Did you upgrade your tablet this holiday season? If you purchased or were gifted the latest and greatest device, don’t just toss out your old one, especially if it just needs some minor fixing. Instead, let the repair experts in Houston fix it so you can repurpose it into something that will continue to serve you well. Check out these 10 ideas to put your old tablet to use.

10 Ways to Repurpose An Old Tablet

1. Transform it into a guard dog for your home. Download an app such as iCamSpy, hang your tablet anywhere in your home and use it as a home surveillance device.

2. Control your media center and desktop computer from your old tablet by obtaining Logitech software or Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol. If you have trouble getting your tablet to obey your commands, we can help tweak it so that it obeys without fail.

3. Listen to your favorite music anytime by turning your old device into an MP3 player. You can also maximize battery life by eliminating connectivity options.

4. Set your old tablet on an end table, disable lock and screen dimming features, plug it in and enjoy viewing photos of your favorite people or scenery. Try Picmatic to support your new digital phone frame.

5. Can’t find an alarm clock loud enough to pierce through your deep sleep? Download Walk Me Up! to your old tablet and you’ll have to get up to turn that alarm off.

6. Social media junkies will be thrilled to know they can keep up with their Twitter timeline in real time by downloading Twitterific to their old tablet.

7. Tired of staring out your work window at the same old buildings? Download the EarthCam Webcams app and set your tablet on the windowsill. Watch stunning images of the world pass by and watch your productivity soar.

8. Buy a holder to attach the tablet to your car’s dashboard, download the Daily Roads Voyager app and start taking videos of all the strange things you see while commuting. It can also come in handy if you are in an accident and need proof it’s not your fault.

9. Did you know your old device can give you free phone calls? Download GrooVe IP and instantly turn your tablet into a dedicated Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol device. Use it to call long-distance or to video chat as well. Need help? Give us a call and we’ll get your old tablet working like new pronto.

10. Give your kids an early start on college prep by downloading these free educational apps on your old tablet and letting them have fun. You’ll have fun, too, with some unexpected downtime for yourself!

Old devices with technical issues can usually be repaired quickly and affordably so don’t throw out your old one before getting it serviced. Call Lifeline Repairs in Houston today to find out what other fun things you can do with your old tablet.