OASIS volunteer Wally Canis stays in his tech-loving world by helping others
Solving technology problems is a sweet spot for Wally Canis. He puts that skill to work as a natural teacher and part of the team keeping OASIS computer labs running.
Keeping track of sensitive financial information is the best safeguard
There are some easy ways to reduce your chances of being a victim of fraud.
What happens to your account when you die? Now you have a choice.
What happens to your digital history when you die? Should your presence be erased or should you grant access to someone to handle—and perhaps clean up—your online social media accounts? Facebook's new legacy contact feature lets you choose someone to have limited access to your account after death to memorialize your account.
Helpouts connected experts and learners, but wasn't growing
Google is shuttering its Helpouts service on April 20 because of lackluster growth. Helpouts was an online service connecting experts and learners for a fee - but why pay when what you want is available for free?
Continuous readings on a device you might already carry are in the near future
Medical device maker Dexcom is working on an app to pair their implantable glucose sensor with the iPhone and iWatch to display glucose trending.
Guest blogger Jane Zamudio shares how she landed a job with help from her library
Looking for a job in today's tech-savvy world can be a daunting task for those who aren't confident in their skills. The local library is a great place to get the training needed to search for and land the perfect job.
Guest blogger Yenni Mercado is getting around language barriers for 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 shortens the learning curve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Julie Blow volunteered to create 50th reunion memory book and picked up tech skills along the way.
When Julie Blow volunteered to create a memory book for her 50th reunion memory book she beefed up her skills in research, visual design and applications to tell the story of her classmates.
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.
Wellness with Cindy
Looking into your ancestry is even more fun and effective with technology.