Smartphones

LEARN ABOUT SMARTPHONES – EARN YOUR OWN DIGITAL ASSISTANT IN EVERY ASPECT OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Smartphone is definitely smarter than us and is able to keep us addicted to it  !

Beside main function of receiving or making calls there are many other things that are so useful in our daily life , especially if we travel.

Music is one of them. Load up favourite music before go anywhere, and the long waiting times at the airport or in the bus won’t seem so long anymore! (its good to have a good set of earphones. They’re worth it! )

Also, today some websites have a large selection of the latest movies and our favourite TV shows that we can download straight on our phone to watch later. They’re ideal when we want a long flight to go by smoothly! (many websites allow us to download movies and TV series and might be better options if we know how to upload them on our device).

One of the most useful things is of course GPS navigation together with different GPS applications. GPS is great on a road trip or even when walking through a city. The days of the paper map are long gone. So easely it can help us in many situations:

  • Need to know how to get from point A to point B while on foot?
  • Rented a car and want to know the best way to get to the golf course?
  • Finished our 18-holes and need to fill up our tank?
  • Lost in the jungle and want to know where to go?
  • Want to go to the museum with public transit?
  • Visiting a country where there are no addresses?
  • Want to see all the surrounding restaurants and hotels with descriptions, opening hours and reviews?
  • Can’t find the exact location you’re looking for? …

(it is always good advice to download the GPS Maps and applications to our smartphones so we can use it offline).

If it’s true for music and movies it’s true for books also: no need to bring the heavy paper version with us anymore. All we need to do is to download them on our phone! (while electronic books on smartphones are great when travelling, they can be tiring on the eyes. Try some of the many apps that are available – they have different display options and some might be more comfortable for our eye than others).

If we travel to foreign country and can’t understand local language, best thing would be to have translator and dictionary (or even voice recognition option) on our smartphones (usually we would need to have mobile data to use some of these applications offline… however some offline dictionaries can be downloaded if we don’t have WiFi or data available).

Book flights, trains, buses and hotel rooms! Today, 95% of things that need to be booked can be done so online. A lot of businesses have even shut down their call centres and refuse bookings anywhere but online. And finding an internet café can be a hassle. Even worse: business centres in hotels charge crazy rates. Booking everything from our smartphone is the easiest way to go.(our favourite booking websites might have apps and widgets available. Look for them in favourite app store!).

Having a smartphone is like having a computer in our pocket. With our phone, we can keep up with local and international news, we can see what our friends are up to back home, we can upload awesome pictures on our social networks pages, we can follow the local trends of our current location, we can make video calls with our relatives and much more.

There are many accessories that can help us use our smartphones on the road. Here are a few:

– Most phone chargers are equipped with a transformer which means that any power source will charge our phone. However we’ll need to carry an adapter for the power outlets for our destinations. 

– Using our phone all day can kill our battery in a flash. Get a phone that has a removable battery  (buy back-up batteries) or buy an external charge (power bank) If phone’s battery cannot be removed.

– If phone has an SD Card slot, buy a 64GB or 128GB card, they’re relatively cheap. We’ll have all the space we need to store our music, videos and books.

after all…

  • In the next 10 years, we expect at least five billion people worldwide to own smartphones, giving every individual with such a phone instant access to the full power of the Internet, every moment of every day ….
  • Smartphones these days keep getting thinner and smarter people the opposite … 
  • The average smartphone user checks his or her device every six and a half minutes … 

  • The smartphone revolution is under-hyped, more people have access to phones than access to running water. We’ve never had anything like this before since the beginning of the planet.

Our smartphone dear LLET friend has already replaced our camera, our calendar and our alarm clock. Don’t let it replace our family !

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