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Steve Jobs: Designing for All of Us

Posted on 10/6/2011 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

LegacyWhat has Steve wrought? Here at AARP, we’ll remember him because of the far-away grandchildren and kids we used iChat to talk to. We’ll remember Steve because of the Apple Extended Keyboard, whose wide, broad keys made typing a pleasure, especially for those with arthritis. We’ll remember Steve’s Apple for its VoiceOver technology – when it came out in 2005, it was the first screenreading technology that was baked into an operating system. It was just there – part of …

How I Found Apple: The Projectionist’s Computer

Posted on 10/6/2011 by | Technology | Comments

LegacyLike millions, I caught the news about the death of Steve Jobs glancing at Twitter on my iPhone after dinner. I was seeing the fire hose of social media reaction 45 minutes after major news outlets broke the story. Rather than gorge on tweets and obits, I decided I needed to gather some things to make a little shrine (pictured above) to burn off some nervous energy and collect my thoughts. The trip to the grocery store to pick up …

The Takeaway: Steve Jobs Dies; Palin Out For 2012; Alzheimer’s Infectious?

Posted on 10/6/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayDeath of a Visionary:  Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple co-founder who’s influenced 21st century technology, computing, gadgetry and culture in inestimable ways, has died. He was 56. There’s no doubt Jobs was an innovator. The creativity he put into technology will forever change how we communicate–from Gen Z to boomers.  He moved technology from crowded garages to pockets, took entertainment from record stores to iTunes. Steve Jobs gave us the future,” says Washington Post reporter Hank Stuever. “A sense of ourselves moving …

RIP Steve Jobs

Posted on 10/5/2011 by | General News | Comments

LegacyApple founder and CEO Steve Jobs has died. He was 56 years old, and arguably one of the greatest Boomers to ever live. The Associated Press reports that his death was announced without mention of specific cause. Look forward to more from us on Mr. Jobs: his great accomplishments and the lessons we can all learn from him. Photo credit: acaben from Flickr. 

The Takeaway: Sexting; Health Care Law; iCloud

Posted on 06/7/2011 by | The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodaySexting – it’s not just for kids anymore: Why is this the lede? Because it’s topical and many people over 50, apparently, are doing it. 

iPad 2 Smart Cover As Bud Vase

Posted on 03/13/2011 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyMy wife and I decided to order our Apple iPad 2s and accessories online on launch day, but ended up in the second wave of deliveries scheduled for 7 – 10 business days. Oddly, a FedEx package arrived the next day from a distribution center Jonestown, PA with my Smart Cover. The cover, which comes in several colors, is a mini-event of its own with magnets embedded to allow it to roll up securely as typing stand and viewing easel. …