Tablets Archive

Viber : Better than Skype or Facebook?

This is an app that my son in New Zealand has put me onto recently. I kept pestering him to get Skype updated on his phone (seems that like anything that Micro$oft have to do with – they own Skype – needs constant updates for them it to work). he said, ‘Dad I use Viber

ABC ME : A handy video app for the grandkids

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.

Zinio for Libraries : read magazines for free

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

Lenovo TAB2 A10-30 Tablet Review

This is the second Lenovo tablet review I have written for this site, the first was for the popular Lenovo TAB 2 A7-20 7″ tablet which we bought to replace the much loved but elderly Nexus 7, which had met a sticky end when it was dropped on it’s face in the caravan. When our local seniors

Jigsaw Genius

The last jigsaw puzzle game (Real Jigsaw Puzzles Free) I reviewed has become the most popular game review on the site, so for all those jigsaw enthusiasts out there here’s another one you might enjoy playing. This one has a modern, easy to use interface and a range of options so you can easily control how you

Camps Australia Wide

As promised, here is the review of the latest version of the Camps Australia Wide app. The previous version doesn’t have great reviews in the Google Play store, but the new version seems to have addressed the problems which were mainly about the map. The Camp Australia Wide books are known as the Aussie campers ‘bible’ and

Help with your Android device : Battery life

I’m often asked ‘My phone (or tablet) has terrible battery life, can you help?’, so here’s some assistance if you are having the same problem. Firstly, it is important to have some idea how long your devices battery should last. This does depend on the model of course, but generally most phones should be capable

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 7″ Tablet Review

It has been a while since I posted a review of a phone or tablet, so when my wife’s Kindle finally died it seemed a good opportunity to get her an Android tablet so she could read books (using the Aldiko app which I reviewed here), surf the ‘net, check emails and Facebook etc. I

Aldiko Book Reader

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.

Word Search

This kind of puzzle game is still very popular among seniors. It is a good way to pass the time and can assist with brain function apparently. This free version has been on my tablet for months and I like the way that the board fits the screen size and the letters are clear and

Tutorial : For Beginners – more help with your home screen

This blog is intended to help all seniors regardless of their skill levels and I have been a little remiss in not writing more posts to help the ‘newbies’ or absolute beginners amongst us. We all had to start somewhere learning about new technology and while there are many self help books out there, they

Fuel Map Australia

The developers of WikiCamps have come up with another handy app for us travellers, Fuel Map. At this stage it is just available for Australian drivers, but hopefully they will add other countries as they have done with WikiCamps. From their excellent description : “Fuel Map is a crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel
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