American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

American adults still unfamiliar with online learning options

Pew Research finds that place based learning is still vital for most American lifelong learners

Online learning options have grown dramatically in the past decade, but this Pew Research poll shows that American adults are still largely in the dark about Internet learning 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (736)/Comments (-)/
Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

Facebook adds reaction emojis so you can express more than a simple "Like"

New animated emojis give you more choices of expression when reacting to posts

Facebook has released an expanded set of  emojis you can use to express your reaction to posts. And, of course, you can use more than one at a time.
Monday, February 29, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (901)/Comments (-)/
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Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google abandons Picasa and moves to Photos

Google is retiring the venerable but outdated Picasa app in March of 2016

Picasa rarely got any love from Google in the way of updates so it isn’t surprising, especially given Google’s expansion of the Google Photos app, that Picasa is officially on the chopping block. According to Google, there will be no further support after March 15, 2016, although current users can continue to use the app.
Saturday, February 13, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (919)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Microsoft issues emergency update to address critical security flaw

Security risk extends to all current versions of Windows and could allow remote takeover of your computer

Microsoft has released an update to fix a newly discovered security flaw that could allow “remote code execution” of a computer. The flaw is exploited through documents or webpages with embedded OpenType fonts and was considered critical enough for Microsoft to issue an immediate out-of-cycle patch. All current versions of Windows are affected including Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1.
Monday, July 20, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3782)/Comments (-)/
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What you’re going to like about Edge, Microsoft’s new browser

What you’re going to like about Edge, Microsoft’s new browser

Edge is replacing Internet Explorer, and it comes with a raft of new features you’re going to love

Ken Charvoz explains the latest features on Microsoft's new browser, Edge.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3000)/Comments (-)/
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Facebook has updated News Feed controls to put you (more) in charge

Facebook has updated News Feed controls to put you (more) in charge

New settings allow you to choose the pages and people you want to see first

Facebook has decided to take a step out of the way and let you choose—to an extent—the friends and pages that you want to see at the top of your feed when you first log on. According to Facebook “you’re the only one who truly knows what is most meaningful to you”, so they have expanded settings in News Feed Preferences to let you prioritize.
Friday, July 10, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3319)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft to abandon Skype Modern app and upgrade Translator

Microsoft to abandon Skype Modern app and upgrade Translator

Skype ditches the Modern app and focuses on the desktop while adding two new languages to the Translator preview

If you count on Skype to keep in touch with loved ones, it’s helpful to know about some of the recent changes that could impact you.
Thursday, July 09, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4604)/Comments (-)/
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Can’t wait for Windows 10? Get in line now.

Can’t wait for Windows 10? Get in line now.

Reserve your update or risk waiting in line

Windows 10 will be released in 190 countries world-wide on July 29. You'll get a notification when your upgrade is available for download, but Microsoft is saying that some notifications may be weeks or months after the release. Fortunately, if you are in a hurry you can reserve your spot in line for early notification with just a few clicks. Here's how.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5545)/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.
Thursday, April 17, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5664)/Comments (-)/
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Passwords: a love-hate relationship

We hate incomprehensible passwords, but we love the protection a good password provides

Good passwords are an inconvenience and we hate having to have a different password for each of our accounts. There, that’s out of the way. It’s the price we pay for living in an online world. So if you love peace of mind, here are some good tips for staying ahead of the hackers.
Friday, April 04, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (6643)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft Office 365 subscription on sale at Amazon

One-year subscription 33% off, good for up to five devices

If you have been waiting to try an Office 365 subscription, now might be a good time to jump in. Amazon is offering a Home Premium one-year subscription at a 33% discount. That subscription is good for installation on up to five devices, including the just-released Office Web App version for iPad.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (7109)/Comments (-)/
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Countdown to Zero-Day for Windows XP

Microsoft ends all support for the aging operating system on April 8

Microsoft will no longer provide security patches and updates for Windows XP after April 8. The aging operating system is obsolete, and users who still have XP need to upgrade—or face an increasing risk of exposure to malware and viruses. Learn more about the options you might have for upgrading your software, or purchasing a new computer. Microsoft is offering a $100 discount on selected new devices through June 15, 2014.
Thursday, March 27, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (6141)/Comments (-)/
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