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Telemarketers, Listen Up. I've Finally Had It!

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Harris, C: Stop Calling Me. You called six times on Saturday, starting at 7:00 a.m. I called you back and told you DO NOT CALL ME AGAIN. EVER. NOT INTERESTED. Did that stop you? Not at all. On Sunday you called several times. My husband picked up once to figure out who you were.

Why It's So Hard For Me To Remember My Passwords

Laurie Levy | Posted 07.25.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Can you blame me for not remembering my passwords? I have an Excel sheet with over 100 websites on it and at least 16 different passwords to remember. I have tried putting the important ones in a secret place on my phone. I know that's wrong. A 12-year-old could find them in two minutes.

5 Ways To Impress Tech-Savvy Millennials

Jan Golden | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Like it or not, your reaction to technology is a factor in millennials' opinion of your capabilities. Here are five ways to impress tech-savvy millennials.

Why Twitter Is The New Better Business Bureau

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Finally, a use for social media I can wrap my head around: If you have a consumer complaint, just put it out on Twitter. Twitter, for all intents and purposes, is the new Better Business Bureau. The ability to publicly shame a company for its bad service is a weapon in the consumer arsenal.

How Technology Is Making Immortality A Reality

Amanda Bradley | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Bradley

Am I the only one who thinks that once we're in our grave, even the most controlling of control freaks should learn to let go? That writing your own obituary misses the point? If you can't trust someone else to write your obituary, perhaps you didn't live your life the way you thought you did.

How To Protect Yourself From Smartphone Scams

Jan Golden | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Do you remember the first time you encountered an Internet scam? Maybe it was an email scam where if you opened a suspicious email or attachment, you were susceptible to picking up a virus that could harm your computer.

My iPhone Hell

Felice Shapiro | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

My iPhone's demise has been brutal. I haven't ever been separated from it before and now it's broken -- just like that! I'm worried I may be hallucinating from the shock of sudden loss.

5 Absolutely Essential Apps For Your Phone And Tablet

Next Avenue | Bryce Kirchoff | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Bryce Kirchoff Mobile applications for phones and tablets have exploded in popularity — more than 100 billion apps...

9 Awesome Tweets From Some Hilarious Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty

Sure, we know that Facebook is widely acclaimed as the midlifers' social network of choice. But we happen to know quite a few grandparents who can del...

10 Ways Technology Could Change Aging In The Next 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty

Technology is changing everything, including how we will age and the quality of our senior years. Mobile devices, wearable gadgets, and Internet-based...

What The Twitterverse REALLY Thinks About Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty

Since nobody believes that older people are on Twitter, we thought you might like to see what the Twitterverse has to say about grandparents when they...

Apple And IBM Are Joining Forces To Help Care For The Elderly -- In Japan

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty

As many as 5 million iPads will be delivered to Japanese seniors by 2020 in a plan that hopes to "dramatically improve the lives of millions," said Ap...

How To Solve 6 Common Facebook Frustrations

Jan Golden | Posted 06.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

If you're a Facebook user, you know that Facebook updates their software to introduce new features that claim to improve your experience -- and they do it without warning.

Tethered To Tech And Resenting It

Next Avenue | Carol A. Cassara | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Carol A. Cassara Dawn, Sunday morning, sitting at my desk in front of my computer screen, a thought crossed my mind....

5 Tech Terms You Secretly Wish You Understood

Jan Golden | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

Technology is changing at an incredible pace. Keeping up with tech terms can be confusing and intimidating. You run across them all the time -- reading online, listening to the news and watching TV. Instead of understanding the story, you're left scratching your head and missing the point.

My Dad Gave Over $6,000 Away To Scammers. Here's What Happened Next.

Ellen Isaacs | Posted 05.13.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Isaacs

My Dad gave over $6,000 away to Internet/mail/phone scammers. Even after talking with FBI and U.S. Postal Service agents regarding seniors and scams, he was convinced that friendly 'investors' who were calling him up to 20 times a day were going to give him a million dollars.

Think Boomers Have Nothing to Teach Younger Generations About Social Media? Think Again

Tira Harpaz | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Because social media moves so quickly and the world seems to demand an immediate response, people feel the need for instantaneous and often wrong-headed reactions.

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

Jan Golden | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Jan Golden

I don't consider myself an early adopter to technology. I've never camped outside Best Buy and I only upgrade my phone when Verizon tells me it's time. However, I am interested in new ways of doing things, especially if they save me time and money. I like to keep at a moderate pace with technology.

What I Don't Want To See On Facebook -- Ever

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Janet Eve Josselyn

Everyone knows someone who shares way too much on Facebook. Too much information about the awards your children have won or too many pictures of the food you're about to eat. So I offer this advice: there are the 10 things that you should avoid posting on Facebook.

The Disturbing Technology Trend Among Midlifers

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There seems to be a pervasive attitude in my Gen X group that technology is destroying our youth. We worry they'll be unable to succeed at face-to-face communication and connection. But I'm also noticing an equally disturbing trend among midlifers.

Why Virtual Friends Can Be So Much Better Than The Real Thing

Mary McLaurine | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Mary McLaurine

Have you ever tried to explain to someone who has absolutely no clue that cyber relationships are where you have connected with what are now some of your very best and most cherished friends?

The One Time When Age Is Really NOT Just A Number

Phyllis Sues | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

About 10 years ago a good friend, who I totally respected and who is publishing a book on his philosophy of living called 'Presence Is Power' (love the title), told me that if I didn't get a computer there was no way I could keep up, understand, or live in this world of electronics. Finally, I gave in.

The Most Memorable, Most Hilarious Tweets By Midlifers In 2014

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

While Twitter may not be midlifers' first-choice for a social media platform, without question their presence is felt there. And who among us doesn't ...

3 Reasons Why Twitter May Be An Older Person's Best Friend

Lisa Lewis Tyre | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewis Tyre

Much has been made of the fact that social media often keeps us from getting out into the world and forming real relationships, but what if you can't get out into the world? What if your health keeps you homebound and Facebook doesn't work because your 'friends' are more interested in what their grandchildren are doing than conversing with you? Don't discount social media!

Why Trying To Buy A New Computer Left Me Dazed And Confused

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

My computer is dying. It is sluggish while searching, switching between programs and completing tasks. Sometimes, it experiences a Parkinsonian-like freeze and we sit there staring at each other while waiting in silence for the uncomfortable episode to pass. Often, when I make a request, the little wheel spins and spins as if trying to remember what to do.