It’s the rare bird, these days, who doesn’t own at least a mobile phone. Even those who brag about not getting swept up in the excitement over new technology may not realize that their coffee maker, toaster oven, refrigerator and car all benefit from tech advances.

There’s no ignoring it – technology is here to stay. From smartphones with built-in fingerprint scanners and even facial recognition, to home security systems that allow you to monitor your house from the other side of the world, each year seems to bring innovative tools to our lives.

In this feature, we look at some of the most popular smartphones in the market and their different features. Just because the latest iPhone has lots of bells, whistles and a remarkable camera, doesn’t mean you necessarily need to have it. Take a good look at your requirements then choose the phone that suits you best.

Learn more about how to use your device, and how certain apps (sometimes with additional hardware), could put really useful tools at your fingertips, including measuring instruments, automated home lighting and a GPS for your vehicle. You know how they say we only use a small percentage of our brains? The same can be said for smartphones. After reading this article, you may want to delve further into your phone’s amazing capabilities.

Are you up-to-date with the latest inventions out there? Even if you watch “Shark Tank,” you may have missed some awesome additions to the tech industry. We won’t spoil the surprise – take a look for yourself.

Many of the items we’ve highlighted in this tech feature are available in Cayman, and if not, you can always order online. Using the Internet.

Isn’t technology great?