Tech That Makes Your Life Easier

There's no doubt that modern day life would not be what it is without technology. The countless smart devices we use every day have one thing in common: convenience. This is the appeal of most modern technological innovations. If something saves time and effort (or both), you can bet most people will want to get their hands on it. 

As desirable as convenience is, there's something else that separates ordinary tech from smart, or game-changing innovations. If something is convenient and affordable (or even better, free), it's not long before it’s a feature of everyday life. There is plenty of free technology that fits this description, whether it's software or actual machinery. 

Try to imagine your life without these tech innovations: 

  • Social Media - It's hard to think there was a time that society got by without social media. Of all the strides mankind has made in the sphere of communications technology, social media is the most widely used — and with good reason. Social media is about much more than just keeping in touch with your loved ones. It's easy to use, connects you to like-minded people, opens a window into other communities and is often the catalyst for social change.

    Social media apps are compatible with most smart devices, making them accessible to most people. They're free to download and use, with some mobile network providers granting access to free versions of certain social media platforms.
  • Internet - When you think about how the internet has permeated every sphere of society, it's almost like there are only two parts of history: life between the invention of the internet, and life afterwards. Because of the World Wide Web, you don't have to attend a brick-and-mortar school to learn, commute to a revenue services office to file a tax return or a wait in a queue to pay for your shopping... All of those things and many others can be done from a device connected to the internet.
  • Mobile Apps - These have changed the way we view our phones. There's so much more to the modern smartphone than its ability to make and receive calls. Other than making communication extremely easy and fast, you can use different apps to browse online platforms, look through a celebrity's social media profiles, listen to music and book transport just by switching between the apps on your home screen. This smart technology gives users the ability to perform complex tasks on the go. There's usually no fee attached to downloading and using an app; all you need is an active internet connection.

The good news is that online technology and processes are usually a lot faster (and more stress-free) than in-person service. It's even better if you use a smart platform created to solve your specific problem. For instance, if you're looking for car insurance you don't have to go through the lengthy process of getting a quote. With MiSwitch, you can go to, upload your current insurance policy schedule, and a MiWay agent will contact you in minutes with a comparative quote.

One of the downsides of this fast-paced technology boom is that your devices may become incompatible with newer technology. If this happens, here's how to dispose of your e-waste responsibly.

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