As more consumers pick up a tablet computer to enjoy the features of a laptop without the weight and size, new uses are being discovered for these ubiquitous devices. If you’re not sure why you would need a tablet, consider your movie and television watching habits. Anyone who has desired to watch their favorite TV show while traveling will immediately understand the beauty of apps that allow you to connect to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon’s streaming service and many other related systems. These handy apps work on the iPad and other popular tablets to bring a wide range of content to workers or travelers on the go.
By picking up an inexpensive tablet computer, you won’t have to carry a laptop on the plane just to avoid watching the boring in-flight movie. Give the tablet to your kids when you’re on a long car ride to keep everyone busy. There’s no need to install an in-car DVD player when you can use a tablet for multiple purposes instead. When you need to check your email or search for something, you simply pause the movie and use your convenient and small computer for anything you need.
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The tablet is better designed for video viewing than a smart phone or other mobile device. A larger, higher quality screen allows you to get better resolution and color display than on an iPhone. Anywhere you visit that has wi-fi will allow you to connect to your favorite streaming video services. Some tablets also support 3G or 4G service, expanding your range to these coverage areas instead of just Internet access. Some apps and services also allow you to download or queue videos for viewing outside of your service area.
Most airlines now offer in-flight Internet access, making a tablet the perfect gift for constant travelers who need a new source of entertainment. An interesting movie or a marathon of your favorite shows will help the time pass much faster than a stale conversation with the person seated next to you.
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You can also use your tablet for convenient viewing within your home. Having a television in your bedroom disturbs your spouse if one of you prefers to get more sleep instead of watching a late night show. Laptops are heavy and require you to hold your head in an awkward position to watch the screen. The lightweight tablet lets you watch in bed comfortably because the small device can be set to where you can see it from any position. Use a set of good headphone and your favorite horror or comedy movies won’t disturb your partner. Any laughs or screams that you make are your responsibility, but the noise of the show you’re enjoying won’t be disruptive.
If you’re a Time Warner Cable Internet subscriber, you can even access your favorite cable shows on a tablet now. The company has developed one of the first apps to stream live channels directly to your device. Instead of just watching whatever old episodes of Iron Chef or Project Runway are available on Netflix, you can keep up on the newest content while traveling or anywhere in your home where a normal television set is inconvenient. The app also allows Time Warner Cable Internet users to change their television channels with their tablet device. Check the program listings for the next week to schedule your DVR recordings or viewing times through the easy to use program guide. You can even use the Time Warner parental controls on your tablet to ensure your children don’t use your iPad to view content that is inappropriate for their age group.
This is a guest article by Ruben Corbo, a writer for the website Broadband Expert where you can find internet service providers in your area and compare prices on different deals for your mobile broadband needs.
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