Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience. Your to-do list can pile up quickly, and time is usually limited. This is where your smartphone comes to the rescue. In the spirit of the summer wedding season, we’ve found the best apps to help you plan the most important parts of your big day. Appy Couple – This app allows couples to design a custom app, just for their wedding. Appy Couple lets users create groups to communicate with, such as the bridal party or the DJ and photographer. It also allows users to manage their guest list and compile a photo gallery from the big day. The Knot – The bride’s dress is one of the most important parts of a wedding. The Knot features a wide selection of wedding dresses, including pictures and links to the websites they came from. The app also includes ideas for flowers, decorations and venues. TopTablePlanner – TopTablePlanner allows you to digitally create and organize your seating chart for the wedding. You can import your guest list from an Excel document and then drag and drop guests to any table, allowing you to create the perfect seating chart. This app simplifies what is often one of the trickiest aspects of planning a wedding. MyRegistry.com – This app allows you to manage gift registries from multiple stores all in one place. Instead of searching for products online or creating a registry in multiple stores, the app’s barcode scanner allows brides and grooms to scan items from any store and load it onto the registry. The registry is automatically updated after a guest purchases something from the list. Whether you’re getting married on the beach in front of your closest family and friends, or in a church filled with hundreds of people, these apps are the best way to keep things organized and make your wedding day one to remember.
Last week, reports surfaced that Apple had begun mass production of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6, meaning they are on schedule for the rumored late-September release date. As anticipation builds for the launch of the iPhone 6, it is expected that pre-orders will reach an all-time high of 80 million units. This forecast is likely to mean a very busy launch for Apple, but also for companies in the smartphone trade-in industry. [caption id="attachment_2804" align="alignnone" width="578"] Photo courtesy techradar.com[/caption] If you are one of the millions of people planning on getting the iPhone 6 when it is released, now is the time to start thinking about trading in your old phone. NextWorth has a few tips for getting the most out of your trade-in:
In this day and age, there is no question that a smartphone is a prized possession for most people. They are our primary means of communication and many of us would be completely lost without them. Smartphones are also a significant investment. Between the contract, data plan, apps and music, monthly smartphone bills can get pretty expensive. Accidents happen, and since most of us can’t afford to replace a broken smartphone before we’re eligible for an upgrade, it is important to know how to protect it. Another benefit of protecting your smartphone is an increase in trade-in value. While NextWorth accepts broken phones, you’ll have an even better payday if your phone is in pristine condition. Here are a few products to help protect your phone and preserve its value: Protective cases When it comes to phone cases, brands such as Otterbox and LifeProof are often considered the best means of protection. All smartphone cases today are designed primarily to absorb shock (Phone gets dropped, stepped on, etc.), but some options are specially designed to be waterproof or water resistant as well. Otterbox Preserver – Features a screen protector and covers over headphone and charger ports. This case can be submerged as deep as 6.6 feet for up to 30 minutes and your phone will be safe. Foam cushions on the inside of the case help absorb shock if your phone is dropped. Photo courtesy otterbox.com LifeProof Nuud – What makes the LifeProof Nuud case different is that it does not include a screen protector, but hugs the phone tight enough to create a waterproof seal that prevents water from entering. This case is slimmer than other high-protection cases, making it sleeker and easier to store. Photo courtesy lifeproof.com Screen protectors Many phone cases do not include a screen protector. These are often considered the best options when shopping for screen protectors. invisibleSHIELD – Zagg’s invisibleSHIELD offers a variety of screen protectors. Options range from the original to the high definition protector to glass. The original protector is the most popular and sticks to your phone’s screen to protect it from scratches, dirt, and dust. Photo courtesy zagg.com RhinoShield – This screen protector is considered one of the best. In addition to protecting from scratches and dirt, RhinoShield flexible glass design is meant to absorb shock. This helps to protect the screen from cracking upon impact. Any of these products will instantly increase your phone’s chances of surviving some kind of accident. Buying a protective case and a screen protector is the smartest way to protect your phone from damage and preserve its value when it’s time for a trade-in.
Summer is always a fun time of year. When it comes to your smartphone, however, it can be the most dangerous time of year! Being out in the heat and spending time around water can be hazardous to the life of your phone. Luckily, NextWorth understands this and allows you to trade those phones that were casualties of summer fun. Here are some reasons you might need to trade-in your phone this summer:
Summer is officially in full swing. Hopefully you’re planning vacations, going to the beach, and eating more barbecue than you ever thought was possible. It’s a busy time of year and things can get disorganized fast. Thankfully, there’s an app for that. Here are NextWorth's favorite summer apps: