Do you remember your first mobile phone? It probably didn’t do anything much beyond letting you make calls, or maybe send text messages too. Now, with smartphones and their mobile apps, these handheld devices are bringing technology to the next level. Here are some examples of their capabilities that may seem amazing to you, especially when you remember that your first phone was longer than the distance between your wrist and your elbow, and two or three times heavier.
Monitor Your Home While You’re Away
Preventive measures are important to keep intruders away from your property, but these aren’t always foolproof. In some cases, burglars know how to outsmart security devices and get inside undetected. This makes it difficult to catch them in the act.
Fortunately, technology info sites, such as techradar.com and techlicious.com, and security companies like elitehomesecurity.co, explain that you can install specialized apps to see what’s happening in your home 24/7. You won’t only see a live video footage, but also have the ability to control lighting, heating, cooling, and security systems at your fingertips.
Play Games (with a controller)
Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies are probably some of the most famous mobile app games you’ve downloaded. All these involve using your smartphone’s touchscreen features, but what if you prefer to use the controller of your favorite game console instead? That’s what Sony just did. They introduced PS4 Remote Play, allowing Sony Xperia Z3 owners to play any game by attaching a DualShock controller using a clip-on mount.
Translate and Study Different Languages
For those who love to travel overseas, the most common problem that you’ll encounter is reading signs and talking to locals. You have to hire translators or tour guides to enjoy your trip, which not everybody has the money to do. Thanks to Google Translate, you can understand what the text means. Although not completely accurate, it’s a good way to get an idea about languages you don’t understand.
These are only some of the most amazing things you can do with mobile phones today. Indeed, technology is improving as days pass by. It might not take long before all the things you need to do can fit in the palm of your hands.