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 (217)/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 (459)/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 (336)/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 (232)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (462)/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 (713)/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 (543)/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 (1479)/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 (1823)/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 (1650)/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 (1108)/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 (2722)/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 (2038)/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 (2464)/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 (2206)/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 (2079)/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 (2281)/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 (3764)/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 (3615)/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 (2292)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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