Top Must-Have Senior Friendly Gadgets

Modern technology has definitely helped us go through our lives with ease. But for our seniors, living alone can be tough and dangerous at times. With advancing age, some basic tasks require help from caregivers or loved ones. To help seniors keep or regain their independence while keeping an eye on safety, here are some devices that can help out. These gadgets are designed for the elderly, and will help them remain safe and secure.

Mobile Alert Systems Top Must Have Senior Friendly Gadgets

Commonly known as Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) help seniors live independently.  Some of these systems are tethered or attached to a phone line, and the range is limited to a person’s home. Thanks to technology, these systems are getting smaller and mobile. From pendants to wrist-worn devices, seniors can now move freely outside the home and remain in contact with . An example of this would be our previous featured Verizonwireless’ SureResponse Medical Alert System. It allows users to contact their caregivers or loved one via cellular technology. Other companies are also offering the same service and technologies for the elderly. Learn more about this device on our previous post.

GPS-enabled Footwear Top Must Have Senior Friendly Gadgets Top Must Have Senior Friendly Gadgets

By the year 2050, almost 15 million Americans will be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. To date, it’s the 5th leading cause of death for people aged 65 and above. With almost 300 dementia-stricken loved-ones wandering or getting lost each day, the GPS-enabled shoe was born. Developed by the GTX Corp and Aextrex Worldwide, this shoe has a built-in mini locator on its heel and counterweights on the other end for balance. The shoe was originally to be used to track missing children but is now targeted for adults with cognitive deficits.  Since shoes are one of the most familiar objects for daily use, patients exhibiting signs of dementia or cognitive disorders won’t reject them.  ****As of 10/03/2014 this product has been discontinued***

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Senior-friendly Mobile Phones

 Top Must Have Senior Friendly Gadgets

Smartphones may the in-thing for the young but it can be a nightmare for the elderly. Although, they have smart features, seniors need basic and intuitive. Seniors dread being alone or isolated, and mobile phones can help them feel connected.  Phones like the Clarity mobile phone from Plantronics Inc. fit the bill.  It has a textured case which allows for an easier grip and is designed with four buttons: “Call”, “End Call”, and two buttons to navigate through the contacts list. Since most seniors aged 64 to 75 years old suffer from hearing loss, the phone has an amplifier, making it louder than regular mobile phones. These types of mobile phones can help seniors live independently, while giving loved ones peace of mind.

Electronic Pill Dispensers and other Assistive Devices Top Must Have Senior Friendly Gadgets


Helping seniors live independently can be challenging, especially when it comes to medications. Most seniors are required to take at least four medications per day. To help organize their daily dose of medicines, electronic pill dispensers are a must. Aside from dispensing pills, these devices can also remind them when they need to take their medicines. According to research conducted by the National Institute for Aging, using electronic medication reminders help seniors take their daily doses on time. Also, these assistive devices prevent mixing drugs that can result in adverse effects that may lead to death. Do your research on the best pill dispenser for your loved one, and find out what’s best for them.

These are four quality elder care technologies that are must-haves.  Although there are other gadgets and mobile apps that also help, we believe the equipment presented are necessary to keep our loved ones safe.  What other new senior-friendly technologies can you recommend?

A List Of Cellular Medical Alert Systems

Cellular Based Medical Alert Systems – A Review Of Providers & Prices

myHalo Fall Detection Pendants 300x165 A List Of Cellular Medical Alert Systems The new mobile personal emergency response systems (mPERS) are not tethered to a land-line like traditional in-home devices.  They operate on the same cellular signal that mobile phones do, offering mobility anywhere there is a cell signal.  Here is a list of popular cellular medical alert systems and models available today.  Note that monthly plans were selected based on the least expensive month-to-month price plan and NOT based on quarterly or annual contracted rates (which many providers may promote).  These prices and plans change regularly, so be sure to check the websites thoroughly before purchasing.  The Senior List recommends that you READ THE TERMS & CONDITIONS before purchasing (just as we have done).  This can be a painful process, but doing so can save you a lot of headaches down the road.  If you have questions, be sure to call the provider’s customer service line to get answers.  If you are promised something (like no-questions-asked-return at anytime) by the customer service operator, GET IT IN WRITING before committing.

Model (Manufacturer)
Activ Fee
Serv Fee
Min. Monthly $
Cancel Fee?
5Star (GreatCall)$49.99$35$14.99$14.99 minNoNoYesGreatCall
SureResponse (Verizon)$229.99$35$0$30NoYesNot at this timeSureResponse
LifeTrac (SecuraTrac)$197.78$0$0$34NoNoNot at this timeLifeTrac
Solo (MobileHelp)$0$99$0$41.95NoNoYesMobileHelp
eCare+Voice (Secureus)$99$30$0$39.95Yes$100Not at this timeeCare+Voice
A few notes about the table (above) and its contents.  Depending on the type of plan(s) you select, you may be able to reduce the cost of the equipment and/or your monthly costs.  However this is likely to place you in a long-term contract.  For example, Verizon Wireless will allow you to purchase the SureResponse device for $19 IF you are willing to enter into a 2 year agreement.  Similarly, a number of providers will offer a 1 or 2 year agreement (with payment up-front naturally) and reduce your overall monthly costs during the term of the agreement.  We don’t like long-term agreements (for a lot of reasons) but it may be suitable for your individual situation.  Just like anything, you have to make the best choice for you or your loved one.  We’re just trying to make the process a little easier.

We’ve also taken the liberty to make some recommendations based on customer feedback (click here to see reviews of medical alert system providersSureResponse lanyard A List Of Cellular Medical Alert Systems as well as consumer comments that follow each article).  We also looked closely at the following criteria; Transparency of acquisition costs, ease of use (of website), knowledge of customer service personnel, fees, excessive charges, long-term agreements, return policies, and more.  Our recommendations are also likely to change as some of these players get their acts together.  (For example one of the providers listed below had a link to Terms & Conditions that was inaccessible.)  Also, The Senior List staff does reach out to providers occasionally to ask questions, and advocate on your (the consumer’s) behalf.  We DO take into account a providers willingness to provide exceptional customer service, and we’ll continue to work with them to get better.

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BugMe Pro Giveaway

iphone BugMe BugMe Pro GiveawayThe Senior List is giving away the Pro version of BugMe!

The fine folks at Electric Pocket have provided The Senior List a number of Bugme Pro App coupons for you to use at iTunes.  If you’d like to download the Pro version of the BugMe! sticky-notes-app (for free), let us know on our Facebook page.  Just “like” The Senior List (if you haven’t already) and let us know you’d like a coupon for the BugMe! app at iTunes.  (Note: We only have the app coupons available for iOS/Apple products… Not android).

We’ll give them away on Friday, so make sure you check back to see if you’re a winner!  Thanks again to the developers at Electric Pocket (you guys rock!).

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New BugMe Pro For Boomers And Seniors

BugMe “Stickies” offer reminder notes for seniors!

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Wye Valley UK, February 26, 2013 –– Contrary to the stereotype of seniors avoiding modern technologies, many are embracing social media, smartphones, tablets and apps. Withiphone BugMe 215x300 New BugMe Pro For Boomers And Seniors Facebook and Skype, retirees can stay in touch with family and friends from afar, and with the BugMe Pro Stickies app, they can jot quick reminder notes to themselves just like they’ve done for decades – but with the benefit of setting alert tones to ensure they remember everything important to maintain their healthy lifestyles.

As more and more seniors embrace technology as part of “aging successfully,” retirement communities have seen the number of residents tapping away on all sorts of apps installed on their smartphones and tablets. Apps are enabling seniors to quickly and easily do their favorite things: enjoy their favorite music, learn new things, stay connected with family, try new recipes, play games with friends, and create fun reminders. Residents at The Stayton at Museum Way, a Fort Worth, Texas community sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), are one such community that has jumped head first into the large pool of apps available to them.

BugMe enables seniors to jot quick reminder notes with alerts

BugMe Stickies is an app popular among seniors because the handy virtual sticky notes it offers enables seniors to create fun reminder notes for themselves – or to share with friends. With BugMe!, the users can either write with their finger or the app’s keyboard, and place sticky notes on a corkboard. From there, they are able to set alarms and reminders, categorize them as urgent, or even stick them to the phone’s or tablet’s home page for an extra visual reminder.

“Our residents just love to learn and grow more every day, and they have the time to really learn and use apps as a way to access personalized content and stay in touch with family and friends,” said Amy Pearce, Lifestyles Director at The Stayton senior living community. “BugMe! Stickies is a great app for seniors because it’s not only fun to hand-write notes on a digital sticky pad, but it’s also a very practical way to set reminders for themselves.”

For the past sixteen years, BugMe! has been putting the utility and simplicity of the common sticky pad onto the screens of mobile devices. Unlike regular sticky pads, BugMe! enables users to share their notes with friends via email, or by posting them to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

“While sharing BugMe! notes is a personal way for seniors to express their thoughts in their own handwriting, its core purpose is to serve as a personal reminder system.”

While sharing BugMe! notes is a personal way for seniors to express their thoughts in their own handwriting, its core purpose is to serve as a personal reminder system. Each note can be assigned an alarm which will sound off at just the moment the user needs to be bugged. A favorite feature with BugMe! users is the ability to quickly choose alarm times from a pick list of time intervals – such as 20 minutes or “in an hour”. This makes the application very effective for informal, lightweight reminders, such as watching a TV show, taking medicine, returning a phone call, or plugging a parking meter.

A free version of BugMe! is available in the App Store and Google Play Store, while BugMe! Stickies Pro, which offers more notes, can be purchased for $1.99. More information can be found at

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About Electric Pocket Limited:

Electric Pocket has been developing mobile applications and solutions for over 15 years from its base in South Wales, UK. The company’s award winning product portfolio includes apps for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry. Electric Pocket provides engineering jump-start and consultancy services for companies looking to deliver great mobile products. Samsung, Sony and Vodafone are a few of EP’s top flight clients. For more information, visit

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Win A 5 Star Medical Alert From GreatCall

Share our 5Star Medical Alert Product Review to win

5Star on keychain sm Win A 5 Star Medical Alert From GreatCallAre you in the market for a mobile medical alert system?  The Senior List is giving away a 5 Star Medical Alert System (in less than 2 weeks).  On February 15th you’ll could walk away with your own 5 Star medical alert system just by sharing our review with your friends!  If you’re not familiar with the 5 Star alert system, we profiled it for you in an earlier post.  (You can find it by simply clicking here.)  You can win our demo device by sharing our article in 2 ways:

  1. To qualify for our random drawing, simply visit our Facebook page and then “like us”.  Once you’ve liked us on facebook, find our posting about the “5 Star from GreatCall“.  Once you find it- SHARE that post on your own facebook wall… It’s that simple.
  2. Second way to qualify is to tweet our original article.  Just make sure you include our hashtag (@seniorlist) so we know you’re interested in winning.

If you wish, you can also comment the Facebook post itself to let us know how badly you want it!  You’ll find our Facebook page directly at facebook2 app Win A 5 Star Medical Alert From  Once we draw the winner’s name, we’ll announce it on our Facebook page followed by an announcement on Twitter.

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Product Review: The Life Trac Mobile Protector

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The LifeTrac MobileProtector from SecuraTrac is a nice looking device that we’re excited about.  We’re seeing a new generation of PERS (personal emergency response systems) that are giving the traditional medical alert system community a run for it’s money.  The newer systems are mobile (cellular network driven) and this is something we’ve been advocating for a number of years.  Until now we haven’t seen a lot of competition in the untethered space, but we’re starting to like what we see here!  This could also be classified as a senior-friendly mobile phone, but it’s very small and offers the best of both worlds (medical alert + cell phone technology).


Product Info: Life Trac Medical Alert System

  • Name: Life Trac MobileProtector
  • Website Info: Life Trac powered by SecuraTrac
  • Auto Fall Detection? : No
  • Equipment Cost: $197.78  (retail)
  • Monthly Cost: $34.98 per device (includes 30 minutes of talk time) $44.98 gets you 200 cell minutes per month.LifeTrac system Product Review: The Life Trac Mobile Protector
  • Features:  Lanyard, Elastic Arm/Leg Band, and Belt Clip Accessories (available for a nominal charge), Easy to use Panic Button, 3 easy to use (prominent) Speed Dial Buttons, Untethered 24/7 Monitoring on a Cellular Network, GPS Tracking (with Geo Fencing ), works in Over 140 Countries, Convenience Calling, and an Online Portal to help manage device features, etc. (called the LifeTrac Dashboard)

Review: LifeTrac Mobile Protector from SecuraTrac

As we mentioned above, we’re excited about the Life Trac MobileProtector and we’re equally excited to see the medical alert system industry evolve the way it is (albeit slowly).  We’d put the SecuraTrac device in our “must consider” list of PERS devices.  It is mobile (via cellular network) and it allows the user to take it with them to over 140 countries without hassle (like having to swap out SIM cards, etc.).  Geo Fencing is a very cool feature that you can opt for with this device.  Geo Fencing allows LifeTrac Dashboard caregiver/monitor to set geographic boundaries that alert them if the user proceeds outside the predefined area.  This is particularly useful for dementia and/or Alzheimer’s sufferers that are prone to wandering!  The ability to pinpoint the user’s location has obvious benefits when trying to locate the user after the emergency button has been pushed.

The LifeTrac MobileProtector can also be used as a mobile phone just as you’d use your own cell phone.  Your monthly service plan includes cell phone usage/minutes.  There are 4 speed dial buttons on the front of the device that allow for easy dialing.  One of these buttons is reserved for the emergency call center, but the other 3 can be pre-programmed to call anyone (such as a caregiver, son/daughter, or loved one).  Finally this device has an inactivity alert aboard that will send an emergency message to loved ones (or a caregiver) so they can call the unit to check up on the user.  This inactivity alert is a great feature that SecuraTrac believes may be more  reliable than fall detection technology.

The Bottom Line:

satalite 150x150 Product Review: The Life Trac Mobile ProtectorLifeTrac is another device that we really like, and it is at (or near) the top of our list for consideration.  We’re not sure a user would wear this around their neck… but what the heck, it’s nice to have that option.  This device seems simple to use, operates on a cellular network for freedom outside the home, and doubles as a senior friendly cell phone.  We also like the geo-fencing option as well as the inactivity alerts.  All-in-all this one is worth looking at.

If you’ve used the LifeTrac Medical Alert System or know someone who has, please give us your opinion in the comment section below!


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Product Review: SureResponse Medical Alert System from Verizon

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Product Review: Sure Response Medical Alert System

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The Verizon Sure Response is one of the newest medical alert systems on the market today.  This entry (which Verizon calls a mobile emergency response system) gets closest to we at The Senior List envision as an ideal offering in this space.  It truly is mobile (cellular network driven), offers GPS tracking, and can connect you to caregivers (or loved ones) if necessary.docking station Product Review: Sure Response Medical Alert System

 EDITOR’S NOTE: This product review has been updated based on actual reports from The Senior List community.  Click here to read the Updated Review: Sure Response Medical Alert from Verizon

Product Info: Sure Response Medical Alert

  • Name: Verizon SureResponse
  • Website Info: Verizon Wireless – Sure Response
  • Auto Fall Detection? : No
  • Equipment Cost: $229.99 (retail) OR 19.99 with a 2 year plan (note: early termination fees will apply)
  • Monthly Cost: $30 per device (also requires a $35 activation fee)
  • Features: Lanyard, Wrist Strap and Belt Clip Accessories Included, Water Resistant Panic Buttons, Untethered 24/7 Monitoring on a Cellular Network (Verizon Wireless), GPS Tracking (must be enabled and shared/volunteered), Convenience Calling, and an Online Portal to help manage lists of caregivers etc. (called Sure Response Online)

Review: Sure Response Medical Alert System from Verizon

wearable emergency device Product Review: Sure Response Medical Alert SystemAs we noted above, Verizon’s SureResponse mobile emergency response system is now at the top of our list when it comes to medical alert systems.  First the criticism; We like the form factor but it looks bulky on the wrist (uncomfortable) and we doubt many people would want to wear it there (until it gets much smaller).  It’s also bigger than some of the other pendant worn alert systems, and it may look like your loved one is wearing a cellular phone around their neck (because they are).  We’re guessing this will be worn on the belt clip OR kept in a pocket for many future users out there, although from an accessibility standpoint we do like the pendant option.  It also lacks fall detection, but devices with fall detection haven’t made the splash we thought they would as yet so maybe down the road IF they can get it right (many have failed).  Finally we probably wouldn’t trust this in the shower with us… Until Verizon discloses a little more about just how water resistant the device is, we’d keep it away from H2O if we could help it.

OK now for the good stuff… The Senior List thinks this looks like a great option for those in need.  The ability to be UNTETHERED is something that many folks have  been looking for (at a comparable price point to the tethered solutions).  It’s backed by a reputable company with relatively transparent terms and conditions. That seems trivial but try to find details from some of the traditional distributors out there and you’ll agree.  Also the (optional) GPS tracking is something that’s been on our wish list for sometime.  I say optional because the user/owner designates (or not) the folks that are able to track them (via SureResponse Online).  If this feature is not activated, it is only used in the case of an emergency (so emergency personnel can locate the person in need).  Here’s another item worth mentioning, and another reason we like what we see so far… IF your loved one needs to go into a nursing facility, under the existing terms and conditions they ARE eligible to opt out of their 2 year agreement.  There are specific details associated with this “second right to cancel” so read the T’s & C’s carefully.

The Bottom Line:

We want to see more given this is new to the market, but we really like what we’re seeing here.  The Sure Response by Verizon would definitely be worth looking into.  It’s near the top of our list (Note; Based on customer feedback, we recommend a wait-and-see approach to this device.  Do your research, and read the comments throughout our site.) and we’ll be looking forward to monitoring their success with this mobile medical alert system.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This product review has been updated based on actual reports by The Senior List community.  Click here to read the Updated Review: Sure Response Medical Alert from Verizon

If you’ve used the SureResponse Medical Alert System or know someone who has, please give us your opinion in the comment section below, and provide a star rating (also below)!


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The Best Apps for Seniors 2012

The Best Apps For Seniors

We’ve had a lot of feedback on an earlier article we wrote about the best iPhone apps for seniors.  There are a good many apps out there for both Android and iOS, so we looked around the web to see what other sources are suggesting.  Here are just a few of our favorites:iOS apps The Best Apps for Seniors 2012

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GoMeals (Android);  “GoMeals gives you tools and information to help you succeed at healthy eating.  Three applications in one! A nutritional database, powered by CalorieKing, combined with a restaurant locator and a food tracking tool.” (Google play)

Cognifit The Best Apps for Seniors 2012CogniFit (iOS & Android); “CogniFit is the ultimate brain training app. Play different brain games to challenge your mind and train your cognitive skills like you never did before!” (iTunes)

pillboxie The Best Apps for Seniors 2012Pillboxie (iOS); “Pillboxie is the easy way to remember your meds. Other med reminder apps are either too complicated or just downright boring. Pillboxie is easy because it lets you *visually* manage your meds. Scheduling a reminder is as easy as dropping a pill into a pillbox.” (iTunes)


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Words With Friends (iOS & Android); Words with Friends is a multi-player word game developed by Zynga With Friends (formerly Newtoy, Inc.). Players can take turns building words w friends The Best Apps for Seniors 2012words crossword puzzle style with an opponent in a manner similar to the classic board game Scrabble (the rules of the two games are similar, but Words with Friends is not officially associated with the Scrabble brand). Up to 20 games can be played simultaneously using push notifications to alert players when it is their turn.  Players may look up friends either by username or through Facebook, or be randomly assigned an opponent.” (Wikipedia)

find my iPad The Best Apps for Seniors 2012Find My iPad (iOS); “If you misplace your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, the Find My iPhone app will let you use another iOS device to find it and protect your data. Simply install this free app on another iOS device, open it, and sign in with your Apple ID. Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map, play a sound, display a message, remotely lock your device, or erase all the data on it.” (iTunes)

iBooks (iOS);  “iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books iBooks The Best Apps for Seniors 2012
or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a
tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.” (iTunes)


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iCam The Best Apps for Seniors 2012iCam (iOS); “iCam allows you to remotely monitor multiple live video and audio webcam feeds from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad over WiFi, 3G and EDGE. Popular uses include baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, spy cam, and security camera.” (iTunes)

GasBuddy (iOS & Android); For finding cheapest gas on the go.  Locates gas stations nearest you and see their current gas prices.  “Find Cheap Gas Prices.  Join the more gas buddy The Best Apps for Seniors 2012than 23 million drivers that are saving money every time they fill up by using GasBuddy.  Share gas prices you see to win free gas and help others save money too!” (iTunes)

E 911 The Best Apps for Seniors 2012Elder 911 (iOS); Dr. Marion’s Caregiving app has useful info for caregivers and others.  “You get the call: “Your mother has fallen and is in the hospital. How soon can you get here?” As you rush for the airport, you ask yourself: “What do I do? Who can I call? What do I ask? How do I know? What if they’re wrong? What’s going to happen?” (iTunes)  This app helps the user navigate these tough situations.


There are many, many more great apps for seniors (and boomers).  We’d love to hear from you- What are some of your favorites?  Add your suggestions in the comments below.

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Apple Products: Boxy But Good

Crazy People Poster Apple Products: Boxy But GoodThe Urban Dictionary defines an Apple Fanboy as “A passionate advocate and promoter for Apple operating systems and hardware; also known as an Apple Evangelist”.  Now I never considered myself a Fanboy but I certainly have (at times) advocated, and maybe evangelized their products…  Those of us at The Senior List believe the Apple operating system (iOS) is quite intuitive and ought to be considered a great choice for boomers and seniors looking for tech devices.  We’ve written about tablets and their wonderful utility around the home, and we’ve written extensively about smartphones and dumb phones.

In the movie Crazy People (starring Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah), a struggling ad executive creates a truth-in-advertising campaign after he is voluntarily committed to a mental hospital.  His inspiration comes from his fellow psychiatric patients, and the simple (yet attention getting) slogans take the advertising world by storm!  One of our favorite slogans that the “team” came up with was for Volvo, a boring brand but strong on safety.  The slogan went “Volvo – They’re Boxy But They’re Good“.  Sadly, (or maybe not so sadly) Apple’s latest products seem to fit this same mold… boxy but good.  Anyone who’s held a sexy Samsung Galaxy S3 in their hand and compared it to the new Apple iPhone 5 understands what I’m talking about… The iPhone 5 is boxy but it’s good.

iPhone5tall 106x300 Apple Products: Boxy But GoodLot’s of folks (including myself) hoped for more than a taller, lighter iPhone in this latest release.  Perhaps the distraction of being the worlds most valuable tech company (and brand), allowed them to take their eye off the ball.  Perhaps without Steve Jobs at the helm we should give them more time to get their sea-legs under them.  Or, perhaps we’ve just entered a phase where the other guys are going to finally make a big run at Apple.  Microsoft just released Windows 8, Samsung Galaxy phones are outselling Apple iPhones on a number of carriers, and the new ultra books on the market look pretty nifty (at half the cost of the MacBook Air).  Add all this to the disastrous Apple iOS Maps debacle, and Apple suddenly looks vulnerable.  Don’t just take it from me… take a peak at Apple’s stock volatility over the last month or so!

I’m guessing that Apple will continue to be the innovative stalwart that got them where they are today.  They’ll get things right with Apple Maps, and I’ll make a prediction that the next iPhone (iPhone 6?) will be more than just a taller phone with room for “a 5th row of icons“…

Famous slogans that Emory Leeson’s (Dudley Moore) “creative team” came up with in the movie:

  • “Forget Paris. The French can be annoying. Come to Greece. We’re nicer” (for a Greek travel agency)
  • “Come… IN the Bahamas” (for the Bahamas national tourism board)
  • “Jaguar — For men who’d like hand-jobs from beautiful women they hardly know” (for Jaguar Autos)
  • “It won’t just scare you, it will F (sic) you up for life!” (for a new horror film called The Freak)