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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…

December 20, 2019

Get your tech on – and more – in 2020

…match every level of familiarity with tech. “ From the tech-savviest, to those who have never touched a computer before, Senior Planet offers a wide range of courses for all…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

July 20, 2017

In This Tech Company, Old Age Is Not a Bug, It’s a Feature

…hair—especially in the tech world. One company in South Korea is leading by example. Since its start in 2013, EverYoung, a digital-content monitoring company, has only hired people over age…

July 22, 2015

Bulletin Board: Casting Senior Tech Novices

…vetted these opportunities; click on the links at the end of each entry to draw your own conclusions.)   Casting New York-area tech neophytes ages 60-80 – men only! Are…

November 28, 2017

Cool Tech Gifts for the Holiday

Wondering what to gift family and friends this holiday season? H ere’s a quick guide to some of the coolest and most-popular tech gifts for 2017. Good Things Come in…

March 31, 2017

Vintage Tech Sounds

…belongs to another world. The Sounds of 20th-Century Tech Rotary Telephone Cellphones have added a slew of ringtones to our audio environments; the rotary phone’s spring dialing mechanism—a complex mechanical…