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Here's Tech Help to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

If self-improvement is a priority in 2021, let these phone, tablet apps nudge you in the right direction

    

7 Gadget Gifts That Won't Break the Bank

Treat kids, grandkids or yourself to cool gear this year with budget smartwatches and more

5 Ways to Connect Virtually This Holiday Season

Cooking lessons, movie nights and even crafting can be done through video

    

Are Tech Devices' Extended Warranties Worth the Cost?

Most electronics that need repair are covered under the manufacturer's agreement

10 Easy Hacks to Get More Out of Your Devices

'Talk to type' and other free tech tricks to save time, money and stress

5 Smart Home Devices to Make Your Home More Secure

These affordable gadgets come without surprise subscription fees

Transportation

GM to Put Driverless Taxis on the Streets of San Francisco

Technology could compete with Uber and Lyft

Is 2021 the Year to Buy an Electric Car?

Lower prices, home charging make it easier to plug in

Pets

Does Your Dog Need a Fitbit? New Wearables Monitor Health

Devices reveal details about pup's activity, too

Find Lost Items — or Nearby Cats — With Help From Tech

Trackers can keep tabs on furry items in hiding

Skip a Trip to the Vet During the Coronavirus Outbreak

FDA eases rules on treating animals via telehealth

Video Calling

Apple's FaceTime

Grandparents Learn New Tech

Understanding how to video chat can strengthen relationships with grandchildren during pandemic

Facebook Messenger

Get the Hang of Using Zoom

Instructions for joining and hosting meetings, muting, chatting, screen sharing and more

Skype

5 Ways to Video Chat

The pros and cons of Apple FaceTime, Facebook Messenger Rooms, Google Meet, Skype and Zoom

Newest Smartwatches Move Toward Monitoring Health

These added features can keep your heart healthy — and may detect early signs of COVID-19

Smartwatches Transform Into Tracking, Emergency Devices

Caregivers and their loved ones can use the new features on a watch that all ages like to wear

Remote Monitoring Systems Give Caregivers Peace of Mind

'Big Brother' tech helps adult children keep a watchful eye on aging parents from afar

Telehealth Care More on Telemedicine

Telemedicine is Here to Stay

The pros and cons of online health for those over 50

The Doctor Will See You Now

How to schedule your first virtual visit

    

Three Easy Steps To Connect

Some simple tech and you’re there

A Tale of Two Visits

What to expect when you are sick or well

Getting Appointments Covered

Insurance payments may depend on where you live

Connect With Us

‘My Online Privacy For Seniors’

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

‘The Perfect Scam’

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

   

Social Media & Privacy

Older Adults Need Better Online Security, Survey Says

AARP-sponsored research outlines steps to take to deter scammers

Hackers Use Facebook to Share Malicious Links

Facebook Messenger posts tied to coronavirus news likely come from compromised accounts

How to Use Free Public Wi-Fi, Keep Personal Data Secure

Don't let a hacker spy on your cellphone text messages, laptop browsing and typing of passwords

    

Tech Firms Take Down Ill-Informed Posts on Coronavirus

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

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

How to Bulk Delete or Archive Old Facebook Posts

Here's how to use the new feature, available for app users and coming soon to web browsers

Work @ Home

Do You Need 'Computer' Glasses for Tired Eyes?

What to do (or not) about digital eyestrain, especially as you put in more hours on small screens at home

5 Features to Look for If You Need a New Computer

You don't have to be a student to take advantage of sales on laptops, desktops or tablets

    

You Can Improve Your Work-at-Home Computer Setup

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

5 Steps to Set Boundaries When Working from Home

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

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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Diversions

5 Fun Online Games

From music trivia to Monopoly, these multiplayer pastimes can help keep isolation at bay

Why You'll Love Hi-Res Sound

Some streaming services will help you remember the hi-fi quality of stereo records

Improve Your TV Experience

Great home theater accessories don't guarantee clarity of picture, sound

    

Learn New Languages Via App

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

Best Podcasts for Book Lovers

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


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