Between traffic, missed reservations and expensive hotel rooms and amenities, sometimes your dream vacation can end up being rather stressful. In fact, if relaxation is your top priority, opting for a staycation may be the perfect way to spend your freetime this summer. So settle in, enjoy your time away from work without hassle, and use these tips to get the most out of your staycation with your smartphone.
Topics: Mobile Apps
The mobile game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, and people of all ages have become immersed in this virtual world. The game is exciting and rewarding, but if you're not careful, it can be detrimental to your smartphone's battery life, data plan or even overall performance.
The game - which uses GPS services and your phone's camera - embeds Pokemon directly into the real world. Users can catch their favorite Pokemon, as well as visit nearby landmarks to earn experience points and items, and battle other pokemon. This is a revolutionary new take on video games, and as such has in a very short period of time become immensely popular. Here's what you need to know about making sure your phone is ready for your quest to become a Pokemon Go master.
Finding ways to improve your battery life is essential for your smartphone. Otherwise, you could be without your phone when you need it most. Happily, your smartphone (whether it be an iPhone or Android) has many different built-in options that can be used to save your battery.
The Fourth of July is one of the best days of the summer, and from parades and fireworks to barbecues and family dinners, there are many opportunities to make a few memories. Have your smartphone close at hand to make sure you're ready to snap a great photo and use these helpful tips to document the good times like a pro:
While many folks head on a hiking or camping trip to unplug and enjoy some peace and quiet, your smartphone can actually be an instrumental tool when it comes to maximizing your time on the trail. There are all sorts of apps available that make getting around easier, help mitigate dangerous situations and provide useful and fasincating information about the great outdoors.
Ahead of your next outdoor excursion, don't just fill a backpack with a water bottle and trail mix - load your phone with these essential camping apps:
For some, the beginning of 2016 set the starting line to begin a new and improved life of balanced nutrition. Unfortunately, sometimes creating the healthy habits and sticking to them can be a struggle, especially if you have a busy lifestyle that throws temptations in your face every chance it gets.
Luckily, the world of technology is growing each and every day, constantly making life easier on us with the touch of a button. For smartphone users looking to improve their eating habits to make up for the first few months of the year, have no fear - there are plenty of apps that can guide your way to sticking to a well-balanced diet that can ultimately benefit your overall health and well-being.
So you just purchased your first tablet. Now where do you start? Regardless of your reason for buying this convenient mobile device, you're going to need to download a number of apps before you can use it to its highest potential. Tablets can be equally fun and helpful for both your entertainment and work-related needs, so you have plenty of reason to spend some time browsing the app store. But don't let your options overwhelm you - yes, there are millions of apps to choose from, but no, you really don't need all of them.
Here are a few essential apps you should consider downloading on your new tablet today.
Virtual reality (VR) technology has done a lot of growing over the last century, but 2016 is the year it will make quite the impression on consumers. Though many of you - or your children - have been to the arcade or an amusement park and stepped inside a VR ride, how many times have you had the option to attach your phone to a headset that offers you VR technology at home? That number has probably been zero, but that all changes in 2016 - the year that introduced Samsung Gear VR.
The advancements in technology in the last decade have made it very simple for consumers to carry the Internet around in the palm of their hands. You can say the introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the Android smartphone in 2008 helped launch the smartphone frenzy - since then, the smartphone industry has been growing rapidly in both market and size. According to Statistica, over a third of the entire world's population is expected to own a smartphone by 2017, totaling almost 2.6 billion smartphone users worldwide. You're likely to hold on to your smartphone for a while, but have you considered investing in a tablet too?
It's safe to say that you're probably thinking: What will a tablet give me that my smartphone doesn't already? Now, there might not be much of a difference in that case, but having a tablet can be more convenient in a few ways, especially if you plan to use it in replacement of a laptop.
Consider these four reasons to purchase a tablet: