Want to boost your social life? The XOLO Era 1X shows you how

Humans are social beings; we live for interaction. That’s why smartphones are such a boon to us, because they allow us to live a more active life. And the XOLO Era 1X is perfect when it comes to boosting your social life. Here’s how.


Discover like-minded people

Bored of your mundane city life? Then go out and do something that you enjoy. It doesn’t even matter if your friends don’t tag along. With apps like Facebook Groups, you can join groups that interest you and make new friends that share your passions.


Whether you’re a book lover, photography enthusiast or a musician looking for someone to jam with, your smartphone can help you.


Try new activities

No plans for the weekend? Don’t spend it doing nothing at home. Go out and try something you probably never have before. With your 4G enabled XOLO smartphone you can quickly log into sites like Thrillophillia, goMowgli or BlueBulb, look for fun activities to do and book them on the spot.


From heritage walks to overnight treks, watersports to hot air balloon rides, there are tons of fun things to do and new people to meet.


Make international friends

Taking an international trip? Don’t do the same old boring hotel stays. Check out apps like Airbnb and Couchsurfing, where you can stay with locals. Apart from helping you save money, this option introduces you to new people in new places. The best part? Your homestay hosts can provide you with all the necessary information for local travel and dining to make your trips smoother.



Get local recommendations

Love food? Forget those 5-star rated restaurants. Websites like Bonappetour can help you find great ‘home restaurants’ in other cities, while meeting people who share your love for gastronomy. Or try apps like Nearify where you can find awesome, new things to do whether you’re in Kolkata, Chicago, London or Singapore.


So, what are you waiting for? Make friends, socialise and don’t let anything stop you from living life to the fullest.

Your smartphone can make your life healthier! Here’s how!

If you didn’t know it already, your smartphone makes a great fitness-buddy. Don’t believe it? Here are 4 ways in which your smartphone can help you live healthy.


Be your own trainer


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If gyms suffocate you and treadmills bore you to death, build your own exercise routine and track your performance right from the palm of your hand. Health apps like Google Fit, MapMyRun and RunKeeper Pro can track distance, route travelled, calories burned etc. through your phone’s GPS, whether you are running, walking or cycling. Some apps even let you share your workouts on social media. If that isn’t motivation, what is?


Easy meal planning


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Don’t just burn those calories, stop them from piling back on. How do you do this? Apps like Fooducate, Lose it! and MyPlate Calorie Tracker give you calorie and nutrition information for different foods, and help you make healthy (and delicious) choices, sans the extra pounds. And if you are one of those busy-bodies who need to be reminded to drink water, apps like Aqualert and Water Drink Reminder can help you.


Dance the weight away


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Remember the days when the only fun workout was “Zumba”? Neither do we! Get fun, alternate workouts straight from your smartphones. Apps like Dance Workout and Belly Dance Fitness are few of many options that help you stay fit through dancing. And if you need some music motivation, try RockMyRun or Fit Radio Workout Music for special tunes to support your exercise regime.


Bring the gym home


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Don’t have the time for strenuous workouts? There are apps for that as well. The 30 Day Fit Challenge Workout and 7 Minute Workout are apps designed for those short on time. These have exercises that can be done right from your home, so you have no reason to miss out on workouts anymore.


5 Ways in which your smartphone can make vacations hassle free

Did you know that your smartphone and travel are a match made in heaven? We tell you 5 ways in which your smartphone can make vacations amazing and hassle free.


1. Travel light – Don’t let the waist pouch full of travel docs cramp your style. With all your important documents saved in cloud storage such as Dropbox and Google Drive, all you need to carry is your passport. Even payments can be made with apps such as Google wallet. ‚Äč



2. Plan on the palm – Tickets – check. Aisle seats – Check. Hotel bookings, travel plan for the trip, sights to see, clubs to go – all done while still sitting on your couch with smartphone in hand. An app like Cleartrip can help you with deals, travel packages, bookings etc. while TripIt will consolidate all your travel plans into a simple itinerary.



3. Multilingual you – Estas perdido? Apps such as Google Translate, Voice Translate Pro or SayHi Translate can not only translate text input but also spoken or written words and phrases from over a hundred languages. So, go on, soak in the local culture and find your way back by having your phone read sign posts for you.



4. No more wrong turns – Who even carries maps and guide books anymore? With your GPS enabled phone, all your need is Google Maps and finding your way in another country will be as easy as doing it in Chandni Chowk. HERE WeGo, with its offline map, is a great option for detailed navigation without internet.



5. Cheaper service – What’s the point of taking a million photos if roaming charges don’t let you upload them instantly? A smartphone with dual sim option is what you need. Pop in a sim from a local service provider in one slot and enjoy internet without any extra charges. And it’s not just for that; working internet is what you need to use all the other amazing things we've mentioned!


With everything taken care of by your phone, you can enjoy your holidays the way you were meant to. So, go on now, make some plans!