Technology provides many wonderful opportunities to learn and connect. Websites like Facebook help us to stay connected with friends and family, while tablets and smartphones connect us to the world of information and the people that we care about most.
But, if you are not naturally tech-savvy, the world of computers can be a bit daunting. Luckily, there are amazing experts out there to give us technology tips!
In this video, I share a conversation with Jennifer Cairns, founder of eGurus Technology Tutors. Her company specializes in providing in-home and remote IT support to older individuals who want to get the most from technology.
We talk about how technology helps older people maintain their independence, stay connected with family and friends, and simplify tasks to make their lives more enjoyable. She reassured us that with a little patience anyone can learn to use technology.
Her practical advice is incredibly useful and her focus on approaching technology with a positive mindset is refreshing.
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In our first video, we cover the issues of Internet safety and privacy. Jennifer gives some very practical guidance on how to create a safe password – and how to remember your password once you create it!
We also cover how to manage your privacy settings on Facebook and other social networks. Then, we talk about how to protect yourself from fraud and scams online. Finally, we cover the questions that you should ask yourself when you receive a suspicious email, Facebook request or phone call.
In our next video, Jennifer and I discuss how technology has gone far beyond traditional computers and now stretches to tablets, e-readers and smartphones. We talk what makes the best smartphones for seniors. We also discuss who older people have come to prefer using iPads and tablets to computers. Finally, we cover some of the best apps for seniors.
I hope you enjoy these videos! Please “like” and share them if you found them useful. If you have any technology questions for Jennifer Cairns, please write them in the comments below.