For most of us, referring to the rectangular gadget in our pocket as a “phone” is almost an artifact from the past.
Sure, our modern mobile devices can make and take old-fashioned voice calls (at least in theory — I think?). But more often, we rely on ’em for keeping up with email, checking in on information, and — perhaps more than anything — snapping photos as we make our way around the physical world.
And you’d better believe those photos aren’t just for vacation-week memories anymore, either. These so-called phones of ours can perform all sorts of powerful productivity-related feats through their exceptionally excellent lenses — everything from scanning Very Important Business Documents to interpreting QR codes and even copying text from the real world so you can paste it into a note for ongoing reference.