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January 24, 2014

Aging With Geekitude: Introducing the Cloud and Dropbox

Last week, Erica wrote about her new crush the Roku, which lets you watch movies from your computer on the TV – read about it! This week, she’s saving her…

April 4, 2014

Why Computers Make Us Feel Stupid & How to Get Around It

…to get smart. I am convinced that the major reason so many of us older folks avoid using computers is the fear of feeling stupid. We think computers are smarter…

January 29, 2013

Planet Talk: Abby Stokes, Computer Coach

…going to be, “If my mother can learn the computer, anyone can.” Your book is the equivalent of Computer 101. Are these first steps enough for most of us, or…

July 15, 2015

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities Online

…us live longer. Depending on the actual work that you do, helping out may help you stay active; and connecting with other people on the job relieves stress. () Today,…

January 16, 2013

Knee Pain: What DOES Help?

…protein-rich plasma, thought to help repair cartilage, helped ease pain for six months in a small study reported by Indian researchers. Acupuncture Results on acupuncture’s effectiveness in helping knee pain…

June 17, 2013

How to Protect Your Body While You’re at Your Computer

…she breathed while at the computer. She calls that breath-holding ”screen apnea.” It happens, she says, when you are focused on computer information or the person you are emailing and…

March 26, 2014

The End of Windows XP: What’s Your Best Option?

…your browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) is updated, eventually it will stop playing nicely with your computer system and you’ll notice things slowing down (your computer might already…

January 24, 2013

4 Ways Computers Get Infected (and How to Avoid Them)

…harmless in the sense that it won’t damage your computer or steal personal information, it may show ads or annoying pop-ups, and it can seriously impede your computer’s performance. How…

November 21, 2012

How to Protect Your Personal Info From Cybercrooks

…your computer act unpredictably, gather your personal info and even gain access to your computer system and mess around in there. How can you keep your computer – and your…

June 18, 2018

Get free tech help this summer

…a perennial favorite among its courses, “Computer Basics,” is designed for people who have never turned on a computer or touched a mouse. Senior Planet membership, which is free to…

February 4, 2013

How Can I Get Photos Out of My Cell Phone and Onto My Computer?

Looking for computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, tablets, phones, cameras… One of the advantages of a smartphone is that the phone’s features…

June 22, 2017

Is Your Doc Giving You the Best Osteoporosis Advice?

…women,” Schneider says. What it does do when you’re older, she says, is help you maintain your muscle mass and strength, which in turn can help you to avoid falls….

February 8, 2014

Free Tax Help for Seniors

Need help with your taxes? You might be able to get it for free. The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide initiative offers individualized tax help to low-and middle-income seniors at 6,000 locations…

May 8, 2013

Explore: Volunteer to Help Feral Cats

…You’ll meet other cat-friendly New Yorkers; and learn how to give ferals real, hands-on help that truly improves their lives – from actually trapping the cats to helping socialize or…

July 8, 2014

Painful Sex: Where to Go for Help

…pressure, even from tight clothing. Sexual Pain Resources An extremely helpful book to help you and your doctor figure out the condition that is causing your pain is “Healing Painful…