Monday, April 29, 2019

Keeping Tabs on Tablets

 The iPad is by far the best suited computer device for seniors.

I say that even though I probably use my iPad only once a month.     That is because I have most of the best alternative devices for any given specific task..

What makes the iPad so appealing is that it can handle almost all those tasks at a price which is impossible to beat.      Other tablets simply do not measure up. The iPad can serve as your only computer.

The only downside is that it's big to lug around---but that does not stop most seniors from doing exactly that..  Many especially love it because of its ability to take pictures and show them to others.

I like to have something that's so small and portable that I scarcely am aware that I am carrying it.      My little iPhone SE even works with my hearing aid.

So what do we do  nowadays with tablets?     A lot more than email and texting.

I have digital subscriptions to newspapers and journals.       I have all my music available, of course. But what's new?

Newly I have added YouTube TV,  which offers all the channels I like,  including the local channels. The benefit is that I can access these channels anywhere, and listen to their live or recorded content at any time.    I can newly control our Roku TV.

I also access to radio stations anywhere.

I do much of my book reading on the small phone,  which will read out loud to me with a downward swipe of two fingers.    I can be reading a number of books at the same time without having to carry them around.   When nearby, I do my reading on the tablet. Or, when I need a larger screen I go to a small Chromebook most frequently, and then even to a PC.

I still occasionally use an old Nexus 7 2013 tablet, still a wonderful tablet.      My wife and daughter prefer theirs over all others. Every once in a while one breaks and needs to be replaced,

With all of them, much of what I do now is done with voice.

If I had to do with one device,  the iPad would certainly suffice.   it wins hands down as the best all around device out there.

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