Friday, January 19, 2018

Technology

Mobile Data – Explained

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Introduction When buying a new phone or contract you have undoubtedly heard about Mobile Data. Mobile Data refers to the data you use when you are connected to a 3G network (for the difference between 3G and WiFi see our article, What is the difference between 3G and WiFi?). This ... Read More »

3G and Wifi – What’s the difference?

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On the face of it, 3G and Wi-Fi are just two different ways of wirelessly connecting to the internet. However, the differences between the two can be quite confusing so SilverExplorers are here to guide you through them. 3G 3G just stands for Third Generation. It is the third generation ... Read More »

‘The most important technological development of our lifetime’

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Blogger and nostalgia-enthusiast Alan Burnett discusses the positive influences that technology and the internet has had on his life as he gets older! 1. Tell us a bit about yourself (a mini bio!) I was one of those people lucky enough to grow up in a post-war world where there ... Read More »

SilverExplorers App Tutorials: Spotify

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Spotify allows you to play music online from a catalogue of over 20 million songs for free. You can search by artist, album, genre or record label and you can create your own playlists and share them with others. Even the most obscure song you can think of - Spotify will probably have it. Continue reading Read More »

SilverExplorers App Tutorials: Spotify

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Platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry Price: Free with ads Spotify allows you to play music online from a catalogue of over 20 million songs for free. You can search by artist, album, genre or record label and you can create your own playlists and share them with others. Even the most ... Read More »

Indulge in some musical nostalgia with these six web services

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Do you love the instant access to music that the internet provides, but miss the record shop atmosphere? iOldies.com, ‘America's "Baby Boomer" Social Networking Community and Online Music Store’, is trying to get your business. They have just relaunched their website and app to provide daily nostalgic content and encourage discussion about music. The website is designed to allow you to search through 700,000 titles using the “jukebox” search function, and provides a “Nostalgia Corner” full of relevant original news and articles. Continue reading Read More »

Find yourself in the 21st Century

Long gone are the days where locating yourself on our fair planet required intricate astrological equipment and a detailed knowledge of the stars.The advent of GPS allowed people to find themselves quickly, easily and accurately and the dawn of the smartphone with built-in GPS meant that nearly everyone could locate themselves almost anywhere on earth to within a few meters. Now there is a new technology that is tackling some of GPS’s limitations. Continue reading Read More »

SilverExplorers App Tutorials: Skype

Skype allows you to call friends using the internet, so it's completely free! You can call people anywhere in the world, so long as they have access to the internet. If they have a webcam, you can see their face as your speak to them, and if you have a webcam you can do the same. Continue reading Read More »

Books to Films & TV series – Imagination Captured or Destroyed?

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There is undoubtedly a long-standing debate between all generations whether a film or television adaptation can ever be better than the original book. There appears to be an upcoming boom in the number of best sellers set to turn blockbuster in 2014. But is the first thing always necessarily the best thing? Continue reading Read More »

Xbox One – just for kids?

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The Xbox One, the new video games console made by Microsoft, was released last week. Traditionally seen as just for children, modern day consoles have an increasing array of functionality that should make them of interest for everyone. Continue reading Read More »