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Women on the move: Becky

Women on the Moveis a one-a-month series on this blog about women of retirement age who refuse to retire from life. Women who seek and embrace change. Women who stand at the bend in the road and, with a sense of adventure, impulsiveness, curiosity and courage, keep walking.

Moments

Only you will ever know the moments that make it all worthwhile.

Listen to the quiet

The first warning came from my grandmother. I was 27, running through life. Not like there was no tomorrow but like I had to get to tomorrow before anyone else did. My grandmother gave me a book, “Slow Me Down, Lord”. I did not listen to the warning.

Could she dance

She was a 70-something, 5-foot something, silver-haired beauty with eyes that could carry on a conversation and a smile that could make a beggar give up his last dime.

Advertorial: 300 More Reasons to Head South For the Winter

As temperatures begin to drop up North, Southern Vacation Rentals is gearing up for the winter by adding nearly 300 vacation rentals to their options for guests to stay along the beaches of Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama.

Advertorial - Snowbird season is almost here

Get ready for a sweet Southern experience because snowbird season is almost here!

Advertorial - Choose a sweet southern winter vacation in Northwest Florida

Dreaming of spending your winter in a warmer climate? Southern Vacation Rentals wants to help you find the perfect home, cottage or condo rental in Northwest Florida for your extended stay this winter.

Hamilton: Not a lunchpail town

A trip to the Hamilton area will soon convince you that there is much more there than steel-mills, bowling alleys and football.

The world’s greatest detective

Robert Fabian, who had risen through the ranks of the London Metropolitan Police Force to become detective superintendent of Scotland Yard, was popularly known as the world’s greatest detective.

Memories of London’s underground

All the hubbub surrounding Toronto’s expansion of its smallish subway service got me to thinking about the massive London Underground System with its almost 300 stations on 11 different lines.

Forever Young Information

Canada's Adult Lifestyle Publication

How smart is your home?

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Feb 12, 2011 - 8 comments

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the degree to which a home can be automated and controlled offsite is limited only by the homeowner’s imagination. Almost any function can be controlled including home security, lighting, heating – even...

Young neighbour issued us all a challenge

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Feb 11, 2011 - 4 comments

The idea for this month’s story on home automation was spawned by a recent visit to the home of my super-bright neighbour, named Chris Harris. He’s a systems guy, an engineer, who rebuilds industrial plants to meet the specs of new...

It’s raining tablets in 2011

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Feb 03, 2011 - 4 comments

Tablets, tablets and more tablets are the order of the day early in 2011 as dozens of tech companies rush to follow in the 2011 success of Apple’s iPad. To wit: • Maxine Cheung of itbusiness.ca writes on 10 IT predictions...

Quora’s the hottest new info community

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Jan 25, 2011 - 4 comments

  It should take more than a pulse and an internet connection to turn someone into an expert, but sometimes that seems to be the way we treat people online. Almost from the internet’s earliest days, people were going on chat...

2011: Year of the tablet

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Jan 12, 2011 - 4 comments

  At a Dec. 3 presser announcing new plans for data-sharing including the early-2011 launch of Rogers On Demand Online for tablets, Rogers Communcations EVP and chief marketing officer John Boynton predicted that the tablet  will become “a mobile hub through...

Navigator

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Jan 04, 2011 - 4 comments

FYI introduces Shane Schick as our online information specialist. Schick is the editor-in-chief of IT World Canada, where he oversees six different magazines about technology and business. He has been a columnist for the Globe and Mail, a judge of several...

iPhones, iPads selling briskly

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Dec 17, 2010 - 4 comments

  Apple sold 3.89-million Macs during its fiscal fourth quarter ending Sept. 25, a 27-per-cent unit increase over the year-ago quarter, the computer giant announced in October. Other sales numbers announced: • The company sold 14.1-million iPhones in the quarter, representing...

The terrors of technology

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Aug 04, 2010 - 4 comments

Everybody told me I needed a new computer. So I went out and bought one. The Acer Aspire is a spiffy-looking laptop with approximately 300 features I will never use. Everybody said I needed new software to go with the new...

Boomers love computers

Oct 01, 2008 - 4 comments

Another survey conducted by a U.S.-based computer-service company reveals how extensively boomers rely on their computers. The survey was conducted in June for support.com and indicates: more than 70 per cent of the boomers surveyed report a computer breakdown would be...

Gift Guide: Purse Hook

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Dec 20, 2007 - 8 comments

There's a brilliant solution to a problem women deal with all the time -- what do you do with your purse in a restaurant? Put it on nasty germy floors? Grab a spare chair? Hang it on the back of your...