After the confetti has been cleared from the streets and the crystal ball stored away for another year, resolutions have been made, posted online and are in the process of fulfillment.

For many people, exercising, saving money and reducing stress are top priorities. Luckily there are a few apps that can aid in accomplishing those resolutions.

Here are a few of Experimac Midtown Atlanta’s favorites:

  1. Apps like 30Day Fitness Challenges are designed to ease you back in to an active life. This app focuses on one exercise that uses your own bodies weight and begins with low repetitions and gradually increases over the course of 30 days. You should have a noticeable improvement at the end of each month. The areas of focus can change and you can also change the level of intensity from beginner to intermediate and then to advanced, so you have plenty of room to develop.
  2. Digit is an app that helps you save money. Digit moves small amounts of money from your bank account to your digit savings account. This is done daily and the amounts are small enough where it won’t cause an overdraft in your account. The acorn app is the app that rounds up the cost of your purchases and uses the collective difference as a means to invest. So essentially whenever you purchase something the cost is rounded up to the nearest dollar and the amount that is over the actual cost of your purchase is saved and invested for you.
  3. The Headspace app uses conventions such as screen dimming and notification blocking as just a few of the means to help you de-stress by crafting a phone life balance. Meditation Studio is another app option to help with stress. This app provides both guided and unguided meditations that cover topics such as pep talks, slowing down, profound relaxation and more.

Happy New Year and please let us know your thoughts about these new Apps.


Firewheel Town Center Grand Opening!

We are proud to announce that Experimac of Firewheel Town Center in Garland is now open, and ready to serve you when it comes to buying, selling, trading, or repairing your devices!

Our grand opening attracted the attention of a certain prodigious violinist, who was eager to show his talent to the Experimac group.

Major thanks to Rafael Ruiz and his son Diego for coming out to partake in our grand opening! We greatly appreciate your support during our opening week!


Protect Your Children From Digital Temptation

Protect Your Children From Digital Temptation


The average ago of exposure to pornography is 8. The top demographic in the porn industry is 12-17 year olds, and no, not just boys, girls as well. If that fact doesn’t give you a jolt, how about this one – the 28th most downloaded App in the Apple App Store is a photo ‘vault’ that is disguised as a calculator.  Guess what type of photos it contains.


It’s hard to imagine that your son or daughter might be charged with a felony before they leave high school and end up destroying their chances at success later in life.  This nightmare is a reality for parents around the country as well meaning children in dating relationships let their guard down to share pictures with their boyfriend or girlfriend that eventually end up all over school and the community.  When the authorities are brought in, the trail of devastation is long.


As a parent of 5 children (21, 20, 3, 3, 2) I was disturbed by these tidbits of information on a variety of levels.  When I was growing up there was no such thing as mobile devices.  Even talking to a member of the opposite sex on the phone meant I was attached to the wall by a cord and my parents could here every word I said.  Fast forward 20 years and our children have access to pornography and the opposite sex in their pocket by simply touching a button.


If you are a parent or a grandparent you might be asking yourself, ‘How can I protect my children from this temptation?’  Because of the easy road to pornography many of the devices and computers we have come with built in controls and restrictions.  These tools can provide peace of mind and help fill in the gaps.  Let’s face it.  We can’t always be staring over their shoulder but we can use technology to limit and monitor activity.


Nothing technology offers will ever replace a parent.  The best tool we have is communication and observation.  And nothing beats truly knowing what is on the hearts of our children.  But when those tools fail us or are not readily available we can use the same technology that tempts to protect.  Simply limiting tfhe amount of time a computer will operate can be enough of a deterrent.  If that’s not enough, there are options to completely restrict a mobile phone and limit it to it’s main purpose only.  Yes, you can make them simply a phone.


Parents and grandparents have their own style.  When I talk to parents that are dealing with pornography and the temptation of sexting I usually see two different philosophies.  One style is to give the child all the access in the beginning and then take features away and limit activity as a punishment for poor behavior.  And of course the opposite style is to limit any and all access until trust is built and freedoms are added based on preferred behavior and maturity.  the philosophy is your choice based on your style and your child’s specific situations.


1 Corinthians 10:13 promises God will always give us a way out of any given temptation.  While technology can be the perpetrator, it can also be the way out if you are properly trained and educated on it’s capabilities.


In His hands,


Scott Maulsby,, 615-457-8000

Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th

On Aug. 5, a husband-wife duo will open Charlotte’s first Experimac, Experimac South Charlotte, a retail concept centered on providing repairs, upgrades, trade-ins and sales of previously owned Apple products.

Jeff and Monika Prainito will open Experimac South Charlotte at 16131 Lancaster Highway, Suite 3. The two have backgrounds in industrial engineering, supply chain, health care and entrepreneurship, according to a recent statement from the company.

Experimac is a franchise concept from United Franchise Group, which, according to the statement, plans to open another three Experimac locations in Charlotte and a total of 15 stores across North Carolina and 10 in South Carolina within the next few years.

Experimac provides repair services for Apple laptops, phones and tablets, trade-ins of existing devices and sales of accessories and software upgrades.

“Apple devices are only growing in popularity and the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a business that hadn’t yet made it to North Carolina to help more people to gain access to them was perfect for me,” Jeff Prainito said in the statement.

Read more: The Charlotte Observer

Experimac South Charlotte Opening August 5th