Tech The Halls: High Tech Holiday Gadget Guide

ABC's Becky Worley offers tips on how to get the most out of your new tech gifts.
2:15 | 12/26/14

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You opened your presents this morning, now it's time to play with all those high-tech gadgets. If you're like me, you could use a few pointers. Okay, a lot of pointers. Santa was good to you. Phones, fit bits and streaming video De devices were all gifts this year. How to get the most out of them? A few things you should do right now. Let's start with fitness bands. They need to be customized to you. Our team tested them out and showed that they can have a pretty big variance on distance and steps. To maximize accuracy, measure your stride and input that into the device according to the instructions and do it today. Now, streaming media devices, the chrome cast, fire stick, roku or apple TV. Also big this year. First, you will lose the remote. There it is. This thing ap tiny. In many streaming media devices don't even have remotes but they do have apps that let you control it from the smartphone. Install it now. Hard wire that bad boy. Trust me on this, you don't want your neighbor's new baby monitor or your teenager's youtube downloads to stop you from binge watching "Nashville," right? Finally you got a new phone but bad news, more than a quarter of you will crack the screen in the next few years and it will cost you 50 bucks or more to get the screen replaced. You have three choices, apple care or insurance from the manufacturer, that costs about 99 bucks. Or you can get a case. The iPhone 6 is easier to hold with a case. This thing's skinny. The third option at the very least get a screen protector. You'd be surprised but in my anecdotal experience, these things can guard against cracks and screen breakage as well as a case. Happy holidays tech recipients and a geeky new year. Reporting for "Nightline." It was Stewart brand who said once a new technology rolls over, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road.

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