Mobile Phone Entertainment – Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone


Feature-packed, fast, affordable, and versatile – the simplest description of smartphones. Everyone has a smartphone – well, Statista reports that the projected number of smartphone users worldwide is expected to exceed 2.5 billion by 2019 and a total of 5 billion mobile phone users also expected by the same period. The rise in the number of smartphone users worldwide has been attributed to the increase in internet penetration rates, as well as the rise of the digital age. There is also the fact that smartphones are becoming cheaper.

But, what can you do with your phone? How is that smartphone improving your quality of life?

Controlling the TV

It’s about time you stop wishing your cat could bring you the remote and turn to your smartphone instead – it is always by your side, anyway. The best bit about this is that you no longer have to turn the TV off or worse, miss your favorite TV show because the remote is nowhere to be found.

All you need is a smartphone with an infrared port that will let you control the TV, as well as an appropriate app that matches your TV brand’s specifications.

Smartphone as a surveillance camera

With the right app, you can turn your smartphone into a complete home camera security system. The app is necessary, and it uses the phone’s camera to detect motion then send intruder alert notifications via email or SMS. Some apps will sound a deafening alarm once it collects sufficient details of an intrusion.

Barcode Scanning

Did you know that a barcode scanning app on your phone will help you verify purchases and you could also scan any QR code or the barcode to find deals, reviews, prices, ingredients, and nutritional facts? This will not only get you great bargains, but you will always be the first to know about discounts and other deals.

Remote car starting

There is no denying the fact that smartphones are making our lives easy, but the most incredible bit about being able to use your phone for just about everything is that there is an app for everything.

There are several apps for remotely starting car engines, locking and unlocking doors, warming or cooling down the car, or locating the vehicle. The app will also keep you from exceeding the state or town speed limit.

Besides the remote control of vehicles, there also are metal detection apps.

Online gaming

Like you, most people use mobile phones for entertainment purposes – a smartphone can help you stage a great karaoke party. But, one of the most entertaining (and revenue generating) uses of the smartphone has to be its integration into mobile casinos. Most casinos are running mobile-based services bring all the fun to the comfort and privacy of your smartphone.

Research by Statista revealed that the use of mobile media is on the rise with the time spent on mobile phones increasing from 107 minutes to 223minutes from 2012 to 2017. Among others, mobile games are the biggest contributors to the high growth rate of mobile use. Globally, they report that mobile gaming accounted to at least $40.6 billion by the end of 2017, compared to $35.6 billion at the end of 2016.

With the promise of big rewards and jackpots to be won from online casinos, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the sharp rise in growth rate in the industry.

Mobile phones and smartphones make all this possible. All you have to do is to ensure that you are gaming in a safe, secure and regulated mobile casino.

Note: even though the gambling industry is a billion-dollar industry, we do not recommend gambling as an income generating venture.

What else can your phone do?

You could create a recycle bin for your android smartphone

If you, like the rest of us, are tired of losing files from our smartphones accidentally, before backing up the files to the cloud, then we could all use a recycle bin feature for our smartphones. All you have to do is to download a recycle bin app on your smartphone, one similar to the recycle bin on your PC. You can recover or delete those files later.

Take your heart rate

Whether you are working out or have a medical emergency that requires careful monitoring before you see the doctor, an app that records the heart rate is invaluable. The best apps that take heart rates are incredibly easy to use, and they monitor the heart rate accurately.

Other cool ways of using your phone include using it as a mic, a language translator, a leaky window detection tool, or a personal finance management tool. With the right app, even a simple timer, you could use your phone to boost your productivity.

So, there you have it – all the cool things you could do with your smartphone. All you have to do is to practice online safety when visiting different sites or download apps. Make sure you install antivirus and anti-spyware programs in your phone.

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