Apple Enters the Health Gizmo Market With New Watch

Half of Apple’s announcement Sept. 9 was predictable: The iPhone 6 and 6 plus are bigger, faster, more powerful and slimmer than previous iPhones. Prices on older models have plunged and the new phones seem well priced. But for something really new, Apple’s big play was a watch that is supposed to make everyone — or at least everyone with $349 to spend — live a longer, healthier life.  >> Faded Fitness Fads That Boomers Loved and Left There are fitness and …

Helping 50+ Americans Master Personal Technology

At the bustling convention center in downtown Boston, a lot of people seem eager to learn as much as they can about personal technology. In one area of the cavernous hall, a speaker tells a rapt audience about the various apps that can be used for entertainment, from listening to music and watching TV shows to buying movie tickets and making dinner reservations. In another part of the pavilion, a teacher instructs the crowd seated at long tables about the basics …

Never Lose Your Keys Again

Rejoice. Now you can stick a small tag on to all those things that seem to wander off or hide themselves – like your keys, computer or purse – and track them down with a smartphone app. The tags send a signal with a range up to 150 feet, using Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Your phone is always “listening” for it. Some tags beep, buzz or blink when you mark an item “lost” from your phone. Keys under a couch …