Technology

AARP’s Caregiving Resource Center Just Went Mobile

Posted on 04/9/2013 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Caregiving | TechnologyCaring for yourself, your parents or a loved one just a whole lot easier. We’ve put our Caregiving Resource Center from our website into our AARP iPad app so you can have all the housing options, legal and respite care information you need at your fingertips. Join the discussion: Caregivers — Challenges and Advice How do you get it? Easy! Grab your iPad and click here>> App Store for AARP. Download (psst, it’s FREE!). The first square you see in the …

Games for the 50+: Benefits Include Socialization, Activity

Posted on 04/8/2013 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyAt a conference last year, several of us at AARP had the chance to hear about the ways in which the 50-plus and those not quite 50 find benefits in playing online multiplayer games.  There are several parts of that last statement that tend to elicit pushback from others — first, many believe online multiplayer video games are played by teens or young millennial men.  Second, the idea of a multiplayer video game may elicit images of violent games which …

The New Facebook Phone: Like? Comment? Share?

Posted on 04/5/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | TechnologyThe new Facebook phone is coming. It’s called “HTC First” and you can get it next week. But you don’t have to have this $99 phone if all you really want is the new Facebook phone experience. A new software suite, called Facebook Home, also available next week, can turn your Android phone (only certain models for now, but all Androids and even tablets soon) into a Facebook phone. So — should you get one? Like — The Facebook Phone …

Digifit: An Integrated Exercise App

Posted on 04/4/2013 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyI’m hooked on health and fitness digital devices. I’ve become a fitness gadget slave in my quest to burn the most calories possible during daily exercise and now, with the Digifit App, all my stats are in one place. I’m in love. Digifit has rocked my workout world. The free app works on the Android and iPhone and does all the basics like track your workouts, record times and analyze results. But the real wonders come when you pay $7.99 …

Your Facebook News Feed is About to Change (Again)

Posted on 03/7/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyLet’s get the hard part out of the way: Sometime in the next few days, what you see on your Facebook homepage – or News Feed – will look a lot different. Not again! Yeah, we know. Here’s the good news: It seems a whole lot easier on the eyes. You’ll notice much bigger photos and less clutter. Here’s two things we think you’ll notice first. First, let’s say you shared a photo. Below, left, is how it looked in the …

The World’s Simplest Cellphone Made Just for You

Posted on 01/22/2013 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyHow about a phone so simple the button controls are printed on a sticker that is applied to its face? Or a cellphone made just for you with photos of your family as speed dial buttons? Or an anti-smartphone that only makes and receives calls? A phone with all these innovations and more arrived on my desk last week from Age UK with the help of my colleagues at AARP International. Back in August 2012, tech blogs like Engadget were …