Technology Tips

Hacked! Time to Get Serious About Passwords

October 30, 2012 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick A few months ago, I got an email from the company that hosts WebOver50 telling me that it had shut down the blog site after Google notified them it contained malicious content. The long and short of it was that the software I use to publish WebOver50 had been hacked. I’d been […]

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Can You Trust Paypal for Your Online Purchases?

April 24, 2012 Technology Tips

Find out using Paypal for your online purchases protects your credit card information. Paypal can also be used to send money to anyone with an email address and you can set it up on your own websites to collect payments.

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Where To Find Millions of Free E-books

March 30, 2012 Technology Tips

In celebration of Read an eBook Month, author Marilynne Rudick shows where to find millions of free e-books that you can read on any digital device. Free e-books range from classics to new books in all literary categories.

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Top 10 Romance Movies Featuring Older Adults

February 13, 2012 Entertainment

Many popular romance movies focus on young adults but their insecurities and romantic problems can sometimes be hard to relate to. British actress, Juliet Stevenson has said, “It’s frustrating. As you go on in your life, you get more complex and have more life experience, but lots of writers don’t think that way. The roles (for […]

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Ten Tips to Make Your Online Shopping Merry and Safe

December 15, 2011 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick What’s not to like about holiday shopping online? You don’t have to line up for hours to score the biggest bargains or joust with fellow shoppers for parking spaces. And you don’t have to worry about getting the oversized TV into your undersized car. A growing number of people do their holiday […]

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Patient Websites Provide Bridge to Family and Friends

November 30, 2011 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick Last month I spent two weeks at the National Rehabilitation Hospital recovering from a hip fracture. I was grateful for all the cards, calls, food and flowers from friends. But sometimes keeping friends updated on my progress was draining. I found myself repeating the same information to each caller. And the phone […]

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Online Learning: Take a Free Course on Anything, Anytime

September 28, 2011 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick Have you always wanted to study classical music, Renaissance art or game theory? Do you wish you’d gone to Harvard? Now you can study just about anything at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, or your choice of institutions worldwide. Best of all, the courses are online, so you can learn whenever you want. Thousands […]

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8 Tips for Using Email Safely

August 24, 2011 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick Over50s seem to worry a lot about privacy breaches on Facebook. But the an announcement from EpsilonData Management that its email system was hacked makes me wonder if I should worry more about the safety of email and less about Facebook. Epsilon’s breach means spammers and con artists may have access to […]

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The Pros and Cons of E-book Readers

July 27, 2011 Technology Tips

The pros and cons of e-book readers like the Kindle, Kobo, Nook and iPad are debated and recommendations are given for choosing the right e-book reader for you.

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Five Fabulous and Fun Websites for Women

May 25, 2011 Technology Tips

By Marilynne Rudick Googling websites for women turns up 161 million hits. There are websites for moms, grandmothers, stepmothers, single mothers, working women, stay-at-home women, single women, senior women, boomer women, straight women, gay women, entrepreneurs and job seekers. There are websites about fitness, finance, fashion, and feminism. You name it, and there’s a website […]

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