If you're wanting to go beyond the basic stuff everyone does with their phone - either by extending its capabilities or by taking more control over what it already does - we've got just the collection of tools for you. These automators, taskers and shortcut makers can quickly hack Android or iOS to do your mobile bidding.
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iOS: It's admittedly a little silly to need an app to remind you to grab your key or wallet before leaving the house, or your lunch bag before leaving work for the day, but we all forget those things from time to time, especially those of us coping with mental illness. Don't Leave It! helps you remember.
Web/Android/iOS: Human trafficking is a massive, global problem — one that an app alone won't solve, but one that this app may be able to help with, just a little bit. TraffickCam asks you to snap pictures of your hotel room, creating a database that can be matched to rooms in photos with trafficking victims.
Journaling might seem silly on the surface, but a journal is extremely useful as both a permanent record of your thoughts and as a cathartic release. Regardless of how you plan to use a journal, our favourite on the iPhone is Day One.
For whatever reason, the iPhone has tons of different voice recording apps, but very few of them do anything more than Apple's free Voice Memos app. We like Just Press Record because it manages to make itself worth its asking price by offering a different experience and feature set than Apple's offering.
Let's take a trip down memory lane: think back to when the first Apple iPhone was released back in 2007. Fast forward a year, and the first Android smartphone, the HTC Dream, hit the market. Each of them completely changed the game for mobile phones for years to come. Just how did these ancestor phones stack up against each other? Let's find out.
Mac: Spark, one of our favourite email apps for iPhone and iPad, has made the jump to Mac. Now you can use all of your custom filters, gestures and smart notifications on your laptop or desktop — and it's still free.
The smartphone you use everyday is a complex machine that is made up of a number of different components. But when you break it down, there are around 75 elements - that's two-thirds of the periodic table - that go into the creation of a smartphone. Some of these elements are extremely prevalent while others are exceptionally rare. Why does this all matter? Let's find out.
The problem with investing in smart, connected devices like Wi-Fi colour-changing light bulbs, internet-enabled power strips and wearables like Fitbits is that you need a dozen apps for them all. Stringify is an iPhone app (Android is on the way) that links all of it together. Imagine it: One app to manage them all, one app to automate them. Here's how to set it up.
Apple's Renew program pays you in Apple gift cards and good Earth vibes to recycle old iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other devices. Here's what you can expect to get back if you send in your used stuff.
The iPhone's 3D Touch makes certain actions a little simpler, but here's one shortcut that's easy to overlook. You can press on any folder icon and get a quick list of your notifications.
If you have an Apple iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, 9, 10 and above, there is a way to gain access to the photos and contacts on your device without unlocking it with a passcode or fingerprint ID. The security flaw makes use of Siri voice commands. It's a bit finicky, but you don't have to be a genius-level hacker to exploit the vulnerability. Here are the details.
iOS: Apple recently introduced a new Portrait Mode that adds a faux depth-of-field effect when you take a photo, but it only works on the iPhone 7 Plus. With Patch, you can get a similar effect on any iPhone.