Since debuting in late October, Apple Pay has certainly proved to be easy, convenient and popular. Upstaging previous efforts by Google, eBay and various start-ups, the latest mobile-wallet venture is now accepted at some 700,000 locations across the United States and has 2,500 partnering banks and institutions.
Is the landline “good as dead”? That’s what some media outlets would have you believe from their coverage earlier this year of a report on cellphone-only households. This sensational message makes for eye-catching headlines — but a closer look reveals a different story.
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:
Does your organization struggle to recruit volunteers for your cause? If so, you are not alone. There are countless groups competing for "share of heart" from folks who are willing to lend their time and energy for the social good.
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.
Think you might have bronchitis, a sinus infection, or other non-life threatening illness and can't wait for an appointment with your regular doctor? Not sure if you should go to the ER? Have travel plans and worried if you should fly? Then these online medical-care sites and mobile apps might be your answer.
The latest weapon in the battle against illegal robocalls is now ready to halt those illegal automated telemarking phone calls at your home... provided your service provider is compatible with the technology it uses.
The typical cellphone user upgrades every 18 months. Trade-in programs like those recently announced by Apple and Walmart could spark even quicker stampedes for the latest-and-greatest models - with turned-in phones still full of personal data.
In the 1970s, author and social commentator Tom Wolfe joked that the first letter in PBS stood for petroleum, because oil money underwrote so much public broadcast programming. Wolfe had a point. One of the network's most acclaimed shows, Masterpiece (originally Masterpiece Theatre), got its start in 1971 thanks to a $490,000 grant from Mobil Oil.
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