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Technology

There’s a myth that older adults don’t like technology. Nonsense! Let’s explore the best apps, websites, gadgets and services for dynamic older women, like us.

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself
1 year ago

Getting Hacked Can Lead to Identity Theft and Worse! Here’s How to Protect Yourself

We all do our best to keep our computers secure. In fact, I woke up this morning to a useful link to a very handy guide on computer safety. But in my case it was like shutting the door after the horse had bolted. Read More

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60
1 year ago

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60

We’ve all seen the jokes about social media and mobile phones. For so many people these days, it seems an impossible task to put their phones in their pocket or purse. Read More

The Latest Technology is Amazing But Can Never Replace a Hug
2 years ago

The Latest Technology is Amazing But Can Never Replace a Hug

My father turned 90 in May. We had a small birthday party at his house, which I filmed on my phone. He was blowing out candles on a cake, although he could not eat the cake. He has a feeding tube and has not eaten normally for over 20 years, since his last cancer surgery. Read More

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?
2 years ago

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?

Do you remember the song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore?”

It was written back in the 1970s, long before mobile phones had become a part of our lives.

How many of us recall the days when you picked up the phone and dialed your best friend, sister or Mother for a long gossipy chat? Usually, you curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Or, perhaps you had a glass of wine or a gin and tonic close to hand. Read More

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60
2 years ago

5 Powerful Benefits of Social Media for Women Over 60

I have no idea why people my age are shying away from using social media when it is so easy to use, providing us with many great opportunities. This is especially true for us gals over 60. Is it that old “fear” of computers? Haven’t you gotten over that yet? You should be comfortable with on-line shopping, banking and surfing for websites by now. Read More

You’ll Love How these Kids React to the Technologies that We Grew Up with 
2 years ago

You’ll Love How these Kids React to the Technologies that We Grew Up with 

Every time I visit my granddaughter, it never ceases to amaze me how much technology is integrated into her little life. She probably has no idea that the mobile phone that she carries around has more processing power than the computer on the Apollo 11 – actually it has WAY more processing power! Read More

Are Older People Really “Anti-Technology?”
3 years ago

Are Older People Really “Anti-Technology?”

In many ways, Baby Boomers were the first generation to experience constant technological change. In the 1950s and 60s, household devices focused on convenience and productivity were already well established. In the following decades the rate of change has only accelerated. Read More

There Are Plenty of Ways to Discover Cool Sites – Here’s One of My Faves
4 years ago

There Are Plenty of Ways to Discover Cool Sites – Here’s One of My Faves

Everyone has their favorite websites. But, with so many to choose from, finding new places to visit online, while avoiding all the nonsense, can be challenging. Read More

Pills, Wills, Bills and Thrills: 12 Amazing Apps for Older Women
4 years ago

Pills, Wills, Bills and Thrills: 12 Amazing Apps for Older Women

One of the common misconceptions about women over 60 is that we are not tech savvy. The truth is that we love our smartphones, tablets and eBooks just as much as anyone. We are also always on the lookout for amazing new apps to educate, entertain and inspire us. Read More

Top Celebrity Tweeters: Why Do Men Have More Influence on Twitter?
4 years ago

Top Celebrity Tweeters: Why Do Men Have More Influence on Twitter?

Sixty and Me has a dynamic and active Twitter account and a fabulous set of engaged followers. We look for people who have something to say that is authentic and useful to the community. I follow a very few top celebrity tweeters, but on the whole I’m still learning more about how to use Twitter and why I should spend more time there. Read More

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