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5 THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR SMARTPHONE COULD DO



These days, the one thing we can’t live without, is our smartphones. We have them with us all the time. They have become an integral part of our lives. We use them constantly. But did you know that you could...

Snap pictures of Sheet music and have your phone play it back to you 


Have you ever wondered about the melody of a new song in a song book? Are you learning an instrument? Learning a new song for the choir? iSeeNotes can help you!
Using iSeeNotes, you can take a picture of a piece of sheet music using your Android phone or tablet, and it will be converted into sound using optical music recognition.
Place the printed score in a well lit location, hold the camera steady and press the button for iSeeNotes to take a photo. Wait a few seconds for processing and hear the music play.
Features:
  • Reads multiple staffs
  • Recognizes bass and treble clef
  • Recognizes key signature
  • Recognizes accidentals - sharps, flats and naturals
  • Handles multiple voices
  • Recognizes beams
  • Recognizes dotted notes
  • Recognizes rests
  • Recognizes note flags



Your smartphone can be used to check if your TV remote is working properly


Often you find that one of the many remotes in your house isn’t working. You tap it to try to get it to work, next you proceed to pointing it from all possible angles, and eventually get frustrated and open up the back panel to change the batteries. However, before doing any of that there is a simple way to check, Look at it through your smartphone’s camera if the remote is still transmitting a signal. Just start up your default camera app, point the remote to your smartphone lens and voila! If your remote is working, you’ll be able to see a purplish light emanating from the remote’s IR bulb when looking through your camera. The reason is that while your eyes cant see in infra red, your camera can.

Remotely take a picture with another smartphone
(NO NEED OF SELFIE STICK)

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Remote Shot is a remote controller using a Bluetooth.
Remote Shot allow you to connect your Android Phone using one as camera and one as remote to see live stream preview.
Remote Shot works with all Android devices
 The app needs to be installed on both the devices. Pairing is done through Bluetooth.
Once the app is started you choose which device will be the remote and which device will be the camera. There is a viewfinder on the remote device that lets you frame the shot. Once you click the shutter button on the remote device an image is captured on the device acting as the camera. The remote device can switch between the main camera and the front facing camera, set a timer interval, turn the flash on or off as well as take pictures with burst mode. Perfect for using it as a remote trigger when taking group pictures and you don’t have one of those long selfie sticks.
Tune your Guitar Using your smartphone
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Using your smartphone you can tune your guitar or any other stringed instrument. The smartphone detects the sound of the string you are playing and displays on screen if you need to sharpen or flatten that string to get the desired note. Check outDaTuner. This app displays the nearest note and the octave as well as the error in cents. It is very easy to use and extremely accurate. 

Help you to take better notes

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Named one of the “Best Apps of 2015” in the U.S. by Google Play!
Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive. 

Office Lens is like having a scanner in your pocket. Like magic, it will digitize notes on whiteboards or blackboards. Always find important documents or business cards. Sketch your ideas and snap a picture for later. Don't lose receipts or stray sticky notes again! 
- Capture and crop a picture of a whiteboard or blackboard and share your meeting notes with co-workers.
- Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards, or posters and trim them precisely.
- Printed text will be automatically recognized (using OCR) so you can search for words in images and copy and edit them.