Tech corner

7 apps for over 70s

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There are lots of benefits to using apps. They’re one of the easiest and most fun ways to go online. Plus, they’re for people of all ages, not just the tech savvy generation.

If you know someone over 70 who’s been thinking about getting online, here a few popular apps you could suggest that’ll help them get started using the internet.

 

Skype

Chat with loved ones all over the world, for free. Whether they’re in Spain or Southampton, you can exchange instant messages, voice call or video chat, and it won’t cost anyone a penny.

 

Duolingo

Practice a new language for five minutes every day to make learning easy and fun. Choose a language and get going on daily challenges and exciting games – you’ll be fluent before you know it.

 

Sudoku

Forget buying new books and use a Sudoku app instead. It’s better for the environment, and it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, as you can just tap the number to change it.

 

Headspace

People of all ages suffer with anxiety and other mental illnesses. Meditation is a proven technique for managing your mind, and this free app makes it fun and simple.

 

Kindle

Download hundreds of books and take a library with you everywhere you go. Read at home, on the bus into town, or on the sunbed when you go abroad. Best of all, there are many books that are completely free.

 

ITV Hub

Missed this week’s episode of Coronation Street? Catch up in your own time on the ITV Hub. You can even download programmes to watch when you’re not connected to the internet.

 

BBC Weather

Avoid getting caught in the rain by checking the BBC Weather app in a morning. You’ll be able to plan your day around the weather, and know exactly when to pack your umbrella.

 

All of these apps, and more, are available in the Google Play application store on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.

We’re currently offering a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Tab A computer for £44 when customers sign up for a KCOM internet connection at one of our drop-in sessions.

Our drop-in sessions are available for anyone in need of extra support. We answer questions you might have, help with internet problems, and give advice. The regular sessions are held in local libraries and at our shop on Carr Lane.

To find out about the next local drop in sessions, call 01482 484101.

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