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 overrun 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 while commuting and discovers a vital piece of info in a matter of minutes.
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 pure nerdvana. There are of course an endless amount of these tricks and hacks on the market, so I’ve picked my favorites…
Water is responsible for countless smartphone deaths every year. From letting it dry and only 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 smartphone waterproof. Practical and an absolute genius for those who fear to drop 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 favor.
Anyone with an iPhone will know that customization is far from easy. Unlike Android, there isn’t a hack, but there are some apps that can help you change everything from the color to icon style and layout and even your keyboard.
There are some 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 favorite is I Caught U Pro. Now we all know how to 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, screenshots 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.