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Whether you’re eyeing the new iPhone 6 or another smartphone, to help prevent identity theft, you should remove all data stored on the device you’re trading, selling or recycling.
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AARP debuted its first-ever consumer product at the Ideas@50+ conference in San Diego last month.
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by Marlene Fanta Shyer
organizing finances on mobile app
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.
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If 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.
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I 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.
Some great apps for families I found at Consumer Elec Show 2013: Magist, About One
I'm fired up about some of the family-friendly apps I discovered at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! My goal was to find tech products that are user-friendly, help us enjoy and manage our lives, enhance our families and connect us. Here are two I've fallen in love with:
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My life has become app centered.  In fact, I probably spend more time on my smartphone testing apps than most 20-somethings. I ask my friends, I ask the Internet, I ask my Twitter followers ... and I download, tap and swipe away. All in the service of this blog.
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There's an app for that - but usage by older adults is stalled.  Boomers and beyond have the spending power, but they aren't snapping up tablets and smartphones. Pew's latest smartphone numbers tell the story - smartphone usage has not grown beyond 11% among the 65+.  And tablet ownership, despite many cute stories, has only grown to 13%. Yet you and I both know that that these phones and tablets provide significant utility, from easy access to discounts and savings to calculating insulin levels to preserving information. That is, the utility exists for those that have the phones.
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Hey, Olympics fans. Not around a TV? NBC isn't broadcasting live? Have I found an app for you: the Reuters Olympics app.
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