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Guide Change Apps of the Week


Here are three great apps and tech tips related to help you save time, manage money or build social wealth. Magnifier

Did you know that you can use your smartphone as a magnifier? iPhones have a built-in feature that will both enlarge and brighten things like fine print on a medicine bottle, expiration dates on food, or menus in a dimly lit restaurant. The Magnifier feature is now available as an App, or you may need to check Settings > Accessibility to turn on Magnifier with some iOS updates. Once ready, you simply click-three times on the right-side button on your iPhone to activate Magnifier. Then you can just use the slider to increase text size and/or brighten what you are reading. No label is too small!




LastPass

Cybersecurity is a major concern for many. In all likelihood, some of your old passwords were exposed to criminals around the world in one of the hundreds of data breaches that impact companies every year. It is time to use a password manager such as LastPass. LastPass will manage all your passwords in a secure vault that you access via a single password and a multi-factor authentication code that is delivered on your cell phone.


BenefitsCheckup

Visit the Website benefitscheckup.org by the National Council on Aging to discover hundreds of benefit programs available nationwide and in your area. Benefit categories include healthcare, food, housing, employment, veteran’s benefits, and more. This is a great way to find out what public benefits from Federal, State and local government agencies could possibly assist you in a time of need or to assist someone you love who needs assistance.



Guide Change will be posting several Apps of the Week articles with suggestions on how you can use technology to improve your life. Our focus will be on Apps that relate to longevity, money, and aging, but many of these apps and tech tips can be used by anyone. To find out more about Guide Change, visit us at Guidechange.com.