Bewitching new ways to connect with my grandchildren

Bewitching new ways to connect with my grandchildren

Smart phone wizardry gets Bonnie beyond the party line

Like Samantha Stevens, I grew up with textbooks, no computer and a crank phone on a party line. Now smart phone wizardry helps me stay close to my grandchildren. 

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10 Wellness Apps to Monitor Your Health

10 Wellness Apps to Monitor Your Health

Gear up for Healthy Aging Month in September

Your mobile device can be a great asset for your wellness program. Here are 10 apps that you can use to check and monitor your health and fitness activities.

Friday, August 19, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (582)/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 (4140)/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 (6192)/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.
Thursday, September 25, 2014/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5540)/Comments (-)/
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Unlock your Windows 10 device with a PIN - It’s safer (and easier) than a password

Using a PIN can prevent access to your sensitive account in case of theft or loss of a device!

Thursday, July 14, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (702)/Comments (-)/
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Microsoft is banning easy to guess passwords

Microsoft is banning easy to guess passwords

We won't stop using passwords that make it easy for hackers, so Microsoft is taking action and banning them

When it comes to passwords, we can be our own worst enemy. Remembering a different cryptic password for every site is difficult and confusing. Here’s how to set strong passwords.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (859)/Comments (-)/
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Your default Windows user account is the single biggest threat to your computer

Hackers rely on users logging on with an admin-level account to install viruses and malware

Default user accounts in Windows have administrative-level access. That's fine, it's quite necessary. It is also the number one reason that hackers can compromise Windows computers, installing malware and viruses. Here's how to create alternative accounts and strengthen your personal security.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (513)/Comments (-)/
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Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Making smart phones and tablets more kind and friendly

Getting some tech help can mean no more struggles to read and respond to text messages

 "I no longer have to rely on my reading glasses to see text messages on my new phone," says Kathy Eckrich, who got help by taking a Connections class, “Better Seeing and Better Hearing with Smart Phone and Tablets."
Monday, June 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (862)/Comments (-)/
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Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

Senior Health & Fitness Day is every day at OASIS

A new Fitbit was part of Ronnie Singer's strategy to enhance her fitness routine

“I love that I feel so much better,” says Ronnie Singer since she started a regular workout groove. She’s one of nearly 6000 Oasis people who have kicked up their fitness routine.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1123)/Comments (-)/
Making connections count with technology

Making connections count with technology

Tom Weaver found a meaningful way for students to practice their new skills

A natural teacher and a cancer survivor, Tom Weaver is meeting needs for adults learning technology skills and cancer patients who need a pick-me-up.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1528)/Comments (-)/
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Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Staying connected on Mother's Day and all year through

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more

Forget email--Ernestine Mathis has moved on to Skype, Gmail chat and more
Friday, May 06, 2016/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1435)/Comments (-)/
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 (1675)/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 (1759)/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 (1725)/Comments (-)/
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