Friday, Dec 13 2019

Innovative Ways That Technology Can Make the Holidays Easier

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Innovative Ways that Technology can Make the Holidays Easier

The holiday season is a joyous time, but it can also be very stressful. Handling all of the obligations that come with this time of year can be challenging, particularly if you are already pressed for time.

Luckily, you can make the holidays easier to manage. By using technology in innovative ways, you can simplify cumbersome tasks. Here are a few ways to get started.

Share Holiday Photos with an Online Album

Photo storage sites are prevalent, and many allow you to share albums with others. If you want to make sure that friends and relatives can enjoy your holiday photos, skip the emails filled with attachments. Instead, head over to a site like Flickr and upload your images to the cloud. You can even add in older photos, too, which can be ideal for households with children as it lets everyone see how much they’ve grown. Then, once all of the images are in place, you can just send out the album’s link.

Embrace Smart Home Technology

A variety of smart home technologies can help you navigate the holiday season with greater ease. By getting a timer, you can put all of your holiday lights on a schedule. That way, you don’t have to worry about turning them on and off each and every day.

With a smart thermostat, you can keep your home comfortable while saving money. You can maintain a cooler temperature during times when everyone is away at work or school and get it back to toasty before the family’s return. Additionally, you can select a cooler temperature when everyone’s sleeping (and bundled up in their beds) and heat it up a bit before the family gets up.

Create Custom Ornaments with 3D Printers

If you’ve already invested in a 3D printer, then consider using it to create custom ornaments for the holidays. You can use them to add a personal touch to your tree or print sets to serve as unique gifts for friends and family members. Designing them can be fun for the whole family. Just make sure you start early enough to get your printing done, as some machines are slower than others.

Get a Great Deal on Plane Tickets with an App

Apps like Airfarewatchdog and Yapta don’t just help you find great airplane ticket deals; they’ll send you a notification when a great time to buy arrives. You need to let the app know the origin, destination, and travel dates, and you’ll get a notification when it is time to make the purchase. That way, you don’t have to spend any time monitoring the prices yourself, making the process easy.

Make the Most of Today's Tech 

All of the technologies above can streamline, simplify, or customize your holiday season. If you’d like to learn more about making the most of today’s tech, the team at The Armada Group can help. Contact us to speak with a member of our knowledgeable staff today and see how our technical expertise can benefit you.