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After reading this story:

http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-your-smartphone-automatically-unlock-your-s-510592193

I just thought what else do people use their smartphones besides making calls and chatting!!

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by Expert (16.4k points)
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Much like many people may not have foreseen the implication to human development after the invention of the wheel, I believe we have hardly scratched the surface with smart phones, in fact we need to find a new name like personal assistant because phone is but one of its uses. The keywords here are; productivity and mobility. look at this scenario: you have just bought a piece of land. Instead of walking aimlessly and trying to know your boundary, you pull out your phone and call up google maps. mark specific spots on your map and get exact GPS readings. snap a few pics and send all to your landscape artist and architect. 5 years ago, this would have needed a very expensive professional.
You no longer need your wife to hand you a piece of paper every other morning for the grocery, she only needs to update a grocery notebook in her Evernote which she shares with you and also puts a reminder in a shared calendar.
As much as news papers still look logical, try finding them 20 years from now.
Ask yourself why you need multiple remote controls for your gadgets in the house further hoping that you understand that remote control is not limited to TV and radio but, in the future, will extend to lights, security, stove, bath tub etc.
Many people think it is impossible for Econet to go beyond 12 million subscribers in Zimbabwe forgetting that soon it is going to be necessary to connect to our homes, cars, fridges etc while tele density will need to be redefined. While all this unfolds, notice how the smart phone will remain central to all this.
And if you still think schools and institutions will continue putting up important notices up a notice board, you still don't understand the potential of a smart phone or like I prefer to call it, personal assistant.
by Guru (88.1k points)
Woow!! Thus the way to think.
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I use my smartphone as my diary, bible, video player, remote controller, camera, calculator, computer. Everything in my house now revolves around my smartphone and tablet. If you happen to be lucky (like me) and have Apple TV the smartphone becomes a marvel. Oh by the way it has also replaced my entire bookshelf via the kindle app. It is also my navigation system whether I am cycling, walking or driving. The list is endless for me.
by Guru (88.1k points)
Amazing stuff
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by Guru (88.1k points)
I usually use mine as the remote control for my PC. When l feeling lazy to be on the keyboard or l forgot to switch it off, instead of getting out of bed and find my way to the PC, l just pull my phone and instruct it to shutdown PC.

Also l use it to get my kids to behave as they kno l have total control of pc. If they start arguing l just close whatever games they are playing.

If its bed time l make sure nothing wireless from them gets connect to internet.
by Expert (16.4k points)
Nice job. I think Zimbos still have a chance to innovate in the home area of ICTs
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by new here (240 points)
l use t for gaming,as a music player,camera,web browsing and to run lite programs like pdf viewers ,gragh ploter n equation solver for my studies ,,smartfons runing android ar nw very powerful n has changed my atitude towards mobile fon gaming m actualy enjoyin t thn my concole
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