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.
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.
Care Zone is an APP that smartphone users can download onto their iPhone or Android phones. The APP helps you manage your medication schedules, and refills with reminders. Allowing you to have a built-in helper via your smartphone. You can find the app at this link: https://carezone.com/home
In the past, some people who worked on computers all day in order to do their work discovered much later on that repetitive strain on their wrists could cause what is known now as “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”, or CTS. In addition, some had neck and eye strain, as well.
Fast forward to how work is performed nowadays due to the current Pandemic. People are required to be on their computers all day long. Zoom meetings, for example, call for computer skills, which were not necessary just six months ago. Sitting for hours staring at a computer screen is not an optimum way to work. Not to mention it causes stress on our bodies, eyes, mind – you name it.
♦Ergonomics is a system of support methods, techniques, and equipment, which can help you. ♦Ergonomics is a way of working, which can help to reduce injury to your body, and give you a better computer working experience at home.
I searched the www for suggestions about what you can do to make your daily computer work experience more healthful and more productive.
Zoom Meetings: ♦ have a prepared agenda ♦ schedule short breaks if the meeting is going to be more than two hours long. ♦ stand periodically; have a 5 minute social break to relieve the monotony of looking and listening to the screen.
During this period of Tech4boomers has several times searched the web looking for the “Back-to-School equipment deals”. However, this year we are not in a ‘normal’ mode of preparations, due to the Coronavirus constraints and concerns on us and our young children, college students, and family members. We wonder how this all affects our schooling programs and learning environments.
♦ The stress factors Coronavirus has placed on our considerations for returning loved ones to school (and work) require a different kind of support. I am certain the conversation(s) about what we should/can do about school attendance in a pandemic period in our society is something we could all use help with. ♦ If you would like to hear a conversation about these concerns, please click the link below and listen to a podcast, which gives you information on what Dr. Tyler Black has to say about how to navigate decisions for your children and family. The interview is conducted on The Big Story podcast website. https://thebigstorypodcast.ca/2020/08/13/what-if-back-to-school-isnt-the-best-option-for-kids/ Continue reading →
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.
Tech4Boomers is working on how to give you more useful info and provide you with Tech Health, Tech Social Tips, and general technology advice from diverse resources.
In this time of CoronaVirus, and with the onslaught of various ideas for the well-being of our society, we are increasingly confronted with stressful situations arising from our connections with technology devices: computers, cellphones, tablets, etc. We are turning to these devices perhaps more than we want to, but we “have to”. Stress levels are running high.
What can we do to ‘detach’ from this onslaught of discomfort, or at least soften, allay the feelings?
Before I retired, I worked for about 30 years as a ‘tech person’, i.e., Help Desk, System Administration. My days were ‘filled’ with problem solving resulting from computer issues. In those times, computer stress was a considerable concern for me and the team I worked with.
Flash forward to the complicated and extensively increased use of computers for our daily connection to the world. That stress is magnified in numerous ways.“For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little“. Rachel Carson
This year’s best smartphones are one of the things on my list to learn what are the best and new features, along with a reasonable price. It looks like the Pixel 4 is a contender.
Here are some links to what people are saying.
Managing email is quite an undertaking these days. If your email box gets as full – as mine does – I am sure you are looking for ways to get it under control.
Gmail users can use their ‘archive’ feature. If you’re a Gmail user and want to understand how that tool works better, take a look at these two links. If you’re not a Gmail user, you may want to change what you’re currently using, and switch to Gmail.