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Technologically Challenged

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.01.2016 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I transitioned from paper and pencil to computers at the dawn of the computer age 30 years ago when I wrote my Ph.D. thesis on a Commodore 64. I now do all my writing on the computer, read books on my iPad, keep notes and use many apps on my iPhone.

Simple Television Remotes Designed for Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are several universal TV remotes available today that are specifically designed for seniors and the technically challenged. These remote controls have bigger buttons and fewer options that make them much easier to see, program and operate.

7 Great Tech Gifts For Midlifers

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.31.2012 | Fifty

Besides a universal remote that is easy to program and can actually replace the five other remotes you currently need to watch TV, what tech devices a...

When You Have to Call 'The Guy'

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

For years, we were careful to not make any changes. Replacing the batteries in the remote control was a sober and concentrated affair. "Will it still work?" "Let's hope so." And so, when our new puppy got hold of the universal remote, we were entirely panicked.