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5 features to help you get the best out of your smartphone

February 16, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories

AlcatelMuch more than just making calls and sending text messages, your smartphone can do so many other things, from scanning documents, to measuring your pulse. Here are five features that will make your smartphone your best ally.

Scan your documents

You may be unaware of this, but your smartphone can act as a document scanner. This convenient feature is sure to make your life easier. With the camera of your smartphone and a good application, it is possible to scan any type of document. By default, Google’s Drive application is ideal for scanning documents in PDF format.

Open the Drive application, click the “Add” button and select “Scan”. All you have to do is follow the on-screen instructions to scan your document.

Measure your pulse

Of course, everyone knows that you can measure your heart rate with your smartphone or your connected watch. But do you know that it is also possible to measure your pulses only with the photo sensor of your smartphone? This is thanks to applications such as Runtastic Heart Rate FC. Simply place your finger on the camera and the flash of your smartphone, to measure your pulse.

Tour from your smartphone

Google allows you to visit the most popular tourist sites in the world, from your smartphone. With its Street View application, travel around the world and discover historical monuments in virtual reality.

Make photo montages like a pro

Do you have hundreds of photos in your smartphone but lack creativity? Make the process quick and easy with Google Photos. Simply open the Google Photos app. Click the “Add” button to display the menu. The application offers you the option to create an album, a movie, a story, an animation and a montage. All you have to do is decide.

Become a reporter

If you like to share your adventures and events with your loved ones, you’re in luck. Thanks to your smartphone and the Periscope application, you can now make video reports and share them live with the world. Download and install the app from the Google Play Store. Once installed, open Periscope then click on the camera button to start recording your first live video.

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