Written By: Guest Contributor - Aug• 02•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:


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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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.

- “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?


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

Source Microsoft

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.


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 “”



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.



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.


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


Source: Click here


Written By: Guest Contributor - Nov• 01•15

Are you nearing your 65th birthday? Avoid spending any more time inside trying to figure out Medicare — check out this guide from MyMedicareMatters!

What do you know about social engineering? Episode 1

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jun• 01•15

Hello SeniorNet fans,

Today, we have a new article about your security and safety online.

Have you heard about social engineering? Some of you maybe, and some of you no.

This is the first episode about social engineering and how hackers use social engineering to steal your information. This hacker could be anyone, even people close to you. Beware

Today : what is social engineering and what does it mean?


According to Wikipedia:

Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. A type of confidence trick for the purpose of information gathering, fraud, or system access, it differs from a traditional “con” in that it is often one of many steps in a more complex fraud scheme.

The term “social engineering” as an act of psychological manipulation is also associated with the social sciences, but its usage has caught on among computer and information security professionals.

In the next episodes, we will go further in detail and recount true stories of people got deceived and willingly gave their personal information to a hacker.

See you in the next episode.

05 Best Price Check Apps

Written By: Guest Contributor - Jun• 01•15

Hello SeniorNet fans it’s been long time we didn’t post about apps lately

today we came with vey nice apps that makes you check price and compare with other stores:

let’s start quickly



Maybe this is the number one and my favorit too


Smoopa is a free shopping companion that helps you never overpay again.With Smoopa you can:
• Compare prices—Browse, search, or scan barcodes to see if it’s a good price.
• Shop confidently—Buy in-store or directly from trusted online retailers.
• Set price alerts—Get an alert when the item drops below your desired price.
• Discover amazing products—Browse and shop millions of items shared by the community.
• Share your finds—Save items to collections and wishlists to help others discover them.
• Earn rewards—Scan barcodes while shopping or create interesting collections to earn rewards.”Bargain hunters have never had it better.”
-The Wall Street Journal

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“Smoopa Shopping is a price checker app that puts you in control—and actually makes the process fun. It leverages the power of real-time aggregation by having the app users submit prices of items they’ve just purchased in store. You can also follow other user feeds and build collections of your favorite items.”

2-ScanLife Barcode & QR Reader



Put a personal shopper in your pocket with ScanLife so you’ll always get the information you want most. Scan any product’s barcode, QR Code or Microsoft Tag and we’ll quickly find you more about it including prices and reviews.You’ll also have access to a selection of the latest discounts, deals and special offers from thousands of national and local stores that change based on your interests. Get hand-picked offers and content from the products you love or want.Scan a product UPC barcode, we’ll help you find a variety of information:
- Find and compare prices from your favorite stores like Amazon, Toys R Us, Macy’s, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, and purchase right from your phone (depending on location)
- Check-out product reviews & see what others are saying
- Earn mPoint rewards as you scan QR Codes and barcodes that can be redeemed for real gift cards (US only)
- Save all your scanning activity in your History and like products to save to Favorites.
- Sync with Facebook to save your scanning history.





3- Consumr


Unfortunately this app is available only for apple devices and on apple store


Consumr is the ultimate product guide. Discover the best products, see reviews, and compare prices from strollers to toys and everything in between!*Supports barcodes & QR code scanning*
Read reviews, discover what’s hot, see prices and contribute your own ratings to the biggest mobile community of reviewers!
The NY Times: “A slick app for reviews”
TechCrunch: “Yelp for products”
USA Today: “Handy shopping companion”
Note: Barcode Scanning not supported on iPod Touch 4th Gen

4- Shop adviser

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ShopAdvisor – Your personal shopping concierge for fashion, tech, decor and moreShopAdvisor is a personal shopping concierge for your mobile device. Get access to insider knowledge on when, where, and what to shop, so that you can buy and discover the latest in everything from fashion to tech to magazine editors’ picks.ShopAdvisor will help you decide:When to shop – we keep track of all of the things you love, so we’ll let you know when the price drops or when something becomes available.Where to shop – we track 200M products from more than 16,000 retailers, so you can find what you love both online and in-store at a price you love.What to shop – we partner with some of the top magazines and influencers so you can discover new trends, looks and ideas. You can also search for your favorite products — we’ll even give you personalized recommendations.Some of our magazine partners include: Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vogue, People StyleWatch, Real Simple, Men’s Health, This Old House, Cooking Light, Parent & Child, and many more.

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5- Price grabber

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Saving money comparing prices is easy. Do it everywhere on anything you buy with the PriceGrabber app!The PriceGrabber app helps you quickly find the lowest price on millions of products from thousands of online merchants and local stores. Find products, compare prices, read product reviews, and get merchant ratings — it’s all right in your hand!Scan barcodes to find products from thousands of retailers.Search, browse and compare products. Search by product name, UPC, manufacturer’s part number, or just about anything you can think of. You can also browse through our product categories and see what’s most popular.Sort by Price, rating or popularityFilter search results to refine your product discoverySet Price Alerts and get notified when your price has been met.

Product reviews. Read unbiased information from millions of users.

See the BottomLinePrice, which includes tax and shipping.

Favorite items. You don’t have to be ready to buy, just add items to your Favorites and come back to them later.

PriceGrabber is the industry leader in online shopping. Millions of consumers use PriceGrabber to quickly obtain free and unbiased information about products, services, merchants and sellers before making a purchase decision. Through continued innovation and consistent focus on providing the best shopping experience on the Internet, PriceGrabber has established itself as the most trusted and effective online destination for savvy shopping.

Alright fans that’s all for today hope you try one of these apps and leave a comment on our Facebook page

Thank you so much, don’t forget to grab the lowest price while shopping

See you Soon.



New Partnership Makes Getting Help with Medicare More Personal

Written By: Guest Contributor - May• 29•15

New Partnership Makes Getting Help with Medicare More Personal


We are excited to announce a new partnership with the National Council on Aging’s My Medicare Matters to bring online Medicare decision-making assistance to all SeniorNet members. We believe this endeavor supports our shared goal of enhancing the lives of older adults through online learning.


My Medicare Matters is an innovative educational tool that helps individuals understand, navigate, and make the most of their Medicare coverage. SeniorNet members will have dedicated access to all of the personalized educational tools from the website and can get selected assistance through the local SHIPs or Aon Retiree Health Exchange Benefits Advisors.


“We are pleased to partner with SeniorNet to support their mission of empowering older adults with education opportunities,” said Jay Greenberg, CEO of NCOA Services. “Combining our technology based services to provide unbiased Medicare education and decision support tools will enhance the lives of the older adults who look to SeniorNet for lifelong learning opportunities and new worlds to explore via the Internet.”


This is a fantastic opportunity for SeniorNet members to access a comprehensive and easy to use tool that will be of significant value Boomers, caregivers and the younger generation.


Find out more at

Leslie M. Smith

Board Chairman, SeniorNet