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Sunday, 11 September 2016

10 Amazing Things We Probably Didn't Know Our Smart Phones Could Do.


  A Heart felt shout out to Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone In the year 1876 of which has now evolved and modified into our cell phones. I personally do not think they are "cell" anymore because they seem to come in bigger sizes as the years goes by. From 3" screen, up to 4", then 5", we got go phablets and then tablets. Well back to the matter, our mobile phones have become a very vital part of life, and this is because communication is a vital access to send and receive information.
  To make it all better, our mobile device comes with the complete package, which includes the ability to carry out basic functions like calls, text, surf the internet, etc. Extended functions such as multimedia, Bluetooth, infrared(oudated), Wi-Fi and other file transfer media, also extra accessories like World clock, alarm, timer, calender, calculator, flashlight and not to forget...... Camera!!!!. You can for sure choose to call a combination of all those into a single device a "smart phone" and they justeep getting smarter and smarter!

  These days our phones do just more than texting, calls and mails.Below are 10 super amazing things our smartphones could do that we might just not be aware of.

 1. Remotely lock, unlock, alarm and even start your car.
   Always losing your keys? The Viper SmartKey system allows you to replace your car keys with your phone. When enabled, you can lock and unlock your car (and even disarm an alarm).

 Just wow! Amazing!

2. Voice search with the screen off.
 Not  knows this (and not everyone has the ability to enable it) but some Android smartphosmartphones voice search with the “OK Google” hotword even when the screen is off. Many phones have the ability to search from any screen when the screen is on, but only a few phones with a dedicated listening core can search even when the display is inactive.

To find if your phone can do this, go to Google settings > Search and Now > Voice > OK Google Detection > Always on and flip the switch. Remember you'll need to train Google to recognize your voice first (the options are on the same screen). Unsupported phones will say From any screen rather than Always on.
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3.Compass and barometer.

Do you know about all of the different sensors packed inside your phone? Not only does your mobile know which way is up or down, it also knows which way is north or south. You can download an app such as Smart Compass or AndroiTS Compass Free to use your  phone to navigate your way around.

4.Remote lock or wipe your lost phone.
 There's not much worse than losing your phone, apart from losing your phone and knowing that someone might have access to your data. It's not only depressing, it's downright dangerous. 
Did you know that Google has an awesome feature called Android Device Manager that lets you track and take control of your  you ever lose it?

5. Light up your living room.
  Cree's Connected LED Lightbulb syncs with your phone via an app, turning your device into a dimmer you don't have to install.

  What's more, you can set the amount of time the light stays on without even being in the room, saving you money throughout the year. This is just so amazing.  

6. As a handy leveling tool.

 There are tons of free level apps on both iOS and Android that can help you in hanging pictures and aligning shelves with utmost accuracy. Personally, I use Smart tool.

7. Measure height, distance and width using your camera's lens.
 Tired of pinching yourself on tape measures? Interested in measuring really tall things? There are several apps that can measure practically anything for you through your its camera lens!

 8. Check whether your remote's batteries are dead when it stops working.
  Your smartphone's camera is indeed sensitive to IR radiation, and if you want to try it for yourself, just use a common IR remote control.

  The infrared beam emitted when a button is pressed will show as white or purple light in the viewfinder of your camera app. You can use this trick to check if a remote control's batteries are dead when it stops working.

 9. Work as a DIY microscope.
  Amazingly, it just takes a drop of clean water on the camera lens to turn a smartphone into a DIY amateur microscope.

The drop of water, which naturally adopts a round shape, acts as a lens, allowing the camera to focus from a distance of under half an inch.

10. credit/debit card payments.
  Square Register is a revolution that’s disrupting the current old, static transaction system.

 It takes the advantage of the smartphone’s mobility to let you accept any credit card payment anytime, anywhere. The buyer signs on the smartphone to authorize payment and avoid potential fraud.

  The list goes on and on, other uncommon functions includes Scanning and digitilizing old negatives, thermal camera, speedometer, search images and photographs, act as a Wi-Fi hot-spot, bar code scan etc. With extra accessories and the right apps, we can do a whole lot more with our smart devices. Make the most use of yours today.

  This article is based on knowledge coupled with an online research done by . Enjoy.

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