The Australian ABC service is a fantastic community resource – as an aside, it’s still under attack by the current government – check out Friends of the ABC to see – and they have a range of apps to complement their services, they released a new one last year aimed at children – ABC ME.
Technology is in many ways, making our world a better place and Zinio for Libraries is one of those apps that many of us who love to read will enjoy. Zinio has an app that enables users to buy and read magazines on their tablets and PCs – but you may not know that many
In my last post about using Google Chromecast I mentioned some of the apps that are available that can stream video or music to your Chromecast. Well, the list is gradually growing so here’s some to add to your collection of apps to use on your shiny new Chromecast. Links to all the apps are at
These days, almost all new TVs are ‘smart’ – pity about the station programmers I hear you say? Well, I have to agree that finding anything half-decent to watch is difficult at times, even though here in Oz we have a few great channels (ABC Australia and SBS) that appeal to many of my generation. For
Most grandparents try to get their grandchildren involved in outdoor play or old-fashioned games when they visit, but sometimes the little darlings just need some ‘screen time’ to themselves and usually YouTube is a favourite among all age groups. There is some unsavoury video on there and some that at least aren’t suitable for younger
Reading and buying books online instead of buying the ‘real thing’ has become very popular over the last few years. Seniors, especially travelling seniors, recognise the advantages of electronic or eBooks as they take up no room in the van for one thing and can be bought anywhere there is an internet connection of course.
Finding a good app to show a TV guide for whatever region of Australia you are in can be tricky as the channels tend to change their guide formats sometimes, but this one has been working fine for us for some time now and it has become our firm favourite. The app displays all the free to
Many seniors love Facebook as it enables them to keep in touch with friends and family, especially to view photos (and videos) of grandchildren. I am a very late adopter of Facebook, mainly because of previously reported lax security for it’s members and the companies concentration on it’s users being a product rather than customers