Kids Say The Darndest Things…

Guest blog by Jacqueline Beauchere, Director, Privacy, Accessibility & Online Safety, Trustworthy Computing Communications, Microsoft Corporation We all know that old saying … And, as those kids move into their teen years, their remarks become that much more intelligent, insightful, and astute.  Never was this more apparent to me than at a roundtable discussion led by Microsoft in partnership with AARP, with a group of 18 American teenagers in New York City.

Tech Tips: Hack Your Mac

Just got a new Mac? Learning to use the one you got? We’re posting simple tips every week (for Windows users too!) You can bookmark our tech blogs here. Look up in the right corner of your screen. See the magnifying glass? Consider that magnifying  glass your own personal Google. The magnifying glass is called Spotlight, and it’s one of my favorite things about using a Mac. See, I’m lazy. I don’t always have the right program already pulled up, …

Making Technology Friendly to Older Folks

The LA Times has a piece about how older adults continue to become more adapted to technology like the internet, email and the like, but also how new technology is being created for older adults, and it goes beyond just computers gears towards older folks – like canes with accelerometers and gyroscopes. Very cool stuff, make sure to check it out. Also technology related, check out AARP’s primer on how to use smartphones.

Nancy LeaMond: Enjoy Life Online, But Be Savvy & Stay Safe!

AARP’s Nancy LeaMond highlights some online safety tips developed with Google.

News To Know: Make It Snappy

A recent study by the Center for the Digital Future shows that email users over the age of 70 expect the quickest response to their email messages and check their messages more often than other age groups.