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Apple is Finally Listening – The iPhone 6+

Apple is Finally Listening – The iPhone 6+

December 15, 2014 – 9:20 am | Edit Post

What is It? – The Apple iPhone 6+ is the largest phone ever made by the Cupertino brain trust..  It  uses a 5.5″ Retina HD display.  The design has changed slightly from previous versions.  The …

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The Compelling Case for Remote Home Health Care Monitoring

December 18, 2014 – 12:28 pm | Edit Post
The Compelling Case for Remote Home Health Care Monitoring

Pay attention.  This is a lot more important than your next smartphone.  There’s a pretty good chance that the implications of the subject here will have an impact on you whether or not you suffer from a chronic disease such as congestive heart failure, diabetes or COPD.  Perhaps you are now or will in the foreseeable future be responsible for caring for a parent or loved one who suffers from one of them.  Even if you just pay health insurance premiums this is a topic of interest.  For years we’ve talked about coverage for catastrophic medical events such as cancer, or a kidney transplant.  But perhaps what we really need to focus on is the catastrophe that’s likely to occur as increasing longevity combines with the flood of 76 million aging Baby Boomers to become a tsunami of human need that will wipe out our ability to deliver affordable medical care. Read the full story »

Holiday Gift Guide Part 5 –  Stocking Stuffers

December 15, 2014 – 8:34 pm | Edit Post
Holiday Gift Guide Part 5 –  Stocking Stuffers

Fitness Tracker – Fitbit Flex – This wristband tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes.  It can monitor how long and well you sleep.  It has a silent alarm that will wake you and …

Make Your Life Easier with Home Automation Products

December 14, 2014 – 9:21 am | Edit Post
Make Your Life Easier with Home Automation Products

By Tim Smith
Home Improvement writer, Modernize.com
While individual home automation devices are nothing new, TV remotes and garage door openers being common examples, the goal in the past has been to integrate things through a central …

Gifts for the Children of 50+ ‘ers – Holiday Gift Guide Part 4

December 6, 2014 – 5:35 pm | Edit Post
Gifts for the Children of 50+ ‘ers  – Holiday Gift Guide Part 4

Smartwatch –LG G Watch– While the industry tells us the interest in wearable devices is exploding, so far most of the smartwatches on the market have looked pretty clunky.  The LG G Watch  uses Google’s …

This Holiday Make a Little History

December 2, 2014 – 10:12 am | Edit Post
This Holiday Make a Little History

What will your great grandchildren know about you?  How will your kids deal with shoeboxes filled with old pictures?  What will your grandchildren know about the important events that shaped your life?  Those answers are …

Holiday Gift Guide Part 3 – Gifts for Men Over 50

November 30, 2014 – 2:06 pm | Edit Post
Holiday Gift Guide Part 3 – Gifts for Men Over 50

Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera – Sony a6000  – Sony is one of the leading makers of mirrorless cameras, a system that provides the quality of some of the best DSLR’s but at a fraction of …

Gifts For the Parents of 50+ ‘ers

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

Tablet 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 …

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.
Check back …

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 …