Three ways to still use an old Android device

So we’ve all been there, you’ve just updated to the newest model and want to keep the old one around but have no clue of what to do with it. This list will detail the best three things you can do with your Android devices after you upgrade.

Making A CCTV Camera:

If you’ve got an old Android device hanging around why not turn it into a makeshift security camera. WardenCam is a free app that you can install that works as a quick and easy to setup IP camera.

Enjoy peace of mind without keeping a constant eye on things. WardenCam provides automated motion detection schedule. Once a motion is detected, it starts siren alarm to scare the intruder away. Link your Dropbox on both the camera and viewer so that WardenCam can also upload the motion video to your cloud storage. You may even enable 24/7 recording in settings. Simple and secure!

Participate in ‘Volunteer Computing’:

BOINC is an app that allows for old Android devices to join a network of other devices to be used for mass computing power.

Use your phone or tablet to study diseases, predict global warming, or discover pulsars! BOINC harnesses the unused computing power of your Android device and runs jobs for scientific research projects.

An Extra Mouse:

If you’re like me you’ll always be miss placing your wireless mice. If thats so then Remote Mouse is the app you’ve been looking for. With this you can turn your old Android device into a wireless trackpad.

Remote Mouse turns your mobile phone or tablet into a wireless user-friendly remote control for your computer. It’ll surprise you with fully simulated touchpad, keyboard and featured remote panels which make your remote experience simple and efficient.


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James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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