Have you stopped to consider how convenient life has become?
Just flipping through my apps on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A last night I was reminded of just how much information we have at our fingertips. Just short of the meaning of life, you can find anything online (you can also find a plethora of theories on the meaning of life in case you’re interested, or you are up for a good debate).
Not only can you find anything; there is an app for almost everything.
Being able to grab my Galaxy Tab A, sit down and review my banking from any room in the house (or elsewhere), at any time of the day is efficient and convenient.
One of the best features in banking has got to be the deposit by photograph that is offered at banks such as TD Bank. In short, you take a photo of the front and back of your check, log in to your account and fill out the information. It’s ridiculously simple.
That alone saves a trip to the bank and back, and the possibility of a long wait in line because you aren’t the only one who gets paid on payday.
Having my tablet saves us a lot of time during our family budget conversations as well. When we need to know small details like what is our mortgage payment, how much is left in our account, or what our Visa balance is, we use our Galaxy Tab A. A quick check online, while we are in the same room, still talking, answers all of our questions and we don’t skip a beat. Family budget meetings are shorter, and we get more done.
On my own, I am registered in some marketing courses (and a cool course by the fabulous Mr. Stan Lee) that I can listen to (with my headphones on my Galaxy Tab A) while I shop for groceries. I can track my healthy choices using the Weight Watchers app immediately without carrying a paper and pen along, and I am always available to catch my parents’ Skype request since they travel away from us ten months out of the year in their RV.
Kids Mode: a favourite feature on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is Kids Mode. Once set up, and activated, you can hand your tablet over to your little one to play some of their games on in a separate space. They can’t access any of your items, or open anything they shouldn’t without a pass code. They also can not make any purchases in Kids Mode.
Add to that, I have a camera and video camera at my fingertips so I don’t miss a day of smiles from my girls.
Or the dog.
And the cat is still unimpressed with the dog (but he’s growing on her).
I have to share that I have a wish list for my tablet. It’s jut a matter of time before these happen and I saw the other night that one of them already has happened. Once this is done, I’ll only need my smartphone or my tablet when I go out (along with a killer shade of lipstick).
- Official, government approved way of carrying ID on my device (Driver’s License/passport)
- Visa / Bank Debit cards and information so I can make purchases with my phone
- Key to my house
- Key to my car
Is there anything left after that? What do you wish your smartphone or tablet could do? For fellow Tab A users, what are your favourite features?
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.