I wrote a few months ago about some of the groundbreaking children's book apps that are taking the whole reading experience in wonderful new directions. A brief visit to the app store over the weekend provided some great new examples for Christmas. There are countless cheapo retellings of A Christmas Carol and The Night Before Christmas out there, but also some lovely adaptations of a few of my absolute favourite Children's stories.
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The majority of mobile phone users today own a smart phone and it’s not just because they are keeping with the latest in technology or because smart phones are cool. It’s because they can make everyday life a lot easier.
If you are the owner of a smart phone you probably won’t realise how helpful it is for doing everyday things and during day-to-day life. We decided to put together a list of ways your smart phone can make your life easier. For smart phone users, this will make you realise how useful your phone is and for non-smart phone users, this will make you realise how much you want, no, need one.
Your phone can be your alarm
In fact who doesn’t use their phone as their alarm clock anymore? It’s not just as simple as setting one alarm to get you up in the morning either. You can set multiple alarms and personalised them. I’ve got a couple of alarms set up that repeat every day, one to take my vitamins in the morning and one to remember to feed the dog in the evening. If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone 4S you will have Siri, the virtual assistant. To set an alarm you pretty much don’t need to touch your phone, just ask Siri to do it for you – how handy is that?
Pay for things
Most banks have made it a priority to create useful mobile banking apps for their customers. After having had a banking app on my phone for a year now, there have been some evident improvements to the technology of these applications. Before you could only check the balance of your current account, these days you can check your balance across all your accounts and transfer money between them. The future of mobile banking will be the ability to transfer money between outside accounts, other people and the ability to set up and manage direct debits easily from your phone.
Another way for your mobile to help you pay for things is the new paytag feature and other similar mobile banking inventions for customers that have products such as 0 interest credit cards and other bank cards. Paytag allows you to use your phone as a method of contactless payment. It is a sticker that you stick to the back of your phone and is 100% safe. This is the perfect way to let your phone make your life easier.
Up until I purchased a smart phone I didn’t much care for exercise. However, there are so many free fitness applications that are motivational and make you want to get out and start exercising. It becomes a bit of a game to challenge yourself, beat your personal bests and exercise as much as you can. With apps like nike+ and Myfitnesspal you can set goals and targets and they’ll let you know if you’re lagging or if you’ve not checked in for a couple of days, trust me!
Overall, a smart phone can help you manage your time better, pay for things more efficiently, manage your finances more easily and actually get you up and exercising or potentially help you lose weight. If this doesn’t make you want to use your phone a bit more I don’t know what will.
Got other ways of how your mobile makes your life easier? Let us know in the comment section below.