Here are 5 – things you can do with a smartphone other than making phone calls.
Many smartphones now come with in-built cameras that are powerful enough to replace the typical cameras. Although they cannot completely replace high-end professional cameras, they produce good quality images. With popular apps such as Instagram, you can also edit images and upload them to social networks like Facebook and Twitter right from your smartphone.
With the deployment of high-speed data services, video conferencing on smartphones is now possible. Smartphones like Apple’s iPhone have a front facing camera in addition to the standard camera on the back so you can essentially speak to a person face to face. Of course, the person on the other end will also have to be using a device capable of video conferencing. The biggest caveat, at least for the time being, is that devices tend to be in need of a wifi network to initiate video calling. This is because of the data-intensive nature of the procedure and the complexities involved.
Once, a personal organizer meant either investing in an expensive and sophisticated devices, calendars and notebooks. With smartphones, this is no longer the case. With smartphones like the iPhone or Android-powered devices, you can choose from dozens of applications that synchronize all the elements of day and plan your day or event wisely
Control Other Devices
Through synchronization of wifi networks, you can control other devices in your home or office with your smartphone. You will have to install a PC utility that is available on your device’s application store (i.e., Android Market or the iPhone’s App store). Some examples of remote control from your smartphone include access to your DVR and viewing of files on your computer.
This function has been around on smartphones since they first appeared but it is still worth noting. Receiving, composing and sending e-mails from multiple accounts is a standard utility on smartphones. Mobile email was perhaps the first of the capabilities introduced on smartphones that eventually led to what the tech industry refers to the “post-desktop” era. That is an era where people do the many of their computing from their mobile phone or forgo the desktop altogether.