Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Top 10 Things to do with your Smartphone

Now you have your coveted smartphone, but let's be honest, you'll probably never get around to reading the manual. You will undoubtedly be asking yourself next, what can I do with this confounded confusing thing that I just broke the Bank for? Right?

Not to worry there are some of truly amazing things you can do and they will surely impress your friends and soon you'll be showing them a thing or two.

1. Accept Credit Card Purchases -

If you've recently begun a business, buying a charge card machine could be a bother and pricey. Applications like Square lets you take credit card payments on your phone with a little dongle that attaches to your phone. Perfect for small business Square is free and when you register they give you the free dongle to use and as a reward its receipts are geotagged with the location of the swipe and emailed to you! Check it out here>>https://squareup.com/

2. Block Unwanted Calls & Texts -

Have you ever had somebody who recently won't quit calling or messaging you after you've asked them pleasantly? Here's the manner by which to Block them.

Go to Call Settings>>Call Block. Under "Incoming Calls" tap "Call Block List" and afterward tap Create. You can enter a number, or tap the picture symbol to discover the number in your Contacts list or in your call logs.

On the off chance that you don't these steps don't help there are plenty of Call Blocking Apps you can easily find.

3. Take a Screen shot -

Have you ever needed to keep something on your phone's screen? Amusing content from a friend or colleague, or a funny post, or an important Snapchat message?

Just hold the Power On and Volume Down at the same time and the picture is automatically saved to the "Captured Images" folder in your Photo Gallery. This works for Android 4.0 and higher, however. For older Android versions you'll need an additional App like Airdroid.

4. Read Out Loud -

Something useful while driving when you need to keep your eyes off your phone. With a little tweak in the settings you can have your phone read to you out loud.

Go to Settings>>accessibility and tap Talkback. On the off chance that you don't see it, you can download it from the Google Play store.

Turn it on and your telephone will read whatever you touch on the screen and incoming notifications.

To modify your Talkback settings, go to Settings>>accessibility and tap Text to Speech options and you can alter the voice and speed rate.

Then go to Settings and turn on Hands Free Mode mode and this will let you know who is calling or texting.

5. Rapid Shoot Photos (take multiple shots at once) -

On your Camera App tap the gear icon to open the settings and turn Burst Shot on. Then press and hold the shutter button catch and your phone will take several pictures until you release the button or it hits a preset limit. as far as possible for your telephone. Your new photos will be grouped for you in your Photo Gallery automatically then you can choose which you like best. This function is really great and useful as we all sometimes take bad pics, when you take multiple shots you are almost certain to get something you'll love.

6. Mobile Hotspot -
Some phones let you to make a Wi-Fi Network that other devices can share and use at the same time. The downside of this is there is an Up-charge, typically around $20 to $30 additional a month. This one does not require an additional App it is something extra you can get with your phone service. It is a nice feature although a bit pricey, definitely not for everyone.

7. Streaming Live TV -
Most service providers offer Apps for streaming live content and there are specific Apps for many specific programs and shows. If you should wander off the beaten track and want something different try these Apps out NetTV or TVUPlayer and keep up on breaking news while exploring the world.

8. Recognize Things -
This one is pretty useful also, maybe sometimes you find or see an object and aren't sure what it is or what it's called, just let Google Goggles. Take a photograph of something and Google utilizes the picture to perform a search. Its good for product items, landmarks, storefronts, art, and prominent celebrities on the web, in the same way as big names. Check it out and download Google Goggles.

9. See Text Bigger -

If you have difficulty viewing things on your phone's little screen? Knock up the text dimension to something a bit simpler to see.

Go to Settings>>accessibility. Under Vision, tap Font Size and set it to Large. Some phones also give you an Even Larger option

10. Barcode Reader -

The ScanLife Barcode Reader lets users to easily scan Barcodes and get information. Usable for both traditional Barcodes and QR codes, this is a versatile and simple Barcode reader. Best of all, it’s free.

There are of course many other things you can do with your phone, but keeping your system simplified to your own essential needs should help you along. Overdoing it will have you searching for a power outlet to charge up your little darling faster than you'd like.

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