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The Night My Smartphone Was Stolen

Posted on 06/3/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Technologyby Marlene Fanta Shyer I was waiting for the light to change on a corner of Times Square when I felt a jostle. My tote, which I always hold as close as a papoose, was open, but everything inside is always sealed behind zippers. My new smartphone, though, with its red battery protector/charger, was a beacon in its sleeve, just pleading to be snatched. Sure enough, I spun around and there were two teenagers, a boy and a girl, standing there, trying …

Need to Get Organized? These Mobile Apps Will Help.

Posted on 12/30/2013 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyGetting 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 …

Upgrading to Apple’s iOS 7? You May Want to Wait

Posted on 10/30/2013 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyIf you are using an iPhone 4, 4S or 5, and are thinking about upgrading to Apple’s new operating system iOS 7—be prepared for a learning curve. I hear a lot of talk these days about iOS 7, but a lot of it isn’t very positive—especially when it comes from 60-something users on older phones. For starters, the iPhone 4 and 4S may not have enough memory to handle the upgrade without  removing some apps and photos to open up …

Poker Photo Flushes McCain’s Pastime Into the Open

Posted on 09/5/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsThere was Secretary of State John Kerry, briefing members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on using military force in Syria. And there, as the hearing wore on, was Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) passing time by playing poker on his iPhone as Kerry talked. From behind McCain, an eagle-eyed photographer for the Washington Post snapped a photo of what she saw, which was soon dispatched  to the rest of the world via the Internet, triggering a virtual tidal wave of reaction. McCain …

Fun Apps for 50+ Users — Memory Games, Easy Video Editing & More

Posted on 04/29/2013 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyI decided to dedicate one week to trying some new applications purely designed to amuse me. No time management apps, no healthcare apps, no organization apps, no how to count calorie apps —just enjoyable apps. After a bit of playing around, here’s my list of four fun apps for the 50+ crowd: Candycrush Why it’s cool: It’s a new simple game that actually exercises your mind, but keeps your adrenaline flowing so you don’t realize it’s training your memory. How it works: …