Tag: smartphone

On Your Next Holiday, Your Phone Camera can be a Lifesaver!

There are many things that can go wrong with your holiday abroad especially when there are disputes with airlines, hotels, travel insurance and car rental companies. Many of these disputes play out after you return home or when you receive your next credit bill. Your smartphone camera can truly be a lifesaver – just take lots of photos (not just selfies or scenery!).

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Travelling Abroad? Beware of Hackers and Risky Wifi

If you are going to places that are are unsure of, you normally take precautions like locking your valuables in a safe or wearing clothes that make it harder for pickpocketers.  Add one more precaution – beware of digital hackers and risky Wifi.  In many developing countries, tourists are ripe for the diigital picking.   Like many, you may already be doing your banking or shopping online using your smartphone.  Hackers will try to steal from you by gaining access to your password or PIN numbers.  Your connection to wifi overseas is your weakest link. 

Here are some ways you can safeguard your smartphone from wifi dangers and hackers:

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Ageing-in-Place: Things You Can Do With Your Smartphone

While modern technology can be a little overwhelming to some seniors, it is also a godsend for ageing-in-place.   There are many things that these tech devices can help seniors do that were simply not possible just a generation back.  They are here to help us connect to friends and families in real time, and offer conveniences to help us live more independently. 

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Call for Help – say “Hey, Siri” or “Ok, Google” with your Smartphone

For seniors at home, you may worry about how to call for help when no one is home.  For example, if you have a fall at home and you need to call someone to help you, the first thought is to reach for your landline phone.  But what if you are unable to reach the phone or if you forgot the phone number of your family member to call?  That’s where your smartphone can be a real life saver.

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