How to Scan Old Photographs Using Only Your Android Smartphone

Ever wanted to digitise your old photograph collection for yourself or friends and family? We’ve researched 3 of the best ways to scan your photographs and save and share them online using free apps and in built features available on your Android smartphone.

1. Take a photo

The first option is a simple one. All you need to do is take a photo of your photograph using the camera on your phone. Depending on the quality of your camera and the lighting, it may take a few tries to get a perfect snap of your picture in sharp focus without any glare or reflections. But once you’ve mastered it, you’ll have the image saved to your gallery for you to edit and share as you would with any photo taken on your phone!

  1. Open Your Camera
  2. Place the photo on a flat surface in bright, evenly lit room
  3. Hold your phone directly over the image, taking care to hold it parallel with the photo
  4. Take the photo and edit where needed

2. Use the PhotoScan app by Google

Available on both the Google Play and Apple Stores, this advanced scanning app that digitally scans your image just like a printer would, giving you an exact enhanced copy of your original photo. It works similarly to the ‘Scan Documents’ feature on Google drive and the Notes app on iPhone but it’s specifically designed for photos and works perfectly every time. With this app, you can also crop and edit your images to make them even better than the original, altering the colour, adding filters and text and even sharing them instantly on social media or messaging apps. Best of all, it’s completely free!

  1. Download and open the Photo Scan app on the Google Play Store
  2. Place your photo on a flat surface in a bright, evenly lit room
  3. Hold your phone directly over the image, parallel to the surface and press the white button
  4. Trace the 4 white circles to scan the photo and, once complete, view the final scan to check for imperfections
  5. Crop and edit as needed

3. Scan Documents in Google Drive

Though built to scan documents, you can use this feature to replicate your photos with one tap. Though this feature does seem to take on the faults of scanning your photos with your camera or a document scanner, it can take a few tries to get right depending on the angle or lighting. I’ve tried this a few times, each attempt with different results. But with a few tweaks to the settings, I managed to get a decent scan of the image that I could screenshot and save just as I would with the Notes app on an iPhone. Of course, as you’re already in google drive you can save the image straight to your online storage, reducing the risk of losing the copy on your phone over time and letting you label images and organise them into folders for the perfect digital library.

  1. Download the Google Drive app and open
  2. Select the Scan feature and allow drive to take pictures
  3. Place your photo on a flat surface in a bright, evenly lit room
  4. Hold your phone directly over the image, parallel to the surface and press the capture button
  5. Title the image and save it to your Drive in your preferred folder
  6. Edit the image in your gallery and share using google email, social media or messaging apps of your choosing

These apps work across all up to date handsets connected to the internet so you can scan and share wherever you are either to your phone or to Google Drive.

Check out the video below to see how these features work and if you’re looking for more quality smartphone accessory news, reviews and handy tips, head on over to our YouTube channel for daily content!


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Ultimate Guide to Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases

Following on from the success of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung are back once more with a folding phone, this time around with the Galazy Z Flip due to be announced in February at the annual Unpacked event.

If you’re thinking about upgrading to this exciting new handset then you’ll likely be after a case that protects this exquisite folding phone without compromising on its sleek and highly functional design.

We at Mobile Fun are proud to offer the entire Official Samsung range of cases for the new Galaxy Z Flip, as such we’ve rounded up all of the available options, analysing them in detail to help aid your purchasing decision.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Cases

Genuine Leather Cover – Black

Made from high-grade genuine leather, this official cover in black provides the perfect way to protect your new Galaxy Z Flip, while Samsung’s unique folding design and multiple screens shine through. The leather finish really adds a touch of sophistication for a premium look and feel, without any unwanted bulk or weight making it ideal for everyday use.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Genuine Leather Cover – Black

  • Price – £99.99
  • EAN – 8806090267260
  • Part Number – EF-VF700LBEGEU

Genuine Leather Cover – White

Just like the previous option, the Genuine Leather cover in white looks and feels fantastic in-hand, thanks to the premium materials and construction. All screen remain accessible at all times, while the case guards the phone’s sleek body to provide you with added peace of mind when using such a delicate new device.

Official Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Genuine Leather Cover – White

  • Price – £99.99
  • EAN – 8806090267253
  • Part Number – EF-VF700LWEGEU

More for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Unfortunately Samsung will only be releasing two official case options for the Galaxy Z Flip, but there will be more choice from brands such as UAG, Olixar and more in the coming future, all of which can be seen below.

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How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro Max to your TV

Have you ever wondered how you can project your beautiful 6.5 inch iPhone 11 Pro Max screen onto a bigger tv screen or monitor of choice? Tired of having to huddle up on the sofa with family and friends to watch the same thing? Then this is the blog for you, find out how to connect your iPhone 11 Pro Max to your TV in a few simple steps below.

1. Lightning to HDMI adapter

The Go-To option is using a Lightning to HDMI adapter.

  1. Simply plug the lightning connector into your iPhone 11 Pro Max.
  2. Plug the HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. Plug the other end of the HDMI into your TV.
  4. Plug your lightning charger cable into the adapter

Congratulations, your iPhone 11 Pro Max is now projecting your whole screen onto your TV!

Need an adapter? We have you covered! Buy the exact same 4smarts Lightning to HDMI 4K Adapter, used in the below video, from us for an affordable £17.99.

It was as easy as 1,2…3!

 

See our YouTube video below for a bigger perspective on the process and result:

Airplay2

Go wireless with Apple’s AirPlay2! If you have an Apple TV or a TV or monitor that supports AirPlay2, you can mirror your iPhone 11 Pro Max’s display to your TV screen. Whether you want to watch movies, play games or simply increase your perspective when browsing the internet, have it show up on your TV.

  1. Simply plug the HDMI cable of the AirPlay2 box given to you by Apple, into your TV
  2. The box works as a wireless bridge, simply swipe up from your iPhone 11 Pro Max and open the Control Center
  3. Tap the AirPlay button and connect with your TV
  4. Relax and enjoy your brand new mesmerizing experience!

Lightning to VGA adapter

 

Your TV may not have a HDMI port, but fear not, VGA is almost always going to be an option for even the older TVs and monitors. Lucky for you, you can get your hands on a Lightning adapter which works exactly like a HDMI adapter with a few negatives. VGA doesn’t support the same resolutions as HDMI which results in a lower quality video transfer quality, so if HDMI is available, make sure you make use of its high quality through-put!

 

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How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV

How To Connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV

Learn how to quickly connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV with this one simple gadget. We’ve all come to a point where we’ve wanted to view content from our iPhone’s on a larger display, whether that be on a TV, monitor or even a projector. This cost-effective Lightning to HDMI adapter from 4smarts solves that issue!

4Smart Lightning to HDMI Adatpter

 

Connecting your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV or Monitor

Connecting your iPhone 11 Pro is quick and simple, allowing you to be setup within minutes.

  1. Plug in the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPhone 11 Pro
  2. Insert a HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. If you’ve not done so already, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into a HDMI port on your TV or monitor. HDMI ports are typically found at the rear of TV’s and monitors.
  4. Plug in your iPhone charger into the lightning port to provide power to the adapter.
  5. Sit back and enjoy content including videos, photos, games and more from your iPhone 11 Pro on the big screen.

Additionally the 4Smarts HDMI to Lightning adapter has a number of useful features including supporting both 1080p and 4K resolution, meaning you can watch videos with crystal clear clarity. Furthermore the adapter allows for pass-through charging, allowing your iPhone 11 Pro to simultaneously charge whilst streaming.

Check out the video we created below for your to watch!

Wrapping up

We hope this article answered your question on how to connect your iPhone 11 Pro to your TV, monitor or projector. Be sure to check out further useful articles by clicking here!

How To Connect your iPhone 11 to your TV

How To Connect Your iPhone 11 to Your TV

Learn how to quickly connect your iPhone 11 to your TV with this one simple gadget. We’ve all come to a point where we’ve wanted to view content from our iPhone’s on a larger display, whether that be on a TV, monitor or even a projector. This cost-effective Lightning to HDMI adapter from 4smarts solves that issue!

4Smart Lightning to HDMI Adatpter

 

Connecting your iPhone 11 to your TV or Monitor

Connecting your iPhone 11 is quick and simple, allowing you to be setup within minutes.

  1. Plug in the Lightning end of the adapter into your iPhone 11
  2. Insert a HDMI cable into the adapter
  3. If you’ve not done so already, plug the other end of the HDMI cable into a HDMI port on your TV or monitor. HDMI ports are typically found at the rear of TV’s and monitors.
  4. Plug in your iPhone charger into the lightning port to provide power to the adapter.
  5. Sit back and enjoy content including videos, photos, games and more from your iPhone 11 on the big screen.

Additionally the 4Smarts HDMI to Lightning adapter has a number of useful features including supporting both 1080p and 4K resolution, meaning you can watch videos with crystal clear clarity. Furthermore the adapter allows for pass-through charging, allowing your iPhone 11 to simultaneously charge whilst streaming.

Check out the video we created below for your to watch!

Wrapping up

We hope this article answered your question on how to connect your iPhone 11 to your TV, monitor or projector. Be sure to check out further useful articles by clicking here!

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to your Xbox One

Bluetooth Headset to Xbox One

Bluetooth Headphones are quickly becoming the most popular style of headphones and work perfectly with most devices, but why is it such a struggle to connect them to my Xbox One or Xbox One X? Unfortunately that’s because the Xbox One has a couple of missing features, one of them being the ability to connect any Bluetooth headsets or earphones, with only a very small selection of officially licensed options working at all.

Thankfully there’s an accessory to solve this and allow you to connect your Bluetooth Headphones to your Xbox One: Scosche’s FlyTunes Wireless Audio Bluetooth Transmitter.

Instructions

  1. Insert the Scosche Bluetooth Transmitter into the 3.5mm Aux port on the Xbox Controller
  2. Turn the transmitter on by holding the button for at least 3 seconds, or until you see flashing Blue and Red LEDs.
  3. Turn your headphones on
  4. Press and hold the pairing button
  5. Your Bluetooth Headphones will now pair with your Xbox One, indicated by a solid blue light on the dongle
  6. Your Bluetooth Headphones will now be fully connected allowing you to listen through them while you game.

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Best Glass Camera Protector iPhone 11 Pro Max | Olixar

Hello and welcome to today’s blog! Check out our video below where we show you how to install the Olixar Glass Camera Protector on the iPhone 11 Pro Max and our overall thoughts on the product based on fit and function!


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Olixar 10W Wireless Charging Pad Review

Hello and welcome to today’s blog! Check out our video below where we review the Olixar 10W Wireless Charging Pad, testing both the iPhone 11 & Note 10 Plus for overall compatibility and speed, giving our overall thoughts on the product based on fit and function!


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Best Nintendo Switch Accessories for 2020

Nintendo has now sold over 35 million Nintendo Switch systems since its original release in early 2017 and is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon, with the Switch Lite being released recently as well as the upgraded base model and ever-popular exclusive titles such as Pokémon Sword and Shield & Luigi’s Mansion 3 it is no surprise. If you were lucky enough to pick up a switch over the holiday season in this round-up we are going to be looking at our favourite accessories for your Nintendo Switch. Lets get started.

1. Olixar Hard Shell Nintendo Switch Travel Case

Olixar Hard Shell Nintendo Switch Travel Case

This travel case is the perfect choice for anyone looking to keep their Switch safe while on the go. This water-resistant hard shell case is perfectly moulded to fit the Switch with Joy-Cons attached, while the soft interior prevents scratches and other damage. There’s also storage space inside for game cards, chargers and other accessories, making this the perfect all-inclusive solution.

2. Scosche FlyTunes Wireless Audio Bluetooth Transmitter

Scosche FlyTunes Share Wireless Audio Bluetooth Transmitter

One minor flaw with the Nintendo Switch is the inability to use wireless headphones out of the box. In order to connect your Bluetooth Headphones to your Nintendo Switch you will need an Audio Bluetooth Transmitter and Scosche’s FlyTunes Audio Bluetooth Transmitter does the job perfectly. With a super-simple set-up and universal compatibility, this is one of the best Nintendo Switch accessories we have tested.

3. Extra Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers

Switch Joy Cons

The Switch’s Joy Con’s can be used independently or as one game controller when connected to the Joy con grip. Having an extra set of Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons will allow you to play four player co-op on some of Nintendo’s most popular exclusive titles such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS. The only minor downside we can mention is their price tag, currently around £60.

4. Olixar High Power Nintendo Switch Mains Charger & Cable

High Power Nintendo Switch Mains Charger & Cable

If you’re looking for a replacement (or second) Nintendo Switch charger, then you can pick one up easily. Unlike past games consoles from Nintendo (and others), the Switch charges using USB-C. That means all you need is a sufficiently powerful mains charger and a USB-C cable, and you’ll be in business.

5. Nintendo Switch Car Headrest Holder and Mount

Olixar Nintendo Switch Car Headrest Holder and Mount

The Switch is probably the best games console ever made, at least when it comes to playing on the go. You can of course use it in handheld mode, but the tablet mode is a lot more comfortable (particularly for long periods). Pick up this Switch car holder, and you’ll have the screen securely mounted at head height, allowing you to relax in the back seat and play in comfort.

6. Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC EVO Plus Memory Card

Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC EVO Plus Memory Card w/ SD Adapter

Like the 3DS before it, the Switch uses Micro SD cards to store game installs and other data, but only comes with 25GB of free space. That makes picking up a Micro SD card pretty much mandatory if you want to have more than a couple of games installed at a time, for example; Zelda Breath of the Wild alone takes up 13GB! When looking at Micro SD cards both speed and capacity are important. That’s why we’re recommending Samsung’s Evo+ 256GB card.

7. Veho Pebble P1 10,400mAh Portable Power Bank

Veho Pebble P1 10,400mAh Portable Power Bank

Veho’s Pebble Power bank is perfect for charging your Nintendo Switch on the go. Featuring an impressive 10,400mAh battery Veho’s Pebble power bank can fully charge your Switch twice! Despite the Pebble’s 10,400mAh battery it is still extremely portable, fitting neatly in to bags and most pockets, we recommend teaming the Pebble power bank with Olixar’s Hard Shell Travel Case for the perfect on the go setup.

8. ORZLY® Protective Case for Nintendo Switch

ORZLY Protective Case for Nintendo Switch

We conclude with the ORZLY Protective Case for the Nintendo Switch. This non-slip case provides excellent drop and scratch protection for the console and features built-in padded handles at the back to make playing for long duration’s more comfortable. Despite offering excellent levels of protection this case is easy to remove, meaning you can dock your Switch easily.

Wrapping up

We hope you enjoyed our roundup of Best Nintendo Switch accessories for 2020. However, if none of the above are for you, feel free to check out our full range of Nintendo Switch accessories by clicking here!


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Olixar ProBeats Water Resistant Speaker Review

Hello and welcome to today’s blog! Check out our video below where we review the Olixar ProBeats Water Resistant Wireless speaker for it’s overall Bluetooth functionality and compatibility! Check out the video below!

 


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Chloe is the Video Production Executive at Mobile Fun, creating all video content for the Mobile Fun YouTube channel. Outside of work she can be found playing video games, crocheting, reading books and watching a lot of movies.