IT Kit for an Average Technology User.
The average person needs to have access to technology but there is no reason to go into over kill. If you are an average user ie you do email, social media, watch the occasional movie or TV show, you don’t need to buy expensive kit to do what you want to do.
Things like DVD players and large hard drives are obsolete now as more services are available free online. Like http://drive.google.com for cloud computing and storage.
- Do not buy any software plenty of free stuff available online.
- Do some housekeeping on your devices. On android use all in one tool box to keep your device clean and running properly. youtube.com/watch?v=EwiBYugzfS0&t=14s
- Setup a Gmail account. This gives you access to tons of free services online from Google. gmail.com
- You need;
A Mid Range Smartphone
Samsung J1 $NZ180 goo.gl/bJvaZz or there are J2 and J5 models as well.
A Samsung Tablet 10 inch
Roll up keyboard Bluetooth $NZ15 goo.gl/uE2ExX
Mice Bluetooth $NZ10 goo.gl/hceUhX
USB SD reader $NZ6 goo.gl/TJ3NXX
SD cards for smartphone and tablet $NZ10 goo.gl/IipB0F
External hard drive USB sticks $NZ7 goo.gl/dkTQX7
- Be Careful Online not Everybody is Your Friend and there is a lot of False News Online
With this setup it will mean you can have a tablet with a wireless mouse and keyboard.
Access to the Internet
There are two processes one is to get access to the Internet the other is to surf the internet using Apps or a Web Browser like Chrome or Safari.
To get Online.
You can either use your smartphone as a Hotspot or Use a Router like www.netspeed.net.nz/index.php?page=rbi
To Connect to the Internet
What you can do online
Gmail account www.gmail.com
Cloud Storage www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQDnVhTGGQw
Google Drive www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpniwgtfxHU&t=1s
Google Drive drive.google.com/drive/my-drive
Google Contacts contacts.google.com
Google Docs docs.google.com/document/u/0 Online Office Suite
Google Calendar calendar.google.com
Google Keep keep.google.com Take Notes
Google Maps www.google.co.nz/maps
Google Apps goo.gl/Eg6xkv
TV News edition.cnn.com
TV On Demand www.threenow.co.nz
Movies www.youtube.com Also TV series
Trademe www.trademe.co.nz Buy and Sell
Free Online Tutorials www.gcflearnfree.org/
Microsoft Tutorials goo.gl/q4hhZT
15 things to do online goo.gl/SwUkQd
Video Tutorials www.youtube.com/user/leftfieldnz
Make Money Online goo.gl/VnAC7V
If you are Bored goo.gl/S1WyMT
Do Not Do Online goo.gl/3a4qIg
Online Security goo.gl/ckk9SM
Online Security goo.gl/2qZTzQ
Sport Online cricfree.org
Security Camera www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr9Lt5-Z3Vo