Whether you’re glued to your iPhone, reliant upon your Android or curious as to how you even got through life without your tablet; you’ll agree that tech has taken over everything. OK, so perhaps we’re not quite living in a world over run by cyborgs but technology has indeed changed the way we live.
Communication is faster than ever and it has never been easier to find someone or something that we might be looking for. The mobile market enables us to stay connected on the go, shop whilst commuting and discover a vital piece of info in a matter of minutes.
Whether you’re a mobile addict or you simply appreciate what having a smartphone has done for your life, I’m sure you’ll agree that technology has greatly impacted on everyday life.
How many of you switch your phones off at night? I’ll be surprised if anyone answered yes. Those with smartphones will rarely give them up and who could blame them; they’re very cool but did you know they could get a lot cooler?
Tips, tricks and hacks are a geek’s paradise and I’d count myself as one of those; smartphones do a great deal but being able to manipulate them into doing just want is pure nerdvana. There are of course an endless amount of these tricks and hacks on the market so I’ve picked my favourites…
Water is responsible for countless smartphone deaths every year. From letting it dry and simply keeping your fingers crossed to sticking it in a bag of rice, there’s never really been a foolproof way to recover. However thankfully there is now a preventative method you can take!
A US company Liquipel have developed a special coating that can make any smart phone waterproof. Effective and absolute genius for those who fear dropping their phone down the toilet…
Unfortunately it’s not yet available outside of the US but this is surely something that every smartphone owner will favour.
Anyone with an iPhone will know that customisation is far from easy. Unlike Android, there isn’t really a hack but there are a number of apps that can help you change everything from the colour, to icon style and layout and even your keyboard.
There are a number of apps to choose from including the infamous Pimp my Screen to Style my Screen; whatever tickles your fancy, you’ll easily find it.
Catch a Thief
As always with updated iOS software comes jailbreak apps and my personal favourite is I Caught U Pro. Now we all know how Find My Phone works and often think it’s the best thing ever, particularly if your phone has been stolen.
The thief may find it difficult to get into your phone but they can switch it off which makes Find My Phone virtually useless but that’s where I Caught U Pro comes in. Whenever someone tries to access your phone, your device will take two photos and send it to your emails. Perfect if you want to catch a thief… or if you’re wondering if somebody has been spying on you. You’ll need to turn off your fingerprint lock and enable guided access but once set up, it works like a charm
For Android users one of the annoying things about Google Play is that apps automatically update. In hindsight this makes perfect sense; to ensure you have the best software and as a user, are protected. However when you’re out and about, the last thing you’ll want is to have your data eaten away unwillingly.
This is easily fixed; simply log into Google Play and in the settings either select to be notified of updates or just ensure that updates are restricted to wifi. This way, you’ll never have to worry about disappearing data again.
For whatever reason, screen shots have quite simply become a way of life. Easily done on iPhone’s and just as easily done on Android too. Simply hold down the power and volume down button a capture away.
The above are just a few of the tips and tricks you can use to get better control of your smartphone. The list however is endless, there really is so much that can be done, whether you’re team iPhone or Android.
Do you have a good trick or hack that makes your smartphone even better?