A smart phone is a totally integrated mobile device with innumerable features and uses. Some of them are:
Smart phones have various message options like the SMS messages, voice mail, chat functions of yahoo and MSN and all email functions. These phones can connect you to your email address, allow you to send faxes and open any internet site. The device is operated by a special software and it permits you to read all business documents in such formats as text documents, spread sheets and etc., and it is possible to edit the documents also. A keyboard very similar to the one of a full-fledged computer is another feature of a smart phone. A high resolution LCD screen ensures that images and displays are of the highest quality.
A high-quality camera is a must in any good smart phone and it is normally not less than a 1.3 mega pixel with video recording abilities. The images and clips captured on this camera will be free of distortions and of superior quality.
The Bluetooth headset which is in-built in smart phones is one of the most attractive features of these devices. Bluetooth technology has become essential for wireless communication and a Bluetooth-enabled smart phone can send and receive data to and from similarly-enabled devices like laptops, PCs, Macs or other cell phones. This certainly simplifies matters of communication.
Another important feature of these phones is the in-built digital mp3 player. Now, this is a really cool feature of these phones and no wonder Gen Y (members of generation Y are primarily the offspring of the baby boom generation) is so hung-up about them. No matter where you are, you can tune into your favorite music anytime. This format can play WMA, WAV and various other famous music formats.
Anyone with a bad sense of direction need never fear getting lost if they have a smart phone as it comes equipped with a GPS navigation system.
Now that the benefits of smart phones have been established it is necessary to move on to the next step of how to make your smart phone secure. Just like your computer, it is essential to secure the data in your phone from viruses and theft. One of the ways to do it is not to post your email id or phone number on the web while accessing emails. This is because attackers often use software which can access email addresses and then target them for spam or attacks.
Avoid downloading files from unknown sites or sites which appear fishy as most probably they will contain a malicious code. Downloading games and other software and etc., can seem tempting but try not to do it on your phone as this may result in unsolicited mail. Check the security settings of the phone regularly and use firewalls and other safeguards to ensure its security from any potential threats.
Knowing something about the various features of the smart phone and the security measures to be taken alongside should prove to be a bit helpful even for those who are scared of ever-changing technology.