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The capabilities of the cloud

The power of wireless networks has grown rapidly in recent years and now “the cloud” has made a number of tasks capable from remote locations. In case you are unaware, the cloud is a wireless network that can be accessed remotely allowing tasks to be carried out from numerous devices and locations.

This means that the cloud is predominantly used for professional purposes, allowing colleagues to share files and edit documents from a variety of offices. However the cloud can be used outside your professional life and we will look at how it can be used in your social and domestic life below.

Manage your to do list

Although this could be applied to your work life, it is more likely that you will use smartphone productivity apps to organise your personal time. But what if your phone’s battery dies, there is a fault with the device or it is lost stolen, what happens to your tasks and calendar at this point? Well this is one of the benefits of the cloud, as many productivity apps will automatically back up to an external server. Make sure that any app you consider has this feature and you will benefit from the capabilities of the cloud in any smartphone related emergency.

Record your favourite TV shows

If you love your TV shows and dread the thought of missing an episode, then the cloud can definitely be of benefit to you! Using the Sky+ app you can set shows to record remotely, which is great if you are running late or forget to set it to record before you leave the house. So if you don’t have the app, it’s time to head to the app store.

Beat the traffic

There are a number of apps that use the cloud, and the misfortune of those already stuck in traffic, to help navigate you around any problems and reach your destination as quickly as possible.

Control your heating

The cloud can also be used to help you control your energy usage, making you a wealthier and more environmentally friendly person at the same time. Smart Heating enables you to control the temperature of your home over the cloud, via a smartphone app. This means that rather than leaving the temperature up high all day long, you can simply turn it up as you leave work and still return to a warm and welcoming home.

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