Wednesday, January 13, 2016
8 Pre- Installed Apps On My New Phone
Quote of the day:
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it. -Max Frisch
I know of a certain fellow who recently purchased a smartphone. In his eyes, and from his view, this is the ultimate gadget, the equivalent of a super car going from 0-60 miles per hour in 6 seconds, and with this and that functionality. But in my eyes, this smartphone is humongous -almost the size of a small tablet.I must say that before now, I'd seen the type with random people and I always imagined how in the world it would fit in their pockets, or handbags as the case may be. And although this post isn't about this fellow, let us ponder on the poor souls out there who have to carry such heavy burden around -because an average phone with an average screen isn't just enough.
Seeing as we live in a fast moving world where technology plays a vital role, one could argue that advancement is inevitable. Smart phones, smart cars, smart TVs and smart wristwatches. There doesn't appear to be any end in sight really. But I digress.
If you have a smart phone (who doesn't these days?), you would understand the importance of application programs or apps. They provide a lot of functionality, and tasks -necessary in our ever busy lifestyles. Mobile apps of course come in different forms and on different platforms, from Android, Windows to Apple's iOS. with millions already developed -and dare I say a million or more in development. According to a research by ComScore, the time spent on mobile apps has seen unprecedented growth in recent times with Facebook at the forefront.
Having said that, here are a few apps that came pre-installed on a new phone I purchased. Gone are the old days of having just the good old calculator and alarm clock, how time flies indeed.
Amazon: Just because ordering items on a smartphone is way cooler. Plus, you get more discounts.
Facebook: Well, a good opportunity to search for old schoolmates from the comfort of a toilet seat and without a worry in the world.
Just Eat: Not just any food, but takeaway at the click of a button, or more like tap of a screen.
News: What better way to stay updated on current events, with each news story coming as a notification. Just because one can never be content with having enough news.
Skype: Basically talk and talk as you like -using wifi or other.
Skype Video: What's Skype without video, right?
Uber: And what better way to get connected to a driver, while stranded on a mountain top with just enough phone signal to summon a ride.
Netflix: And who doesn't want to sit idly, watching the latest episodes on a small screen, with earphones on -shutting out the entire world.
Jokes apart, as far as apps go, we all have a need for them. What apps do you currently use the most?
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