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.
Recently, I have been challenged with the phone chargers I use. They are either not working, or they need charging before I can charge my phone! Yikes! So I looked for some suggestions about which chargers are the best. I found this article on Lifewire.com, a website I use for tech product information. I thought I would share it with you as well. Click on the link below. Enjoy your summer!
Those of you who are looking for a new phone will want to read Brian X. Chen’s article about Google’s Pixel 3A, which apparently is the latest and greatest ‘reasonably priced’ smartphone. Yes! According to Brian X. Chen, Tech Fix, New York Times article, this is a phone worth looking at. Cost $400.00 – half the price of Google’s other phones. It is being introduced for those of us not wanting to pay $1,000 – $2,000 for a phone. Here are some of the features Chen is impressed with.
♦ Camera features from the Pixel phone are also available in the Pixel 3A. For example, Night Sight – where photos taken in low light look normal without the use of a flash.
♦ Pixel 3A shoots images with portrait mode – This puts the main subject in sharp focus while blurring the background.
♦ Includes a headphone jack.
♦ There are trade-offs: missing support for wireless charging, lack of waterproofing. Slightly slower, less accurate colors.
Brian Chen’s article is much more thorough. You can read the full review by clicking the link below.
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.
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