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Helping mobile users maximise the use of their smartphone

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The Get Smarter project is aimed at helping mobile users maximise the use of their smartphones. The project consists of an informative training programme, which takes the users through some very useful tools that are available on a smartphone and offers interesting tips for effective usage.

The topics covered in the training manual include:

The difference between mobile data and Wi-Fi:

This chapter helps you select the right Internet connection for your smartphone, depending on the usage.

Connecting to the Internet:

A smartphone can do so much more if it is connected to the Internet. This chapter guides you on the two ways on how you can connect with the Internet from your smartphone: Wi-Fi and mobile data; and explains the concept of download limits and data usage.

Pre-paid vs post-paid:

There are various contracts and options that mobile operators offer. How do you know which one is most suitable for you? This chapter explores the difference between some of the options available in the market and equips you with the right knowledge to be able to make a wise decision on which option would suit you best.

Mobile data tips:

Overusing your mobile data can lead to excessive costs and knowing how to manage your data effectivly from your smartphone is essential. This chapters takes you through some of the dos and don’ts when using mobile data.

Participating on social media:

This chapter explains some of the benefits that being on Social Media sites like facebook has. It is an easy way how you can connect with long-distance friends and family and have better engagement with your younger siblings. This chapter guides you on how facebook works, how to post online, comment, react and interact.

Taking pictures and sharing them online through different apps:

A picture is worth a thousand words, and with a high quality camera that most smartphones have,  what’s better than knowing how to use it well and to share the moment with your family and friends?

Maintaining mobile phone privacy:

When leaving the house, you always lock the door so no unauthorised people can access it. The same applies when using your smartphone as it contains personal information which should be secure. This chapter explains the importance of keeping your smartphone secure, always.

General mobile phone netiquette:

Etiquette is very important both in our normal lives as well as online. It is important that our behaviour is not detrimental to the peace of others. This chapter explains some of the key features of what is considered as good online behaviour and what isn’t.

Malta Government Apps:

The Government of Malta is doing its utmost to be closer than ever to the public and one way of doing this is online. This chapter explores some apps issued by Servizz.gov to offer a more convenient service to the public such as: Online Pension Calculator and Kultura Malta.

The user guide is available in Maltese and English and anyone may follow the training programme free of charge.

Coming soon: 10 video tutorials briefly explaining the various chapters in the training manual.

This project is being undertaken by Tech.mt with the collaboration and support of MITA, eSkills Foundation and Servizz.gov.

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The Get Smarter project is aimed at helping mobile users maximise the use of their smartphones. The project consists of an informative training programme, which takes the users through some very useful tools that are available on a smartphone and offers interesting tips for effective usage.

GetSmarter Tutorials

How to Download or Buy an App on your Smartphone

How to Upload and Share Pictures with Friends Online

Social Media

How to Control the Usage of Mobile Data on your Smartphone

The Difference between Pre-Paid and Post-Paid Subscriptions

What is Wi-Fi?

What is Mobile Data?

Maltapps & Other Local Smartphone Applications

Behaviour & Etiquette Online

How to Secure Privacy on your Smartphone

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