Impress your friends by the best Smartphone tips and tricks (part 1)

There’s various kinds of hidden features and shortcuts underneath your Smartphone’s user-friendly and sophiticated surface you can make use of. You can play with your phone with your eyes closed and make your friends impressed. But these are all useful little tips you can use to get more out of your mobile, and perhaps raise one or two eyebrows along the way.

  1. To digitize your documents

Thanks to the growing quality of Smartphone cameras, you do not need a scanner to up all of your paper files into the cloud. Evernote, Google Drive and CamScanner are three examples of several apps that can help you to do the job.

  1. To identify songs

These apps such as Shazam or SoundHound can help you out with finding what you’re listening to, but Google Now, Siri and Cortana can all respond to the voice with command “what song is this?”.

  1. To put details of your contact on your lock screen

If someone else sees your phone, could they be able to give it back to you? Put your contact details on the lock screen to make sure that the option will be in Settings on Android, Health on iOS and Windows Phone.

  1. To know bad weather by alerting with IFTTT (Android and IOS)

Set up a recipe on IFTTT (or the other accompanying mobile apps) and you can get alerts sent straight to your phone if the bad weather comes – useful if it rains or snows you will know to leave for work earlier.

  1. To fix the time zone by Google Calendar (Android and IOS)

Dig into the Google Calendar app settings and it’s convenient to fix the time zone (rather than update it when you travel somewhere). In doing so, you will always know whenever something’s happening at home.

to be continued…