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An OASIS and AT&T Special Event!

Learn how to outsmart your smart device on June 2.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Author: Chris/Number of views (2)/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 (34)/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 (891)/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 (1208)/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 (1088)/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 (610)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iPhone and iWatch to pair with implantable diabetes sensor

iPhone and iWatch to pair with implantable diabetes sensor

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.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (2132)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Finding books, fulfillment and even a job at the library

Finding books, fulfillment and even a job at the library

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.
Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1492)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

The value of Spanish language computer training for library patrons

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. 
Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1925)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Meeting technology demand public library style

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.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Amy/Number of views (1682)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Windows 10 revealed and I think you'll like it

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.
Friday, January 23, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1607)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype translator is a game changer for communications

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.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1792)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype is coming to a browser near you

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.

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Lynne/Number of views (3300)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New course iOS 8 published

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.
Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (3123)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Celebrating a 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

Celebrating a 50th college reunion with a memorable keepsake

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.

Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1641)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

New iOS 8 Health app feature could save your life

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.
Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1860)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Taking a step back in time is a great reason and way to learn technology

Taking a step back in time is a great reason and way to learn technology

Wellness with Cindy

Looking into your ancestry is even more fun and effective with technology.
Friday, October 03, 2014/Author: Cindy Sue/Number of views (1641)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Microsoft reveals the next OS--Windows 10

The curtain was partially peeled back today for a glimpse of the future of Windows. The name was a surprise, what else did we learn?

Microsoft gave everyone a peek, and a time table of sorts, to the new Windows OS today. According to various rumors, the new edition was to be called Windows 9, or Threshold, or just plain Windows. Microsoft surprised everyone and christened it Windows 10, emphasising that this is not just an upgrade, but a whole new way of doing business.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1381)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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iOS 8 adoption rate nearing 50% only 5 days after release

Apple developer website shows Apple users jumping on quickly

Adoption of iOS 8 reached nearly 50% 5 days after release according to Apple's App Store measurments. 
Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (1548)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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/Author: Ken/Number of views (1911)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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