Not a day goes by that we don’t hear the same message, “we must act to save our planet and our species.” From the mere task and urgency at hand, most of us become overwhelmed by the responsibility and thus do nothing. Understanding this burden companies, organizations, and activists have created tools to help guide us towards the right path, make the right decisions, and take the right actions.

Some of these tools can be found right on our android tablets. They are easy to use, convenient and even fun. Let’s take a look at how we can protect our planet with our android tablets.

The CO2 Fit App

The CO2 Fit App is a tool that will help you monitor and track your transport CO2 emissions. Moreover, it also rewards you for taking sustainable, alternative means of transportation via a virtual green currency. Whether you drive, cycle, take public transport or walk, this tool can help you understand what you need to do to reduce your emission by presenting other greener options available. All you have to do is simply start the app before each trip, and it will track your speed, distance and give you your CO2 emissions value.

Eco Charger

Let’s consider this: every time you leave your phone or tablet plugged when it’s fully charged, you use about another 1 WATT of energy. If we take into consideration all the phones and tablets on our planet, and the number of times an individual may leave them plugged in after full charge, well, that a lot of energy wasted.  To help individuals take action and save energy, this app notifies you when your phone/tablet is fully charged. The app also comes in handy when you are traveling, or when your battery is overheating or is under an abnormally high voltage intake.

GoodGuide

This app is not only good for our planet, but is also good for your health. All you have to do is download the app and use your device to scan the barcode of the product you are thinking about buying.  The GoodGuide app then immediately reveals the health, environmental, and social performance ratings of the product. You can scan foods, personal care products, and household cleaners and items. The app also offers safer and more environmentally friendly alternatives to your product thus guiding you towards a more conscious lifestyle and shopping.

JouleBug

JouleBug brings entertainment, fun, and competition to sustainable living. It is an application that rewards you for your sustainable choices. You can receive badges, pins, and points, every time you take the right action. Whether it’s bringing your own reusable bag, mug, or container, biking to your office, or recycling, JouleBug rewards you for doing the right thing. You can compete with your friends while saving money and reducing your carbon emissions.

Green Globe App

Love traveling, but you also worry about emissions? Now you can travel with sustainability in mind with this Green Global App. The app provides a list of sustainable hotels, attractions, tours and even cruise lines – as sustainable as those can be – so that you can enjoy some luxury without feeling guilty.

Oroeco

Oroeco is another application that tracks your carbon footprint. This app however, does not only track your transportation footprint, it also takes into consideration the goods you consume. The app breaks down your actions, what you buy, and what you consume, and provides you with your emissions number and impact on your planet. You can even compare your emissions number with those of your friends and neighbours.

This is just another way our Android tablets are helping us live a more satisfying life!

androidWith everything from smartphones to iPads being sold in store and via sites like www.ebay.co.uk  it poses the question – are Android tablets driving the adaptation of laptops in emerging markets?

Well, let’s start with Windows 8. With its dramatic new style, bold Live Tiles, innovative Start screen (replacing the traditional Start button and menu of Windows 7) and a host of incorporated applications, it’s clear that Microsoft has made an epic attempt to bring Windows into the new world. A world of touchscreen mobile computing that’s taking the world by storm.

Not only was it designed for tablets, but for traditional PCs as well, which led to mixed reviews. While some people loved the clever new software and touchscreen capabilities, others criticised it for being over complicated and difficult to use, particularly with a keyboard and mouse. This led to the first revamped edition being released in October 2013, aptly named Windows 8.1.

Like all reputable technology companies, Microsoft listened to the feedback from its consumers and made various attempts to make its revolutionary new technology more user friendly. Not only did they reintroduce the Start button (with the traditional Start menu thought to be planned for Windows 8.2), but they also improved many of the applications.

The photo app, for instance, now came with many editing tools and users could choose from a wealth of other customization options. In short, Microsoft worked hard to make their innovative Windows release more appealing.

As well as Windows 8, many hybrid laptops also seem to have been inspired by Android tablets. Not only do they offer the practicalities of a regular laptop, they are also available with a full-functioning touchscreen offering the best of both worlds. They can be docked (ready to use with a keyboard and mouse) or used on the go providing users with a range of options!

The downside? Some are slightly heavier than traditional tablets making it more difficult to hold them for long periods of time and others don’t have the full capabilities of a traditional laptop. Other than that, they’re a great compromise for anyone that enjoys touchscreen technology but also prefers to type longer documents using a keypad.

What’s more, with the introduction of iCloud storage – a development which lets you access photos, documents, videos and more from whatever device you’re on – it’s now more tempting than ever to purchase devices with this functionality to allow for more flexibility. So, if you have an iPad, you might also want a hybrid laptop or an android inspired device to make working that little bit easier.

So while there’s still a place on the market for trustworthy desktops and standard laptops, it seems more devices are going down the lightweight, touchscreen route with clear Android influences.

This article was written by Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Follow her here: @Amanda_W84

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