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11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 04/16/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun 1. At Kennedy Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa, the oldest member of the band is 79. (Learn more at Twincities.com) 2. Your brain is over the hill at age 24. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Johnny Cash can still have a No. 1 album 11 years after he died. (Learn more at AARP) 4. A new app adjusts your body rhythm to beat jet lag. (Learn more at Newsweek) 5. Scientists say they’ve manufactured blood for people. (Learn more at Gizmodo) >> Sign …

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 04/2/2014 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and … fun. 1. A 16th-century German military expert believed that weaponized cats could burn down enemy fortifications. (Learn more at National Geographic) 2. A door handle dispenses hand sanitizer to kill germs in hospitals. (Learn more at Gizmodo) 3. Barbara Walters’s most flirtatious interview took place in 1982 with actor Clint Eastwood. (Learn more at AARP) 4. The rap group Wu-Tang Clan will make one copy of its next recording and hope it sells for millions of dollars. (Learn …

Transform Your Smartphone Photos into Holiday Albums

Posted on 11/19/2013 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyPhotos unite family and friends, so if you want to be the hit of a holiday party, just copy my friend Pauline. She recently sat down at brunch and whipped out a stunning book she had made from photos on her iPhone.  She said she compiled it with a really easy-to-use mobile app. The beauty and coolness of the photo album got more raves than photos of her grandkids. “What a great gift,” my sister-in-law Sue said, reaching for her phone …

An App for the Long Distance Bedtime Story

Posted on 11/15/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyMany of my friends’ grandchildren live far away from them.  They lament over coffee about how much they miss the little tykes and wish they could be more involved in their lives.   They use Skype and Facetime to talk on the phone with them, but they often bemoan the fact they can’t read books to the little ones more often. If you and your kids or grandkids own an Apple device, the force of your voice can be with them. …

These Are The Droids We’re Looking For

Posted on 03/4/2011 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologySome co-workers and I gathered in a conference room at AARP Headquarters to watch Steve Jobs unveil the new version of Apple’s iPad 2. While the conversation naturally circled around all the new features, and how some of us were going to buy on the first day, our chatter came to the topic of competition pushing back.  As if on cue, Nielsen announced the next day that the market share of Google’s popular Android operating system for smart phones had …

App of the Week: Groupon

Posted on 12/2/2010 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyGroupon – an amalgam of “group coupon” – has been taking over the country lately, including one incredibly attractive buyout offer by some other company you may’ve heard of. Simple concept – local business wants to get you in their doors, offers a really good, one-time deal; Groupon sends out an entertaining email telling you the details, you say – oh, I’ve been meaning to check that out! and tell your friends, while you’re at it. The “groupon” only activates …