7 Ways Smartphones Are Making an Impact in Our Daily Lives

By Alan H Hall

A few years ago, no one even knew about the term "smartphone." The scenario is totally 
opposite today, with a truckload of options in terms of smartphone devices that are available
 in the market. Almost all big mobile brands such as Apple, RIM, Sony, Nokia, HTC, LG and 
Samsung to name a few, have launched their own smartphone models, and hence, the users 
are spoilt for choice.
Such is the penetration of smartphones in our lives that we often rely on it for carrying out most of our daily activities. Let us take a look at some of the areas where smartphones help us carry out our tasks with ease.
• Finance and Business
In app stores, plenty of smartphone apps for business and finance are easily available. These apps are used to manage personal finance like keeping a track of your bills and receipts, maintaining your investment portfolio etc.
Additionally, if you are a business professional, these apps will help you catch up with the latest stock updates or help make payments/transfer money wirelessly.
• Education
Yes, smartphones have invaded classrooms as well. Nowadays, kids are more tech-savvy as compared to their parents and can handle the smartphones and the apps in them quite effortlessly. Using their devices, they can learn a lot from various education apps that are easy to use and make their lessons fun.
• Entertainment
When you are bored on a weekend and have nothing to do, you can turn to your smartphone to entertain you. Watch movies, trailers, videos or listen to songs and do much more using lots of other apps that are meant for entertainment.
• Gaming
Advanced technology has turned smartphones into gaming consoles; now you can use your smartphone devices to play a wide range of challenging games such as - arcade games, racing games, puzzle games, role-playing games etc. Also, challenge your friends and fellow gamers to beat your score. Many of the smartphones present today, have touchscreen, which gives an enhanced experience while you play the games on your device.
• Fitness
Smartphones also act as your fitness companion. This is because you can use it to monitor your calories, watch and learn new exercises, maintain a diet chart and do much more. Also, you can use your device to locate various fitness centers/gyms or health spas near in your locality.
• General Utility
With various general utility apps, smartphones let you do so much. For instance, you can enjoy shopping from the comforts of your home, use GPS navigation to get directions, learn new recipes, jot down something important or record reminders in your own voice etc.
• Social Networking
Like smartphones, Social Networking/Social Media is also an integral part of our lives; there are rarely few people left, who are not there on any of the Social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest etc. In fact, there are smartphone apps that are entirely dedicated to these social networking sites.

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