‘Apps’que te ayudarán a mantener una nutrición balanceada

Si tienes un teléfono móvil inteligente o una tableta en la que puedes descargar aplicaciones, estas son tres apps que te recomiendo considerar. Son gratis y te van a ayudar a llevar un diario de los alimentos que consumes y conocer la información nutricional de estos, ambos importantes para una nutrición balanceada. Están disponibles solo en Inglés: The Pocket Dietitian: Si sufres de alguna condición como la diabetes, hipertensión, colesterol alto o enfermedades renales, esta aplicación te indicará la cantidad …

5 Highlights of the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Two million square feet of display space. Two giant halls (and some satellite venues) with 3,200 exhibitors hawking their high-tech wares. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is overwhelming, even for regulars. (CES runs Jan. 7-10) But a group of 50 explorers organized by the AARP Nevada office set out Jan. 7 with a very focused approach to the show. They were looking for gadgets, apps and products of particular interest to people over 50. Three of the …

6 Mobile Apps to Help You Get Organized

Getting more organized and living healthier are classic New Year’s resolutions.  If you’re like me, you need all the help you can get. Here are six mobile apps that can help. While they aren’t marketed specifically to the 50+ audience, I’ve found reasons they can make our lives easier. I use them all regularly. They are free and available on iPhone or Android. To stay organized Manilla–– is a free service that lets you manage and organize your bills and …

These Web-Based Medical Apps Make House Calls

Think you might have bronchitis, a sinus infection,  or other non-life threatening illness and can’t wait for an appointment with your regular doctor?  Not sure if you should go to the ER?  Have travel plans and worried if you should fly?  Then these online medical-care sites and mobile apps might be your answer. The sites help patients and doctors converse through smartphones, tablets and computers.  In fact, the U.S. telehealth patient population is expected to grow six-fold to 1.3 million …

¿Es malo usar los ‘gadgets’ para distraer a los niños?

Es pleno diciembre, se acerca la Navidad, la hora de comprar regalos… Ahora imagí­nate que estás en una reunion familiar con padres, tí­os, abuelos y otros parientes y dices con emoción que vas a regalarle una tableta a tu niño de 4 años. ¿Cómo crees que reaccionarí­an? Grupo 1: Los tradicionalistas se rasgarí­an las vestiduras y amenazarí­an con no pasar Navidad juntos porque les parece el colmo que gasten plata en un dispositivo que el niño no sabrá manejar y, …

Shopping With Credit-Card Readers Attached to Smartphones

If my friend Beth’s recent holiday buying is any indication, shoppers are in for a more-connected experience. Last week, my 82-year-old buddy wanted to buy a platter at her church bazaar. She was met with a “newfangled credit-card” gadget. “The salesgirl told me to slide my credit card through a little square thing attached to her phone,” Beth told me.  “She said it was safe, I did it, I hope it was ok.” That small device called Square is a …