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7 great uses for an old phone or tablet

7 great uses for an old phone or tablet
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Upgrading to a new gadget always feels like Christmas morning, but it also leaves you with an old smartphone or tablet taking up space. Usually, nothing is wrong with your old gadget. You just don't need it anymore.

Or do you? Before you decide to sell it or give it away, there are some very cool things you can do with it. You'll definitely want to give these a try.

1. Security camera

You don't need a complete security system just to watch a single room, closet, drawer or jewelry box. A single Internet-connected security camera can do the job, but why spend the money?

With a simple free app, you can transform your Android or Apple gadget into a motion-activated security camera that records images and alerts you when someone comes snooping. Check out Salient Eye (Android; Free) or Manything (Apple; Free). Then, click here to learn how to make them work and what to do if you need more security in your home.

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