If you don’t already have it set up, here is a great feature for iPhone users. Do Not Disturb allows you to set up the hours of the day in which calls and alerts that arrive while the phone is locked will be silenced. However, you can also choose to allow phone calls from those in your favorites list. Another option is called Repeated Calls. When this is enabled, a second call from the same person within 3 minutes will be allowed to come through without being silenced.
Key Ring – cost:Free – Instead of carrying around all of those loyalty cards, register them with this free program and the cashiers can scan the bar code on your phone instead. Available for Android and iOS.
Google Translate– cost:Free – Assuming you’re online, Google Translate is a great app for translating text between dozens of different languages; handily, the most popular of them enable you to speak into your device and listen to translations.
Wunderlist- cost:Free – Yet another “To Do” list, but definitely a great one.The interface is very usable, and the app’s ability to seamlessly sync across devices and platforms makes it a great download.
Tip of the month
Another way to save a wet phone or laptop
Accidents happen! What is more frustrating than having no one to blame but yourself when you drop your cell phone in water or spill a drink on your laptop! In May, I gave you one way to deal with the situation. Here is another solution if you can plan in advance, and if you are a klutz, I highly recommend it! There is a moisture-absorbing bag of beads that claims to be 700% more effective than rice and faster than the silica gel. Take the battery out of the device (if possible – probably not on an iPhone) and drop it in the bag. Once the moisture is gone, the device should be fine. The bags come in 2 sizes, one for phones and a larger one for laptops. You can find them on Amazon. The smaller bag costing $16.99 and the larger, $29.95.