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Ways to keep yourself engaged during lockdown

WAYS TO KEEP YOURSELF ENGAGED DURING LOCKDOWN

Technology has helped us elevate our standard of living, redefining the very meaning of staying connected and almost everything else. But now, the world has come to an abrupt halt and the need to connect whilst in social distancing and the need for tech to help us has never been this high. So here are 10 tech based innovations that can keep you engaged during these isolated days.
   
   
      1. Houseparty.
      2. Kindle.
      3. Zoom.
      4. Netflix. 
      5. Google Stadia.
      6.  LinkedIn.
      7. Audible.
      8. Nike training club.
      9. Practo.
      10. Coursera.


·        HOUSEPARTY
Houseparty is the perfect app for the ambiverts who prefer to stay put all day in the comfort of their beds but also don’t want to miss out on what their friends are up-to. As the makers of the app would like to call it “A face-to-face social network“ it truly enables you to connect with your best buds through its video-call streaming surface and also keeps your squad engaged with the numerous games available to play.
Pre quarantine, the app was predominantly used by kids who were a part of the fortnite cult, but times like these have brought up a new purpose for the app and it would hope to thrive and compete with other social media platforms.

·        KINDLE
No I do agree that an e-book would never give the experience of reading and running through the pages of an actual book but delivery services have paused and the need to keep yourself engaged has grown exponentially. Kindle offers you over a million books to buy and read and it sure is something the bookworms would find solace at.

·        ZOOM
Zoom is a remote conferencing service which allows multiple users to join in a video call by creating a conference room. With colleges, schools and offices shut, zoom allows learning and working to progress for now from your homes and is rapidly spreading among the college community where lectures are now being held in zoom conference rooms.

·        NETFLIX
You would probably be joking if you told me you didn’t know what Netflix is. Allow me to explain it to the minority who really are unaware of what it is. Netflix is an online streaming services which is a host for an ocean of your favorite tv shows and other different movies as well. It is the future of television. When it started nearly 20 years ago, Netflix was a subscription-based DVD service that would mail DVDs straight to your home. It still provides that service too but now it likes to represent itself as the giant of streaming service. Netflix now offers up a wide range of content across every genre you can imagine. From full seasons of today’s hottest TV shows to classic movies, Netflix has more entertainment than you could ever possibly watch. 

·        GOOGLE STADIA
Now Google Stadia is not available in every country and its more of an upcoming tech; the future of gaming. Google Stadia lets you play modern games on just about any screen you own, with Google's servers handling all the processing power and beaming them to you via the cloud. There are no downloads or installations to worry about; if your device can run a Google Chrome browser, it can handle Google Stadia (just not with 4K, HDR, or 5.1 Surround Sound). Google Stadia supports play on your TV (using a Chromecast Ultra), desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphones - though for now only on the Pixel phones. It sure is the next big thing in the gaming industry.

·        LINKEDIN
Linkedin is a social platform for business professionals and office workers to keep themselves connected with the business side of the world. LinkedIn also puts a professional spin on ideas you know from facebook (i.e) your profile, becomes your resume, complete with education, work experience, projects, skills, accomplishments and referrals from your colleagues. Now in these times, LinkedIn is offering free courses to enhance and build your skills while under social distancing so that this break helps you upgrade yourself.

·        AUDIBLE
Audible is the perfect app for people who want to read but do not want to put the time and effort into it. Audible is an audio-book app that reads the book for the user with all fancy features such as reading speed, sleep reading, bookmarking, multi-tasking by allowing the app to run in the background and so on. Its free for Amazon prime users and they have opened their services for free this COVID-19 period so that people can jump into the trend of listening to audiobooks.

·        NIKE TRAINING CLUB
The gym freaks sure are having a hard time maintaining fitness levels now and this app is the best solution for them to burn their calories from home. This app keeps you fit and helps you reach your desired level of fitness by offering you workout videos from well trained professionals. The app can throw you and endless supply of training videos with or without any equipment and sure does help you to sweat the carbs out of your system from home.

·        PRACTO
Healthcare has become the need of the hour but hospitals have been flooding in with COVID-19 patients and people are asked to fight out minor health issues at home. Practo offers the best solution for patients from home by linking them up with doctors for all needs from psychologist to pediatricians. Practo acts as a social network that is used by the doctors to share updates with patients who are following them. Patients can also order medicine through Practo, with is another booming need of the hour.

·        COURSERA
Coursera is an online learning platform offering a variety of free courses (MOOC) and certified degrees from universities and institutes across the globe. Every course on coursera is thought by a well trained, certified trainer and the courses hold a value in their own. Coursera will make its content free to universities in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Any university worldwide is eligible
Universities can sign up through an online portal and will have free access through July 31, 2020. Students who enroll in individual classes before July 31 will have access to that content through September of this year and this is an amazing opportunity for students to learn from home. 

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