WE'RE OBSERVING an event worthy of mention on our family timeline today: both kids know how to open the Surface Pro's browsers to access TV shows and videos on Amazon Prime.
The Surface Pro 4 is much lighter than the first generation iPad we have ensheathed with am Otterbox. That lighter form factor gives four year old Dylan more control when carrying the tablet or arranging it on a bed or sofa.
I signed up for Amazon Prime a week before Christmas, mainly to ensure presents sent to Stateside addresses arrived in time. One of the benefits of Amazon Prime is Amazon Video, a service I'm able to get with a complementary subscription to Overplay.net.
By using Overplay's servers and its DNS service, my connection can be localised as required by the content provider. The end result is being able to see and hear first-run content through Amazon Prime in Ireland. Some of that content is perfect for the pre-school curriculum we're using as "homework" for our youngest computer user, four year old Dylan (in the photo).
** Bernie Goldbach is an Elder Blogger living in rural Ireland.