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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 24, 2013

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

It’s always flu season for computers. From scareware to crapware and malware, 13 percent of home computers get infected. Here’s how to avoid yours being one of them….

July 11, 2014

Oops! How to Undo Mistakes on Computers & Mobile Devices

…here to read the complete article at PureWow.com Know any invaluable do-over tricks for computers (or for life)? Share them in the comments. See more Aging With Geekitude articles. Erica…

January 29, 2013

Planet Talk: Abby Stokes, Computer Coach

…known as a digital immigrant. She wasn’t born with a mouse in her hand; she had to learn how to use computers later in life. And then even later, she…

August 1, 2014

Tablet vs. Computer: Which Is Right for You?

…spreadsheets or Word documents, or use image or music editing software, you’re unlikely to find apps for tablets that compete with the programs that are available for computers. The exceptions…

January 24, 2014

Aging With Geekitude: Introducing the Cloud and Dropbox

…get a good night’s sleep. The “cloud” simply refers to the internet. My precious photos and files are out there in cyberspace on computers, or “servers,” that are much larger…

January 10, 2014

Aging With Geekitude: Technophobes Anonymous

…when I got a clunky computer as a gift. The Kaypro II was one of the first “portable” computers made; it cost more than $1500 and weighed 26 pounds with…

June 30, 2013

Linky Sunday: A Senior Film Fest, Robots As Caregivers, Aging and Sleep Cycles…

…old Apple computers stashed away? Christie’s is auctioning a selection of early Apples in its online-only auction, “First Bytes: Iconic Technology from the Twentieth Century.” Among the computers on the…

September 8, 2015

Love Note From a Computer Newbie

…was an instant convert. And her appreciation for Williams’ lessons knew no bounds. “I teach seniors at the senior home how to use computers and the Internet. When I came…

July 10, 2017

Masako Wakamiya: Not Your Typical App Developer

…loves being around people. In a presentation at TEDx Tokyo, Wakamiya explains that she happened to read an article in a magazine at that time about the benefits of computers;…

February 12, 2013

Planet Talk: LES Cultural Icon Penny Arcade

…know a lot of people my age are uncomfortable with computers and digital technology, but most of us are not. We were about 30 when computers first started to actualize,…

November 5, 2015

Human Rights, War — and Your Gadgets

(Video link for mobile) What do human rights have to do with our gadgets? Computers, tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, smart watches — it’s hard to imagine living without our electronic…

March 14, 2014

The Best Tablets for Technophobes

…sign of the times. People at both ends of the age spectrum are skipping computers and moving directly to touchscreen tablets, which techies predict may actually replace computers one of…

October 9, 2012

Ask the Tekspert: What’s Best For My Computer’s Health?

  Need computer help? Every week, our Tekspert answers one question about digital technology. Computers, phones, cameras, tablets… To keep my PC running well for longer, should I turn it…

August 30, 2013

There Goes the Language! 16 New OED Words We Love (phablet, anyone?)

…own computers, smartphones, or other devices for work purposes. Now you can BYOB and BYOD. Hackerspace A place in which people with an interest in computing or technology can gather…