We are surrounded by technology. From the electronic devices we use in our homes, to the wearable tech we have on our wrists, we are assisted by technology at all times and in all places.
I, for instance, am never left without some form of communication to the outside world, such as my smartwatch or my phone. We all take advantage of having the entire world at our fingertips, but what gadgets do we use most? Which ones are most important to us?
I was recently asked which device I would choose to use for the rest of my life. I can only choose one, so it goes without saying that this wasn’t an easy task. Since I use so many devices everyday – sometimes without even noticing, I asked around and studied others to help me make a more informed decision.
I watched students interact with their devices at the library, and even interrogated my younger cousin, who’s a little more tech-conscious than I am. In the end, I found my device. I decided on the one electronic gadget that I can’t live without – my MacBook Air.
The Four S’s of my Macbook Air
While this turned out to be quite a difficult challenge for me, I narrowed it down to functions I find to be most important in any electronic device. I stand by my rule of ‘Four S’s’ – Security, Stability, Storage, and Sending Information.
If I am using a device for the rest of my life, you bet it’s going to be secure. I carry around a lot of personal data on my Macbook Air, and I need to know it’s safe.
Apple takes security just as seriously as its consumers do, too. With iCloud’s 128-bit AES encryption, I know my data would be safe. This is the same encryption used by banks, so I’m not worried. Also, the Mac OS, unlike Android OS, is not open-market, which means third-party apps cannot access information without a thorough screening process.
What’s the point of having a device for you to use for the rest of your life if it’s constantly crashing? The device drivers in the Macbook Air, which act as a translator between a the computer and the applications, or operating systems that use it, ensures that my MacBook Air won’t sporadically shut down or give me the ‘blue screen of death‘ that I might experience with other types of computers.
The MacBook Air, like most computers, comes with great storage capabilities. What separates it from the rest, for me anyway, is the fact that my iCloud account is available from the second I turn on my computer.
The storage is cloud-based, so I can increase my data limit without having to install any programs, or even logging in to another cloud-based program online. It’s all right there! Again, the storage is also encrypted very well, which just adds to its appeal.
One of the most important uses for my MacBook Air, second only to security, is its ability to send information the same way my iPhone does.
Anything I can do on my iPhone can also be done on my MacBook Air, like sending iMessages or even making calls! Of course I also have easy access to the email client on my desktop, as well as the ability to log in to any of my social media accounts to communicate with friends and family.
I chose my MacBook Air as my device based on my wants and needs, as well as my ‘Four S’s.’ What is the one electronic gadget or device you would choose to use forever? What are your reasons for choosing that particular device?