How Smartphones are Improving Our Lives in New Ways

The revolution in mobile digital devices happened very quickly, before many people even realized it was occurring. Smartphones have changed the way we live, as there is very little you can no longer do while you are on the move if you have a smartphone or tablet. Apple and Samsung are dominating the western market, and both are continually developing ever more impressive and innovative technology, but more manufacturers than ever are appearing, with Apple barely even making a dent in the Chinese smartphone market. Mobile digital advancement is here to stay.

‘iPhone 8 vs iPhone 8+’ by Aaron Yoo via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Banking

Most banks now have an app you can download to your smart device. It is easier than ever to move money and to securely pay bills. You rarely the need to visit a physical branch anymore, which is why they are slowly disappearing. The financial world has to evolve to keep up with the changes, and any institutions that don’t will soon start paying the price.

Gaming

The world of gaming has been affected more by the use of digital devices than many other industries. Being able to play while on a bus or train journey to work, or while sitting in a waiting room has been a revelation for many gamers. If online casinos are where you find your games of choice, there are sites such as Oddschecker to help you decide which casino to join, which also let you have free turns on games without even depositing any money. From games for small children to games for adults, there are online games to suit everyone’s choice.

Shopping

In the beginning, selling online was the domain of the big players. Getting Asda, Tesco or one of the other supermarkets to deliver a weekly shop has been around for years, but the online shopping market has expanded greatly, and now there is very little you cannot buy off the Internet. Even much smaller shops now tend to have an online presence, helping them to compete with the bigger stores. In fact, there are no shortages of stores that have no physical premises; they are not always needed anymore.

‘Home Delivery network Van’ by 28704869 via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Education

The children of today are digital natives and computers, tablets and smartphones are the norm. They can be a great way for them to learn something new, with educational institutions and teachers making the fullest use of the Internet. There is no shortage of online courses to help students get through their exams, as well as assisting them with problem-solving. They can also mean that the student can learn at their own pace, taking a lot of the pressures of traditional teaching methods away.

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