Tech Tips for Retirees

For retirees interested in learning more, making life easier and staying connected with distant friends and family.


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Remember Where You Left the Car

Image courtesy of sdisigns.ca

Image courtesy of sdisigns.ca

I love this great idea. No embarrassing honks needed to find your lost car. Snap a photo with your phone as you exit your car, and you’ll always be able to walk right to it when ready to leave!

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Music on the Road – A Simple Solution

image courtesy of Boians Cho Joo Young@freedigitalphotos.net

image courtesy of Boians Cho Joo Young@freedigitalphotos.net

As with most of our electronics today, we have many options when it comes to music on the road. Most new cars come equipped with a trial subscription to a music service, but will we miss it if it’s gone? If you have an unlimited data package on your phone, you have access to music apps that allow you to select genres which is a reasonable alternative. If you have a MP3 player that is compatible to your car you have all of your favorites organized and at your fingertips. I personally even still enjoy sliding an actual CD into the player occasionally. But, if you don’t want to pay for a service, don’t have an unlimited data package on your phone, and your MP3 player isn’t compatible with your car, you need today’s tip. Pick up a 16 GB zip drive (under $10 on Amazon), plug it into your computer and move all your music there. I thought I had quite a bit stored and mine easily fit on 8 GB. This can then be plugged into any car with a USB port and will display music info while playing. All your favorites, on the cheap.