Some apps are essential. I call them my life-support. These two I’m reviewing are no exception. They’re perfect for minimizing distractions and helping me get better every day. I doubt I’ll ever stop using them, and I bet you’ll be mentioning them to your friends without delay.
Call Control Call Blocker- for Android
I still remember how happy I was to begin using my first answering machine. When the phone rang, I could hear if it was an unwanted call, or answer or ignore it. With cellphones, it’s even easier to monitor calls and avoid distractions like pesky telemarketers. Especially with the Call Control Call Blocker for Android app!
Easy to use and powerful, Call Control is both a call blocker and text message filter with a personal and community blacklist to stop unwanted calls. It allows you to block calls from private and unknown callers, create a personal blacklist, set a ‘do not disturb’ mode, create text message filters, use the block call log and more.
But my favorite feature will always be the ‘community blacklist.’ Basically, it contains thousands of phone numbers that are well-known sources of spam and telemarketing calls. Activate the community blacklist on your account, and you’ve instantly blocked phone numbers that the community members have all considered invasive or annoying.
Call Control Call Blocker for Android has been used by more than 10,000 users. Maybe it’s popular for another valuable feature —all blocked calls are quietly managed, so you’ll never be alerted when a block caller dials you up.
Call Blocking for iPhone Users
iPhone users have an easy way to block unwanted calls, no app needed! Simply add phone numbers, FaceTime calls or messages from a certain person to your blocked list. If someone isn’t a saved contact, you can also filter out his or her iMessages.
To block someone on your iPhone, tap the “I” symbol next to the contact or phone number. You can do the same thing for a text message by opening the conversation and tapping ‘Details’. Scroll to the bottom of the Info screen and select the ‘Block this Caller’ option. Then tap ‘Block Contact’. That’s it!
With all that life hands me, it can’t hurt to be proactive by sharpening my mind. Lumosity is a great app that’s challenging brains everywhere. You’ll be having a great time all while actually adapting the way your brain thinks.
Used by over 70 million people worldwide, Lumosity sharpens the noggin in numerous ways. Amongst other things, it trains your brain with memory skills and improves your attention. You may be as impressed as me in how Lumosity works as well as the science behind it. A Personalized Training Program challenges your brain to adapt to your unique performances — helping you stay challenged in a wide variety of cognitive exercises disguised as fun games.
Scientists with more than 80 years of combined research experience have designed these games so they are useful as well as enjoyable. They worked with experienced designers to transform the tasks into challenges that target core cognitive skills. Interestingly, Lumosity games are incorporated into research studies conducted by top scientists worldwide.
I wonder what they’ll learn from my Lumosity game playing? Hmmm….do I really want to know?