Amazon has launched a new program that has been termed the “Netflix” of books. The program is called Kindle Unlimited. For $10.00 a month, you can have unlimited access to over 600,000 books or thousands of audiobooks. You don’t need to own a Kindle. If you have an iPhone, iPad, Android device or Windows Phone you can download the free Kindle app and read your books from that device. You can try this service free for a month, but don’t forget to cancel it after those 30 days if you aren’t interested. We tend to forget those things until they keep showing up on our credit card bill! While browsing the books on Amazon, look for the Kindle Unlimited icon.
Apps with Security
1Password – cost:$18 – It’s expensive, but this app helps you store all of your sensitive data behind a single password. Protect your credit card info, passwords, and browser log-ins with military grade encryption.
Private Photo Vault– $3 – If you have some sensitive photos on your iPhone roll that you’d prefer to keep hidden, you’ve come to the right place. You can make individual or whole albums of photos and videos private.
Device Locator– cost:$3- This app plots the position of your iPhone, so you can see exactly where it is and where it has been. You can also capture a photo remotely, sound an alarm, or send a message to it.
Tip of the Month!
Decrease the amount of time it takes to charge your phone
If you need to charge your smartphone in a hurry, follow these steps or at least one of them to reduce the amount of time it will take:
Put your phone in airplane mode. This will turn off all the wireless radios preventing phone calls as well as internet/emails.
Close all your open apps. This is something many people aren’t even aware of! Just because you go back to your home screen from an app, the app is not closed. I’ve found phones with as many as 25 – 30 apps open because the owner didn’t realize this process. Search google for the method of closing apps on your particular phone and operating system.
If it is easier for you to turn your phone off completely, you will get the same benefits as the options above.
Hold down the Siri button and say “read my text messages”. She will read to you the last text message you received and tell you who it came from. Obviously this is so much better than you trying to read it while you are driving! She will then ask if you would like to reply. You can then answer “Yes” or “No” and she will read the next one.