• tablet for senior with arthritis, anyone?

    From August Abolins@2:460/256 to All on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 06:06:49
    Hi All...


    Has anyone here set up a tablet for a senior relative/friend successfully?

    My application would be primarily to give the user the ability to participate in accessing pics over Facebook from family members. Combined with a case where the person can keep the unit propped up at a table next to them, I'm thinking that would work.

    The Kindle Fire HD 10" seems like a good fit. Anyone here have experience with it?


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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to August Abolins on Saturday, July 16, 2022 16:50:52
    The Kindle Fire HD 10" seems like a good fit. Anyone here have
    experience with it?

    The Fire tablets come with Amazon's own "skin" of the OS which is very different from Android. The experience for people seems hit or miss whether they like it or not. If you can get a version that can allows you to disable the default launcher and use your own, you can get it to at least look/act a little more like regular Android. Otherwise, I think the tablet's bezels
    would be a benefit for someone that isn't able to hold things easily.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Joe Phigan on Sunday, July 17, 2022 08:08:00
    Hello Joe Phigan!

    ** On Saturday 16.07.22 - 16:50, Joe Phigan wrote to August Abolins:

    The Kindle Fire HD 10" seems like a good fit. Anyone
    here have experience with it?

    The Fire tablets come with Amazon's own "skin" of the OS
    which is very different from Android. The experience for
    people seems hit or miss whether they like it or not. If
    you can get a version that can allows you to disable the
    default launcher and use your own, you can get it to at
    least look/act a little more like regular Android.
    Otherwise, I think the tablet's bezels would be a benefit
    for someone that isn't able to hold things easily.

    Thanks for your input. The person's hands are experiencing the
    twisted fingers that arthritis brings with it. She might not
    need to "hold" the device that often, especially if it's
    propped up at a table next to her, but she might need to adjust
    it or manipulate it to power on/off. Which reminds me to ask..
    Does the Fire tablet have an instant on? ..or does it require
    some kind of hard push of a button on the side? ..or a screen
    gesture/swipe action?

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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to August Abolins on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 19:01:24
    it or manipulate it to power on/off. Which reminds me to ask..
    Does the Fire tablet have an instant on? ..or does it require
    some kind of hard push of a button on the side? ..or a screen gesture/swipe action?

    You do have to turn the screen on with a button on the top. It does not
    support doubletap to wake or anything like that. There is an app in F-Droid that can wake the screen with a gesture over the camera, I believe.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Joe Phigan on Thursday, July 21, 2022 08:12:00
    Hello Joe Phigan!

    ** On Wednesday 20.07.22 - 19:01, Joe Phigan wrote to August Abolins:

    You do have to turn the screen on with a button on the
    top. It does not support doubletap to wake or anything
    like that. There is an app in F-Droid that can wake the
    screen with a gesture over the camera, I believe.

    Thx. The button would be on one of the narrow ends that you
    describe as the top? ..or do you mean there is an accessible
    button on the broadest side when the tablet is resting in
    landscape mode? I like the gesture trick, but that would imply
    that the camera is always "on"?

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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to August Abolins on Thursday, July 21, 2022 19:18:24
    Thx. The button would be on one of the narrow ends that you
    describe as the top? ..or do you mean there is an accessible

    Yes, the narrow end.

    landscape mode? I like the gesture trick, but that would imply
    that the camera is always "on"?

    I'm guessing so.. I used an app called Wave Up from F-Droid on my dad's phone that we put in a cheap wallet-style case. It didn't seem to use up much
    battery or anything, but it could've also been using the proximity sensor.

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Joe Phigan on Friday, July 22, 2022 00:28:00
    Hello Joe Phigan!

    ** On Thursday 21.07.22 - 19:18, Joe Phigan wrote to August Abolins:

    landscape mode? I like the gesture trick, but that would
    imply that the camera is always "on"?

    I'm guessing so.. I used an app called Wave Up from F-
    Droid on my dad's phone that we put in a cheap wallet-
    style case. It didn't seem to use up much battery or
    anything, but it could've also been using the proximity
    sensor.

    "proximity sensor" sounds different than "camera".

    So.. this WaveUp wouldn't necessarily work on the FireHD?

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  • From Joe Phigan@1:305/3 to August Abolins on Sunday, July 24, 2022 03:20:16
    So.. this WaveUp wouldn't necessarily work on the FireHD?

    I'm not sure. Maybe I can find one to try it with :)

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  • From August Abolins@1:153/757.21 to Joe Phigan on Sunday, July 24, 2022 07:16:00
    Hello Joe Phigan!

    ** On Sunday 24.07.22 - 03:20, you wrote to me:

    So.. this WaveUp wouldn't necessarily work on the FireHD?

    I'm not sure. Maybe I can find one to try it with :)


    It may not be long before I just go ahead and get one too, and
    just get the "job" done and delivered.
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