This month we have pulled together a round-up of the latest apps, websites and technology tips to help you keep getting the most out of your time online.
The broadcasting rights for this year’s Rugby World Cup have changed, so if you aren’t lucky enough to be heading to Japan in person, you can still watch every match live via Spark Sport. Viewers can sign up for a tournament pass to watch every game free or individual match passes just to watch the games you want. Spark also offers a seven day trial so you can test the stream quality and service before you commit.
You don’t need to be an existing Spark customer to sign up for Spark Sport. It’s worth noting TVNZ will also screen a range of games, with live broadcasts of the opening match and final.
When life gets busy it can be easy to miss our favourite shows, but with TVNZ OnDemand you can catch up on all your favourite shows at your leisure. TVNZ OnDemand is available as an app which you can download to your mobile phone or iPad or watch via your laptop or desktop computer at https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows. There is no cost to the service and you just need your email address to log in.
Super Gold Card website and app
Keep an eye on the Super Gold Card website this year as funding has been allocated for a major update of the site. As part of the upgrade you will also be able to download an app so you can check all the places where your Super Gold Card benefits apply while you are out and about. The new app is expected to be available by the end of the year.
Seniornet is not new, but it is still a great resource of information and fun for people aged over 50 who want to learn more about technology. Senior Net Eastern Bays has a great website full of tips and resources and you can also join their training courses and events. Visit http://sneb.org.nz/wordpress/ for more information.
Words with Friends
It’s an oldie but a goodie! Words with Friends is one of the most popular word game apps. If you love Scrabble, you will love Words with Friends. With Words with Friends you can also play multiple games at once so you can set as many challenges as you like! Download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
One of the best ways to keep your data safe online is to use a different password for different websites and tools and change them regularly. But it can be extremely hard to remember lots of different passwords and log in details and most of us fall into using the same password for everything. There are a range of apps available that can help you track passwords across different apps, prompt you to change them regularly and track your log-in details for different services. Digital Trend has a great summary of some of the best options so you can review their different features and benefits https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-password-managers/.
Keeping safe online
Cyber crime is a growing issue and there are lots of things to think about for keeping safe online, especially if you use the internet for banking and to host other sensitive personal data. Seniornet has good advice in this area and we are also hosting a seminar about Cyber Security from Kirsty Clune at ANZ, as part of our ongoing event series. All Rawhiti Estate residents and friends are welcome to attend at 10.30am on 16 July.