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February 28, 2014

Oh Brother: A Plea for Senior Friendly Tech Support

Last week, Erica on a hunt for cheap and free ebooks – read about it! This week, she’s on a rant about tech support…   A few weeks ago, I…

December 23, 2016

These Tech Products Might Make a Difference for Seniors   

fault really lies with the tech community. The fact is, many tech devices are frustrating for anyone who came of age in a pre-digital world, and most fail to meet…

March 29, 2019

Tech Support Takedown!

to spot tech support scams? Check out this tech support scam infographic. Need more incentive? Here’s a compelling first-person account of how Mr. Donald Holmes of Arizona faced a tech

December 4, 2017

Need Quick tech help? Try Youtube

technology user friendly.   CNET is the authoritative source of all around info about almost every product in the known universe, It provides technology news, unbiased reviews, videos, podcasts and…

September 12, 2018

Get your tech on – for free!

…a tablet computer, and a majority (57%) now use social media. Embracing new technology, however, can be scary; some studies say only 18 percent of those over 65 learn technology…

March 20, 2015

How to Overcome Your Fear of New Technologies

In her Aging With Geekitude series, self-professed “recovering technophobe” Erica Manfred writes about her adventures with technology and shares what she’s learned as she navigates the not-so-scary waters. A year…

June 6, 2014

How to Buy a Used Smartphone

…I taking a chance buying a used phone on eBay? No, not really. You take a chance buying a phone from your daughter’s friends, but on eBay you have layers…

April 11, 2014

Where to Find the Best Online Electronics Reviews

…reviewing the tech reviewers – a must read if you plan to buy a gadget or device now or in the future.   When Andy Warhol made his famous comment…

June 20, 2018

More reasons to get tech savvy

plenty of good reasons to make sure they’re up to date on the latest technology. The good news? It doesn’t have to be difficult. Scott Moody, who’s been developing technology…

June 18, 2018

Get free tech help this summer

Seniors are becoming more comfortable with technology, with the Pew Institute reporting that some one third of those over 65 are online several times a day and 8 percent online…

December 15, 2014

Video of the Week: How Smart Tech Is Reimagining Older Lives

(Video link) MIT AgeLab director Dr. Joseph Coughlin, one of the country’s leading thinkers on aging and tech, disagrees with the notion that seniors today are less interested in technology…

September 12, 2016

The Latest in Hearing Aids & Hearables

…Changes in Hearing Technologies: The Short Story Several factors are driving change in the world of hearing technologies. First, we’re learning that hearing loss is a serious health issue —…

February 26, 2016

Bulletin Board: Share Your Career Advice With Millennials

…career site Vault.com is looking for New York City based seniors who are willing to be photographed and share their best job-search advice with millennials. Your picture and advice will…

May 8, 2019

Tech of the Month: Fitness Trackers

…fitness technology at the American Council on Exercise, for advice on the options and how to find and use a tracker that works for you. First, some options, from very…

June 13, 2018

Senior Planet Gets Active at Senior Tech Forum and City Hall Rally

The day’s events included a Senior Tech Forum and culminated in a rally on City Hall. #mytechpledge The Senior Tech Forum took place at the beautiful Beekman Hotel just a…