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Make Thanksgiving 2021 memorable with your favorite tech

Thanksgiving is a holiday dedicated to spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. It’s also a time to eat tasty food and veg out, watching the big game or gaming online together. 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the thought of cooking dinner for and entertaining a crowd, take a deep breath. The wireless technology you use every day can help ease the burden. Here are fun and relaxing ways to utilize technology during Thanksgiving 2021.

grandmother and grand daughter preparing thanksgiving dinner

Prepare the meal

Make Thanksgiving 2021 prep a breeze with tons of cooking and recipe apps available right at your fingertips.

AnyList– Transform your menu into an organized grocery list, separated by recipe. You can easily share it with others, too.

The Cooking Guide- Get all the dishes on the table without mishaps, with more than 100 recipes and video tips. The Thanksgiving cooking app also features a scheduling plan to ensure everything is ready on time.  

KitchenPad Timer– Time up to nine dishes simultaneously and customize each timer with the name, flame height, and oven temperature. Download the cooking timer app on your smartwatch so you can keep an eye on it wherever you go.

Calm– If the stress of Thanksgiving prep gets too overwhelming, listen to a short, guided meditation that will leave you feeling refreshed amidst all the chaos. 

The iPhone 13 Pro Max offers up to 1TB of storage, so you can download all the apps you want and still have plenty of space to snap photos of your food and family throughout the day. 

Apps and videos will help you prepare a delicious meal, but the secret to the perfect turkey is a wireless thermometer. Imagine not having to constantly check the oven throughout the day. The thermometer connects to 5G wireless devices to help you keep an eye on the turkey and estimate its cook time. 

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Set the table

After the food is prepared, it’s time to set the table and gather the family to enjoy the feast. 

Curate the ultimate Thanksgiving 2021 playlist to set the scene for the meal, like this one on Apple Music featuring songs the whole family will love. Just shout, “Hey Siri, play the Thanksgiving Dinner Playlist,” and turn up the tunes. Get Apple Music for free with select Unlimited plans. 

If you have loved ones who can’t make it for the festivities, don’t worry, they can still join in on all the fun. Use video calling apps like FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype to connect when it’s time to eat. Set up a tablet at the dinner table, so they feel like they have a seat too. 

Don’t forget to capture memories of your family enjoying the day together. Set a self-timer on your smartphone to make sure everyone gets in on the photo op. The Google Pixel 6 Pro features the most advanced Pixel camera with sensors that allow 150% more light than before.

family watching football game on thanksgiving

Family fun 

The party doesn’t have to end just because dinner’s finished. 

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without games. Download the trivia game Heads Up! The game comes with versions for adults and kids, so everyone can join in on the fun. The Motorola edge 5G UW Ready For feature allows you to connect all your phone’s games to the big screen for more family fun. 

On Thanksgiving Day, there’s tons of must-see TV. Stream the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on YouTube TV on your Apple iPad 10.2 (9th gen). This year, there’s a baby Yoda balloon you don’t want to miss. 

From the dinner table to the TV room, get ready for six straight hours of uninterrupted football on Thanksgiving. Catch the Bills take on the Saints live on Hulu. Enjoy the streaming service free for 6 months with select unlimited plans.   

As the day comes to an end, many will be searching for the best Black Friday deals. If you find a deal you just can’t resist, you don’t have to leave Thanksgiving dinner early to line up at the store. Use your wireless device to discover the best holiday offers. 

Save more on the tech you love with Black Friday deals sweeter than pumpkin pie at your nearest Cellular Sales.


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