5 Ways to Make Your Phone Smarter and Safer - Netted
Video • February 12, 2016

5 Ways to Make Your Phone Smarter and Safer

These 5 apps will make your phone smarter and more secure

What does it take to be a great athlete? Hard work and perseverance. What does it take to make your phone great? Just get these 5 apps and services.

INTRO: Hi, I’m Michael Charboneau, and this is Netted Does.

OPEN: Some things are great right out of the box, like Cheez Its. Other things need some work, like the IKEA bed frame in your closet, or your phone. Yeah, your phone arrives in one piece, but to reach its full potential, it needs these 5 apps and services:

Sync.me: Admit it, your contact list is a maze of missing information and people with names like “Jenny blue sweater.” Sync.me will help you fill in the blanks. Link it with your Facebook and Google accounts to get profile pictures, email addresses, and more for all your contacts—even Jenny.

Ting [Sponsor]: There are lots of great things about phones, but paying a steep monthly bill isn’t one of them. So why not try mobile service provider Ting? With Ting, you just pay for the service you use—no contracts, no penalties, and no overage fees. It’s available on two nationwide networks, and if you make the leap now you’ll get 25 dollars toward a new device, or in credit if you bring your own.

Signal: Once upon a time, you could pass secret notes in class. Although you’re not in sixth grade anymore, you can still send secret messages with Signal, which encrypts texts and calls so your private info stays private.

Slash: And while you’re at it, upgrade to the Rolls-Royce of keyboards, Slash. It lets you share everything from gifs to Youtube videos with a tap. I mean, that’s like putting the entire Internet in your fingers.

Fing: Here’s another superpower: Fing, which turns your phone into a WiFi monitor to show you who’s on your network. Yes, this means you can finally determine which of the neighbors are sucking up your bandwidth.

And that, my friends, is a phone that has reached its true potential.

OUTRO: I’m Michael Charboneau, and this is Netted Does.