Make The Best Use Of Your Smartphone

by July 27, 2014 0 comments

Market is flooded with numerous smartphones running on different OS including Android, Windows, etc. As manufacturers are targeting budget conscious customers, they are producing entry level smartphones with lots of features and usability. Let’s find out what these devices can do for you…

Portable Scanner
We all are working in an environment where everyone is connected with devices. These devices are improving our life, but could you imagine keeping a scanner in your pocket? It’s not possible as scanners are huge. Smartphones give you the option to use your device as a scanner by installing freely available scanning apps. There are many apps available for free and can be used on different operating systems, including Windows and Android. CS scanner is one of the apps that converts your device into a scanner. It uses your primary camera to scan the document and then convert it into the desired format including PDF. If you want can buy some paid apps as well, which offer more several features or use your camera to click an image of a document and use that as a snapshot.

Location finder
If you are on a holiday and wanted to know the meaning of particular symbol / logo or wanted to identify a famous landmark, your smartphone has the capability to identify things. Google Goggles is a secret weapon that you can install on your mobile. This app performs a search using the snap taken by your camera or stored in your gallery for identifying famous landmarks, products, logo, storefronts, artwork, and popular images online, like celebrities.

Pocket TV
You love to watch cricket, soccer or any other sport, you can watch them live. Whether you are in a train or bus, and if your 3G is working fine, then your smartphone will turn into TV. There are lots of TV applications available for different mobile platforms to stream live content to a smartphone. Also available are specific apps for TV channels that just require stable 3G connectivity to stream the video.

Business Card Scanner
You have a collection of business cards, and are looking for a solution to store their data at one place! Smartphones have made our life lot easier than ever. You can simply scan them and store the information on your phone to get access to all your contacts on the go. CamCard is one of the applications that scans business cards and stores the information in the card holder or the address book. Though, all scanners are not efficient enough to recognize characters, especially when unusual fonts are used.

Navigation Systems
GPS is the most reliable device for navigation, but what when you don’t have the device with you. Also, buying an addition device may not be the preferred choice for all. Most of the people are looking for a device with multiple functions. Smartphones are coupled with A-GPS which convert it into a navigation device. Whether you use Google Maps or any other application, it works accurately.

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