Getting the new iPhone? Here’s What to Do With your Old iPhone

Recently, Apple released a much anticipated new iPhone – the iPhone 6. Die hard iPhone fans scooped up the new device with over 10 million orders in the days following its release. So, what can you do with your old iPhone short of selling it? Here are some suggestions to keep your old iPhone usable.

Use your old iPhone for Fitness

One primary feature of the iPhone is that it also doubles as an iPod. This is not lost once the old iPhone loses cell phone service. Your old iPhone can still connect to Bluetooth and be used in the car or at home to play music. This can be seen as especially useful for workouts and bringing your old iPhone places that you might not want to bring your old iPhone. By using your old iPhone as an iPod you won’t be obligated to fill your new iPhone up with songs. That space can be used by other applications.

If you do choose to bring your old iPhone to the gym there are a wide variety of apps that allow you to track work outs. Various apps even provide you daily works outs. You are able to plans meals and track your daily nutritional intake. By using the plethora of apps gears toward health and physical fitness you will be able to meet your goals. In addition, there are apps that can be useful for other hobbies such as hiking or mapping your progress as you run.

iPhone Apps are Useful Educational Tools

Phones are expensive, and parents do not typically allow their children to play with their phones. Downloading educational apps on your old iPhone can teach your children responsibility while they learn! This also ensures that there are no accidental purchases or phone calls made, which can be problematic when parents share their phone with their children. Often times apps can be used that pair with what your child is learning in school.

Another unconventional way to use your old iPhone is to turn it in to a way to manage finances and spending. In addition to apps that let you log your everyday spending, there are also apps that allow you to manage grocery bills, stock up on coupons and compare product prices at your local stores. Some stores have their own apps, while other apps give you a comparison of many store prices, coupons, sales and deals.

Your old iPhone can prove to be extremely useful. Don’t miss out by trading it in or using it as an alarm clock!


The 5 Best Tablets Available Today

The tablet war is in full swing and with no end in sight. Technology is getting better, functionality is improving, and deals are being made. Consumers have the most to gain from the tablet wars, but which tablet is the best for you and your needs? Let us take a look at what could very well be the five best tablets on the market today. We will look at reviews, prices, and functionality to help you decide which tablet is right for you:


  1. Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

You can choose a Kindle Fire HDX that fits your needs and size preference. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch is easy to use; it is priced at $349 and supported by on-demand Kindle support. The slightly more compact 7-inch Fire HDX is priced at $229; it offers a crisp screen, live tech support and fast processing. The Kindle Fire HDX collection is ideal for frequent Amazon users.

  1. Samsung Galaxy Tab S

There are a couple different Galaxy Tab S sizes you can choose from: 10.5-inch and 8.4-inch. The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 starts at $399; it features a slim design, high-definition display, the latest version of Android KitKat, and blazing speed. The larger 10.5-inch cohort is priced at $499; it is slim, lightweight, and offers 16GB storage.

  1. Google Nexus

The Google Nexus 7 is a leader in the small-screen tablet market. The $229 price is just as impressive as its functionality and battery life. The tablet features quad-core performance, a 1920 x 1200p, 7-inch display that is crisp and clear with 323 PPI. The tablet weighs only 10.2 ounces, and it is designed with cameras in both the front and back of the device.

  1. Microsoft Surface Pro 3

We like the Microsoft Surface Pro because it combines the best features of both worlds: laptop functionality and tablet portability. The only downside is the $779-$799 price tag. The productivity machine has a 12-inch display with a 2160 x 1140p screen. Microsoft equipped the 2-in-1 tablet with a kickstand and digital pen. The Surface Pro 3 is thinner and lighter than the previous two models.

  1. Apple iPad Air 2

It is no surprise that Apple is the number one tablet in the market today. The price for the Apple iPad Air 2 is between $489 and $499. The tablet is the CNET Editors’ Choice for Oct ’14, with an overall 9 out of 10 rating. The iPad is ideal for individual and professional use. Apple designed the tablet with the amazing new Retina Display screen with anti-reflection technology. The new A8X chip delivers astounding speed, and the 8-MP iSight camera offers superior photographing and video resolution. The Apple iPad Air 2 may be 18% thinner than its predecessor, but it has an amazing 675,000-app capacity.