historical change in the value for that stock in the form of a line graph.

j-stock-android-app JStock Android App Graph Viewer

  • You can also select the current value of each index by opening the navigation drawer. The drawer also lets you create your own stock portfolio.
    • Just enter the name of the stock you currently own by tapping the add button.
    • Select the date you bought it on.
    • Select your buying price,
    • The number of shares that you bought.
    • You can add stocks you own by repeating this process.

Tracking your Stocks With JStocks

You can easily track your stocks to determine if you want to sell or receive dividend on your stocks. Just enter the stock which you want to track for dividends or sell out and swipe to “Sell” and “Dividend” tabs to view the history of profits, loss, and dividends of a particular stock.

JStock tells you how much you have made (or lost) on a certain stock since the time you bought it based on the current value. However, JStock is not your go agent for purchasing stocks or a basis for your investment. So choose wisely, after all, this is about your hard earned money. JStock also comes with a desktop version, which you can get here. But I would prefer the android app. Have fun tracking your stock on the go!

All Images Courtesy: Google Play Store