Parents' Day is today, and if you've left the nest and aren't really able to catch up with Mom and Dad at home, then take advantage of technology tools and get talking. These five websites and apps are user-friendly and easy for all ages and tech backgrounds. With a few clicks (and very little explanation) you can spend some much-needed quality time with the 'rents — unfortunately, a home-cooked meal is not included.
- WhatsApp Messenger: WhatsApp Messenger offers free text messaging between app users. If your parents are text-savvy but you're divided from them between coasts or countries, then this free texting app is the perfect solution. You can even create group messaging and send photos or videos.
- Skype: One of the best tech inventions to date, Skype lets you video chat and make free Internet calls with the people you may not be able to see too often. Chances are that you (and Skype's 700 million other users) already have an account, so just sign in and sign up your parents! All you need is a front-facing camera, and you and the 'rents can enjoy a little quality time.
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