Five Unique Ways to Use the Old Smartphone

Five Unique Ways to Use the Old Smartphone

The latest smartphones in the market are really awesome. They not only make you feel stylish but create a sense of class. Whether you have just acquired the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 or the latest iPhone 8, one question that will always persist is what to do with the old smartphone. Well, some might argue that selling is easier. However, why bother when there are so many awesome things to do with it? Here are five unique things you can do with the old smartphone. Make it a car GPS If the old smartphone has GPS capability, you can turn it into a navigational device. Most of the smartphones designed in the last 5 years come with GPS tracking capabilities. Therefore, all you require is the right tracking application. For example, the CoPilot GPS provides offline regional maps as well as turn-by-turn direction. All that the applications require is an area map of your region. Note that most of these apps are sold for a fee. However, you can still get the same results for free by using Google Maps. A kitchen command centre No one wants the expensive new smartphone to get grime, water or soot when working in the kitchen. By turning your old smartphone into a command assistant, all the tasks done in the kitchen can be completed easily through it. For example, you can access cooking videos directly on the old smartphone, prepare shopping list, and download cooking apps. Then, all the details can be synched with the main smartphone. Use the smartphone as a baby monitor Video monitors can be really pricey. However, you...

Key things to note about mobile insurance cover

Who takes insurance cover for their mobile phone? Is there really a need for mobile phone insurance? Well, that depends on how much value you place on your phone. If you own the latest iPhone, Blackberry or Samsung Galaxy, then you should know what it means to have insurance cover for your mobile. Not only are these phones classy and well designed, but they are prestigious and expensive as well. Did you know that there are some companies that offer insurance cover for as little as approximately 1.49 pounds a month? And that is only one insurance company. There are also other competitive firms with similar and even lower rates. You could research over the internet to find a few of them. Before you commit yourself to any insurance package, there are a few important things you need to know first. Below are some of them. It’s for everyone Mobile insurance is not for the rich people. In fact, that is a notion you should get out of your head completely. This type of insurance is meant for all types of people just as long as they have mobile phones. If you feel like your mobile phone is worth insuring from various risks, then go ahead and get yourself a package. You have nothing to worry about. However, make sure you acquire a sensible package. The last thing you want is paying more premiums in a year than the value of your own phone. Therefore, gauge you have the type of insurance cover based on your phone’s value. However, do this while keeping in mind the benefits the cover...

Which is better? Brand or Refurbished

Everybody loves a brand new phone. After all, why shouldn’t you? The new box smell, unscratched screen, quality wrapping, new charger and earphones are what you paid for and you deserve it all. What about refurbished mobile phones though? Could you have been overlooking them all this time? Maybe they are the better choice and you never really knew. So, which is really better? Is it the refurbished phone with impeccable resilience or the brand new mobile phone with endless possibilities? Well, keep on reading, because you are just about to find out! Refurbished mobile phones Note that a refurbished phone is not the same as a used phone. You could call it an improved used phone instead. A refurbished phone is made when a few components of used functioning or malfunctioning phones are assembled together to form a usable mobile phone.   Would it be better to get a refurbished phone? Sometimes, it could be better to get a refurbished phone if you think of some of the advantages you can get. Although they aren’t new, it doesn’t mean that they are bad. Are more affordable A refurbished phone will always be cheaper than a new one. That means that you can acquire your dream mobile phone at a much lower rate. Are you interested in saving some cash? Then refurbished is the way to go. Performs just as well Get a well refurbished mobile phone and you won’t be able to tell the difference between it and a new mobile phone. It will open all your apps smoothly and give you all the services that a new...
Five Phone Parameters to Look For When Selecting a Holiday Phone

Five Phone Parameters to Look For When Selecting a Holiday Phone

The summer is finally here, and it is time to get out and enjoy after a long and chilly winter. Whether you plan to explore gothic structures downtown London, take the family for a golf holiday in Wales or go exploring nature in Ireland, you need to capture every moment and immortalize it. This is where the need for a perfect smartphone comes to play. For years, people used to carry phones and separate cameras to capture images and videos of enthralling encounters in the wild. However, all the functions have been taken over by smartphones that allow you to capture great images, make videos, upload them online, and even hold video conferencing when on holiday. Here are the five most important components to look for in a holiday smartphone. Top notch camera Whether you are in a recreational vehicle, a speed train, or a family car heading to a holiday destination, the desire is to capture perfect images for the traveling album. Therefore, you can never compromise on the smartphone’s camera. Some of the top picks from the market include; Motion eye sensors: This is a unique feature in smartphones such as Sony Xperia XZ Premium that helps to capture images before, during, and after hitting the shutter button. It is the best feature for stabilizing images. Bigger rear camera aperture: Since you are off for a holiday, it is important to be prepared to capture images even during low light sessions. Top smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S8 have a very big aperture of more than f/1.7 that allows ample light to capture images even in poorly...
Buying a Good Present

Buying a Good Present

Buying a good gift is not the easiest of ventures, especially when it is for those hard to please members of the family or friends or maybe you simply have no clue on where to start. Not to worry, this compilation of tips will give that special someone the happy, mesmerized look you’ve always wanted to see. You really don’t need an Einstein formula for this, how and where you look can be a determining success factor. So whether your mind is focused on online gifts or just a simple birthday present for your kid, some factors should be at your fingertips. Know the persons interests The first move is putting yourself in the person’s shoes, have their interests in mind. What do they like? Are they sporty? Invest a few minutes and really ponder on how the gift will impact their life because as you might expect, a gift is a way of saying “I have a good idea of what you are and what you love and this is it.” If the gift is not ‘it’ then a problem arises, relationships even tumble when the awaited gift doesn’t bring the joy it should have. So really take time to read the persons behavior. Ask those who know the person better If you find thinking a hard chore, or you’ve got little to go on, ask around. There’s bound to be someone who knows the person better, their best friend or next of kin, maybe even their parents. Have them give you ideas of what the person you want to surprise loves and this will help you in...
Useful Tips on How to Take Care of your Smartphone

Useful Tips on How to Take Care of your Smartphone

Smartphones have become an important  aspect of everyday life, not only in terms of staying connected with family and friends but also in getting work done, staying up to date with important schedules and even buying goods online. It’s become almost impossible to do without one in today’s tech-oriented world. Your phone therefore needs proper care to prolong its lifespan and to also safeguard important information. Below are ways you can make the best out of your smart phone’s functionality: Purchase a smartphone that works best for you Make a wise purchase. Don’t go buying a phone blindly. Do your research and find out which phone best suits you. If you’re satisfied with its features, you can go ahead and buy it. Avoid the tendency of going for cheap products that may prove to be a disappointment. Buy a case Screens are very fragile. They easily break and are susceptible to scratches. Cases are very useful when it comes to protecting them from such. Cases also have an aesthetic value and could give a vibrant look to your phone. Screen protectors also serve the same purpose and could be used together with cases. Clean your phone regularly Keep your phone by cleaning it with dry tissue. You do not want your phone to be the source of disease-causing germs! Refrain from using wet items to clean it that might interfere with the phone’s functionality. Charging habits Did you know that charging your battery to a hundred percent is actually bad for it?! It wears it out so the battery life is shortened. Also, you should also avoid leaving your...
5G In the UK Market

5G In the UK Market

5G refers to fifth generation mobile networks and is the latest innovation in internet access. It will replace 4G and again like its predecessor revolutionize the way we access the internet on our web enabled devices be it smartphones, PCs and laptops and tablets. So, what is all the buzz about 5G and why is it set to become so popular in the UK? Here we aim to look into these questions as well as other factors that will keep our focus on 5G in the near future. Faster speeds The internet speeds with 5G are expected to be five times faster. While on paper the 4G speeds are up to 1Gbps, what is actually experienced by regular users are speeds averaging 20 Mbps. With up to 20 Gbps, 5G will boast mind blowing connectivity but what will actually be experienced on the ground may be far less. Mobile manufacture Huawei recently partnered with Domoco Networks on a trial run of 5G internet with customers and speeds of up to 3.6Gbps were achieved. That by anyone’s standards is fast. As fast as 5G is expected to be will it then be affected by the same issues as the 4G and 3G networks? The answer to that question is a simple yes. Wi-fi networks interference and tall buildings in high density areas will more than likely be something to contend with. When Is 5G Expected in the UK? It is expected that the 5G will be launched in 2020 in the UK and as was with 4G it may initially be available in major cities such as London and Birmingham...
A look at 5 must have apps for your smartphone

A look at 5 must have apps for your smartphone

What would we do without mobile apps in this time and age? Think about it for a moment. There is virtually an app for everything. Whatever question you ask, there is an instantaneous response in “isn’t there an app for that?” Truth be told, mobile apps have made things easy for us. We no longer have to log into a website to make a purchase or even pay for it. We no longer have to log into Facebook through a website to socialize and interact with friends. We only have to use an app and we are good to go. That said, there are some mobile phone apps that you should never miss in your mobile phone whether you are buying a smartphone for the first time or if you are a regular user of smartphones. Of course, the kind of apps you will have in your phone is dependent on your tastes and preferences, the nature of your work as well as the type of phone you have (think of android and iPhone platforms). That said, what are some of the must have apps on your smartphone? Google drive This app is absolutely free though you might be required to pay for additional storage. It’s a cloud storage app that enables you to safely store your files for future reference and access. The fact that this app basically syncs as well as stores critical information makes it a must have for any individual keen on ensuring they don’t lose their data when their mobile phone gets lost or stolen. Facebook messenger With over 1 billion users, it is...
A look at widely used mobile phone accessories

A look at widely used mobile phone accessories

Can you imagine a world without mobile phone accessories? Of course, this might seem like a silly question considering the fact that mobile phone accessories are part and parcel of life. The fact of the matter is that mobile phone accessories in all honesty are irreplaceable indispensable. There are some accessories we can’t do without while there are those we can survive without. Mobile phone accessories can be grouped into two categories – accessories we can’t do without and those we can do without. In other words, mobile phone accessories we can do without refer to those that our phones can operate smoothly without their use. For instance, a mobile phone cannot operate without a charger or a battery but it can operate efficiently without a headphone. That said, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used mobile phone accessories today. Bluetooth headset While not really an essential accessory, there is no denying that it’s one of the most widely used mobile phone accessories. Bluetooth headset has become a darling of individuals who ordinarily find the use of wire headphones a little bit annoying. The introduction of Bluetooth headphones indeed was a game changer and individuals could now listen to their favourite music on their phones without having to deal with annoying wires from headphones. USB cables Imagine if USB cables were non-existent? How would you transfer files, music or even images from your PC to your phone? USB cables are indispensable in the contemporary society and widely used by phone owners for moving data to and from mobile phones, charging, maintenance, software installation just to...
Why you Should Choose a Sim-only Deal

Why you Should Choose a Sim-only Deal

  Why do people in the UK prefer to go for SIM only deals as opposed to mobile contracts? They have certainly become more and more popular as the years go by. Let’s look at it this way-the main reason you would want to get a mobile phone contract is because you want to upgrade your phone. But truth be told there is really not much difference between the current models in the market and those that were released a year ago. If we were to take an example of the iPhone 7, it is very much similar to the iPhone 6. The two actually look alike and the only major difference is that the iPhone 7 comes with a better camera and wireless only headphones. If these additional features are not enough to make you want to change your mobile phone, then a SIM only deal is your best bet. In previous years a new version of the mobile phone used to look different enough that you could tell which type and model it was from afar. Now the changes are so small that it is often difficult to spot the differences. Sim only deals are provided by all the major networks in the UK. The truth of the matter is that most people will hardly ever push their phone to full capacity. The main tasks that people do with their phones is taking photos, browsing the internet, sending emails and media content and playing games. It is highly likely that a newer version of the phone you are currently using does not differ much in its performance...