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Movie Night! Is It Time to Swap Flat Screen for a Projector TV?

100-inch pictures, outside parties are good reasons

Netflix Thinks About Limiting Sharing of Its Passwords

But streaming service doesn't want subscribers to go

Taking a Road Trip? These Gadgets Make Things Easier

High-tech items that will make for a smoother journey




Learn More About Your Technology

We have more than 100 how-tos available below in our AARP tech Help Center

10 Tips to Help You Look Better in Photos

Photogs can take more flattering pics

Help to Limit Too Much Screen Time

Phone controls point out bad habits

Tagging Photos Makes Friends Easy to Find

Organizing your images for later


Feeling Musical? Make Your Own Ringtone

Free apps help convert songs you own

Use Your Phone’s Voice Recorder App

Built into all iPhones, some Androids

Lost a Web Page? Find It in Search History

Bookmark a page for later, too


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.

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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




How to Run Windows on Your Macintosh Computer

Now you can use apps not available for Apple devices

Wi-Fi on the Fritz? Use Your Smartphone as a Hot Spot

Many newer cellphone plans allow this option

Your Company Can Monitor Your Work — Even at Home

Don't expect privacy when toiling at the dining table



Your Health More on Health

How a Device Knows When You’ve Tripped and Fallen

Fall detectors' sensors recognize unusual motion

Rapid Online Reading Might Be Giving You Cybersickness

Feeling queasy? Maybe you're scrolling too much

Keeping Fit Could Help You Earn a Free Smartwatch

The technology may nudge you to get, stay healthier


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


Can a Robot Be a Companion For Your Older Loved One?

Some say there's no replacement for people or pets

Tech Tools to Help Guard Against Elder Financial Abuse

Websites and firms that can flag suspicious behavior

What Caregivers Need to Know About Ride-Hailing Apps

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


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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


Privacy & Fraud



Social Media



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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