There’s something to be said for being able to sit down in front of a desktop and handle all of your holiday technological matters. But you don’t always have that. You can’t always sit down. You can’t always be at home. That’s where mobile technology is going to help you out.
From on your mobile phone or your tablet that gets cell-service, you have access to culture, family lists, and coupons all while you’re running around. And, for safety purposes, there are now applications that prevent you from getting texts while you’re driving. Even if you think you’re the best driver ever, it’s still a distraction hearing that ping, so now there’s a way to get rid of it.
Culture on the Go
Not everyone comes from the same culture as you. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about other cultures. And especially during the holidays, you want to be respectful of different religions and what they mean to different people. Thankfully, there are plenty of religious apps to download where you can get a quick primer on what a religion is, where it comes from, and how certain people associate with it during the holidays.
Lists on the Go
If you don’t want to end up having every member of your family by potato chips for a potluck, then why not download a cloud-based list app that everyone in your circle subscribes to? This way, every time someone buys something, they simply check it off on their list, and everyone else who has access to that file knows that item has been purchased. It’s such a simple system, it’s not all that expensive, and it’s a great way to coordinate during the holiday season to avoid stress.
Coupons on the Go
And what if you’re going to your favorite store and want to know if there are any coupons available? When you download coupon apps, you can get coupons right to your phone, or you can find out where the best prices are for certain items by scanning barcodes. Use this technology to your advantage, and you can save tons of money this holiday season.
Text Blockers While Driving
For the millions and millions of people on the road, constant distractions from text messages are a huge issue. Thankfully, there are now programs that you can run that automatically detect when you’re moving faster than a certain speed. If you are going faster than this rate, your phone will not distract you, and whoever is trying to text you will get a message saying that your driving. This is a fantastic safety device, and everyone on the road should have it turned on the entire time that they are driving. It will make the holiday season so much safer.