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Seniors and mobile

February 8, 2014

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It’s no surprise that with such a concentration in cellphone ownership (61%), seniors don’t ordinarily use the internet.  Seniors haven’t been able, or maybe aren’t interested, in the internet and its many advantages for information savvy people. Cellphones present an almost insurmountable  set of problems for seniors wanting to watch a video, shop, access medical information, contact […]

Gifts for seniors

November 2, 2013

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Last year this time I was asked to make a presentation for senors at a community center about electronic gift suggestions for seniors.  So this year I thought I’d put something on my blog along those lines.   Surely someone organize gifts to give to seniors. I’ll check with them.  In the Twin Cities (Minnesota) […]

Liv+ simplify our iPhone or Android

September 13, 2013

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Liv+ turns a smartphone into a useful technology for the elderly and us, the simplicity seekers. Its simple screen with large buttons, fonts and bright colors increases readability. The screen, simple touch interface, Internet services and instant picture sharing enrich our lives and keep families and friends close. Liv+ is built to help simplicity seekers […]

Liberate your senses

August 26, 2013

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Check out the videos in this course description and think about how Google Glasses can and probably will replace our smartphone. Project Glass eyewear (Photo credit: robpegoraro) “The Google Glass liberates the user’s senses as Sergey Brin explains, allowing them to interact better with the real world and maximize their sensual experiences. It allows a […]

Change what you think about 911

August 1, 2013

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Was talking to Beth Gendler, Executive Director of the Minneapolis section of the National Council of Jewish Women.  We discussed their programs to stop domestic violence this morning. While we were talking, I thought , “Why wait for the victim to get to hospital and court?” Stop the act as quickly as possible, while or […]

Sensors monitor our health

July 28, 2013

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For the past few years as I helped people learn how to use mobile technology, I thought mobile would be useful for monitoring our health as we age. Last week I found out about the LivingWell@Home program. While, not a mobile technology, LivingWell@Home places technology where people want to live.