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Seth and Lauren Rogen Use Humor to Tackle Dementia

When Alzheimer’s runs in the family, prevention and a cure become personal



What You Need (and Don't) to Make Your Home Smart

Video doorbell can help you, your packages stay safe


5 Features to Look For in Your New, More Portable Computer

Make the most of those back-to-school sales


Attributes to Look for in Your First — or Next — Tablet

IPad? Android? Surface? Lots of sizes, prices available



Buying a New TV? Here Are the Phrases You Need to Know

Acronyms can be confusing as you shop for web TVs


How You Can Get the Most Out of Any Size Smart Speaker

Check on a loved one; converse in a foreign language


Smartwatches Track Fitness and Move to Monitoring Health

Devices' features can help keep you heart healthy


Your Free Updates

Auto Update Your Phone’s Operating System, Apps

Latest versions are important for device security

Why (and How) to Upgrade Your Macintosh to Monterey

Love your iPhone? Bring more features to your Mac

Why (and How) to Update Your Computer to Windows 11

Newer PCs benefit from better accessibility tools


Free Online Classes

Senior Planet from AARP

Free online classes in English, Spanish and Chinese can help you learn more about technology and connect with others for exercising or socializing.

AARP Virtual Community Center

Free interactive classes and events are designed to help you try something new, learn new skills and have a little fun while doing it.


Your Vacation More on Travel

Travel Apps Can Help You Save Money, Time and Frustration

Getting away? Pack your phone with free downloads

Taking a Road Trip? These Gadgets Make Things Easier

High-tech items that will make for a smoother journey

​​Get Ready for a New High-Tech Experience​ at the Airport

Digital IDs, facial recognition, more during check-in




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Your Smartphone




Your Privacy

Your Phone Knows Where You've Been, How to Find You

Reduce ways your devices can track your location

Passkeys Poised to Be the New Way to Log Into Apps, Sites

Firms look for ways to stop insecure passwords



Your Internet Connection



Your Home

Find Lost Items With a Little Help From Your Technology

Grab your phone to see a map of its location

Robotic Vacuums Get More Features as They Age

First commercially successful robot cleaner is now 20

Are You Ready? High Tech Enters the Bathroom

Wi-Fi mirrors analyze your skin; tubs fill on command




3 Free Technology Fix-It ‘Miracles’ and Why They Work

Slow device? Try these cures before going for repairs

Make Your PC or Macintosh Computer Easier on Your Eyes

Learn the many ways to change your display settings

Try These Tips, Tricks for Your Favorite Email Platform

Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo! and Mac mail made easier



Your Health More on Health



5 Tips to Take Better Family Photos With Your Smartphone

Some chairs and a stack of books are all you need

5 Tips for Making Check Deposits Via Mobile Phone

Skip trips to bank and post office when you're busy

iPhone Settings to Help You See and Hear Better

These are features already on your device


What Caregivers Need to Know About Ride-Hailing Apps

Help your loved one get there when you can't drive


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Whether you're a novice or a hard-core techie, you'll find an easy-to-follow guide to help.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Smartphone?

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