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July 4th Independence Day Thoughts and Apps

July 4th

July 4th

Our country is turning 241 years old this year. As far as countries go, we’re still toddlers. We accomplished a lot in our short run and I’ll be optimistic and say the best is yet to come. As we kick back to enjoy the July 4th holiday we may want to unplug the tech toys and focus on the people close to us, or not. At least we should reflect on what it was like before all the technology that is so pervasive in our lives today.

Barbecues, picnics, a day at the beach, quality time spent with family and friends and a moment to remember what we actually accomplished in the last 241 years. It’s not easy to reflect on what we have accomplished in this country without including technology of all types. But if July 4th is the one day you plan to abstain from browsing, emailing, tweeting, posting or anything else you may do with that computer in your pocket that’s disguised as a phone, then good for you. If you can’t live without your gadgets for even one day then consider these alternatives.


Some look at the 4th of July as an opportunity to shop since there are a lot of holiday sales from retailers


If shopping is not your thing there are some fun apps to entertain. 4th of July Photo Editor and Independence Day Photo Frames are fun apps that allow you to add Independence Day themes to your photos. You can Save, Share and Print fun themed photos. 

On a more serious note, there is an app to test your knowledge of this important holiday. “4th of July US History Quiz Independence Day”. A nice approach to get the kids familiar with their country’s history and brush up on your own US History knowledge.


Of course, it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without some display pyrotechnics or fireworks. If for any reason you can’t get to a good fireworks display or just want to extend the excitement of a pyrotechnics display, you can download “Real Fireworks”.  The app gives you a continuous fireworks display without having to leave the comfort of your easy chair.

No matter how you plan to spend this special day, enjoy yourself. Raise a glass to all those who sacrificed to secure the freedoms we enjoy. And most of all, have a Happy 4th of July! We’ll be back on Wednesday, July 5th. 

Enjoy this fireworks display from hiramu55bocaboca’s YouTube channel.

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Carmine Delligatti-Drummer, former Support Manager for Deneba Software, ACD Systems, Mareware, Inc. and Swiss Made Marketing. Avid technology blogger and Managing Editor of