How I Stopped Watching TV and Became A Mobile App Addict

I have no interest in watching TV anymore, and it’s all thanks to my new addiction, mobile apps. And the best part? They keep me entertained without requiring me to spend any money or pay any attention whatsoever! So here’s my story of how I stopped watching TV and became a mobile app addict instead.

The best app for local restaurants

From Yelp to Foursquare, there are plenty of ways to find an eatery nearby. But if you want food that’s a cut above normal pub grub, you’ll probably want something more local and specific than these mass-market sites can provide.

The best way to learn about wine

If you want to know more about wine, attend tastings and read books. If your goal is to buy good wine, consider attending a course at a local winery or taking an online course with e-learning providers like ed2go or Udemy. You can also take pictures of bottles of wine you enjoy, find where they are sold online, and order them that way. Above all, if you really want to know more about something than what’s on its label, don’t be afraid to ask questions!

The perfect snack time game

Bored with your old game apps? Try a challenging, new one to pass some time. There are countless options out there, so you’re sure to find one that you like. Look for games that are easy to play but also offer an element of strategy; they should be easy enough for anyone to pick up quickly but hard enough that you’ll have fun working your way through them.

The good way to kill time waiting for the bus

Create your own mobile app. If you’re not interested in developing a complex gaming experience or a graphics-intensive photo app, then it’s possible to create something simple that can help you pass time as well as entertain yourself on public transit or any other occasion when you have a bit of downtime. Plenty of people are willing to pay good money for an app that solves a problem they’ve encountered, so get creative!

The new blackjack you should try out!

If you are looking for a new pastime or something to distract you from watching another rerun of your favorite sitcom, it’s time to pick up your iPhone and download some apps. Most people have their phones on them at all times anyway—it’s even been coined nomophobia by psychologists. So why not put that small screen to good use? There are a lot of fun games out there—but blackjack is my personal favorite.

The top addicting puzzle games on your phone

Puzzle games are some of my favorites to play because they require a little more focus than most mobile apps. These puzzle games keep your mind thinking without making you feel stressed or frustrated, unlike many of today’s more popular mobile games. Puzzle games have been around since we first learned how to use computers, but there is a modern crop of addicting puzzle game apps that get updated all throughout the year that is worth playing no matter who you are.

And more addictive games you can play while traveling

If you’re not into Zynga poker, here are a few more addictive games you can play while traveling on your mobile device. You may want to pack a bigger data plan if you decide to download any of these Aldo’s Adventure (iPhone/iPad) – Aldo is an adorable little monkey who jumps from platform to platform in search of bananas. The gameplay is simple but challenging enough that it will keep you coming back for more. The game includes over 50 levels and comes with Game Center support so you can compete against friends or strangers around the world.

New ways to keep up with your favorite shows!

Whether you’re tired of paying for cable or just looking for a little more flexibility in your viewing options, mobile apps make it easy to find new ways to keep up with your favorite shows. From streaming services like Netflix and Hulu to individual network apps that let you watch past episodes and live content, there are tons of ways to access shows without paying for cable.

Mindless activities on the go.

One of my favorite mobile apps is YummyTV, which features bite-sized videos that play like commercials. This app makes it easy to catch up on all my favorite shows, even when I’m out and about. There are hundreds of these short clips—ranging from 2 to 10 minutes long—for me to enjoy on any given day. Each one takes only a few minutes for me to watch, but because they’re so delicious, they often distract me from boredom or frustration.

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