Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Listen to the Experts

We asked some New York kids for their top tips on the digital life.

Ariana DiPreta

Ariana DiPreta, 15

 

"Listen to Pandora [a free music-recommendation service at pandora.com]. You choose a song, artist or genre you like and it plays music that's similar. It's really good for discovering new artists.

"One time my mom couldn't figure out how to connect her laptop to the printer wirelessly, so I had to do that. I went to the computer's Help menu. Help really does help."

Marlon Smith Jr.

Marlon Smith Jr., 10

 

"Hulu.com has all the TV shows. On YouTube I learned how to skip through the commercials: Rate them with a thums-up or -down and they go away.

"The advantage of an iPhone over a BlackBerry is I can put it on speaker and play games while talking to my mother on it. You disable the sound on the game."

Kayla Conway

Kayla Conway, 15

 

"For grownups, Facebook is great because you can reconnect with friends from camp when you were 10. But it's really distracting, so watch out. I can think, 'I'll just check one thing,' and half an hour later I'm still on it."

Credits: Gregg Segal (Prop Stylist: Wendy Schelah; Hair and makup for Ariana DiPreta and Kayla Conway: Sylvia Dimaki/Halley Resources; Grooming for Marlon Smith Jr.: Victoria Jacknow)

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

 

*This technology guide was written by George Blooston, Peter Brown, Ron Burley, Ty Burr, Tim Carman, Annie Gottlieb, John A. House, Sharon Kay, Dolly Setton, and Abby Stokes. Consulting editor, Peter Brown.

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Technology
Resources

Social Networking

Step-by-step instructions on how to use some of the Web's most popular networking sites. Go

 

How to Use Your PC

Guides covering everything from setting up your desktop, to getting the most out of Excel. Go

 

Protect Your Digital Life

Keep your computer secure, your web surfing safe, and your inbox spam free with these tips. Go

Discounts & Benefits

Geek Squad Computing

Members save on Geek Squad services with Geek Squad® Tech Support & Guidance for AARP® Members.

AARP Discounts on ADT Companion Services

Members get 20% off NEW installation and activation of ADT® Personal Emergency Response System.

AARP Discounts on Consumer Cellular Phones and Plans

Members save 5% on monthly service and usage charges with Consumer Cellular.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today

Being Social

Featured
Groups

computer questions and tips

Computer Questions & Tips

Pick up some handy how-tos from this savvy group of techies. Discuss

 

Freebies Group

Favorite Websites & Freebies

Share your top sites for interesting information, helpful resources — and free stuff! Discuss