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Spring Cleaning? Don't Forget Your Computer and Smartphone

How to organize your apps, delete old files and back up what you really need

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Connected Via Video Chat

Amid the stress of the coronavirus outbreak, many tech-shy people are changing how they communicate

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Hard of Hearing Video Call Tips

A few adjustments can make virtual meetings, especially large conferences, easier for everyone


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Do You Have Zoom Fatigue?

Why video calls at home and work may be tiring you out. Experts tell you how to cope


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Learn New Languages Via App

Or boost your ability to understand and be understood with a translation device

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Best Podcasts for Book Lovers

Listen and learn about hot new releases, quirky nonfiction picks or beloved classic novels

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How to Get More TV — for Free

Inexpensive antennas let you receive scores of your favorite over-the-air broadcast stations

Transfer video from phone to TV screen.

Play Web Videos on a Big TV

This simple step-by-step guide will help you transform what you find on your small screen

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Help Transcribe Historic Works

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Smithsonian Institution want computer users' help

Telehealth Care

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A First-Time Patient's Step-by-Step Guide to Telehealth

How to make the technology work for you and get ready for your virtual doctor's visit

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Skip a Trip to the Vet During the Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA eases restrictions on treating animals via telehealth to support social distancing guidelines

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New Patients Share Their Experiences With Telehealth

'It did feel like we were eye to eye. It was so much more personal and relational than a phone call.'

Telehealth Offers Big Benefits, Especially to Those at Risk

Virtual checkups with your doctor limit possibility of coronavirus exposure, and Medicare covers it

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Use of Telemedicine Surges During Coronavirus Outbreak

Will physicians decide that they can handle in-person and virtual visits after this is over?


Work @ Home

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You Can Improve Your Work-at-Home Computer Setup

A small laptop screen, cramped keyboard and trackpad may not work well for 8 hours

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Worried About Lots of Screen Time? Think About Its Quality

Step away regularly, make sure you're engaging with others and educate yourself while you're online


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Five Tips to Improve Your Internet Speed at Home

Try these tricks from the FCC to enhance the performance of your Wi-Fi and router

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Ergonomics More Important Than Ever While at Home

Backaches, eyestrain and wrist pain are a danger when your habits with tech are too casual

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5 Steps to Set Boundaries When Working from Home

How to separate the professional and personal when your home becomes your office

Connect With Us

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‘My Online Privacy For Seniors’

AARP’s book offers steps to protect safety and privacy on your cellphones, computers, smart devices

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‘The Perfect Scam’

AARP’s podcast series takes you into the minds of con artists, shows you how to protect yourself

Other Tech News

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Deciding Whether an E-reader or a Tablet is Best for You

You'll have to figure out what's most important: computing power, price or type of screen

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Technology Can Help You Organize Your To-Do Lists

An app allows those honey-do lists to live on multiple devices, so you can share them with your spouse

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Do You Love Your Phone But Hate Your Callers?

Try these tips, apps and services to slow down — and maybe even stop — annoying spam robocalls

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Social Influencer, 81, Goes Viral With Young Followers

Steve Austin says his fans on the TikTok app make him feel loved and less alone

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Find Frequently Lost Items With a Little Help From Tech

No more pacing the parking lot, checking the couch cushions, rifling through drawers

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Stressed Out? Take a Breather With These Meditation Apps

A short, guided time-out might be just the ticket to calm your always-on mind


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Social Media & Privacy

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Why Your Kids Get Upset When You Share on Facebook

You've created a permanent record online for grandchildren that's out of their control

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Tech Firms Take Down Ill-Informed Posts on Coronavirus

World Health Organization cites 'infodemic' of dubious posts spreading misinformation

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How to Spot Fake Political Ads and Posts on Social Media

Even though our minds are on coronavirus, be wary of disinformation during Election 2020

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