Sunday, 30 October 2016

See Some Functions Your Old Smartphones Can Still Do For You

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I know for sure that there are some of us out there that are smartphone freak and does not like selling out the old smartphones or giving them out even after purchasing a new one. If you fall in this category and you are pretty sure that your old smartphone is in a good working condition and you also have no intention of disposing or giving it out very soon, then why stocking them in your locker or so when you can still make good use of it.
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Due to the high rising advancement in Technology in recent times, the functionality of our phones has gone beyond just for the use of making calls, taking pictures and surfing the internet to a lot more. In this Content I will be showing you some important functions your old smartphones can actually perform for you.

Features that your Old Smartphones can perform for you
  • Modem: Yes, instead of buying a modem for internet surfing on our laptops, you can actually turn your old smartphones into a modem with the use of an App called PDAnet installed on both the phone and laptop. It is easy and very convenient.
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  • Ebook Reader:You can turn your smartphone into a very portable Kindle or eBook readers with apps like aldiko eBook Reader, moon reader etc. Just download your favorite PDF or epub eBook and let your smartphone serve as your eBook reader.



  • Alarm Clock: There are lots of alarm apps in the mobile app store that lets you do more than just set an alarm.Many of those apps even lets you select your favorite clock face and customize your alarm.



  • Multimedia Player: If you have problem with how much space your musics and videos takes up in your smartphone then why not just let your old phone handle that.

    With your old smartphone you wouldn't be worried about how much space your media files consumes as you most likely won't be saving other files on the phone.


  • Emergency Phone: Long time ago, there use to be a device called a landline in most homes. But technology has gone past that and it almost doesn't exist anymore except in places like banks or as a modem in few homes.

    While most of us might not really take it serious, it's always advisable to have an emergency phone at home incase of an impromptu incident. This might come in handy and it might go as far as saving lives.


  • Offline GPS: If your car doesn't have a Sat. NAV or you want to attach a GPS to your bike then your old smartphone might come in very handy. There are lots of offline map on playstore and they really get the job done.

    If you are probably thinking of how to attach it to your car or bicycle then that shouldn't be a problem as you can get a very affordable phone holder from most online stores.


  • Surveillance Camera: Many people don't know this but your smartphone can also serve as a surveillance camera.With SilentEye, you can turn your old Android into an motion detector (which can SMS or email you if it senses an intruder), or remotely monitor and record video with TrackView app.



  • Use As A Remote: While many of us already knows this, few if us don't know that our smartphone can be used as a remote control. There are some smartphones that comes with IR blaster which lets you control any of your appliances at home such as your TV, air conditioner etc.

    But even if your smartphone doesn't have the IR blaster feature, you can still use it as a remote control for your smart TV or even your PC. There are lots of app s on playstore that can help your out with this. Examples are unified remote, power DVD remote etc.
  • Calculator: Instead of just dumping those old smartphones you do well to make it as your calculator, it definitely has an inbuilt calculator or you can also download a scientific calculator from App Store.



So my people, these are just few of the numerous things you can do with your old smartphone. If you think there any one I left out then let me know by dropping it in the comment box below.



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A.K.A. Kennyboi, A Internet Browsing Lover, The Busy Brains behind kennygist.com.ng and kennytechy.com, Knowledgeable in AutoCAD. A Graduate of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Option. God Loves you all.

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