Plan to call from other countries while travel

It is very common nowadays for people to visit other countries on vacation or business trip.

Immediate question comes to your mind when you plan to visit a country is, how do I contact family and friends back home? If you stay in a hotel that provides free WiFi then it’s very easy to communicate using any messenger applications in your smartphone.

However you can’t expect to get free WiFi when you are outside or visiting places.

Here are few tips to plan yourself to call back home while you travel outside your country.

  • Check with your service provider first for the available cheaper plans to use while travelling in other countries and enable the plan for the period of your travel.
  • Install more than one messenger applications (WhatsApp, Snapchat, etc…) in your smartphone to make use of free WiFi whenever available.
  • Carry international power adaptor or compatible charger for your phone
  • It’s good idea to carry power bank and car charger also to charge your phone when you are outside.
  • If you have an unlocked phone, check in local stores before you travel. They may have cost effective prepaid plan to the country of your travel
  • If you have unlocked phone, find the process and the documents needed to get a sim card in the country that you plan to travel. In some countries it may take longer to activate a sim card.

Phoning in Belize

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Preventing smart phones from being used while driving

One of the serious problems with smartphone usage is people talk, text, watch videos or even play games while driving.

Accidents that happened due to this habit are definitely on the rise every year. There are multiple cases recently when people got into accident due to the activities performed using smartphone when they drive. There should be stricter regulations and enforcement of law to ban using certain services from smartphone or tablets while someone is driving.

Those who are impacted are not only the person who uses smartphone inappropriately at the time of driving, but also others as well who are not at fault.

Preventing smart phones from being used while driving

User reviews about mobile apps

Usually it is very common for anyone to read the reviews posted by others while searching for an app to ensure that it will serve the purpose.

Sometimes the decision made purely based on the reviews to download or purchase an app would have disappointed you while using the specific app. It is also possible that some app is way better than mentioned in the reviews.

Here is an interesting observation by others on the user reviews.

Can we trust on all the user reveiews which we read about an app?

Information accessed by an app

Since the world has become more and more revolving around smartphones and the apps installed on the phones, there is an arising concern about the safety of the information.

Mobile apps access and share your information primarily to serve you better. It’s good to understand better about the way a specific app access and use the information.

How can I tell what information an app will access or share?

Mobile apps that are frequently used

There are new smartphone apps released every day for the mobile operating systems such as iOS, Android, Windows, etc… Individual has the preference of using one app Vs. another business on their personal and business need depending on the following factors.

  • Easy to use
  • Availability for the specific mobile platform
  • Intuitive interface
  • Security
  • Stability and speed
  • Providing accurate information
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Cost involved

Check the below link to see what others are saying about their favorite apps and the purpose of usage.

What are the mobile apps in your smartphone that you use the most on daily basis?

Google Drive Review

Usage, Flexibility, Reliability

 

The first two items I would like to discuss from the title are flexibility and reliability so after taking my screenshots I needed a way to get them back to my laptop to get them up to this page and well I don’t have a USB port, my bluetooth on my Mac and Phone do not get along with one another so Google Drive was the first obvious thought.. it was not the first application I intended to review but due to it saving my brain too much hard work .. it gets the honour of becoming and forever being known as the first, numero uno!

Keeping it simple, it did exactly what I wanted it to do, at a speed that worked for me, I wanted an entire folder onto my Google Drive synced in a flash.. so I headed over the Gallery, long pressed on my folder to select the entire thing, hit the share button hit the Google Drive button done.. everything is now syncing..perfect .. well almost.

If your anything like me and I really hope your own sake you are not but if you are you struggle with the need to put things into specific places, everything has its own folder, files should be neat etc.. The one click share option did exactly what I wanted it to do in the sense that I would have been happy for another screen in the process to ask me where exactly i.e create a new folder however that’s not what happened instead I ended up with some 25 files dumped into the root of my Google Drive which then echoed on my laptop.. my need to sort and order went into overdrive and well the rest is history.

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