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50 Smartphone Features to Make Your Life Easier

Androids, iPhones race to be first with the latest innovations


How to Use Your Smartphone as an Instant Wi-Fi Hot Spot

Secure your online activity when out with your laptop

25 Free Smartphone Apps to Help You Save Money

Manage your finances, catch a deal, compare prices

Are You Ready for a Rewarding Smartphone Refresher?

Challenge yourself to 7 days of helpful tips


Improve Your Life With Tech

Shortcuts for Windows Users — and We Don't Forget Macs

Simple keyboard tricks to do everything a little faster

7 Ways New Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

These products can help solve your problems

Online Classes Can Expand Your Mind, Job Prospects

Learn at your pace with on-demand courses


Artificial Intelligence and You

FCC Wants to Fight Robocalls With Artificial Intelligence

Agency chief hopes to put AI to use ‘for good’

10 ChatGPT Questions Answered: Experts Weigh In

AI powers bot finds answers in a second

AI Could Be Your Next Therapist, Confidante

Experts say AI can help solve mental health woes

6 Ways AI Can Improve Veterans' Lives

AI is providing better medical outcomes for veterans

5 Ways Tech Tools Can Help You Get Hired After 50

AI can help with your resume, cover letter

Chatbots and Voice-Cloning Fuel Rise in AI-Powered Scams

Cybercrime experts warn of new scammer tech


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.


Video Gaming

6 Things That Frustrate Older Players of Video Games

The roadblocks to gaming happiness can be fixed

Why Video Games Can Be Good for Your Brain and Body

Playing has benefits, but make sure you take breaks

Pong, the First Video Game With Mass Appeal, Turns 50

Atari cofounder says he still plays the iconic game


Social Impact

Older Social Media Influencers Search for Next TikTok

App with Chinese faces concerns about data privacy

Has Someone Snatched Your Identity on Social Media?

How to report an impostor on 5 major platforms

'Grandfluencers' Find Stardom on TikTok and Instagram

Young fans seek funny, wise and hip older adults


Keep Yourself Secure Online

You Can Build a Better Password With These 5 Steps

Be creative and change them regularly

T-Mobile Breach Is Reminder to Practice Cybersecurity

Personal info on ‘dark web,’ fuels financial fraud

What to Know About Logging in with Facebook or Google

Balance the convenience with the security


How to Spot Fake Reviews Before You Buy Online

A little diligence on your part goes a long way

Is Your Smart Home Spying on You and Your Family?

Your gadgets and gear may be listening

Here are the 6 Top Scams You Should Watch Out for in 2024

Crooks supercharge old ideas with new technology


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More on Your Smartphone

How to Use Your Phone Internationally on the Cheap

5 ways to help you connect without paying a bundle




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



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




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


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

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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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