Technology

Getting older people online

The consumer magazine Which? has just published information for helping relatives of older people to get them online: Computers can open up a whole new world of social interaction. For example, your relative could Skype with friends and family that live far away. They’ll need a webcam if they don’t have one already. Your relative might also be able to …

Smartphone

Smartphones and tablets get to the senior generation

It’s estimated that up to 50% of over 55s now use a smartphone. Far lower than the younger generations, but nevertheless a big increase. Seniors were slower to adopt the internet, but now 90% of 55-64 year-olds use it. Tablets are very popular because of their ease of use and intuitive navigation. Mobile apps, though are little used. But this …