There are at least a million apps running rampant in mobile app stores, marketplaces, the internet, and even in your next door neighbor’s basement. Apps are being developed day in and day out, and with the upgrade in technology processing speeds and memory, your old phone might not be able to handle the new app requirements. Here are a few that top the list of old-memory killing apps.
3 Apps That Will Make You Replace Your Phone
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When people talk about addicting games, the Draw Something app is usually on the top of the list. This game utilizes a turn by turn structure like Pictionary. No matter what you’re doing on your phone if you have notifications set up you’ll always know when someone else has sent you something. Great idea, right? Of course! The only issue with this app is the amount of memory it uses. Most phones have a huge amount of memory, but if you have an older model you’ll be looking to replace your phone in a heartbeat.
Most users have noticed the warning telling them to clear their memory or the app won’t let them play. This is an error message that is easily taken care of if you’ve upgraded your phones internal memory, or go for the next model up. Another easy boost is shutting down apps that you aren’t using at the time, but who wants to do that and miss out on everything else?
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Since Skype made its debut on desktops everywhere about a decade ago, it’s been climbing uphill ever since. It jumped from desktops to being among the preloaded bloatware on laptops. Now, it has hit mobile phones everywhere. Most phones are already preloaded with the face-to-face app that allows users to video chat with friends and family. It’s also a major memory drain.
Yes, you can use your phone for “phone calls” where you see the face of whoever you’re calling, but if you’re running on an older processor or an older RAM protocol, it may be time for your phone to go the way of the mummy and wrap it up. Newer phones have the ability to process apps such as Skype with precision so there isn’t much on the jammed up, slowed down, and expensive paper weight route.
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Waze is one of the first GPS apps to integrate social media and tracking technology. When a user utilizes the Waze app, the user gets to set up an account and see what other “Wazers” are running about. The app allows users to also see where there may be speed traps, accidents, congestion, and other traffic annoyances that no one really wants to deal with. The interface of the app is easy enough for anyone to use regardless of how tech savvy you may or may not be.
It comes fully equipped with the ability to tell if it’s time for the daylight hours or night hours and adjusts the screen accordingly. Of course, you can turn this off if you don’t feel like dealing with it. Like many other GPS programs, Waze utilizes a lot of memory. Due to the use of social media within the app, the speed of your phone could decrease incredibly. You may want to find a phone that can process the amount of information being thrown at it.
Technology is always changing and it’s never good to stay behind the curve if you want to utilize the features that come with the technology you have at hand. Check out a way to either increase the speed and efficiency of the hardware you’re using now or go ahead and upgrade it. You’ll be glad you did, especially if you want to stay on top of the hundreds of thousands of apps running rampant in mobile markets.