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How To Become A Tech-Savvy Senior

6 October, 2016

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The world is changing, and everyone is connected to everyone else. Well, perhaps not physically, but we mean digitally. From getting yourself a ride across town to ordering daily groceries, booking services for the home and even ordering food, technology defines every facet of life. It is only wise then, to adapt to these circumstances and learn a thing or two about tech.


Before you begin immersing yourself in the digital world, think of what devices you might need. A laptop has replaced the huge desktop in nearly every household. A tablet is ideal for those looking to spend a lot of time watching visual media such as video chats, serials, and movies. Indeed, a tablet is good even for people looking to do a bit of reading on the device. A smartphone is nearly indispensable if you want to access all the aforementioned features.


Perhaps one other thing you can invest in is a good home WiFi, instead of having to depend on the rather slow 3G on your phone all the time. A good wireless internet provider will give you all the data allowance you need to watch your favourite shows and make video calls online.


Once you have your choice of devices in place, only install those applications in them that you’ll be using regularly. For example, if you intend to use your laptop for work, don’t slow it down with unnecessary video files and games. Then, choose what applications you already want. Skype and FaceTime are the best-known applications for video calling. For online shopping, you have Amazon and Flipkart among others. Likewise, food delivery applications like Freshmenu, MasalaBox and InnerChef exist in some of the larger Indian cities. For getting your groceries and home needs, there is BigBasket and Amazon Now. On an Apple product, you can install these applications by going to the App Store, while on most other devices, you can do so on the Google Play Store.


The greatest way to learn anything at all is by making mistakes. So if you install too many apps and make the memory run out, or if you take a while figuring out how a device works, don’t panic! It happens to every first time user and several subsequent users too!


From playing games to interacting with people who share similar interests, home projects, and reading, jump on the digital bandwagon- you won’t regret it.

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