We have come such a long way in such a short time and never has humanity ever experienced such a rapid tech development as we are seeing today. The 1990s saw the arrival of the mobile phone, which morphed into what we now call a smartphone, and in case you’re interested, here are a few of the amazing things that you can do with your mobile device.
Video Call to any Location – While we tend to take our mobile devices for granted, it wasn’t that long ago that you would have been labelled crazy if you suggested face to face video communication, yet here we are.
Booking a Holiday – Whether you want a yacht charter in Phuket or an African safari, everything can be arranged using your smartphone, including the flights. In fact, booking a holiday couldn’t be any easier if you do everything online and with a secure online payment, you can pack your bags and head for the airport.
Finding Directions – Google Maps, or indeed any of the other apps that use GPS can help you to find any location. It isn’t a good idea to place 100% of your trust in such an app, as people have been known to get lost in the middle of nowhere, but generally speaking, they are reliable. Here is some more information on GPS tracking with smartphones, which is an informative read.
Forex Trading – Yes, there are mobile apps that can help you buy and sell currency, indeed, there are many people in the world who make a good living doing exactly that. Simply set up an account with a leading forex broker and they will give you access to all their online tools, and that will certainly give you an edge.
Sound Recording – If you are going to have an important conversation, you can set your smartphone to record the dialogue, whether a face to face meeting or over the phone. Many journalists use this feature when they interview a person, as it ensures that nothing is forgotten.
Monitor your Health – Using one of the many health apps, you can keep track of your blood pressure, heart rate and other bodily systems. If you are planning to start a fitness regime, there are apps that can help you keep track of your progress. Here is some health information from the UK government, which is always useful to read.
Pay your Bills – The days of queuing up to pay your utility bills have long gone, as most, if not all, utility providers have their own mobile app specifically for bill paying. You can also send money to anyone in the world, as long as you know their bank account details, which is more than a little convenient.
High-Resolution Images & Video – The quality of smartphone cameras is nothing short of amazing, allowing you to take very high-quality images and video, which has revolutionised the way we live.
All of the above and a lot more can be done by using your mobile device and the future is certainly looking exciting, as new developments emerge.