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Six Smarter Smartphones For the Holidays

November 24, 2014 – 2:51 pm | Edit Post

It seems like there are more smartphones being advertised than there are ornaments on a Christmas tree.  But when it comes to the 50+ crowd there are some smart phones that may be a smarter …

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Gifts For the Parents of 50+ ‘ers

November 21, 2014 – 11:12 pm | Edit Post
Gifts For the Parents of 50+ ‘ers

realpad2Tablet Computer – AARP RealPad – AARP decided that the consumer electronics industry wasn’t serving the needs of seniors with approachable technology.  So they came up with their first piece of hardware, a  7.85” diagonal HD touchscreen device with a host of attractive features incuding 24/7 live technical support, big homescreen icons, easy video chatting, and a series of video tutorials.  And it will also run all your favoriate Android apps. It includes a free one year AARP membership. Price is $189.

nuvi 2689 2Automobile Navigation SystemGarmin Nuvi 2789 LMT and Nuvi 2689 LMT- These new units from Garmin make getting around easier than ever.  They feature pinch and zoom touchscreens and voice command.  They also feature millions of Points of Interest from FourSquare.  They have unlimited traffic avoidance and Lifetime map upgrades.  Garmin has put in detailed directions to complex locations such as airports and shopping malls, and provides clear illustrations to navigate complicated interesections. The Advanced Series 6” diagonal Nuvi 2689 LMT is available now for $270.  The larger 7” version, the 2789 LMT will be available in the first quarter of 2015 for $350 but for those with vision issues, it may well be worth waiting for.  You can always give your favorite senior an IOU. Read the full story »

Seven Tips To Keep Seniors Safe in Cyberspace

November 19, 2014 – 8:17 pm | Edit Post
Seven Tips To Keep Seniors Safe in Cyberspace

by Seth Bailey, CEO of iTOK
Technology benefits us in many ways. However, it is crucial to know how to move through cyberspace to avoid being a victim of online scams, viruses and malware. Older generations …

Gifts for the Woman Over 50

November 13, 2014 – 10:51 am | Edit Post
Gifts for the Woman Over 50

Our first installment is here!
Wondering what tech to get mom or your better half? Read past the break for this year’s hot tech for women over 50.
Don’t forget to visit the entire Holiday Gift Guide.
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Burn Notice – The Original Sierra Backpack Stove

November 9, 2014 – 2:11 pm | Edit Post
Burn Notice – The Original Sierra Backpack Stove

by Maxwell Kaye, Assistant Editor
After we reviewed the Biolite camping stove recently we thought it was only fair to give its predecessor the Sierra Stove a shakedown. You probably haven’t heard of the Sierra Stove …

Can Android Lollipop Lick the Competition?

November 4, 2014 – 2:58 pm | Edit Post
Can Android Lollipop Lick the Competition?

Google is launching the latest major release of its Android Operating System, Android 5.0, named Lollipop.  That follows Jellybean and KitKat.  And I expect M&M’s could  be next.  We were invited to an exclusive event …

V.ALRT – Right On The Button

November 1, 2014 – 2:41 pm | Edit Post
V.ALRT – Right On The Button

There are a lot personal emergency devices on the market.  And many bear little resemblance to what you’ve seen in the “Please help me, Ive fallen and I can’t get up” commercials.  One of the …

Nobody Does It Better – The Astell&Kern AK 120 II

October 29, 2014 – 12:37 am | Edit Post
Nobody Does It Better – The Astell&Kern AK 120 II

A word of warning.  This is going to be a love letter. When we first listened to the original Astell&Kern AK120 music player, we were impressed. In fact we called it “A Pocketful of Miracles”  …

Working In The (Mini) Blink Of An Eye

October 27, 2014 – 3:32 pm | Edit Post
Working In The (Mini) Blink Of An Eye

Pardon me if my skepticism is showing. I’ve gotten so accustomed to products not doing what they’re supposed to do that  I’m still surprised when I come across one  that does exactly what it says …

Leeo – A Bright Idea For A Safer Home

October 23, 2014 – 9:04 pm | Edit Post
Leeo – A Bright Idea For A Safer Home

So let me ask you a question.  When no one’s at home and there’s a fire in your house, does your smoke detector work?  I mean sure, it goes off and it will make a …

Hunkering Down – Getting Ready for the Long Haul

October 16, 2014 – 4:29 pm | Edit Post
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Confessions of a Prepper Wannabee Part III
If a disaster struck today, how much food and water do you have on hand?  How much toilet paper?  The disaster preparedness experts say that on average, most disruptions will …

This Doctor Makes House Calls – Dr. Doormat

October 12, 2014 – 10:37 am | Edit Post
This Doctor Makes House Calls – Dr. Doormat

What walks into your house when you do?  Germs, microbes, dirt, and other nasty little travelers.  If you have a pet that does its business near the house, things can be even dirtier.  Certainly you …