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How to Keep Friends Safe During the #BackToSchool Season

The recurring theme these last few weeks has been safe driving, especially since school is back in session, and many teens are on the road. Last week we shared a story about #X, referencing it as our next movement in the It Can Wait campaign. To tag along with that, check out the free DriveMode app that is available to Android and BlackBerry users! This is just another great tool to help teenagers be responsible behind the wheel as they return to school!  The DriveMode app and #X is not just for teens!  Anyone who drives should utilize these great, FREE tools to stay safe and prevent accidents.


But don’t just take our word for it! Hear what the band R5 has to say about safe driving by clicking here.


Explore the Brave New World of Home Automation

Once upon a time folks could leave home and not really worry if their doors and windows were unlocked or open. Over the course of time, those fairy tales changed and folks had to make their homes more secure with alarm systems, yet what if you forget to set it? Technology is forever evolving, and the basic alarm system has turned into complete home automation. Now you can set your alarm, monitor your home with live camera feeds, set lights to turn on or off, and a myriad of other options. Check out this article to see how far we’ve come and learn about the amazing benefits of home automation.


More Than 50 New Live Channels on U-verse Smartphone and Tablet App

Good news for U-verse TV customers! The U-verse App has 180 live channels with over 100 available to watch away from home on over 30 devices! Check out this article for details that include a listing of channels available to watch inside and outside the home!


Girls Who Code: The Next Generation of Female Tech Leaders

You may remember Girls Who Code from our very first edition of the Friday Fix. Their summer immersion program is wrapping up, and its continued success means the program will soon be expanding to additional cities nationwide! To learn more about this program, check out the full article!


A Winning IDEA

In the spirit of promoting STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the IDEA contest challenges students to build a mobile app! This year’s winners came up with an app that lets students turn in assignments and access their textbooks. It’s so exciting to see students coming up with innovative ways to use technology. Check out the full article for more details about the IDEA contest.


That’s it for Friday Fix number six! See you next week! As always, let us know what you think in the comments below.

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