Six things you didn’t know you could do with smartphones

Smartphones are like having a computer in your pocket. It has so many functionalities to make your life easier. There are some features of these phones that most people don’t know.

1. Measure speed, distance, and height

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Your Smartphone can calculate the speed of people or other moving objects with various apps. These apps are excellent for sporting events such as football, baseball, etc.

2. Control other devices with infrared

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Now Smartphones are released with infrared blasters. This feature is prominent in HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Using these phones, you can control any device that responds to infrared signals. Even if your phone doesn’t have any built-in infrared option, there are some amazing apps that you can download to use this feature.

3. Identify songs instantly

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Most phones now have song identification tools. Using these tools you can immediately know what song is being played on your Smartphone right that moment.

4. Turn your Android into a games console

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You can easily turn your Android phone into a gaming console. The MHL (Mobile High-Definition) technology has enabled phones to connect to HD televisions. The Sony and Samsung phones have this feature.

5. Speak any language

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You can use your Smartphone to speak and understand any language. You can just ask Google Now to translate a word of sentence for you. There are lots of similar apps.

6. Restore deleted photos on iOS 8

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If you accidentally delete any photo, then it is possible to restore them back on your latest iPhone device. There is a ‘Recently Deleted’ album in the Photos app where you will find the pictures that you deleted within the last 30 days.

These features make the Smartphones more functional and exciting to use. The technology is continuously evolving, and we can expect lots more to come on Smartphones.

The five most innovative FPS games of 2016

It has become a trend that every year lots of FPS games will be released. This frequent release makes it doubtful whether there is much innovation in the new releases or not. But gamers don’t complain much, as they get to experience new excitement every year. Here are the best games of this year.

Doom

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It is a long-awaited sequel to the famous FPS. The single player elements will attract those who want to attack demons which rampage through the Martian structures. There are some significant changes on the multiplayer elements which will be a surprise to many. Doom is indeed one of the most anticipated games this year.

Infinity Ward’s Call Of Duty

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You can expect more Modern Warfare action is this sequel. The game will be of super high quality; there is no question about that. It is one of the biggest releases of this year.

Homefront: The Revolution

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This game puts us into an alternate future where Korea occupies America. The Koreans are more technologically advanced, and a Guerrilla warfare begins to take the homeland back. In the sequel, you will find yourself heading to Philadelphia. You will have fun driving dirt bikes across the blasted cityscape and using explosives, remote controlled cars, drones, etc.

Overwatch

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It has many different play styles that reflect the large cast of character from Heroes OfThe Storm. Gamers will spend a lot of hours with this exciting game this year.

Battlefield 2016

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The game will take you to a war zone rather than in a city with a crime secret. Not much is revealed about the storyline yet, but it is expected to be as exhilarating as before.

You will find something different in each of these games. So, make yourself ready to enter the battlefields and test your shooting skills.

Five essential tips to keeping smartphones safe

The use of Smartphones is no longer limited to calling and texting. You can do a lot more things with it. You can even pay your bills using Smartphone and use it as your digital wallet. You store most of your private information on it. It is, therefore, important that you keep it safe at all times. Here are some tips that will help you in keeping smartphones safe.

1. Set a password

Studies have indicated that more than one-third of Smartphone users don’t use passwords to lock their screens. They only rely on the default ‘unlock’ feature of the device. It’s easy for people to sneak into your personal information. You should lock your phone with a strict password. Some gadgets now have facial recognition or voice unlocking options. You can use those as well.

2. Only install trusted apps

If you don’t install apps from trusted app stores, then there is high chance that your phone might be affected with malware and viruses. So, hackers can easy steal your information. You can trust app stores like Google Play, Apple iTunes, Amazon Appstore and Microsoft’s Windows Store. There is a ‘verify apps’ option on your phone. You should check that option.

3. Don’t let advertisers track you

Advertisers are always following you and the phone providers are also helping them. But by doing so, they are also exposing you to possible hackers. There are settings in your Smartphone, which lets you stop your provider from finding your physical location. It will prevent them from selling your whereabouts to the advertisers.

4. Enable your wiping and remote location

You can suddenly lose your Smartphone, or a thief might steal it from you. Most of these gadgets now have ‘kill switches’ that makes it tough for thieves to wipe or resell them. There are also tracking apps that let you locate your phone when you lose it. These apps will also let you clean your sensitive information from a remote location. So, if your phone gets into the wrong hands, you won’t have to worry.

5. Use public Wi-Fi systems wisely

Free public Wi-Fi systems are good, but there is a dangerous side to it also. Hackers can easily steal your information when you are on a public network. So, you should never do any banking or shopping without a private network system.
Now you can also find much online security software which you can install to protect your Smartphone. Hackers are smart enough to attack any platform; so you should always be careful in using your Smartphone.

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