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Kim Komando, who gives technology advice on her weekly radio show aired on more than 500 stations, keeps tabs on her dog, Abby, using GPS trackers on her collar.

    

SMART HOMES

What You Need (and Don't) to Make Your Home Smart

Video doorbell can help you, your packages stay safe

LAPTOP COMPUTERS

5 Features to Look For in Your New, More Portable Computer

Make the most of those back-to-school sales

TABLET COMPUTERS

Attributes to Look for in Your First — or Next — Tablet

IPad? Android? Surface? Lots of sizes, prices available

    

SMART TVs

Buying a New TV? Here Are the Phrases You Need to Know

Acronyms can be confusing as you shop for web TVs

DIGITAL ASSISTANTS

How You Can Get the Most Out of Any Size Smart Speaker

Check on a loved one; converse in a foreign language

SMARTWATCHES

Smartwatches Track Fitness and Move to Monitoring Health

Devices' features can help keep you heart healthy

    

Your Free Updates

Auto Update Your Phone’s Operating System, Apps

Latest versions are important for device security

Why (and How) to Upgrade Your Macintosh to Monterey

Love your iPhone? Bring more features to your Mac

Why (and How) to Update Your Computer to Windows 11

Newer PCs benefit from better accessibility tools

    

Free Online Classes

Senior Planet from AARP

Free online classes in English, Spanish and Chinese can help you learn more about technology and connect with others for exercising or socializing.

AARP Virtual Community Center

Free interactive classes and events are designed to help you try something new, learn new skills and have a little fun while doing it.

    

Your Vacation More on Travel

Travel Apps Can Help You Save Money, Time and Frustration

Getting away? Pack your phone with free downloads

Taking a Road Trip? These Gadgets Make Things Easier

High-tech items that will make for a smoother journey

​​Get Ready for a New High-Tech Experience​ at the Airport

Digital IDs, facial recognition, more during check-in

    

    

    

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Your Smartphone

    

    

    

Your Privacy

Your Phone Knows Where You've Been, How to Find You

Reduce ways your devices can track your location

Passkeys Poised to Be the New Way to Log Into Apps, Sites

Firms look for ways to stop insecure passwords

    

    

Your Internet Connection

    

    

Your Home

Find Lost Items With a Little Help From Your Technology

Grab your phone to see a map of its location

Robotic Vacuums Get More Features as They Age

First commercially successful robot cleaner is now 20

Are You Ready? High Tech Enters the Bathroom

Wi-Fi mirrors analyze your skin; tubs fill on command

    

    

    

3 Free Technology Fix-It ‘Miracles’ and Why They Work

Slow device? Try these cures before going for repairs

Make Your PC or Macintosh Computer Easier on Your Eyes

Learn the many ways to change your display settings

Try These Tips, Tricks for Your Favorite Email Platform

Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! and Mac mail made easier

    

    

Your Health More on Health

    

    

Medicare Part B Premiums, Deductibles Dropping in 2023

Move comes after a record increase in 2022

     

How Older Adults Can Prepare for Hurricanes, Other Disasters

Typical prep lists may not include items you'll need

Today's Money Tip: Travel Apps That Help You Save

Pack your phone with these free downloads

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Today: More on 2023's Medicare Premiums

Also: Telling viral illnesses apart

When Your Eyes Are 2 Different Colors

It's rare, but it can signal problems

Join Us Thursday for Live Town Hall Event

COVID vaccines, flu season and more

Is It a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

A few tricks for telling them apart

    

6 Drugs That Can Harm Your Hearing

Not all are prescription medications

A Guide to Surviving Bear Markets

Important facts to know if you're 50+

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Members Only Access

Read the Latest AARP Publications Online

See them before they arrive in the mail

Birthday: Podcaster, Actor Marc Maron

He's a pioneer in digital broadcasting

10 Quick Questions for Donny Osmond

He’s back on stage in Vegas

38 Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Tips to add allure to your abode

At Home

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Today's Workout: 10-Minute Balance Class

Bryant Johnson leads the session

Pet Essentials for an Emergency or Disaster

They should be part of any plan

10 Better Ways to Do Grownup Eye Makeup

Give your peepers a new look

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What’s New in Books This Week

Latest from the publishing world

    

What's Coming and Going on Netflix

Your top choices for October

Reality vs. Film: How Does 'Blonde' Rate?

Monroe biographer on film's accuracy

The Very Best Witch Movies, My Pretties

A truly enchanting watchlist

Tools and Resources

Find Ways to Volunteer Near You

Look for options at Create the Good

Find Free Online Events and Classes

Visit the Virtual Community Center

Navigate Medicare With Confidence

Try our Medicare Resource Center

The Car You Want and the Safety You Need

Check out our Auto Buying Program

Videos

5 Tips to Take Better Family Photos With Your Smartphone

Some chairs and a stack of books are all you need

5 Tips for Making Check Deposits Via Mobile Phone

Skip trips to bank and post office when you're busy

iPhone Settings to Help You See and Hear Better

These are features already on your device

    

What Caregivers Need to Know About Ride-Hailing Apps

Help your loved one get there when you can't drive

    

Connect With Us

AARP's Technology Bookstore

Whether you're a novice or a hard-core techie, you'll find an easy-to-follow guide to help.

‘The Perfect Scam’

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

   

    

Social Media

    

Quizzes

What Do You Know About the Price of Free Apps, Privacy?

Take this quiz to find out and earn points

How Much Do You Know About Your Smartphone?

Most people use this pocket-sized device daily

    

    


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