Communications Archive

Tutorial: Connecting your tablet or phone to WiFi

Happy New Year to all the readers of Androids4Seniors. How are your resolutions going so far? Mine this year is to not forget that tasks that are simple for me are not so for many seniors with little experience with computers. One basic and very important task we need to do is to connect our

Google Keep

To continue with the theme of useful Google apps, this review is of the very handy Google Keep one. We are planning a seriously ambitious trip and trying to keep track of the things I need to do, the things we need to buy and the places we want to visit is a bit of

Outlook.com

Here’s a handy app for those people with Windows 8 computers, or who use a Hotmail or Outlook.com email account. Microsoft encourages (well demands really) Windows 8 users to log in with a Microsoft account especially if they want to use some of their apps like Skype and XBox Live. So, if you have an

Globalgig Wireless Broadband Review

Mobile internet plans are notoriously expensive in Australia, especially from the major Telcos like Telstra. In the US for instance, unlimited data plans (or as near to as makes no difference) are available for a fraction of what it costs us poor Aussies, so any way to reduce costs is worth looking into. How does

MessageMe

I’ve been looking for a messaging app to recommend to friends and family for some time – mainly because I often have problems sending MMS messages with photos and videos which may be more to do with my carrier than the phone as often you need to get them to turn this feature on. I

Free phone calls from your mobile?

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time, but first a small warning – this does contain some ‘geek speak’. I’ll try my best to keep it to a minimum – if you want to save yourself some money, read on it though as it might be very worth your while.

Call Control – Call Blocker

If there’s one thing that gets on my nerves, it’s the phone call around 6 o’clock just as the fork with the first mouthful of dinner is heading for the mouth. The telemarketers have now taken to calling my mobile every day at the same time, so I decided to search the Playstore for a

Gumrock Bluetooth Speaker

I’m a ‘gadget guy’ which drives my wife nuts I have to admit, but I’m always on the lookout for something clever that gets the job done well and if it has multiple uses then I’m even happier. So, a while ago I was approached by a nice chap called Chris from an online company

Phone review : Huawei Ascend Y300

I have been holding off reviewing phones or tablets, mainly because I don’t have any arrangements with retailers to get hold of ‘loaner’ devices and I don’t think a review of a device I have only used for 1/2 hour would really carry much weight with readers. Recently, I decided to replace the ‘free’ Samsung

Phonotto: Simple Phone for Seniors

I talk to a lot of oldies (Oldies? hope he’s not talking about me… Andy) about phones, and if there’s one comment I hear most of all, it’s that they can do too much. “Back in my day, all we needed to do was send and receive calls, and we were happy.” Android phones offer
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