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Let’s Get Digital: 4 Easy Ways To Get Online

Mark Gale

Mark Gale

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Technology

The Internet can be a touch overwhelming, even for the most tech-savvy amongst us. However, it also makes life a whole lot easier once you know your way around.

The Internet can be a touch overwhelming, even for the most tech-savvy amongst us. However, it also makes life a whole lot easier once you know your way around.

Booking holidays, shopping for groceries, watching movies and staying in touch with friends and family around the world are all just a click of a mouse away. We’ve produced four easy how to guides, which are now available that show you exactly where to go, what to do and how to use everything online.

Booking Travel Online

Gone are the days where you had to visit a travel agent in person to find out airfare prices. Today, you can do all the research from the comfort of your armchair – all you need is a computer, tablet or a even a mobile phone!. You’ll often be able to find sales and value-for-money deals when you’re browsing online and you can also plan your trip at your leisure, without worrying about opening hours or getting to the shops. There are even many sites that offer special deals for the over 50s.

Online Entertainment

Nothing you want to watch on TV? Are you always missing your favourite show? That’s never the case with online entertainment. You can now watch movies and shows, read e-books, listen to music and even play interactive games all through the web. Many people are concerned about viruses and Internet security, however if you choose official sites and know what to look for – all detailed in our guides – there should never be a problem. If you plan on watching lots of shows or reading e-books, it might be worth considering investing in an e-reader or tablet for added comfort and ease.

Buying Groceries Online

Skip the hassle of pushing around a trolley and carrying the shopping bags to the car – these days, you can simply add your favourite foods to a virtual cart, check out and wait for the delivery to arrive on your doorstep! Plus items are often cheaper online and you’ll save money on petrol, parking and other fees. If you’re a frequent shopper, your regularly bought items will form a ‘favourites’ list, that can be re-ordered with one click every week. And it’s not just groceries either. You’ll find a whole world of e-commerce at your fingertips where you can shop until you drop/click.

Starting Out With Social Media

It’s hard to keep track of the latest online craze – first there was Facebook, then Twitter, Instagram and now Snapchat? Don’t worry, you’re not likely to want to use all of these social platforms, but having Facebook or Instagram is a great way to keep in touch with Grandchildren, far away family or long-lost friends. It’s always best to find out about privacy settings and keep these as strict as possible and only accept or add people you know. And anything too personal, leave it to an old-fashioned phone call… sometimes that’s still the best way!

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