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Personal Technology

Caregiver checklists on smartphone

These Apps for Caregivers Can Help You Get Organized

Here's guidance to clear through the clutter of an overwhelming amount of electronic aids

Apple iPhone 8 with Siri on display

Simple Tips for Mastering Siri and Other Voice Assistants

These personal helpers are hanging around a lot more places and ready to make your life easier

Amazon Echo Show device allows for video calling between devices.

Which Smart Speaker Is Best For You?

Amazon Echo and Alexa Home have devices in several sizes and prices

A couple sits together on a plane while streaming their favorite tv show on a tablet device

New TV Streaming Options for Watching Your Favorite Shows

Launches of Apple TV+, Disney+ and NBC's Peacock will provide even more options


Facetime mobile app on an iPhone

How to Make a FaceTime Call on Your Apple Device

If you and your friends and family own Apple devices, you can have a video chat via FaceTime

Grandson teaching his grandfather to use the computer and surf the internet.

When and How to Limit a Loved One's Digital Devices

As cognitive issues surface, so do problems in using smartphones, tablets and computers

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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

AARP Perfect scam podcast

‘The Perfect Scam’

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

Video Spotlight

How to Spot a Scammer on a Dating Website

Here are five red flags to help you spot a fake dating profile and the real fraudster behind it

Woman wears eye mask and headphones

Ditch Drugs for Devices to Help You Sleep Better

Wearable technology identifies problems while you rest and helps address them so you’ll wake refreshed

Aurrigo self-driving car at the 2019 CES Show

Self-Driving Cars Promise Mobility for Everyone

The question from a safety point of view: When will the technology be ready for all?


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