tabletAs one of the top tech gifts for holidays, birthdays and other occasions, tablets are quickly becoming the most popular gadget. But are you getting the most out of your tablet? Here are 11 fun and creative ways you can use your tablet!

1. Universal Remote Control

Did you know, you can turn your tablet into a remote for everything in your home? With the right apps, it can control your home theater, lights, security system, HVAC system and even your computer. This allows you to control everything from anywhere you can connect to the internet.

2. Integrated into Your Car Dashboard

If you’re sick of using the built-in system for your car’s music and navigation, you can integrate your tablet into the sash. It will allow you to do everything you need, such as music, navigation and more. You can even set up the table to use voice control and bring your car into the 21st century.

3. As the Ultimate Distraction

Whether you work from home or the office, your tablet can become the ultimate distraction machine. We all get side-tracked by social media and other things on our computers. Why not put all the distractions on your tablet and take them off your work computer? Then, just schedule a little time with your tablet each day for fun procrastination and distraction.

4. Training your Dog

With many dog-friendly apps out there, such as YesNo, Doodle Buddy and BIg Camera Button, you can train your dog to actually use your tablet. These apps can be activated with a simple nudge of the nose.

Other things you can use your tablet for include:

  • As a heart monitor
  • Back up machine with Windows 7 or 8
  • Whiteboard
  • Teleprompter
  • dSLR Assistant
  • Dongle-free Chromecast
  • Picture Frame

You don’t have to just use your tablet to play games, watch movies, and surf the internet. All 11 of these things can be done with your tablet, along with many more.