The day to day necessities of life are disappearing, one by one, thanks to the new and efficient technologies. Postage stamps, postcards and recipe books continue to exist, but we hardly ever need to have. Why does a marriage advertisement, when you can just make a “swipe to the left?”
The standard in the electronics, gear, and methods of the past are gone, as if it had never been invented at all. As in the old formats to disappear, which leaves us with the task of how to deal with the memories. Tap or click here to see the steps you need to take your old videos, photos, and music in the digital age.
Even services, which would seem to be to disappear in the name of progress: Apple is killing apple and this is what it means to have all your music and movies.
There are a number of rituals, which are no longer needed in many homes. If you are 40 years of age or older, you will probably laugh about it with nostalgia. To this list, share it on social media. Others will enjoy this trip down memory lane, too!
1. It is to remember a phone number,
Pop quiz: how many phone numbers do you know by heart? Some people don’t even know their spouse’s songs. How times have changed. Now, tell me you’re a smart assistant to make phone calls from your contact list, or you can touch their name on your phone.
The earliest of these cell phones require you to use your entire map by hand from the old unit to the new one; and now, with cloud technology, your contacts will be automatically downloaded for you.
What happens if you lose your phone, say at a Disney theme park. The couple was separated and turned to Facebook for help.
2. Use the phone book to find a company to work on your home
Generation-Z does not even know what “Yellow Pages” refers to. They may not have ever seen a phone book.
Online consumer services like Angie’s List and Yelp have made finding a service to people easily, and you can read other users ‘ reviews. One of the new ways of the ultra-local services, it is Nextdoor, which has a special section for “recommendations,” along with crime watch and other local information.
3. Sell your car with a cardboard sign stuck on the windshield
Unless you are selling your vehicle to someone you know and trust, these items can get sticky, and a little bit of a dangerous one, especially with all the trolls. Craigslist, started more than 20 years ago, and it’s still going strong, even though it’s still a load of trolls and weirdos. If you want to sell your car, here are three sites that may be better than Craigslist.
4. To figure out the math in your head
A few of us will ever be implemented on pocket calculators with us to the grocery store. In fact, almost anyone with a smart phone is used to make basic calculations, no matter where or when you’ll need it. In fact, you don’t even have to jab songs, both physical and virtual, Tell Siri to solve a math problem, or the order So to do, the tedious long division for you, along with a host of other useful skills.
5. Please call and talk to a member of the family, “Where are you?”
Find My Friends changed, family is the safety and security of the scenery as you pass through the physical connection of the iPhone users. This app was a life saver for parents and their children, and the adults who take care of aging parents, as well as many others. The phone Tracker is a free app for the ipad, iPhone, and Android-powered phones, which not only tracks location but also messages and web activity.
6. Telling time by the hands of a clock
As for the cursive writing, the analog clocks will be able to be teetering on the verge of extinction. Few people are using smartphones to bother with watches anymore, unless they are a fashion statement or a fitness tracker. With digital clocks, the masters of our computers and the hardware, which is a 12-digit clocks can be pure to be in the news.
Even your own alarm clock, have a tech make-over. Click or tap on the three apps that monitor your sleep cycles and wakes you up when you feel the most rested.
7. Create a photo album
It’s kind of hard to print an image on a one hour photo store to take it back to your pack of four-by-six photos, and then carefully pasting it into a faux-leather-photo-album. In view of the ease and convenience of digital photography, and the countless images that you could produce on a normal day, you would have to fill all the shelves in no time at all.
Photo sharing services like Flickr and Amazon Cloud, and have been in existence for several years, and now have a number of apps that will help you to organize your photos and mementos, and some of them are from well-known companies such as CVS and Walgreen’s.
8. A CD or record collection
It Was not cool back in the day, in order to a shabby-chic apartment, and you will see the properties of your Cd’s? It Was not a pleasure to browse through the boxes of vinyl records? Napster was the first sign that the music would be like a little time machine of the MP3 file, and then to the iPods in general is the kiss of death.
Today, music exists as a digital index to the screen. The purist can keep track of their turntables, but the Cd’s are probably the way of the wax cylinder. Click or tap on it to be legal to download music for free.
9. The making of the mixtape
There was something very special, a mix tape. We spent hours finding the right one, then lining up the two tapes for a song to copy it. As much as lovers, though their relationship is with the aid of a blank tape and a couple of dozen or so favorite albums.
Now, you can use the drag-and-drop operation to a digital playlist in seconds. Tap or click in order to compare it with a music streaming service (and create and share playlists, etc).
10. To call a theater to get movie times
Back in the day, you should call the theater and listen to the endless loop recording of video and at times. Sometimes, you might catch it in the middle of a loop, and wait for it to start at the very beginning of the film.
Using Google, type in “movie times,” and the search engine will display a list of movies that are based on your current location. You can also ask your virtual assistant like the Google Home page, what are the movies playing at the cineplex, and that they, along with many other tricks, and easter eggs.
11. Record your favourite programmes on a tape,
Throughout the year, we would have to wait for the “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “The Wizard of Oz,” a pop-up on SCREEN. If they did, we would have it on a VHS tape in the machine and wait for the right moment to press the “record.”
When the TiVo to occur, and the more streamlined this process by creating a scheduled recording is even easier. Now, with streaming services, web-stores, and it is easy to purchase, download, and the timing of transmission hardly matters any more. However, if you are cutting the cord on traditional cable tv, then make sure that you get the services that best suit your interests and budget.
12. The watch shows as they are broadcast live
In the same vein, we rarely have to sit in front of the television, eagerly waiting for an important networking event.” Services such as Hulu and YouTube, putting in a huge amount of national television into a digital format, and local news stations in the log, most of the segments on their website. Tap or click to go to the 5 sites to watch live TV and to stream them for free.
13. To run to the store for a last minute gift
Curses! Did you forget a gift for mother’s day! If your schedule is so that you can rush to the store and hurried to choose something out of this? If you have Amazon Prime and live in an Amazon hub, there is no need to. You are able to use the same-day delivery and that is a gift couriered to your door.
This is just one of the many benefits that you probably didn’t know, Amazon offers you. Please click here for more than 20 lesser-known perks that come with your Amazon Prime membership.
14. To cut things from the newspaper
When I was a kid, my dad used to cut out articles from the newspaper and put them in my lunch box. I’m going to miss these days. If your Father was alive today, he would be doing what most of us do it, and then tap or click of a button to share content via sms or e-mail. Speaking of sharing, you get my newsletter? Tap or click to sign up today. Dad would love that!!!!
15. Send a hand-written letter
Don’t get me wrong, It’s still nice to receive a postcard from far far away. You should be able to say that with the e-mail, text messages, and video calls have been made to handwritten letters more special. However, no one is being forced to in order to transcribe their thinking, the hand, and put the letters into the mailbox. Well, now, we can use voice dictation to write messages.
16. On the lookout at the spelling of a word in the dictionary
Spell check is almost as old as word-processing, and a lot of us grew up expected to use Microsoft Word to underline one’s mistakes in the red curve. But the auto-correction takes this concept a step further, to suggest that what we are going to write, and to correct our mistakes.
This can be especially useful for clumsy fingers, but it can be a bit embarrassing when autocorrect wrong guesses. Click here for five ways to take control of autocorrect.
17. The use of a public pay phone to make a call
Phone booths are making a comeback in the open-plan offices with no privacy. But it is not common to the public phone where you have to deal with a dirty, direct dial telephone, and put in a coin to make the call. The last holdout may be an airport or a particular part of the city, as well as international travelers can usually nab one SIM-card, at the moment they step off the plane. Did you know that you can use your mobile phone as a walkie-talkie? Tap or click in order to learn how to do it.
18. Carry cash
I remember my father telling me a ten-dollar bill, because you never know when you’ll need it.” In a world of debit cards and P2P applications (peer-to-peer), and we have no cash. So, what happens if your phone is dead, and there was no one else in the neighborhood, and you’ve got a pay phone? Fortunately, the majority of public telephones are located throughout the united states have been equipped with credit packs.
19. The use of a travel agent
Travel agents may be of crucial importance for the development of the holiday, but also for the global flights, the services, such as Kayak, CheapFlights completely transformed how we take our time. You can also compare it to hundreds of airline companies and agencies, in seconds, to get the best deal. If you wish to save even more, use Google Flights to search for the cheapest flights. Here are five ways to Google Flights, it can really help you save, and you have to be flexible with your travel schedule.
20. It will get old checks back from the bank every month
Oh, and people are still writing checks and the physical, the salary is still the routine method of payment, but I’m not sure how this outdated practice, it will take much longer to complete. Even checks have become digitized, thanks to the automated teller machines that scan a piece of paper, and print the result on your receipt.
That being said, the online form will open up a whole world of security risks. If you are not sure whether your phone’s banking app is safe, and that there are three important steps you can take.
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