In our modern world, which is based on speed and mobility, technology is everything. We constantly search for tech features that will either help in our daily lives, or provide some entertainment value.
Regardless, we love technology; wanting it to be assessable anywhere— at the press of a single button.
The latest mobile devices are trophies, proudly displayed in store windows and various TV commercials. From Wi-Fi internet components, Bluetooth devices, cell phones, tablets, etc., the demand for mobile spec. features continues to grow rapidly.
Today’s cell phones are getting coined as “phablets;” they are the smaller cousins of their computer counterparts— and are capable of virtually anything.
New mobile apps are developed daily; each striving to be user-friendly, while helping others stay connected socially. Of the hundreds of downloadable cell phone apps that are currently available for iOS and Android, these 3 deserve immediate attention:
Dolphin Browser App
The Dolphin browser is the world’s first mobile gesture, sonar and add-on enabled browser for both iOS and Android devices. Dolphin is a great mobile alternative to either Google Chrome or Apple’s Internet Safari.
According to PC Magazine, “Dolphin is the most capable browser available.” It is sleek, easy to use and has more options than any other mobile browser.
Browser features include:
- Gesture Search: eliminates the need for typing— just draw the icon.
- Sonar voice control: navigate, search and share using voice commands.
- One Tap Share: With one tap, select “Wi-Fi broadcast” and share pages via Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.
- A Save feature, allowing web pages to be saved in either a Box or Evernote Account.
- Ability to sync and send from mobile device to a desktop and from device to device.
- Tabbed browsing for easier, more manageable web searches.
- Add-on installations for better usability.
- A multi-touch zoom for harder to read text or images.
The Dolphin browser, which is available for free, is perfect for quick on-the-go web browsing. It’s a simple and smart solution to do what you need to do, while keeping your hands free.
DISH’s Hopper Transfers App
DISH offers a great mobile feature that allows its customers to transfer their recorded programs onto their cell phone or tablet, and watch digital DVR recordings anywhere— even without an internet connection. Whether an iPhone or Android user, the Hopper Transfers app can be downloaded (for free) on the device’s iTunes or Google Play Store. DISH plans, start at $49.99 a month, making their extra features, like this one, worth consideration.
The Hopper Transfers App transforms cell phones and tablets into a portable entertainment system. Never leave home again without hours of recorded shows and movies, all tucked away in either a purse or pocket. With the Hopper Transfers App, entertainment truly is mobile.
Eater is an innovative blog site, which features global food and drink reviews. They have developed the new “Eater App” for iOS and Android devices to make dining and drink options assessable while on the go. This free App uses the phone’s GPS to find local destinations—all entailing detailed reviews from the Eater website database.
Users can quickly find phone numbers, addresses and directions of nearby locations; eliminating the awkwardness of hunting around review sites like Yelp and Urbanspoon. Using Eater means cutting out the middleman and getting straight to the point.
Everyone has heard of popular Apps like Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr, but there’s always new Apps being created. In exploring these different features, a simple cell phone can transform into a savvy web browser (putting Siri to shame); a personal entertainment unit, perfect for on the go use— or even a professional food critic who gives detailed directions.
The options are all there, at the press of a download button.
Andrea Fisher is an online marketer and content specialist from North Carolina. She currently works with DISH, providing leading digital DVR services. She is a published journalist & blogger with an English degree and political science minor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.