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Following a sudden and inexplicable collapse of my legs, my family want me to get a mobile phone. I've had one in the past but small text and buttons frustrated me too much to use. My father-in-law (87!) advises the Doro 8040, while I've also seen the Samsung Galaxy J5, which I like as I also do alot of photography and this would be handy. Thanks for giving me your views.
Hi I wonder if someone could explain in layman's terms why if I receive photos to my mobile phone when I try to print them off at home they are so small even if I request 6x4 they come out much smaller. Can you tell me how to resize before printing? Thanks in advance.
Having just returned from a holiday abroad, it struck me how many parents provide technology in the form of iPads and Tablets, to entertain their toddlers.
Whilst there is a time and a place for this, such as on a flight or journey, I was surprised to see toddlers sitting at the breakfast table watching a screen whilst munching on their Rice Crispies! I also witnessed twin 3 year old boys, leaving the dinner table wearing padded earphones, walking through the restaurant still engaged with their iPads, not looking where they were going, totally oblivious to other people and their surroundings.
The world has changed and technology now plays a huge part in all of our day to day lives. There is a balance for us all between actual social interaction and technology engagement.
Do you have a concern that the younger generation of today, particularly toddlers, are in danger of missing out on actual development of relationships and world awareness due to the distractions of technology? Daydreaming is your brain at its most productive … are young children given enough time to daydream or are they becoming overloaded with technology? If you are a grandparent, do you have to hold back your views or are you able to express what you think to your offspring? Is technology in danger of damaging our toddlers social development or enhancing their learning?
What do you think?
Do you own one? Do you feel the need for one?
How ‘smart’ is your phone? Do you get the maximum use out of it? What do you use it for?
Hopefully this might get a bit of ‘chat’ going.
I personally have two phones. An iPhone 4 which I contracted for 2 years with ‘3’ but because of signal problems in Scotland I changed providers. Whilst I was still living in London, I switched to Vodafone. But alas, their signal is just as bad when back in Scotland. It seems that the only reliable signal in my neck of the woods is ‘O2′ I have 2 months left on my contract which I still have to pay for even though I can’t use the phone in my village! There is an erratic signal out in the street, but it will not work indoors!
My 2nd phone is an odd ‘hand-me-down from my son. It works on the Android operating system and is unusual in that it can take 2 sim cards as well as an SD storage card up to 64gb
It is tempting to go out and get a nice shiny new phone when my contract does finally expire. But then I have to decide. At 70yo. Do I really need all the ‘bells & whistles’ available? Which will once more, set me back about £35-£45 per month for the next 2 years. Or do I go for the alternative? A sim only contract which works out at about £8 per month. Using one of the phones that I already own.
Are you becoming boring to other members of the household, with your attention given to your phone, tablet or other. Is technology controlling us like “the tail wagging the dog”? I have invested in an i-pad air, and my dear ol’ hubby says I’m using it too much…..especially when the footie is on; that’s for sure! Anyone suffering i-paditus?
Are you tempted to upgrade to the new iPhone 6? Are you an iPhone fan or do you prefer something else? Find out if the new iPhone is worth the investment? http://www.silversurfers.com/technology/mobile-devices/new-iphone-worth-price-tag/