tablets for parents

Mark Fowler mark at
Sun Mar 2 22:49:07 GMT 2014

On Sunday, March 2, 2014, Nicholas Clark <nick at> wrote:

It seems that my parents are finally cracking and amenable to the idea of
> buying a device for the purpose of videoconferencing.

 Here's a couple of points regarding iPads:

1. If you have an iOS device you could use FaceTime natively without
needing an app (though they can also do skype and google handouts).

2. You can create icons using URL schemes directly on the homescreen so
it's a one tap to call you

3. iPads require wifi to download the bigger apps and to update the OS, and
to back themselves up to the cloud. (Though other tablets might not
actually be updatable at all nor have backup ymmv)


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