The Holiday Workshop Helper

We’ve discussed how to prepare for the holidays using your tablet, such as Thanksgiving and Halloween. Still feeling overwhelmed with all you have to do before the year’s end? Let your tablet guide you, one step at a time, to not only feel accomplished but also at ease during the December holidays.

As a start, consider ticking your holiday shopping needs off of your to-do list. There is an abundance of great deals, and shopping apps and tools, such as mGifts, will help keep you organized and stay within budget for all of your purchases. Keep track of your purchases, budgets, and wish lists in one logically formatted space, and add new items or make last minute purchases to meet flash sale deadlines on-the-go at any time.

Intel-powered Kurio Xtreme
Fuhu Nabi DreamTab
Intel-powered Fuhu DreamTab










While putting together your digital shopping list, you may even consider purchasing a tablet as a gift for a friend or family member. There are so many options of Intel-powered tablets in the holiday collection this year, and many provide specialized features for unique audiences. For example, if you are searching for a device for children, the Kurio Xtreme and Fuhu DreamTab come pre-loaded with a variety of learning applications and games that will keep children entertained. If you have a family member who is less comfortable with new technologies, consider gifting them the RealPad, a new tablet designed for people that are timid about new tech. This tablet comes with the features that one expects, including a 7.85-inch color touchscreen, front and rear facing cameras, and 16 GB of built-in storage, but it also provides some thoughtful add-ons, including 24/7 support and how-to video tutorials, that make this device standout in terms of friendliness and ease of use.

Intel-powered AARP RealPad
Intel-powered Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro










Though your schedule is likely packed with exciting holiday events, errands and other commitments, the children in your life might be in need of extra entertainment. Long car rides to visit relatives, late-night dinner parties and extra down time during school holidays leave kids antsy. Aside from the Kurio Xtreme and Fuhu DreamTab, a host of other devices, including the colorful array of ASUS MeMO Pad devices, can keep children engaged in mobile games, videos, creative pursuits with apps such as MyPaint, and learning applications loaded on the child-friendly devices.   You can even consider throwing a movie night or a game competition with the built-in projector in the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro.  In addition, parental controls let you take charge of the amount of time they spend on the tablet and type of content they are viewing.

Once your holiday shopping, events and entertaining are complete, you may be ready to breathe a sigh of relief, but do not forget to send thank you notes to friends and family! My Stationary Box modernizes traditional pen and paper correspondence and provides beautiful digital cards and an easy-to-use address book to organize your contacts. After you’ve wrapped up every last December holiday to-do, count down to the New Year using the Times Square Official New Year’s Eve Ball App and celebrate the beginning of 2015. Clean up your tablet as part of your New Year’s resolutions, and start fresh for a great 2015.