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The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

Guest blogger Yenni Mercado is getting around language barrier for many of her Spanish-speaking students

Many library patrons come in need of computer training that is offered in Spanish. Having curriculum and materials that have been translated makes the learning curve better. 
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (204)/Comments (-)/
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Meeting technology demand public library style

Meeting technology demand public library style

Today's library patrons want something more than books

With patrons in need of high-quality technology training, Broward County Library has found a cost-effective and sustainable model through OASIS Connections.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (73)/Comments (-)/
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Windows 10 revealed and I think you'll like it

Lots of great features and oh yeah, it's free

 I admit it, I'm excited. Windows 10 promises to do something I've wished for a long time: Erase app differences between devices.
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Friday, January 23, 2015/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (50)/Comments (-)/
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Skype translator is a game changer for communications

Skype translator is a game changer for communications

Real-time machine translations breaks new ground for instant communication between those who don't speak a common language

 Skype Translator offers the stuff of sci-fi: real-time (or as close as possible to real-time) translations of a voice conversation in two different languages. When one user speaks, a computerized voice speaks the translation to the other user, and vice versa. A running transcription of the original and translated words appears in a sidebar, ensuring that any misunderstanding from the machine is obvious to the speaker.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (250)/Comments (-)/
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Skype is coming to a browser near you

Skype is coming to a browser near you

Microsoft says a new Skype, a web app that will work within major browsers, is around the corner

Microsoft has just announced Skype for Web, a browser-based web app that will allow anyone (maybe?) to use Skype using only a browser.

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Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1743)/Comments (-)/
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New course iOS 8 published

New course is more in-depth and has been combined into one manual

The new manual for iOS 8 is on the downloads page in both English and Spanish. The manual is bigger and better than ever.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1503)/Comments (-)/
Celebrating 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

Celebrating 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

Julie Blow volunteered to create 50th reunion memory book and picked up tech skills along the way.

Taking on a creative project is a great way to pick up new computer skills.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (2128)/Comments (-)/
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New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

Feature makes your critical health alerts and emergency contact information available even when phone locked

Your phone might be the first link emergency personnel have to your medical data and emergency contacts. The new Health app in iOS 8 has a built-in ICE (In Case of Emergency) feature that can be accessed even if the screen is locked. Here's how to set it up, and alternatives for Android users and those without iOS 8 as well.
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Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2504)/Comments (-)/
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Taking a step back in time is a great reason and way to learn technology

Taking a step back in time is a great reason and way to learn technology

Wellness with Cindy

Looking into your ancestry is even more fun and effective with technology.
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Friday, October 03, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue Blair/Number of views (2259)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft reveals the next OS--Windows 10

The curtain was partially peeled back today for a glimpse of the future of Windows. The name was a surprise, what else did we learn?

Microsoft gave everyone a peek, and a time table of sorts, to the new Windows OS today. According to various rumors, the new edition was to be called Windows 9, or Threshold, or just plain Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone and christened it Windows 10, emphasising that this is not just an upgrade, but a whole new way of doing business.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2109)/Comments (-)/
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iOS 8 adoption rate nearing 50% only 5 days after release

Apple developer website shows Apple users jumping on quickly

Adoption of iOS 8 reached nearly 50% 5 days after release according to Apple's App Store measurments. 
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2313)/Comments (-)/
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iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

iPhone 6 or Bendgate - Which is flimsier?

There’s a lot of hype about the iPhone 6 Plus bending easily, but don’t take it too seriously. Just don’t sit on it.

Bendgate, the reported tendency of the new iPhone 6 to flex and bend, has gone viral. But today's mobile phones have always been subject to bending and the iPhone 6 is no exception. In fact, SquareTrade, the company that insures mobile phones, says the iPhone 6 is the toughest model they've ever tested. Get some perspective and watch the video here.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2555)/Comments (-)/
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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and (maybe) a whole lot more Tuesday

Will we see the debut of the iWatch, iOS 8, maybe even a new iPad?

 If you’re an Apple fan then Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10am PDT is circled in red on your calendar and your reminders are set. Apple will be live streaming a huge event to announce the new iPhone 6 and, as their media invite said, they do wish they could say more.
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Sunday, September 07, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2507)/Comments (-)/
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Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

Resumes often fail to pass the software scan. Here's how to pass the barrier.

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2646)/Comments (-)/

Google photo sphere comes to iOS

App for iPhone and iPad takes stunning immersive photos

Google photo sphere might just change the way you take pictures. Gone is the traditional frame, replaced by an immersive 360 degree sky-to-earth photo. And now it's available for the iPhone and iPad.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2537)/Comments (-)/
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