a woman enjoys discreetly reading 50 shades of gray on her tablet in a coffee shop

5 Things You Didn't Know Your Tablet Could Do

What can you not do on a tablet? You most likely already use your tablet for texting, social media, online shopping, and playing games. But did you know there are about a million other cool things tablets can do? Let's start with the five things you should definitely start doing with your tablet.

  1. Pay Your Bills

    Depending on what bank and credit card companies you use, you can access your accounts and pay all of your bills with the touch of a button. There are also apps designed to manage your accounts, such as Mint, Manilla, and DailyCost.

  2. Monitor Your Home

    If you have a video security system installed in your home, there are apps like EyeSpyFX, tinyCam Monitor Free for Android, and AtHome Camera, just to name a few. These are designed to let you monitor your home from your phone, no matter where you are.

  3. Monitor Your Baby

    You can monitor your home from your tablet, so why shouldn’t you be able to monitor your baby, too? Baby monitors such as BabyPing, Withings Smart Baby Monitor, and iZon are accessible on your tablet so that you can watch your baby from anywhere.

  4. Catch Up On TV

    Forget cable; all your favorite shows are now available on your tablet. Catch up on your favorite shows through apps like Hulu, Netflix, and TVCatchup.

  5. Read and Annotate

    You probably already knew you could read books on your tablet, but did you know that you could rent books from your local library via OverDrive Media Console? Say goodbye to late fees! You can also annotate and make notes, thanks to apps like iAnnotate PDF.

Last Updated: November 04, 2014