Best Cell Phone Apps

Course Dates: 
Last 4 weeks: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
John Birken
Julia Loughran
Course Catalogs: 
2018 Spring

Want to learn some of the best cell phone software? We will learn selected apps such as medical, nutrition and exercise tracking and monitoring; ways to operate your laptop, tablet, and cell phone anywhere in the house or around the world; low cost travel; tutorials, university web courses, classic texts, piano lessons and science; entertainment from national and international radio stations and 25 years of PBS radio and TV archives. Participants must bring an Android or Apple phone with which they are familiar.

John Birken ( is an electronic engineer who received his degrees from New York University at Rensselaer. In his career he designed radar, communication, laser and computer systems. He identified new technology needs and ushered them into aircraft and satellite use. Julia Loughran ( Loughran has been teaching computer classes to seniors since 1997 at SeniorTech in Northern Virginia. She is the former owner of ThoughtLink, Inc., a coaching/consulting company. She holds a Master of Science in artificial intelligence from George Washington University.