Want to make life easier, be entertained and stay connected to loved ones? There’s lots of fun and useful technology that can help. Here are some to look at.
The devices to get you started
Cooking and entertainment
Making it easy
iPads and tablets. These handy and lightweight devices are your easy way to the online world, with big touchscreens, voice command and touch functions to reduce the need for typing.
SideChef. With more than 15,000 recipes, SideChef is a one-of-a-kind kitchen app. Recipes include step-by-step instructions with images, video, voice command and a timer.
Google Maps. A GPS in your pocket, which can provide you with driving directions, public transport, as well as walking paths and estimated times of arrival, all in one place.
Luminosity.Its three brain games are a fun way to tune up your memory, attention and problem-solving, in just a few minutes.
Virtual assistants. Voice-activated assistant like Alexa or Google home respond to voice commands. Ask them to make phone calls, send texts, look things up online, set medication reminders, order groceries, and turn on the lights, music or TV, from the comfort of your chair.
Kindles and ebooks. Light and easy to handle, a Kindle device or ebook (read on an ipad) makes reading easy. Download any book, subscribe to magazines and newspapers, look up words and magnify text.
Online shopping. Order groceries, gifts and goods online and have them delivered straight to your door.
BrainHQ.Created by neuroscientists, this cognitive coach has more than two dozen exercises to train attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence and navigation.