As we come to the digital age where we’re able to see each other face to face without having to be there in person, tell a machine to add some tomatoes to your mobile grocery list, and a robot that goes by the name, “Sophia” has become an official citizen of Saudi Arabia. We have seen how far technology has come and how it has impacted our lives. While there are a lot of negative points on the effects of technology on humans, especially with smartphones, you’ll have to agree at some point that technology has made so many things easier for us. Still not convinced? Here are a few ways smartphones have changed our lives.
1. Access to unlimited knowledge
Knowledge is just at the tip of your fingers. With just a swipe, you can get access to unlimited information anywhere and at anytime. No more having to go to the library or buy newspapers, you can easily find them on the internet.
2. Better Communication
Free calls and messages is now possible with smartphones provided you have a data plan or internet connection. People don’t have to spend on credits to call people when they can just easily connect to an instant messaging service such as Whatsapp and Skype, where users can call and send messages back and forth for free.
Developers have continuously created amazing apps that makes our lives so much easier. There are apps that help you to order groceries from home, pay the bills, and also find cheaper flights. Another cool thing about smartphone apps is that you can easily track an employee if they happen to be missing for too long. Apps like these are incredibly useful and popular in Germany as they call it “handy orten”, which allows users to locate phones wherever they are. The handy orten app also called handy orten ohne app, or the smartphone location app allows people to look for others by tracking their phones in the case of an emergency.