Smartphone, Tablet, Mini Tablet, Android™, Windows™, Apple-OS™, Nexus 4™, Nexus 7™, Nexus 10™, , Microsoft Surface™, IPad™, IPad Mini™ and IPhone™ sounds like language from nerd weekly. These clever gadgets have us mesmerized. Last week I watched someone almost walk into traffic looking at their smartphone.
What makes us buy them? Is it status? Is it acceptance from our peers? I don’t know, but I really, really like my smartphone!
Cloud Print by Paulo Fernandes
Battery Notifier (Big Text) by SHKIL/LARRYVGS
Battery life is extremely important to me and this battery meter tells me when I am running low without having to go and check the status. It places a percentage number conveniently in my status bar on my phone and I can manage when to charge my phone. By the way, I let my battery run all the way out before I plug it in, preserves its life.
Believe it or not, it’s a phone. Coaches please protect your phone with some outer skin that can take abuse. Public service… Be safe on the road! Many coaches have thrown away the blue tooth devices and have traded them in for the tangle-less headsets. Many of the phones are voice activated. I rarely use this feature out of courtesy to people around me and noise.
Show Phone Courtesy. Please figure out how to turn off your screen before holding the phone to your face to avoid touch tones! Mute your phone on conference calls. Stay in your car during that important call. I have seen coaches get a bit relaxed and continue to conduct business during their convenience store transaction.