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For our older folks there has never been a better time in life to reap the rewards of being computer savvy. Overall, internet usage among the elderly has rapidly increased over the years, including being actively involved in social media networks such as Facebook. There is a lot of evidence being built up that getting seniors acquainted with the internet can have several physical and mental health benefits.

One of the very important reasons to familiarise yourself and keep pace with the innovative technology being constantly developed would be to gain the ability to obtain massive amounts of information, entertainment and social interaction, all available at your finger tips. It is also understood that seniors who keep up to date with the internet can produce a positive impact on key areas of life.

With so much in its favour, Team RetyrSmart believes that our visitors and members would be keen to know more about how best to use technology. And would be doing its best, to provide inputs and points of view on using technology more efficiently.
 

 

  • Risk of fake products while shopping online. What should you do?

    Nowadays many of us spend a lot of time and money on online shopping. While its convenient and comes at attractive price points, there are definitely a few risks we should be aware of. The article below helps you understand them better as well as how to deal with them.. ... . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Make your WhatsApp usage more exciting with these tricks

    WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps globally now. Its even more popular in India. By all accounts it seems that older folks have taken to this messaging app in a big way. Given the amount of time that such older folks are spending on WhatsApp, its useful to learn a few hacks, a few short cuts that will make your WhatsApp usage more efficient. The 14 tricks listed outin the article below is a must read for all WhatsApp users.. ... . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 4 things to know about oral health as you age

    Dental health is important at all ages, but it can decline as you get older. Even with vigilant dental care as a child and an adult, problems can emerge later in life. Tooth sensitivity and tooth loss are not just a fact of life as you age. From oral health issues to prevention measures, here are four things to know about dental health. ... . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Concerned about privacy online? Some tips on how to minimise online tracking

    Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell you stuff.

    Google, for one, also does extensive tracking to power its advertising engines. And many other websites and apps run ads sold by Facebook and Google and exchange data with them. Beyond that, plenty of services including Uber and Amazon keep detailed histories on you... . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Find out if your everyday habits while using technology is Fact or Myth ?

    Even older people today are using so much of of technology to communicate, for easing day to day chores, for entertainment etc. But technology an area where older people tend to feel a bit challenged, even as the pace of growth in technology goes up at an ever increasing rate. In such a situation, we have many myths in technology that we sincerely believe in. Team RetyrSmart vide the article below would like you to re-examine many of your beliefs regarding technology.. . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • WhatsApp is no more just your Chat platform, it’s your Bank too!

    All of us would have used WhatsApp to chat with friends and family, stay in touch with your network, share pictures and experiences and more. For many of us, WhatsApp is a very important part of our daily routine. Now WhatsApp is all set to play an even bigger role in our lives in INDIA by becoming a bank too for making digital payments to our contacts. Team RetyrSmart hopes our readers would use this new facility well and would urge them to be sure to be safe while transacting though this new platform. Don’t give out details unnecessarily and start by trying out with small amounts.. . . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Do you know where your Aadhaar has been used? This is how you can find out

    Do you know you can find out when and where your Aadhaar card was used for authentication? Since Aadhaar is used for authentication to avail of several services, you might be worried about its misuse. The website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the body that manages Aadhaar, has the provision of checking where and when your Aadhaar was used. . . ...Read More

     
  • Save Your Battery By Modifying Your Android Notifications

    Setting up a new Android phone means you’ll be spending more than a few minutes in the Google Play Store, downloading apps. It also means you’ll be dealing with more than a few annoying pop-ups in the form of notifications from all these new apps. It’s easy to deal with the overwhelming amount of vibrations, dings, and dots if you know what to turn on (and off). . ...Read More

     
  • 10 Simple WhatsApp Hacks We Bet You Didn’t Know

    1. Find out whom you've interacted with the most on WhatsApp.

    * Go to "Settings" on your WhatsApp screen.

    * Click on "Data Usage" and then on "Storage Usage"

    A pop up will tell you the ranking of the chats according to time spent along with the breakdown of how many messages you've sent to that person or group. ...Read More

     
  • How to limit what Google knows about you

    Most phone makers or app developers record user data at some point to fine tune their services for a better user experience. But there have been concerns about the misuse of the data. A recent report in Quartz, published on 21 November, claims that Android devices have been collecting location of nearby cell towers using cell tower triangulation and sending them to Google, even if the location services are turned off in the user’s phone. Responding to the report, Google pointed out that this was a part of Google experiment to improve message delivery on Android devices and will put an end to it with an update later this month. . ...Read More

     
  • 12 Useful Web Tools You Didn't Know About

    Google isn’t the only company creating useful apps for the web. There are plenty of great online resources not made in Mountain view, provided you know where to look. Here are 12 of our favorite online apps and websites that are worth collecting in your browser’s bookmarks, ready to go at a moment’s notice, to convert files, enhance photos, make GIFs, pick colors, transfer documents and more besides. . ...Read More

     
  • 10 keyboard shortcuts that you must know

    The mouse connected to your PC or laptop comes in handy for executing a lot of commands and sometimes the keyboard is used just to type. The keyboard isn’t just a glorified typewriter as there are a lot of shortcuts that you can use from your keyboard to boost productivity and save time.. ...Read More

     
  • 9 cool YouTube features you may not know about

    YouTube is one of the – if not the – most popular choice when it comes to watching videos and sharing them with others. Its vast library of content – pardon the cliché – has something for everyone.

    The easy to use interface doesn’t hurt its popularity either and there’s a good chance that you are one of YouTube’s regular as well.. ...Read More

     
  • How to Unsend a Message on WhatsApp

    WhatsApp users with fingers moving faster than their brain will be happy to know the company’s rolling out a new feature that lets you retract that last message, and wipe it from the conversation. Right now the feature is rolling out to certain users, according to The Next Web.

    According to WhatsApp’s FAQ page, the anticipated delete feature allows you to expunge that autocorrect fail or message sent to the wrong person from the record. Everyone, whether chatting to one person or to a group, will see “This message was deleted” in lieu of your earlier message. You’ve only got seven minutes to strike your flub from the conversation, however. After that, you’re out of luck. ...Read More

     
  • Five Useful Apps for Senior Citizens on this Diwali

    The biggest festival, Diwali, is here, and the festival is another big reason for Indians to celebrate. But Senior citizens are often left out of the loop when it comes to festivals. For this festival season, here is a suggestion for useful apps which can be used by senior citizens for making their lives easier and enjoyable. ...Read More

     
  • How to Declutter Your Social Media Life for Better Productivity

    WhatsApp has become an integral part of of our lives and has completely replaced the good ol’ text message. There’s hardly anyone we know who isn’t using the instant messaging app. ....Read More

                                                                                                                                           
  • 11 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

    We already know that a healthy lifestyle is a major factor in living a long life; but new studies show that having hobbies for seniors and staying socially active are equally important.. ....Read More

  • Download free desktop, mobile security apps from govt website

    Now you can download free apps to protect your desktop, laptop and mobile phones from the Google Play Store or the newly launched Cyber Swachhata Kendra website. . .....Read More

  • Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

    Studies suggest that volunteering your time improves not only the quality of life, but also longevity

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  • 7 Lies You Shouldn't Tell the People Fixing Your Computer

    Long before I wrote blogs on the internet, when I was but a teeny college student with an LJ and a dream, I did tech support. And I saw things. I wasn’t the only one. The people who work tech have heard every excuse and seen every horror your mind can conjure. . . ....Read More

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