Phone Tips & Tricks: Top 5 Ways to Utilize Your Smartphone During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is in full swing, and while it's a great time of year, it can also be a stressful one! There's a ton of shopping, traveling, budgeting, cooking, and list making to do, and sometimes we just can't do it all on our own! That's where our phones come into play.

How can your phone help you through the most wonderful time of the year? Here are the Top 5 Ways to Utilize Your Smartphone during the holiday season:


1. Make Your List (And Check it Twice) : Apps like "The Christmas List" make keeping track of your family's wishes (and your budget) simple.

2. Travel Smart: My absolute mobile travel go-to is the My TSA App. The app shows security wait times, airport status', and even tells you what you can and can't bring through security.If you are traveling this holiday season, you want to get this app. You can also find the My TSA iPhone app on iTunes.

3. Be there (Even when you can't be): It's always hard being away from loved ones during the holidays. But thanks to FaceTime and the Skype app, you'll won't miss any of those precious moments!

4. Entertain Them: Have a long trip road trip? Never hear the phrase "Are we there yet?" again! Thanks to A Charlie Brown Christmas, the kiddos will be entertained (and quiet) while your family is traveling. The app allows readers to experience the book narrated by the original Charlie Brown voice plus a few extra treats.

5. Cook Up Something Tasty: Headed to a last minute party or dinner? Want something delicious? The Epicurious Recipe App from award-winning food site Epicurious.com has thousands of recipes from renowned magazines, popular cookbooks, top chefs, and leading restaurants. With this app you can grab awesome recipes while in the grocery store and have everything you need to make one fantastic meal!

So there you have it. Don't go at the holidays alone! Be sure to utilize your phone all season long!

Happy Holidays!

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