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Americans and their Smartphones: App Happy

By Janine Wile - November 18, 2015

Americans are consumed with their Smartphones.   We are no longer happy just calling, texting or emailing. We want our phones to do most everything and anything.  With over 1.6 million Android apps and more than 1.5 million iPhone apps (Statista data as of July 2015) our smartphones have become an indispensable component in our daily lives.  Who would have thought that we could be so connected to our phones and the apps that help network, manage, entertain, and keep us safe? 
So, what’s on your phone?
Here are a few of our favorite apps...
The Techsperts at Home Life Concierge are pleased to share the following 4 apps (and yes, they’re Free) that you may or may not have heard about... 
  1. WhatsApp – This is a great app if you have friends and family outside of the country, or if you are traveling abroad.  WhatsApp allows you to send and receive free text messages or photos, the only catch is your friends and family will have to install the app on their phone as well.
  2. Tripit – We like this app because it automatically connects to your email accounts, finds travel-confirmation emails, and turns them into well-organized itineraries.  You can access your itineraries anytime, on any device (even offline), plus get directions and maps for each destination.  You can also sync trip plans with your Google Calendar or Outlook, and add or edit plans manually.  And, if that’s not enough, you can even share some (or all) of your trip plans via email or social media.
  3. Evernote – We chose this app because it’s great for storing notes, ideas and anything you could possibly think of, like a grocery list, a receipt, an article or book you want to read, your to do list, or just a simple typed note. The app does a fantastic job keeping everything in sync between your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
  4. RetailMeNot - This app is great for those wanting to save money when shopping.  There are  hundreds of coupon codes to your favorite stores, a great selection of printable and local coupons, a decent amount of grocery coupons and a blog with tips on how to live a better, thriftier lifestyle.
Needing more information on how to load or use apps?   Call Home Life Concierge to schedule a Technology 101 service with one of our Techsperts.  Call 702-964-9800 for a FREE consultation.
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