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/Author: Ken/Number of views (279)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Author: Ken/Number of views (80)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Author: Ken/Number of views (520)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New course! Mobile Accessibility: Making Your Phone and Tablet Easier to See, Hear and Use

New course! Mobile Accessibility: Making Your Phone and Tablet Easier to See, Hear and Use

Learn to access and use accessibility features included with your mobile device

We are happy to announce our newest course, Mobile Accessibility: Making Your Phone and Tablet Easier to See, Hear and Use. Mobile devices have features to assist users with vision, hearing, and dexterity loss or decline. This class is a comprehensive introduction to the most popular features that can help overcome these issues and help a user get more out of their device.  

Thursday, July 09, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (273)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Independence Day redefined

Independence Day redefined

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

This Independence Day many individuals and families are grappling with independence in a different context: the desire to age in place and on one’s own terms. Technology is making that more possible than ever.
Thursday, July 02, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (703)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

With technology and gratitude, Suzanne Tobin navigates life with disabilities

July marks 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Writer Suzanne Tobin describes how technology and the Americans With Disabilities Act have shaped her “new normal.”
Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (768)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Packing Memories for the Journey

Packing Memories for the Journey

Gerontologist Debby Dodds explains how technology can help with memory loss

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and one of its goals is to bring to those families caring for loved ones with this disease greater awareness of the predicaments and situations they will face.
Thursday, June 25, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1082)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Hearing loss can be managed with new technology

Lise Hamlin's tips can help you find the best hearing devices to meet your needs

If you have a hearing loss, the thing to do is to spend some time on yourself to find what works best for you. Lise Hamilton's advice on how to find the right technology is a helpful way to get started for you or a loved one.
Thursday, June 18, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (703)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

Removing the language barrier translates to success with technology

As Laura Moreno keeps up with the times, she knocks down barriers for others to do the same.

Learning to use the computer has impacted every aspect of life for Laura Moreno, who has brought herself up to speed by taking OASIS Connections classes at the Grauwyler Park Library in Dallas, TX. She is thrilled that so many others  in her Spanish-speaking community can turn to OASIS for technology training.
Friday, June 12, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (609)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Intermediate Excel 2013 now available

Intermediate Excel 2013 now available

New course adds advanced functions for Office learners

We are happy to announce a new course for Connections and an expansion to the Office lineup—Intermediate Excel 2013.

 
Tuesday, June 09, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (419)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Author: Ken/Number of views (1080)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Developing computer skills: a bonding experience

Technology can be a great way to connect with grandchildren

For OASIS blogger Julie Blow, technology has turned into a great way to build a relationship with her grandchild. And it all started with Skype and a kiss.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1183)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

The Patient Portal: The Digital Doorway to Manage Your Health

Deb Collier explains how to make meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Patient portals are definitely here to stay. Find out how using this technology can improve your experience as you manage your health information. It’s easier than you might think!
Thursday, May 21, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (994)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook update

Facebook 2 updates include deleting groups and pages, new download instructions

You asked, we delivered. Facebook 2 has a few new features.

Friday, May 15, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (837)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Updates, website navigation, and where are those courses?

We've made some big changes, here's why

Notice anything different about the OASIS website? We’ve obviously made some significant changes. Our new website is now “responsive”, meaning it plays well with phones and tablets – critical for ranking well with search engines like Google. Here is a guide to the changes in the website and the course updates over the last 6 months.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (846)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Celebrating volunteers

Celebrating volunteers

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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (1977)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual adds Health, Apple Pay and more

iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual adds Health, Apple Pay and more

Apple's new and exciting features detailed in expanded iPhone course

Updated iPhone Essentials iOS 8 manual covers new iOS features including Apple Pay, Health, Touch ID, and Passbook.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1426)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

Protecting Ourselves From Fraud

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.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015/Author: Anne/Number of views (2338)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook adds legacy contact feature to accounts

Facebook adds legacy contact feature to accounts

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.
Monday, February 16, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (2106)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Google shutting down the Helpouts community

Google shutting down the Helpouts community

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?
Sunday, February 15, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1548)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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