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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 (782)/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 (572)/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 (1118)/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 (1497)/Comments (-)/
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 (1269)/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 (1108)/Comments (-)/
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Take advantage of your smart phone apps this summer!

Smart phones are powerful tools that can be used to enhance the things we enjoy. One of the great features of smart phones is all of the apps (applications) that can run on your phone. These programs make your phone a more useful tool by adding more functionality, especially when you’re on the move. Here are just a few of those handy apps.
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Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Jamesey Thomas/Number of views (2035)/Comments (-)/

Huge security flaw found in Internet Explorer

Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC

Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2296)/Comments (-)/
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Easy to remember, hard to crack

Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane

Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2305)/Comments (-)/
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Skype group calling is now free for everyone

Former premium feature is now available at no cost to all Skype users

You can call a group of up to 25 of your closest friends and colleagues for a video chat absolutely free now in Skype.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2500)/Comments (-)/
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Older internet users suffer less depression

New evidence supports technology training approach

Michigan State University's Shelia Cotten finds computer use among retirees reduces the risk of depression by more than 30%--using a model similar to OASIS Connections.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (2845)/Comments (-)/

Facebook axes chat and texting functions from mobile app

Mobile users will have to install stand-alone Messenger app to chat with friends

Facebook mobile users are in for a surprise. Messenger is gone! Facebook has removed the popular texting function from the mobile app and replaced it with the stand-alone Facebook Messenger app. Don't despair, the new app is easy to install and use.
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Friday, April 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (3308)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook annoyances: auto-play video

Don’t like the videos that Facebook automatically plays in your news feed? Here’s how to turn them off.

Facebook recently updated the news feed to include videos that play automatically. If you aren't a fan, or are concerned with videos eating up too much of your data plan, then here is how to turn them off.
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Monday, April 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2729)/Comments (-)/
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Google's new one click picture-friendly email

No more hunting for photos, Gmail users now have instant access to their Google+ gallery

Here’s another reason to use Auto Backup for the pictures you take with your cell phone (Android or IOS.) Google has added a new insert button that instantly accesses all of your photos from within the Gmail window.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (2036)/Comments (-)/
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Top five apps for travelin' light

Being prepared without dragging along the library

I try to be ready for anything on the road, a tendency that was burned in during my scout leader years of "Being Prepared." Smartphones make it easy to bring along maps, itineraries, tour guides and resources – so all the information you need is in your hip pocket.
Here are my favorites, in Part Two of the "Travelin' Light" series.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014/Author: Janice Branham/Number of views (3169)/Comments (-)/
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