— AARP Missouri is hosting computer classes in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas throughout 2018. The topics include online safety, Microsoft operating systems, how to use a smartphone or tablet, and social media. Technology is continually changing, and these classes can help Missourians learn how to use online tools to interact with family and friends, find a job and conduct personal business. The classes are free to AARP members and their guests, but registration is required. For more information …

— The holidays are coming, and this could be a perfect time to learn how to capture special moments with a smartphone camera. AARP Illinois is offering a two-hour course on smartphone photography on Friday, Oct. 27, in Peoria. Participants will learn how to take and organize great pictures and safely share them with family and friends. The class begins at 10 a.m. at the Proctor Center Auditorium, 309 S. DuSable St. The event is free, but space is limited and …

— By Lisa Bertagnoli Yazmine Carbajal, an industrial-design student, wants to help older people benefit from new technology. She recalled the frustrated attempts to assist her 75-year-old grandmother in using an iPad. Shaky hands made it hard for her to use the device’s small buttons, and she kept forgetting the order of multiple functions. “I thought, Huh, I don’t know how she uses this,” said Carbajal, 23, who attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This past summer, she was in …

— Older Americans are embracing digital technology more than ever. Four in 10 Americans 65-plus have smartphones, while a third own tablets and a fifth have e-readers. AARP Alabama invites those who are still figuring out how to use a touch-screen tablet to come to an AARP TEK workshop in Montgomery on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Participants will learn how to use a tablet for texting, sharing photos and keeping in touch with family members and friends on Facebook. In addition, they …

— Look what’s coming to Concord and Manchester:  FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their smartphones.  It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from four workshops offered on three dates – August 10, 17 and 22 – at a variety of times.  Registration is required.  Register online or by calling 1 866 591 8105. Featured workshops …

— Look what’s coming to Manchester:  FREE hands-on workshops for those who want to get the most out of their smartphones.  It’s all part of the AARP TEK program (Technology, Education, Knowledge) with friendly TEK guides available to answer your questions and provide one-on-one help. Choose from three workshops offered on three dates – June 30, July 8 and July 13, 2016 – at a variety of times.  Registration is required.  Register online or by calling 1 866 591 8105. Featured …

— Gain confidence in using a tablet or smartphone by taking a free workshop sponsored by AARP and AT&T. The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops help people 50-plus get comfortable with using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. A TEK workshop will be held in Des Moines on April 14-15. Two-hour sessions in the morning are designed for beginners and in the afternoon for those with intermediate skills. Devices will be …

— Gain confidence in using a tablet or smartphone by taking a free workshop sponsored by AARP and AT&T. The AARP TEK (Technology, Education and Knowledge) workshops help people 50-plus get comfortable with using mobile technology to gather information, take photos and stay connected with family and friends. The TEK workshop will be held in Columbus on April 4-5. Two-hour sessions in the morning are designed for beginners and in the afternoon for those with intermediate skills. Devices will be provided …

— Join AARP for a free hands-on workshop for those who want to get the most out of their Android Smartphones. All participants will get a hands on experience with their Android Smartphones as well as a free touchscreen stylus pen. All registrants must bring their own Android Smartphone to get the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience. This AARP event is fun and free, but seating is limited If you are new to mobile technology, but ready to discover how …

— Are you intimidated by your smartphone? Or, perhaps, you’d love to dominate that smartphone of yours. Join AARP in St. Louis for a FREE TEK (Technology Education & Knowledge) workshop for android smartphones. Mobile devices keep evolving, and our staff is here to take the fear out technology and replace it with FUN, hands-on learning. Seating is limited in order for you to receive personal attention. So, reserve your seat today! What You Will Learn • How to use or …