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.
Hello SeniorNet fans , I hope everything is going well with you
Today with the best 3 androids apps for this week
1- MediSafe Meds & Pill Reminder
are you tired to remember taking your pills at time?
you don’t remember if you have missed some pills or no?
no more worries
MediSafe is an award winning, top rated medication reminder, if you need to track your medications, this is the app for you!
MediSafe is a beautiful, visual and easy-to-use pill reminder and medication management app. It will help you take your medicine on time and safely. It also allows you to help your family members with their pills.
★ Download MediSafe, and start managing your medication now! ★
Whether you are taking one medicine or more, you know how difficult it is remembering to take each one at the right time. If you are a caretaker for a parent, child, or patient, you know how stressful it is not knowing for sure if your loved one took their pills on time.
MediSafe has the solution. It’s free and simple!
MediSafe will remind you when to take your medication. You can also update your app manually. Your Med-Friend (family member or caretaker) is notified if you don’t check in, so they can remind you only if needed.
It will help you remember to take meds, keep track what pill you took and when, remind you to refill and even give you medication discounts.
★ Download MediSafe, never forget a medicine dose again! ★
• Visual and super easy to handle Medication Reminder.
• Synchronizes the family medicine pillboxes to one place.
• Reminds you to take your medication on time, even if your device is asleep.
• Choose your meds reminder sound to make MediSafe a comfortable addition to your day.
• High end graphics that look great on HD Displays.
• See a list of what medication are “due today” and check them off as you go.
• Rx refill reminds you when you need to restock on medicine.
• List PRN (on demand) medication.
• See your progress report and send it to the doctor as an Excel file.
• Sync reminders with your Android Wear smartwatch. Shake your wrist to mark that you took the medication.
Connect puts all your people on the map. The app brings together your social networks, email and phone contacts into one location-powered communication tool that helps you spend more time with the people that matter. See who lives in the city you’re visiting, discover friends nearby, and get in touch!Connect is not a new social network. The app pulls together everyone you know from Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare, iPhone, Gmail, LinkedIn and Twitter so all of your friends are on the map from the start!Key features:- See your friends on a map.
- Discover what cities friends live in and where they’ve checked in recently.
- Get notified when friends visit or post on any service – Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, or Connect!
- Chat, call, and email directly through the app.
- Create groups to chat and share real-time location.
- Check in to let your friends know where you are – and for how long.
- Easily search your whole network by school, workplace, relationship status and more!Available for iPhone, Android, and on the web at www.connect.com.Home is where your people are. Welcome home.Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
3- Expense IQ – Expense Manager
Expense IQ is the number one expense manager app that combines an expense manager, a bill reminder, a checkbook register and a budget planner!
Expense IQ – Expense Manager provides a rich, detailed window into your personal finances and daily money management needs.Track and manage daily expenses quickly & easily! Business expenses, personal expenses, travel expenses etc can all be managed rapidly using Expense IQ’s simple and intuitive user interface.Interactive reports & graphs let you analyse income, expenses, cash flow and balance over various date ranges and accounts.To more effectively manage your budgets, you need a budget planner that makes keeping track of your expenses fun and easy. The integrated budget manager within Expense IQ lets you set monthly budgets on specific accounts and/or categories and monitor them via color-coded budget health bars that warns you when you are about to exceed your budgets.Also integrated is a bill reminder that helps you avoid nasty late fees by issuing you timely reminders to pay your bills. You can even take a picture of your bills or invoices to keep a digital record.Full list of extensive features include:
-Cloud synchronization via Dropbox to synchronize transaction data between multiple devices
-Split transactions supported for more detailed income & expense management
-Export captured data as QIF & CSV to desktop money managers (eg. Quicken) for expense reporting etc.
-Includes a Home Screen Widget for even faster expense management & tracking. Add transactions straight from the home page once you enable the widget – great for daily expense tracking!
-Receive notifications of upcoming and overdue bills – for both one-time payments as well as recurring bills
-Set monthly budgets on specific accounts and/or categories and monitor them via color-coded budget health bars
-Fully customizable income and expense categories for more accurate budget planning.
-Take Photos of Bills & Receipts
-Integrated Checkbook Manager
-Track and manage expense and income for multiple accounts in multiple currencies
-Setup repeating transactions
-Support transfers between accounts
-Lock application using a 4-digit security pin
-Backup data onto internal SD card
-Daily automated backup creation
This app is not just for money lovers! Whether you are looking for a better daily expense manager or trying to stay out of debt and be money wise, Expense IQ is definitely the ideal tool to stay on top of your finances.
Today we gonna see what is SSD drive and what do you know about it? what is the difference between, SSD drive and HDD drive
which of them is better?
Watch this short video
Most people now buy laptops for their computing needs and have to make the decision between getting either a Solid State Drive (SSD) or Hard Disk Drive (HDD) as the storage component. So which of the two is the better choice, an SSD or HDD? There’s no straight-forward answer to this question; each buyer has different needs and you have to evaluate the decision based on those needs, your preferences, and of course budget. Even though the price of SSDs has been falling, the price per gigabyte advantage is still strongly with HDDs. Yet, if performance and fast bootup is your primary consideration and money is secondary, then SSD is the way to go. For the remainder of this article, we will make a comparison of SSD and HDD storage and go over the good, the bad, and the ugly of both.
What is an SSD?
We’ll make no assumptions here and keep this article on a level that anyone can understand. You might be shopping for a computer and simply wondering what the heck SSD actually means? To begin, SSD stands for Solid State Drive. You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks – SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick. Like a memory stick, there are no moving parts to an SSD. Rather, information is stored in microchips. Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster. As an analogy, what’s quicker? Having to walk across the room to retrieve a book to get information or simply magically having that book open in front of you when you need it? That’s how an HDD compares to an SSD; it simply requires more physical labor (mechanical movement) to get information.
A typical SSD uses what is called NAND-based flash memory. This is a non-volatile type of memory. What does non-volatile mean you ask? The simple answer is that you can turn off the disk and it won’t “forget” what was stored on it. This is of course an essential characteristic of any type of permanent memory. During the early days of SSD, rumors floated around saying stored data would wear off and be lost after only a few years. Regardless, that rumor is certainly not true with today’s technology, as you can read and write to an SSD all day long and the data storage integrity will be maintained for well over 200 years. In other words, the data storage life of an SSD can outlive you!
An SSD does not have a mechanical arm to read and write data, it instead relies on an embedded processor (or “brain”) called a controller to perform a bunch of operations related to reading and writing data. The controller is a very important factor in determining the speed of the SSD. Decisions it makes related to how to store, retrieve, cache and clean up data can determine the overall speed of the drive. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty details for the various tasks it performs such as error correction, read and write caching, encryption, and garbage collection to name a few. Yet, suffice to say, good controller technology is often what separates an excellent SSD from a good one. An example of a fast controller today is the SandForce SATA 3.0 (6GB/s) SSD controller that supports burst speeds up to 550MB/s read and write speeds. The next gen SandForce 3700 family of controllers was announced in late 2013, and is quoted to reach a blistering 1,800MB/s read/write sequential speeds as well as 150K/80K random IOPS.
Finally, you may be wondering what an SSD looks like and how easy it is to replace a hard drive with an after-market device. If you look at the images below, you’ll see the top and undersides of a typically-sized 2.5” SSD. The technology is encased inside either a plastic or metal case and looks like nothing more than what a battery might:
Look at this table and see the main differences between SSD and HDD
SSD (Solid State Drive)
HDD (Hard Disk Drive)
Power Draw / Battery Life
Less power draw, averages 2 – 3 watts, resulting in 30+ minute battery boost
More power draw, averages 6 – 7 watts and therefore uses more battery
Expensive, roughly $0.10 per gigabyte (based on buying a 1TB drive)
Only around $0.06 per gigabyte, very cheap (buying a 4TB model)
Typically not larger than 1TB for notebook size drives; 1TB max for desktops
Typically around 500GB and 2TB maximum for notebook size drives; 6TB max for desktops
Operating System Boot Time
Around 10-13 seconds average bootup time
Around 30-40 seconds average bootup time
There are no moving parts and as such no sound
Audible clicks and spinning can be heard
No vibration as there are no moving parts
The spinning of the platters can sometimes result in vibration
Lower power draw and no moving parts so little heat is produced
HDD doesn’t produce much heat, but it will have a measurable amount more heat than an SSD due to moving parts and higher power draw
Mean time between failure rate of 2.0 million hours
Mean time between failure rate of 1.5 million hours
File Copy / Write Speed
Generally above 200 MB/s and up to 550 MB/s for cutting edge drives
The range can be anywhere from 50 – 120MB / s
Full Disk Encryption (FDE)Supported on some models
Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Supported on some models
Today we gonna talk about some symptoms and how to tell if there is Spyware on Your Computer .
if you notice the following things happening on your computer, make sure that your computer is infected and a spyware is installed , and you need to fix the problems as soon as possible before it is late:
Your computer suddenly seems very slow when opening programs or processing tasks (saving files, etc.).
You are subject to endless pop-up windows.
You are redirected to web sites other than the one you typed into your browser.
New, unexpected toolbars appear in your web browser.
New, unexpected icons appear in the task tray at the bottom of your screen.
Your browser’s home page suddenly changed.
The search engine your browser opens when you click “search” has been changed.
Certain keys fail to work in your browser (e.g., the tab key doesn’t work when you are moving to the next field within a form).
Random Windows error messages begin to appear.
How Can You Prevent Spyware from Installing on Your Computer?
To avoid unintentionally installing it yourself, follow these good security practices:
Don’t click on links within pop-up windows. Because pop-up windows are often a product of spyware, clicking on the window may install spyware software on your computer. To close the pop-up window, click on the “X” icon in the title bar instead of a “close” link within the window.
Choose “no” when asked unexpected questions – Be wary of unexpected dialog boxes asking whether you want to run a particular program or perform another type of task. Always select “no” or “cancel,” or close the dialog box by clicking the “X” icon in the title bar.
Be wary of free downloadable software – There are many sites that offer customized toolbars or other features that appeal to users.
Don’t download programs from sites you don’t trust, and realize that you may be exposing your computer to spyware by downloading some of these programs.
Don’t follow email links claiming to offer anti-spyware software like email viruses, the links may serve the opposite purpose and actually install the spyware it claims to be eliminating.
How Do You Remove Spyware?
Run a full scan on your computer with your anti-virus software – Some anti-virus software will find and remove spyware, but it may not find the spyware when it is monitoring your computer in real time. Set your anti-virus software to prompt you to run a full scan periodically.
Today I picked for you some free useful software for your PC ( Desktop or Laptop) or even for your tablets, I hope you like them.
1- Apache OpenOffice
Everybody knows MS office by the giant Microsoft, we love MS office, we edit our letters, correspondence, using Microsoft Word, we also love to make calculation and statistics and charts thanks to the famous Excell and also making stunning presentation thanks to PowerPoint, etc …
But we don’t like the price of this wonderful MS Office which is a bit expensive.
Don’t worry There is always an alternative, free, great features almost the same as Ms Office:
What is Apache OpenOffice?
Apache OpenOffice features six personal productivity applications: a word processor (and its web-authoring component), spreadsheet, presentation graphics, drawing, equation editor, and database. OpenOffice is released on Windows, Solaris, Linux and Macintosh operation systems, with more communities joining, including a mature FreeBSD port. OpenOffice is localized, supporting over 110 languages worldwide.
OpenOffice.org was donated to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) on June 1, 2011. As with any code base brought to to the ASF, OpenOffice.org underwent incubation before graduating to a top-level project on 2012-10-17.
If you’re looking for a standalone antivirus package then 360 Total Security might seem a little overweight. It provides antiphishing support, online shopping protection, network threat blocking, hard drive clean-up tools, a Windows update checker, and more.
This feature overload does make for a relatively complex interface. It’s not always easy to operate, and if you run into problems there’s no significant documentation to help.
Still, what makes the suite interesting is that it uses no less than four antivirus engines. Install it and you can be protected by Bitdefender technology (an excellent commercial engine), Avira (probably the best of the free offerings), and two further engines of Qihoo’s own.
Avast Free Antivirus
While free antivirus software won’t cost you anything to download, you might sometimes find you’ll pay in other ways. Install Avast Free Antivirus and it’ll also equip your PC with Google toolbar, unless you’re paying attention and clear the relevant checkbox.
The advertising doesn’t stop there. By default Avast Free Antivirus scans for “performance issues” (junk files, unnecessary apps) as well as malware. It then displays any problem areas in a banner, but won’t fix any of them unless you buy Avast’s GrimeFighter.
Fortunately you don’t have to live with this. Avast Free Antivirus has an excellent interface – it’s clean, clear and configurable – and in just a few clicks you can set it up to avoid the pointless GrimeFighter scan.
AVG AntiVirus Free
If you’ve ever wondered why security companies give away free software, AVG AntiVirus Free gives you the answer. They’re a great marketing opportunity, and the program comes with a host of ads, “Go Pro” buttons and website links which try to persuade you to upgrade.
Still, AVG AntiVirus Free does at least spend most of the time out of sight, running in the background, so this may not matter very much. And the program does have other compensations.
An excellent scheduler automatically runs scans at regular intervals, on certain days of the week or month – maybe when your system boots. It’s just as easy to schedule program and definition updates, ensuring these won’t tie up network bandwidth when you need it most.
Today as usual every week with new best three androids and iphones apps
this week with iPhone apps and we have picked up:
1- Nutshell Camera
Instant mini-movies with text and animation.
Take three pictures. Add some captions. Choose your graphics. And let Nutshell Camera turn it all into a short animated video you can share instantly on social media like Facebook and Instagram.
“This Clever Video App Tackles One Of The Biggest Problems Of Modern Filmmaking”
– Fast Company
“The 5 Best iPhone Apps of the Week”
– Time Magazine
“Nutshell from Prezi may be your new favorite iOS photo app”
Combining the simplicity of photographs, the spatial context of video and the fun of animated graphics, Nutshell Camera uses our new storymapping technology to turn any moment into a custom-made visual vignette that’s shared easily and instantly.
Besides creating fun social media updates, Nutshell Camera opens the door for all sorts of unique messaging opportunities when videos feel like too much of a production and plain photos just aren’t adequate for capturing life’s moments.
• Library of free animated graphics that you can use to create short cinematic stories
• Instant sharing to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
• Send nutshells directly to friends via Email, Text messages, and WhatsApp
• Full camera support for iOS 8.0 and aboveDownload here
2- Timeline – News in Context
Timeline puts today’s news in context. Our award-winning editorial team creates original, meaningful and media-rich content that connects past to present in an intuitive and immersive experience. Timeline is advancing the way we consume news, providing essential historical context that deepens our knowledge of the forces that shape the present.
* Get today’s news, in context. Scroll through its history to understand how the news got here
* See the timeline view to move quickly through a story and read what matters to you
* Discover and explore stories based on your unique interests
* Bookmark your favorite timelines and view your entire reading history
* Share timelines instantly via Twitter, Facebook, Email, and SMS
Thanks to this application (and the other Widget apps from PacoLabs), you can now customize the Today view of your device, by adding custom widgets for some specific purposes.
From anywhere in your device, with a simple top to bottom swipe, you’ll have access to your own information and actions.
Add various widgets for your different needs.
You can, for instance, add a calendar that will display the current month and the busy days.
You can add an audio note that will be played and recorded quickly.
You can add your horoscope, a photo of the day (from the internet), some photos of your choice, some clocks and more…
The application contains some free widgets like the Note widget allowing you to quickly view and edit some text notes and reminders and the Decision widget allowing you to randomly choose one item among several choices.
Each other widget type can be tried and can be unlocked separately.
You can also unlock all the current and future widget types at once, if you are a widget addict !
Today as usual every week with new best three androids apps
we have picked up for you this week:
1-QualityTime – My Digital Diet
QualityTime is a fun, visually engaging and easy-to-use Android app that allows you to monitor and get real time reports on how much time you spend on your smartphone and on your favorite apps.QualityTime offers a unique and in-depth analysis of your phone usage. The app provides the ability to curb your habits by setting your own time restrictions like ‘alerts’ and ‘take a break’ actionable features to help you manage and control your usage when needed. You can also connect to the Internet of Things (IoT) to set alerts that tell you when you are overusing your phone!If you create a QualityTime account, you will be able to see detailed device usage history for up to 6 months, and the usage information will be securely backed-up in the Cloud.
“KineMaster brings powerful video editing to Android at last” – TNW(thenextweb.com)KineMaster has been featured by Google Play in more than 100 countries!! ***Are you looking for a professional-grade video editing app for your Android device? Look no further than KineMaster, the most advanced video editing app available today. KineMaster is the first and only professional video editor available for Android devices that is truly on par with any PC video editing software in terms of functions. The best part is, everything you need is in the palm of your hand! There’s absolutely no need to connect your phone to any external devices or servers for editing any longer.KineMaster features a multitrack video timeline that gives you the ability to drag and drop content as you wish. Import multimedia files from your phone or record on the spot and take advantage of KineMaster’s ample editing tools and transition effects to edit each clip. Cut, slice and splice your videos to create the perfect combination of clips, and use any of KineMaster’s diverse themes, animations and visual and audio effects to add some extra dimension to your project. Once your project is complete, you have the option of saving in various resolutions, up to 1080p, as well as sharing your video with your friends and family on various social media sites, including YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and more.With KineMaster, you can create your masterpiece in your hand.
Play thousands of free audio and video podcasts from all over the world!With nearly 3 million downloads, BeyondPod’s streamlined interface and powerful controls give you
easy access to millions of audio and video episodes from small publishers like local radio stations to “big name” publishers like CNN, ESPN, BBC, CBC.• ACCESS hundreds of thousands of free audio and video podcasts from all over the world.
• PLAY your content everywhere – online or offline.
• CUSTOMIZE your playlist the way you like.
According to the CM security website these are the worst password you should not have and must avoid because it is so easy to crack.
Check out the top 20 worst passwords, are any of yours in this list?
The iCloud flaw has resulted in hundreds of celebs having their accounts cracked and nude snaps leaked. Security issues like these may bother everyone from Hollywood stars to us. The CM Security Research Lab wants to remind you that creating a strong password is the easiest way to keep your private information safe in your devices.
New demands in digital era
The more complex your password, the harder they become to crack. Using a flimsy password just enables your juicy secrets to get stolen easily. Research shows that an 8-characters-long password containing numbers, upper and lower case letters can be decrypted in 41 days. However, if you increase this length from 8 to 10 characters, it would take 8 years to crack instead.
CM Security Research Lab tested that how password format and length affect decryption time:
In the digital era, people have become overwhelmed with having to remember so many passwords. To bolster your security, setting strong passwords is crucial however.
Techniques for setting passwords
A short simple password in an ordered letter combination is the easiest situation for hackers. They can break them really quickly. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for setting passwords:
1.Long and complex is always best.
The random combination of numbers + letters + symbols makes passwords incredibly strong.
2.Use info that’s secretly special to you.
Try a sentence from your favorite poem or songs. Use different passwords for different accounts.
3.Add particular web info to your different accounts passwords. We recommend you set different passwords for different website accounts. However, it might be easy to forget them. How about adding site names into the password? For instance, passwords for ebay: “ebay”+”bluemysz378”; passwords for twitter: ”bluemysz378”+”twitter”.
4.Replace letters and numbers in your own way: a→@; s→$; 1→!
Today with the second week of the best three applications for iphones and ipad of this week
Tripnary lets you collect all the places you want to see and plan your next adventure. Easily create your travel bucket list. Share it with friends. Update it obsessively. Compare airfares to every place on your list in one tap. And go!