Coming to BlogHer 13 in Chicago? Visit me at the Geek Bar and Learn to Maximize Your SmartPhone Usage

SmartphonesYou know how I feel about my smartphone. I love it. I live it. I cannot do without it. I often wonder what we did to keep in touch and keep up with our businesses before smartphones. Remember payphones? LOL. The smartphone is one of those things that now since we have it, we cannot be without it. I know people (myself included) who will turn the car around after they are a couple of miles from home if they realize that they forgot their phone. It is our lifeline to the world.

However, there are some that do not maximize the usage of their smartphones. Some just have them. They may play games. They check email. They call people. But they could be doing much more. I have posted before in How to Never Lose Your Smartphone Contacts Again about how it bugs me to see posts on FB or be told by friends “I got a new phone and I lost all my numbers.” Well unless you are using an old age flip phone, that should NOT happen. There are ways to keep your contacts and all data on your phone backed up. That is just the beginning. And this holds true whether you are using an Android phone, iPhone, Windows Phone, or Blackberry.

There are several apps and tools put in place to make our smartphone experience better.  Want to know more? Come and visit me at the Geek Bar at Blogher 13 in Chicago. You must be a registered attendee. I plan to cover keeping your contacts backed up, installing and using an SD card, backing up photos, backing up apps, and my favorite apps.

Hope to see you there!

Kris McDonald is Chicago mom to 2 sets of twins, photography nut, gadget addict, travel addict, and tech blogger who has worked in IT for over 16 years. Kris figured out a while ago that she was destined to be really busy (hence the 2 sets of twins), and she has found peace with that. Read More
  • Kelster

    I am always confused when people say they lost their smartphones and hence all their contacts. How is that even possible? I know that Android phones automatically backup to your Google account. I assume there is something similar on the the iPhone platform? My contacts were always backed up long before I had a smartphone. Verizon would allow customers to backup their contacts online and I definitely took advantage of that.