The smartphone is named after some of its smartness. They are more than just tweeting machines and can do a lot of smart things we typically wouldn’t expect from a smartphone. Here are some of the tricks which will make you rethink the word “Smartphone”.
1. Check whether your remote’s batteries are dead when it stops working.
Your smartphone’s camera is indeed sensitive to IR radiation, and if you want to try it for yourself, just use a common IR remote control. The infrared beam emitted when a button is pressed will show as white or purple light in the viewfinder of your camera app. You can use this trick to check if a remote control’s batteries are dead when it stops working.
2. Work as a DIY microscope.
Amazingly, it just takes a drop of clean water on the camera lens to turn a smartphone into a DIY amateur microscope. The drop of water, which naturally adopts a round shape, acts as a lens, allowing the camera to focus from a distance of under half an inch.
3. Reverse search images and photographs.
If you’re using an Android device, the Google Goggles app lets you search an image captured with your phone’s camera. You can identify famous paintings, find information on products or learn more about a historic landmark.
4. Scan and digitize your old negatives.
If you want a quick and dirty way to digitize (or just view) your old film negatives, you can use your camera’s negative effect or take advantage of some of the many specialized apps like the Helmut Film Scanner.
5. Share apps, contacts, photos, and music by tapping devices
Most smartphones released within the past few years are equipped with NFC technology. Two NFC-ready devices can be tapped together to share whatever is on their screens.
6. Catch Up On Your Reading List
If you’re like most people, you hardly have time to read all the interesting articles you come across on a daily basis. Maybe you could get through some of them. If you started reading during your commute. While doing nothing or reading novels can be very relaxing, it’s not always the best use of your time. Plenty of applications support offline reading and syncing between your desktop and your smartphone, it’s just a matter of finding what works best for you.
So these were some neat tricks to get the smarter part of your smartphone. Thank you for reading and if you did find a trick which intrigued you then don’t forget to give this article a share. Tune into our website again for more useful tips and tricks like this.