Technology can help us manage difficult situations when we have to acquire information. I am pleased to share with you a digital APP that can help you acquire books from the library using your computer. You do not have to be in New York to access library services using “grab & go”. Take a look at this free APP when you get a chance.
Hoopla – is a Free Digital Media Service (DMS) offered by your local public library. You can borrow ebooks, music, audio books, movies and more. You can download to your computer, phones or tablets. I assure you, it is worth your time to investigate.
hoopla | streaming audiobooks, music, video & ebooks (hoopladigital.com)
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I am always looking for technology that helps us to lead our lives a bit more stress less in ways that we may not have thought of, especially during this challenging time of Covid19. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Keeping that in mind, I was fortunate enough to learn about these Breast Cancer Apps, many of which are Free. I am eager to share them with you.
I am so excited to share this information with you and hope that you will share it with people who may benefit from this type of assistance.
Every so often the Tech4Boomers blog undeniably points out the reason why we continue to provide “Boomers” with technology tips we think will help them and their families.
In this post we introduce the Mobile Apps for hearing assistance. These Apps, are designed to support seniors and other groups who suffer from hearing loss. Did you know that the National Institute of Aging (NIH) reports one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss? In addition, research shows that hearing loss can also lead to dementia. Hearing issues can also affect our balance.
These ‘Tech Tools’ can assist people who require hearing help when using a smartphone. The mobile apps are available for Android and iPhones and they provide smartphone captioning.
Read more about hearing loss on my Living Senior blog. https://livingsenior.me/2020/06/30/hearing-aids-do-you-need-them-how-do-you-know/
Greetings to all of my Tech4Boomers followers. For the past nine years, I have worked toward bringing you technology information that provides you with a better understanding of the equipment, information, and your continuing participation let’s me know that we have had at least some success with technology challenges we face and require skills to use.
This month tech4boomers will transition the type of information that is posted on the blog. More and more, the onslaught of information overload forces us to consider using technology to help us with our personal challenges. In the future, I’ll look for ways to use technology that can give us the opportunity to explore ways, such as, to relieve stress, play games, get fit, and be mindful of the time we are spending on our gadgets. Often, the recommendations will lead you to a link of apps that may help with various issues. I am continuing to work so that it will be useful for you.
Click the Link Below for the Best Anxiety Apps of 2018
How often do you find a parking space quickly? When you’re not in your home town do you have someone, or “something” that can help you in finding a space reasonably quickly?
Imagine if you did not have to worry about that all alone? Well, if you did not know, (which I didn’t) there are parking APPS – over two dozen! Yes! These Apps help you find parking that is inexpensive in various cities, and airports!
Below are some links to some of the best apps available. You can read the source documents for more selections.
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Parking Woes? There’s an App for that
June 29, 2007, is when the first iPhone was released. Yes! And, we have not been the same since. For one thing, so many mobile phones have been created/released. Many of us wonder, what did we do before the mobile device revolution. 24 hours a day we can be connected to an Internet universe, live vicariously via YouTube, and various Apps. How can we control being ‘wired’ all the time?
When my son was a youngster I occasionally suggested that he take a ‘time out’ to have him calm down, in the event the behavior he was exhibiting was not desirable. This was not something that was looked on by him as a ‘good’ thing. Flash forward, and it seems that it was not all that bad an idea. There’s a conversation going on about appreciating stillness; savoring moments away from the computer, email, and mobile device madness, which can keep many of us “plugged in” 24 hours a day. Not good!
I searched around to find some tools that could help us, in the event we just can’t tear ourselves away from those cute little toys :). Here is what I found: Moment, which is an iOS app that keeps track of how much you’re using your phone. There is also Moment Family, that allows you to monitor the entire family from your phone. Samsung user can use ‘Thrive Mode‘, which gives you the option of creating at VIP list, which disallows being interrupted by calls and texts from those not on the list. Continue reading
Starting back to school, organizing our study habits and getting the work done collectively is often quite challenging. The tools we use to help us get the work done can really make a difference. That’s why I am eager to tell you about these great APPS I read about in the New York Times. When I looked them up and read the customer reviews what I found is “5 STARS“. Check out the list below and then do yourself a favor and click the link for demonstrations and details about these APPS.
GFLASH – Free for iOS and Android is a Flashcard study tool. There is also a pro version without ads, which cost $4.00. Create your own flashcards with the facts that are most important to you. Then add photos, video and audio files. They can also be shared via email. Continue reading
♦ It’s a challenge just keeping up with all the new things happening with technology. Therefore, my mission is to bring those technews items that could be useful not only for BabyBoomers, but interesting for those who have a Smartphone, tablet, or curiosity in ‘what’s happening with tech’ :). Continue reading
Ok BabyBoomers, this question is for you🙂 :
What did you do the last time you parked your car, and when you went to pick it up you could not remember where to look for the car? Did the BabyBoomer friends you were having all that fun with recall where you parked the car? Continue reading
Deadwood: We’ve all heard the word and what it implies. But, have you ever thought that you could be in support of it?
I read an article by Nick Bilton of the New York Times recently about Apps, which have access to your social accounts. Continue reading