We live in a high-tech world. Embracing technology isn’t an option anymore– it is a must. Moreover, it’s no longer just Generation Y and Z going gaga tech fads.
According to a 2012 Pew Research Institute report, more than 50% of Americans over the age of 65 are Internet and mobile device users. In fact, the senior population is one of the fastest growing demographics in adopting new technology.
Are you among them?
In the event that you are, here are a few excellent apps worth downloading.
More often than not, social media is criticized for being a shallow form of communication. However, for the older generation it is nothing short of a boon. The Pew Research Institute reports that 65% of adults over the age of 50 use social media sites; 46% of seniors over the age of 65 use social media sites.
Apart from steering away isolation and boredom, social media is helping older generations rediscover their voice.
Twitter allows you to connect with individuals, persons of interest, and/or online communities who share similar interests as you.
We highly recommend this app for your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac, PlayStation…whatever. Skype allows users connect with friends and family worldwide by providing video chat and voice call.
The app brings the convenience of online video chatting and instant messaging to the users’ mobile devices. One of the major features of this app is its easy-to-use interface.
3. Dragon Dictation
Is typing a hassle for you? Are you looking for an easier way to help you speak your mind, communicate with family members, participate in online communities, or fill out paperwork?
Dragon Dictation, a voice recognition app, sounds perfect for you. It helps users send emails, texts, and surf the web through accurate voice dictation combined with a user-friendly interface.
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