App-licable to retirees

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Person with cellphoneSome of us have owned smartphones for quite some time now.  Others have finally joined the 21st century, just recently retiring their Motorola flip phone. (Love you Honey!)

Sure, the latest and greatest phones are used to make calls – oddly enough not as frequently as we send texts – but they can also help us through our day-to-day schedules.  Jonah Bromwich, New York Times columnist, provides retirees with information on apps we might find quite useful.

GPS navigationQuite frankly, to get the most bang for your data plan bucks, smartphone users should consider their phone a mini-computer, because it is.  For the most part, what you can do on your laptop or PC can be easily carried out on your handheld computer.  I don’t know about you, but my phone’s GPS function has saved my skin many a time when I’ve left the house, certain of where I was going when there’s no way possible I could have known how to get where I was headed.  But more than GPS applications, there are apps especially designed to help us  navigate our way through retirement.

All of you who are not retired or are of a younger age, these apps are “applicable” to you as well.

Magnifying glassThe article linked above will accommodate your desire to find budget flights, Skyscanner and Localeur; entertainment discounts, Moviepass; Vision aids, Eyereader which in a pinch is a great substitute for bifocals or the extremely cumbersome magnifying glass of your great grandfather’s vintage; and many other apps that are downright fun, such as Brainscape.  And AARP offers oodles of apps that you didn’t even know you needed.  Check it out!

So click on the NY Times article for more app-licable information and/or Google these apps on your not-dumb phone and discover how smart you really were for retiring your antiquated one-function telephone.

 

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2 thoughts on “App-licable to retirees

    Theresa Hupp said:
    April 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    I’d never heard of Eyereader. I’ll check it out . . . for my husband.
    I don’t need a magnifier. I just take off my glasses and hold the page three inches from my nose. Then I can read anything.
    Thanks for the post.
    Theresa

    Jill Weatherholt said:
    March 31, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Thanks for the informative post, Irene. I still have a flip phone! 🙂

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