Retirement living seniors, who are in the market for a new home, or looking for ways to cut costs, may consider downloading useful applications for their smartphones, according to MarketWatch.com.
BlackBerries and iPhones offer a slew of customizable applications that offer instant access to email and social networking sites, as well as entertaining applications like audio books or horoscopes.
However, the news source suggests that some of the features, like Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate's HomeSelection Assistant, can be used to ensure that you're getting the best possible price when purchasing a home. Other applications, such as Erate.com's Current Mortgage Rates, can make it simple to find the best loan.
Smartphones help seniors in other areas of their lives as well. Options, such as the iPhone application Eye Glasses, will be useful to active living seniors who are constantly dashing out of the house without their reading glasses.
The $3 program will use the camera lens of the iPhone to read tiny print or labels and magnify the text on the screen of the phone.