Picture this: You're outside, hanging out and want to hear some tunes. You fire up radioPup but can't hear it because your smart phone is too quiet. What do you do? Use this tip to make your phone a little louder.

Easily enough, place your phone (or anything, really) in a large bowl. The bowl becomes an amplifier. It doesn't work 300 percent better, but it's a little better -- and free.