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.
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.
How 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.
Via SeniorHomes.net, a great roundup of the statistics about baby boomers out right now. Check out that stat about boomers' mobile usage! We're less encouraged by the unemployment number. What do you think? Does this look about right?
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