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PowerPoint and Excel courses are now available for partner download, iOS 8 and Windows 9 on the horizon

Hot off the press! PowerPoint 2013 (includes PowerPoint 2010), Excel Online and PowerPoint Online. iOS 8 release due soon, I think it's going to be the best yet! Rumors say that Windows 9 will preview in a few months.
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Friday, August 15, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (5)/Comments (-)/

Turning on closed captions and subtitles on iOS and Android

Here is what you need to know about this accessibility technology and how to use it

Subtitles, closed captions, SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of hearing) are accessibilty technologies that interpret video for those with hearing loss. This article explains the differences and shows you how to turn them on either an Android or iOS device.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (6)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Instagram update: toolbox additions!

New Creative Tools

Instagram has updated its app with some new tools and more control over the whole process. Here's a quick rundown of the new features and how to use them.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (96)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Facebook launches Nearby Friends feature

Here's what you need to know about the new location-sharing feature

Facebook has launched Nearby Friends, a new feature that shares your location with your Facebook friends, and shows you where your friends are as well. Here are the details of the new feature, including how to opt-in and set it up.
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Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (125)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Mastering Gmail’s powerful search capabilities

Gmail has some serious search tools built in. What else would you expect from the premier search site?

There are a lot of reasons to love Gmail, and the ability to search using just about any parameter in an email is one of them. I'll show you how to use Gmail's powerful operators and boolean constructions to find just about anything in Gmail or Google Calendar.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (706)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Question before you click

Four steps to protect yourself from hackers

The act of hacking and system cracking has been in existence since the earliest forms of electronic communications. Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from this kind of attack.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Ron Wisdom/Number of views (1192)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Facebook wants to be in the middle of your free Wi-Fi

Like to surf the Internet using free Wi-Fi at the local coffee shop? You might soon find that you are asked to check in via Facebook for the privilege.

Facebook Wi-Fi might be coming to your favorite free hotspot soon. It'll ask you to check in to the business' s Facebook Page in order to access the free Wi-Fi. Using Facebook Wi-Fi can result in posts of your location to your timeline, even automatic posts in future visits. Find out what this means and how you can control your privacy settings.
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Monday, June 02, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (495)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

eBay latest to suffer massive data breach

Stolen employee credentials were used to gain access to user information according to online retailer

eBay has announced that it will begin asking users to change their passwords later today after the discovery of a massive data breach.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (577)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Word Online course available to OASIS partner organizations

Microsoft Office Online is a free resource for those who don’t need the full version – and it’s free!

 Word Online is published and available for OASIS Connections partners. This free online version of Word was requested by instructors who wanted an easier, free version of Word to teach to students without the need for expensive software.
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Monday, May 19, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (618)/Comments (-)/

New in your News Feed: Facebook Trending

It’s what people are talking about on Facebook

Facebook has introduced a new feature you may have noticed on your homepage. Trending, which lies to the right of your News Feed, is a compilation of some of the hot topics trending on Facebook. Each suggested topic has a title and a short explanatory introduction.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (690)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

Mother's Day in a connected way

Making interactions that count ... and matter

Calling your Mom on Mother's Day?  Now there may be a better way.  Facetime, Skype and texting are all great means of connecting with Moms.  But what does new research by experts Sherry Turkle and Catherine Steiner-Adair say about how Moms are connecting with their kids?
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Thursday, May 08, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (901)/Comments (-)/
Categories: HealthTechnology2

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 (1063)/Comments (-)/

Heartbleed averted

OASIS not vulnerable, member records safe

OASIS summer classes start soon and class registration is just around the corner. By now you’ve most likely heard of the new online security bug called “Heartbleed.” Whether you register in person or do so online, you can rest assured that your information is safe with OASIS, as we were not impacted by this bug.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014/Author: Ron Wisdom/Number of views (958)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Technology2

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 (1185)/Comments (-)/

Too old for Twitter? You bet your magic beans you're not

Social media an important tool for seniors

I had a lovely surprise this weekend at the movie theater when the preview trailer for "Draft Day" played. See for yourself in this 10 second clip with Kevin Costner and Ellen Burstyn . . .
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Monday, April 07, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1857)/Comments (-)/
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