Monday, December 24, 2012

Where's Santa?

This is just a quick reminder for my friends that are celebrating Christmas with small children this year. Google Maps and Google Earth can be used to track Santa Claus through the night. You can do this on the web, on an Android device, and on an iOS device. Click here for Google's official post on the topic.

Happy Holidays to all! I'm off to put up some decorations now.

Detext Could Put the Brakes on Distracted Teen Driving

 Detext is an Android application that is designed to prevent a phone from accepting or sending calls and texts while it is in a moving vehicle. The application will send an automated message back to anyone that tries to call or text the phone while it is in a moving vehicle. Detext can be installed by parents on their teenagers' phones. In addition to blocking incoming calls and texts parents can set Detext to send an alert to their phones if their teenage drivers are speeding.

Applications for Education
The high school in my school district as well as many surrounding districts have launched aggressive campaigns about distracted driving. Awareness of apps like Detext could be good items to include the educational materials distributed to parents and their teenage drivers.