I don’t know about you but I LOVE Google!
I have been using many of their products for years and as they bring on a new one I usually have a go.
I have used the maps extensively to work out where to go, sneak peek at places around the world, to checkout the authenticity of company addresses and to give me accurate mileage for my log book. On top of that I found that there are clever folk who use Sketchup7 to draw exact replicas of buildings around the world and they attach them to the map, so awesome.
I also found that you could even organise a scavenger hunt using the map and Google searches Fun!
Browsing the internet on Chrome is a total pleasure and extremely fast and now very intuitive, sometimes a little spookily so, but very useful nonetheless.
I am pretty fed-up with Microsoft products now I’m afraid. I find them expensive and aggressive and rather convoluted so Google docs are just fine by me and really easy to use and the best thing is I don’t keep getting updates that weigh heavy on my computer dragging it to slower and slower speeds!
Once I used to keep all my files on the computer like everyone else which also tended to slow the computer eventually. But not any longer. My life is now kept in a Google Drive. ‘cloud‘ as safely as anywhere else I reckon.
Another Google product I could not live without is of course, Gmail and the calendar that connects with it and with anyone I wish to share an appointment with. I’ve used the calendar as a joint project at work to keep everyone informed and privately to remind me timeously of a myriad of events in my life from Grandchildren’s birthdays to doctor appointments and even annual renewal of my subscriptions.
Google+ is still a bit of a newbie to me but it certainly throws up some great ideas and I’m itching to have a go at Google Hangouts. I’ve watched with it but I want to run one so I’ve just upped my Internet speed so it doesn’t trip out; so look out kids I’m HangingOut your way soon.
I’m sure you are a senior who has not been left behind?
What Google products do you love to use? Please join in the poll.
If you have any friends or parents who could do with a little help in keeping up with some of this technology checkout myageingparent.com It provides some helpful forms to use in their free registration pack on site.
Till the next time go well
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There’s no avoiding it; technology is everywhere. Many golden agers steer clear of it, but we would argue that there are several applications of technology that they should not only stop avoiding, but embrace. Sure, the boom in technology may have people these days more likely to type an email than send a heartfelt handwritten note, but it’s not all bad. Take a look at these five ways in which seniors can utilize technology to enhance their life:
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