tablets and eReaders
includes non-PC-based communication devices, such as tablets, e-Readers
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:48
Washington, D.C., Sept. 4, 2014 — AARP (http://aarp.org), the nation’s largest advocate for 76 million baby boomers, today announced RealPad, a first of its kind tablet device built to address the specific needs of 70 million Americans 50+ who are yet to fully embrace tablet technology to help them stay connected. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 21:21
Intel and AARP are offering help with a simple-to-use tablet.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:00
Most might not compare -- but the timing seems right. You may have read the story about Robin Williams' daughter Zelda dropping off Twitter due to trash-posting trolls -- not the first, in fact, that have been targeting women. On July 29, Twitter reported revenue of $312 million, somewhat exceeding estimates, on track to cross $1 billion in revenue during 2014. The New York Times reported $389 million during the same period, slightly missing estimates. And today, the Times appointed Alex MacCallum, a founding editor of The Huffington Post, to be assistant managing editor for audience development. The Times is reflecting on how to better understand and grow its social media use. Twitter is in the 'process of evaluating how we can improve policies to better handle tragic situations.' Let us think about this for a moment -- and contemplate this sad tale unfolding before us. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Sat, 07/12/2014 - 10:30
If you love hearing yourself talk, Adobe wants to put your voice center stage with a new video app.
Adobe Voice is a free app for iPad that produces short videos based on voice recordings, motion graphics and images. It's based on the idea that speaking is key in storytelling or getting a message across.
Voice is designed to be a social media vehicle that can be used by anyone from students to business people. It's billed as being simpler than shooting and editing a video while having more impact than a slide-show presentation. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 19:34
Tablets and brain fitness.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:05
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(June 17, 2014) – Claris Healthcare today introduced Claris
OneTM, an easy-to-use countertop device that offers family members the ability to connect with their
aging parents and share the responsibility of caregiving. Claris OneTM is an affordable solution for busy
adults wanting to provide the conveniences of online communication to their older parents without
having to worry about unfamiliar technology. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 06/02/2014 - 20:16
AARP article about seniors, tablets and smartphones.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Fri, 05/30/2014 - 08:23
Software is smarter – maybe piecemeal hardware will be just a memory. What if devices were marketed just like paint color palettes? You know, those strips of colors that go well together, samples you can easily assemble as examples of how the trim will look with the walls and the color of the doors? What if you had the same experience buying a device in the store or online – and the items that went together were presented as selectable – beyond just memory and storage? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 09:15
There is a survey echo in here. Rant on. In listening to a presentation yesterday, I was struck by the similarity of the content between what older adults want from technology (now), what an older version of responders told the Linkage Technology Survey of 2011, versus Healthy@Home 2008 versus...pick a survey, any survey. Older adults aged 60 and beyond, including the 75+ age range that previous posts have designated as the Real Senior, want to stay in their own home. Okay. They are interested in some technologies that would be enablers. Okay. They perceive those technologies that they do not yet have as possibly too costly. Developers are concerned about building technology into new homes for fear of it becoming obsolete. In conclusion, older adults appear to be unaware of the technologies that could be enablers for remaining longer in their homes -- and they will not remodel specifically to get them. >>> Read more . . .