It’s incredible to look back on how things have changed since the early year 2000. Most of us carry a pocket-sized device with a higher resolution screen than that of any computer from several years ago, with faster internet than the ones we had during our childhood, and can take high-res photos. Yet, we’re not always making the most of this marvellous device and mainly using it to post as well as update Facebook status and watch YouTube. So what else can we use our super-powered phones for?
Firstly, how often do you actually use your smartphone to educate yourself? There are more learning resources on the internet than you can imagine. You can take courses, talk to experts, and even delve into a colossal online library (or ten) if you want to know more about a certain topic, and that’s all before you’ve even read the voluminous articles on Wikipedia. It’s extremely handy if you’re abroad too. An on-the-spot translation is a real lifesaver and you can also check details of your destination – its history and most recommended local nightspots.
It’s also an unconventional tool used in making art. All you need is to tap into your imaginative self as well as your creative mind. You’d be surprised at just how many [iPhone] compatible apps there are out there which enables you to write, sketch, and even make music – Apple’s Garage Band being a particular highlight for those who want to compose melodies with high-quality digital instruments on the move.
In addition, you are also presented with a number of modern means to keep in touch with distant relatives and loved ones via video chat and VOIP. Improved portability and enhanced features makes playing games whether online and offline is provides a satisfying gaming experience. Who ever expected a phone can have so many uses.
Smartphones are also invading the world of photography. It hasn’t been long since Nokia unveiled a phone with a 41-megapixel camera lens, which is like taping four up-market digital cameras together. Undoubtedly, this ingenious gadget with built-in photo-editing software allows you to not just take incredible photographs but also do great post-production work on them too. It makes me wonder what will come next.
Doing business in the modern world requires wit and innovation to keep up with the latest trends. Numerous manual tasks can now be done digitally thus saving you from extra recurring costs. Smartphones can be used in sending business cards, business mails through emails, make free phone or even video calls and readily viewable portfolios for presentation purposes. Booking meetings and social calls with clients including your business network has never been made easier- with just a touch of a few buttons and you’re ready to go.
Initially, this mobile device was primarily designed as a business tool and despite its extended functionalities it’s still living up to their purpose. With the emergence of the Windows 8 phones, Blackberry users started to change brand and service preferences therefore forcing the latter to up their game especially upon realising that a smartphone is an integral part of business people’s daily lives – hence it has managed to become a commodity.
So be sure to maximise your smartphone use! Don’t be afraid to try something new whether it is a newly launched app or even a new unit surely, it is a worthy go-gadget that goes with everything!
About the Author:
Allie Cooper is a young upcoming writer, a certified gamer known for weaving in her indelible wit into gadgets, tech and game reviews, tech companies, from UK and internet start-ups to bigger businesses.