Category: Technology

Greatest gadget of the last 80 years-the answer may surprise the over 50s

2017-10-27 15:27:47

The iPhone is officially the greatest gadget of the last EIGHTY years, according to a nationwide study. Researchers polled Britons of all generations and asked them to vote the inventions (big and small) that they could not have lived without, with the iPhone - created by Apple and English designer Jonathan Ive, proving the most popular for both young and old, according to 56 percent of the nation. Second in the definitive list came the Microwave (53 percent), built by...Read more

BT launches free service to crack down on nuisance calls

2017-03-06 13:37:45

Top five worst nuisance callers named BT today announced a crackdown on nuisance calls and launched a new free service - the first of its kind in the UK - that enables its home phone customers to divert unwanted calls to a junk voicemail box. BT said it was “declaring war” on the companies that regularly pester its customers with nuisance calls on subjects such as PPI and personal accident claims. BT estimates that the BT Call Protect service could...Read more

Are health monitoring devices the future for over 50s?

2016-03-26 21:19:37

A new study from Juniper Research has estimated that the adoption of health monitoring devices will nearly treble by 2020, exceeding 70 million worldwide, up from an estimated 26 million this year. The new research, Worldwide Digital Health: Developed and Emerging Market Opportunities 2016-2020, forecasts that the use of monitoring devices is set to witness a swift rise as new entrants gain FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approval. However, it highlights the need for new entrants to prove that their...Read more

43% of over-65s only have basic digital skills

2015-11-16 12:52:45

43% of over-65s only have basic digital skills The Go ON UK digital skills charity has released a their 2015 Basic Digital Skills report. The Charity chaired by Martha Lane Fox published that 23% of people do not possess a basic digital skills level. The 2015 Basic Digital Skills report (in association with Lloyds Banking Group) cites that basic digital skills levels start to decline among people aged over 45, with those 65 years old or over having a basic...Read more

Carbon monoxide the silent killer

Be #autumnaware about carbon monoxide dangers With the weather changing and us all beginning to think about turning up the thermostat, lighting the fire or switching on the heating, it’s a good time to be #autumnaware by making sure your home is protected against Carbon Monoxide (CO). Commonly referred to as the ‘silent killer’, carbon monoxide cannot be smelt, seen or tasted and at this time of year it’s common to see a rise in the number of CO poisoning...Read more

75% of us believe companies aren’t doing enough to secure their personal data

2015-10-23 12:20:09

Most Brits say companies still aren’t doing enough to secure their personal data 75% of Brits believe companies aren’t doing enough to secure their personal data – 15% said they had their personal data exposed by a leak or a hack. 77% think the internet is getting more dangerous, with 35% saying they don’t feel safe online Most have anti-virus security software, but only just over half use anti-spyware/malware and firewalls New research by the broadband, TV and mobile internet...Read more

Acronyms used by teenagers on the internet- version for the over 50s

2014-03-10 22:58:44

Did you see in the press this weekend all the acronyms used by teenagers to keep their messages secret from prying (concerned) parents, a few examples: 143 - I love you ADR - Address AEAP - As Early As Possible ALAP - As Late As Possible ASL - Age/Sex/Location CD9 - Code 9 - it means parents are around C-P - Sleepy F2F - Face-to-Face GYPO - Get Your Pants Off HAK - Hugs And Kisses ILU - I Love...Read more