Monday, November 30, 2015
If you do not have an android device, Tap or Click to run Android on Windows http://www.amiduos.com/
Saturday, November 28, 2015
For those who do not need the excellent support available from Apple, a $50 Kindle Fire 5th generation might be all a senior might need in a computer.
This is the latest way to do it and probably the best.
Newly, Google has simply started streaming apps. Try Weather in your browser.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Also, you can install the Chrome OS on an old Windows tower.
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It may never be possible to determine the cause.
To find a solution it is wise to go to your browser and search for a solution to the problem by describing it. Someone probably encountered something like it before and may have a possible solution for it.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Imagine, a computer with no screen and no keyboard. It just listens and talks to you.
That would be Alexa, the newest mass market introduction from Amazon. It is called Amazon Echo.
The closest device to it heretofore would be a GPS. You say "Take me to XXX" and it takes you there. It is the closest device to a real person today as it talks you there by voice.
Alexa, though, can talk about many things while you are busy doing something else like working in your kitchen.
I have not tried it yet, but I see nearly 30,000 mostly favourable comments about it on Amazon.
It could be a boon for those with limited vision and limited mobility, as attested to by commenters.
Somebody needs to set it up for them, of course. I would think that would be someone who is quite computer literate.
That could be someone who is comfortable using voice now with their computer, as I am doing as I dictate this posting.
So Alexa, what is the weather today?
Friday, November 13, 2015
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Accessing of links can only be done from snrtech.org online, as links are frequently not listed with URLs. You can preview the first pages of the book before ordering.
As the postings are almost always a result of questions from seniors in one-on-one help sessions, the archive shows interesting and changing trends of senior concerns and of technology over the years.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
They look promising for those who want both laptop and touchscreen tablet, plus a high degree of security, all at low cost.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Google Voice Search
Google News and Weather
The Old Reader
ES File Explorer
Push to Kindle
Volume in Notifications