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About half of Americans now use computers or smartphones as their primary banking method. Online banking with PCs or Macs still reigns supreme as “most preferred” by one-third of customers, but mobile banking has increased fourfold since 2010.
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Some 12 million smartphones have mobile apps that secretly run a barrage of hidden advertisements in the background — roughly 700 per hour — that gobble up to 2GB of data per day and shorten battery life in its host device.
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With AAA forecasting that 41.9 million of us will hit the highways over the July 4th weekend, findings from a new  AARP Travel survey prove that the old-fashioned road trip remains prized by travelers 45 and older.
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Just like anything else, traveling takes practice, patience and hard work. What do I do to make my trips as stress-free as possible? Here are a few of my battle-tested tips for a smooth journey.
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When my friend was in her 20s, single and living in New York City, she called her suburban mother a few times a week. Often the conversation started with her mom asking, “So?” That was shorthand for “Did you meet any eligible young men?” My friend eventually did meet a guy, and 33 years later they are still happily married.
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Whether you’re a hard-core political junkie or just an ordinary citizen who’s interested in the outcome, there are a wealth of ways to follow the midterm elections on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Here are some suggestions:
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If you're not reading this on your smartphone or tablet, you will be soon.
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Imagina un dí­a en el que te tomes un selfie y una app de tu teléfono despliegue una serie de datos como tu edad y tus años de vida, pero no simplemente cuántos años tienes, sino cuántos podrí­as vivir. Parece que ya no estamos tan lejos de ese dí­a.
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by Marlene Fanta Shyer
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Digital giants like Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft  would all  like to be the home base for your mobile phone or tablet. The challenge is keeping you connected to them even when you're doing something completely different.
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