Health Care

Written By: Guest Contributor - Apr• 04•17

Health Care

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 ObamaCare ? – RyanCare ? – TrumpCare ?

All Health Care Specialist Agree YOU need to manage your own Health.

 

Free Patient Portal On-Line Education - A Patient Portal is a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information via Internet connection. Information on the patient portals includes doctor visits, medications, immunizations, allergies, lab results. Also, on some portals you can refill prescriptions, schedule non-urgent appointments, check benefits, download and complete forms and view educational materials.

 

If you are 50 and over – and have access to a computer – you will most likely qualify for this Free On-Line Education.

 

 

Education includes:

  • The right questions to ask your doctor to gain access to your patient portal
  • Easy to follow instructions on usage of the patient portal and videos
  • Professional Staff to answer your questions via dedicated Hotline
  • On-Line Peer Discussion Group to obtain and share information and experiences.

 

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“…..Also, my mother’s provider has just set up a portal and I now have access. I was able to check her medications (and other records as well). She’s 95, does not have a computer, and lives some distance away. It’s great to have this kind of tool!….” Pat M.

 

 

This On-Line education and study is sponsored by….

University of Maryland School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins University.

 

 Lock in your seat now and please share this important message with your network !

 

 

Click Here – for more information and to reach the Hotline for questions

 

University of Maryland – Patient Portal

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jan• 18•17

 

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SeniorNet enters 2017, our 31st year – working with our long-time sponsor and partner University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON).

SeniorNet will assist UMSON and Johns Hopkins University in a Patient Portal Study.

This study will benefit thousands of people across the United States.

Participants of the Patient Portal Study will receive $40.00

The click below will take you to the study…

 Study – Click Here

 

8 Types of Apps That Are Useful to Seniors

Written By: Guest Contributor - Dec• 22•16
US News

Teresa Mears

Teresa Mears writes about personal finance, real estate and retirement for U.S. News and other publications. She’s also written for MSN Money, The Miami Herald, The New York Times and The Boston Globe. She publishes Living on the Cheap and Miami on the Cheap. Follow her on Twitter @TeresaMears.

8 Types of Apps That Are Useful to Seniors

From medication management to grocery pickup to ride-sharing services, apps are making life easier for seniors.

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By Teresa Mears - Nov. 10, 2016, at 3:07 p.m.

When you think of app users, your teenage kids or their 20-something millennial counterparts may come to mind because they’re always tied to their cellphones.
But apps designed with the always-connected young in mind are increasingly finding favor with senior citizens, who are discovering valuable services available via technology.

“What we see is — everybody using them,” says Leslie M. Smith, president and CEO of SeniorNet, which teaches seniors nationwide how to use computers and other communication devices. “They’re not age-centric. … very young people and very old people are using apps.”
Nearly two-thirds of Americans owned a smartphone in 2015, according to the Pew Research Center. While the numbers are much smaller among Americans 65 and older (27 percent owned smartphones at the end of 2014), that group is beginning to embrace smartphones and tablets and the apps that go with them.

“The nice thing with apps is that you just press the button. It’s actually easier,” says Andrew Carle, executive in residence at George Mason University and chief operating officer of Affinity Living Group, which provides care and services for residents in several states. “The seniors benefit from these apps. … These can be life-changing services to them.”
Uber and Lyft, for example, which provide easy access to rides around town, can be a lifeline for those who don’t drive anymore. You can use smartphone apps to order groceries, find someone to do your laundry, talk to your grandchildren, navigate in unfamiliar neighborhoods, share family pictures and keep track of medications and doctor’s appointments.
“What it really comes down to is activities of daily living,” Carle says. “There are plenty of apps that can help you with cooking and groceries and takeout orders.”

And, of course, apps can also be used for email, online research, shopping, meal planning and nearly anything a desktop computer can do, often more easily with just the push of a button.
“[The apps are] all targeted to young busy people or maybe working moms and dads. I don’t know why they’re not targeting retirees,” Carle says.
While app creators may be waiting for senior smartphone usage to catch up, there has been an increase in the development of apps designed for senior caregiving and medication management.
A new service called GoGoGrandparent will let seniors use a regular phone to connect an Uber or Lyft car, then keep in touch with a family member about the trip via text. The service charges a concierge fee of 19 cents per minute while it’s monitoring. GreatCall, which produces the senior-oriented Jitterbug phone, recently partnered with Lyft to make it possible to get a car with a Jitterbug flip phone.
Here are eight types of apps useful to seniors:

Lyft and Ubber. Both of these ride-sharing services created as part of the millennial-inspired sharing economy can be a lifeline for seniors who don’t drive. Once you create an account and enter a credit card, you can summon a car to your home in less than 10 minutes with the tap of a button.

UberEATS, GrubHub and Amazon Restaurants. These are three of many apps that will bring you meals from your favorite restaurant. Most add a delivery charge, and some have a minimum order. Not all services are available in all areas. For those who don’t drive or find it hard to carry groceries, delivery can help them live independently longer.

Skype and FaceTime. These two video call apps are extremely popular with seniors, who can use them for face-to-face “visits” with faraway children and grandchildren. Both are free. “My kids here call their grandparents. They FaceTime them all the time,” Carle says. “Those video visits are very important. They weren’t invented for seniors.”

Shipt and Instacart. These two services will bring groceries to your door, for a fee. They hire shoppers who go into the store and personally fill your grocery order. AmazonFresh provides a similar service, as do Wal-Mart and some local grocery chains.

Fitbit and MyFitnessPal. Apps that monitor steps, blood pressure and other health issues are popular among older people as well as younger people.

Hello Alfred. This service provides a “butler,” a vetted person who comes to your home and can do any errands and chores you want, on a schedule you set. Membership is $99 a month, plus you pay for any service you request. So far it’s available only in a few cities, including New York and Boston. If it’s not in your city, you might try TaskRabbit, where you can hire someone to complete tasks such as cleaning your home, doing minor repairs or running errands.

Medisafe and CareZone. These apps help manage medications, doctor visits and other health tasks. They are among a number of apps designed to help with those chores. With CareZone, for example, you can enter medical appointments and get reminders about them. You can also keep an editable list of medications that you can easily show your doctors.

Google Maps and other navigation apps. Older people have embraced GPS technology, including navigation systems in cars and on their phones. Being able to easily access maps and directions any time on your phone is a good defense against getting lost or forgetting directions.

HTTP VS HTTPS

Written By: Guest Contributor - Dec• 21•16

Hello SeniorNet fans, Here is simple post for today to help you  understand the difference between HTTP and HTTPS  to be safe on the internet.

HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is the standard set of rules for data communication on the Internet, but (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) adds an extra layer of security between your browser and the website you’re visiting. If you don’t see the “s”, don’t share sensitive information, like credit card numbers.

 

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Best 3 android apps for this week

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jul• 31•16

Hello SeniorNet fans

Today with best 3 apps for android we have picked up some for you , and let’s start:

1-MORECAST

There are plenty of weather apps available that are more accurate and better looking than the ones that come pre-installed on your android device.

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MORECAST is our current favorite weather app here at AndroidPIT because it has one of the best-looking interfaces, with a clear and sensible layout. It’s also one of the most advanced apps of its kind, featuring such options as side-by-side weather comparisons for two cities, and accurate weather information for a particular route or journey. MORECAST is the right way to make a smartphone weather app, and best of all, it’s free.

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2- Prisma 

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Be an artist! Turn your photos into awesome artworks:
- Modern art filters!
- Stunning photo effects
- Fast sharing

Prisma transforms your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Munk, Picasso as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art.

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3-Truebill

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25% of Truebill users discover they’re paying for something they no longer want, those who cancel using Truebill save an average of over $400/year.

Truebill is the easiest way to find, track and manage your paid subscriptions and recurring bills.

Truebill is the fastest and easiest way to take control of where your money goes. To use Truebill simply:

1.) Sign up and link your statement.
2.) Instantly see everything you’re paying for on a recurring basis
3.) Set monitors and alerts. Cancel unwanted subscriptions with 1 click.

Use Truebill to set monitors, be alerted of new subscriptions or bill increases, and cancel any subscriptions you no longer want in just a few seconds.

TRUEBILL HAS BEEN FEATURED ON:
- “How to Shave Hundreds Off Your Credit Card Bill” CNNMoney
- “There’s Now a Startup to Help You Cancel All Those Subscriptions” – Fortune
-”App Could Save Hundreds On Credit Card Bills” – CBS

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That’s all for this week SeniorNet fans thanks

Stay tunned

Microsoft OneDrive storage changes

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jul• 21•16

On August 10, 2016, the amount of storage that comes with OneDrive will change from 15 GB to 5 GB.

What are the changes?

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The storage limit for all free OneDrive accounts will become 5 GB. If you currently have a free account with a 15 GB storage limit, that limit will reduce to 5 GB. All new free accounts will have 5 GB storage. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued for free accounts.

new 50 GB plan has replaced our previous 100 GB and 200 GB paid plans.

We’re also no longer planning to offer unlimited storage to Office 365 Home, Personal, or University subscribers. Starting now, those subscriptions will include 1 TB of OneDrive storage.

NOTE: If you already have a paid subscription that does not have unlimited storage, these announced changes do not affect your base storage amount nor any storage bonuses you might have, as long as your subscription is active.

Why are you making these changes?

It was a difficult business decision that came with careful analysis and thought. However, these types of decisions are never easy. We overcommitted with our free storage limits and we want to focus on delivering high-value productivity and collaboration experiences that benefit the majority of our users. If we continued with the current offerings, we wouldn’t be able to sustain our growth and deliver the reliable service that you count on. These changes were necessary to ensure that we can continue to offer a collaborative, connected, and intelligent service.

How much can be stored with the new storage limits?

  • OneDrive free with 5 GB: enough space for approximately 6,600 Office documents or 1,600 photos.*
  • Office 365 with 1 TB: enough space for approximately 1 million Office documents or 330,000 photos.*

*Based on 9-megapixel JPEG photos, .7 MB Office files. Capacity varies by content.

How do I check how much storage I have, how much I’m using and when my old storage will expire?

You can view that information at the Storage page in your OneDrive account.

Read the full article from source

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What is Pokémon Go?

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jul• 13•16

If you’ve been on the internet — or, um, outside — lately, you may have noticed that a game called Pokémon Go is suddenly taking the world by storm. It may have you wondering, especially if you were born before 1984, just what the hell is going on.

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Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise that launched in the 1990s. In its world, “trainers” travel the world to catch varied monsters called Pokémon — rats, dragons, swordlike creatures, and more — and use these critters to fight each other. The trainer’s goal is to “catch ’em all,” as the franchise’s slogan suggests, and become a Pokémon master by defeating prestigious trainers known as gym leaders and Elite Four.

So what is Pokémon Go? Unlike previous Pokémon games, it’s not for Nintendo’s handheld consoles; it’s a free download for Android and iOS devices. It also doesn’t play at all like previous Pokémon games: Although the goal is still to catch ’em all, Pokémon Gois an augmented reality game — it mixes real-world elements with the game.

 

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The big thing is Pokémon Go uses your phone’s GPS and clock to decide which Pokémon appear in the game. If you’re at the park, more bug and grass types appear. If you’re by a lake, more water types appear. If it’s night, more nocturnal ghost and fairy types do. So Pokémon won’t just come to you; players have to traverse the real world to catch ’em all.

Pokémon Go also has gyms — where you can fight gym leaders — and PokéStops based on real-world locations, which create hubs where players can meet. (You can buy, with real money, items to lure Pokémon to these stops; that’s how Niantic, the game’s developer, makes money.)

So why is the game taking off now? Well, it just came out, so it’s new and exciting. But it’s also free, making it easy to pick up. And it taps into nostalgia for those who playedPokémon in the ’90s. Specifically, Pokémon Go realizes a vision Pokémon fans have had since the series came out: What if Pokémon were real, and inhabited our world?

It’s also exciting because it’s the first big augmented reality game. Although others (likeIngress and Life Is Crime) tried before, none reached the heights of Pokémon Go. But with Pokémon Go’s success, it’s something you can expect more of in the future.

Source : Original article “Vox.com”

 

 

Google praises 86-year-old for polite internet searches

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jun• 20•16

Google has thanked an 86-year-old British woman who proved old-fashioned manners have a place in the modern world when she typed “please” and “thank you” in an internet search.

May Ashworth’s grandson Ben John found her laptop open and took a photo of the unusually polite online request. She was asking for a translation of the Roman numerals MCMXCVIII.

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John, a 25-year-old from Wigan, has been retweeted more than 11,000 times.

He told the BBC he and his boyfriend do not have a clothes dryer so they go to Ashworth’s house for their laundry.

“I asked my nan why she used ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and it seemed she thinks that there is someone – a physical person – at Google’s headquarters who looks after the searches.

“She thought that by being polite and using her manners, the search would be quicker,” he said.

British television shows use Roman numerals on their credits for the year the programme was made. Ashworth had seen them and wanted a translation into modern-day numerals, based on the Hindu-Arabic system.

 

 

How to upgrade to Windows 10 step by step

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jun• 02•16

WINDOWS 10 IS finally here, bringing the familiar desktop back to the forefront and introducing new treats like Cortana, the virtual assistant, and Edge, the browser that will finally erase those bad memories of Internet Explorer. Wondering how to get in on the goodness? Don’t worry. It’s easy—and if you’re an existing Windows 7 or 8 user, it’s free.

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First, you need to make sure your device meets Windows 10’s minimum requirements, which it should, because they’re not all that strenuous. You just need a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM (or 2GB for 64-bit), and 20GB of free disk space. Forget your PC; other than the storage, even most phones measure up.

All set? Great. From there it’s varying degrees of easy, mostly depending on whether you reserved your upgrade already.

If you already reserved your Windows 10 upgrade: Good news! Upgrade files may already have discreetly downloaded onto your PC. Just look for the notification that says your upgrade is ready, and run the installer. The whole process should take between 20 and 60 minutes, depending on your rig.

If you haven’t reserved your Windows 10 upgrade yet: Look to your system tray for a “Get Windows 10” icon. From there, you can either reserve an upgrade (Windows 10 will roll out over the next few weeks, so not everyone can get it day one), or go ahead and schedule an install if your device already qualifies. When your magic moment arrives, in the form of a notification from Microsoft, go ahead and run the installer.

If you want to skip the line: Both of the above methods will work eventually, but they’re also dependent on waiting for Microsoft to anoint your device. Lucky for you, there’s an easy shortcutavailable. First, head here to download Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool (under “Select Edition” choose “Windows 10” and click “Confirm”). Launch it, select “Upgrade this PC,” and click “Next.” From there, just sit back and relax; you’ll be basking in Windows 10 before you know it.

As always, it’s smart to back up your system ahead of time. And maybe most importantly, remember that the free upgrade offer only lasts a year; if you wait until July 30 of 2016, you’re going to have to pay up.

you can watch YouTube video about how to upgrade to windows 10. just click on the photo blow

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Written By: Guest Contributor - Nov• 01•15

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