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 (143)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Get Smart

Get Smart

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 (52)/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 (72)/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 (146)/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 (215)/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 (931)/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 (628)/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 (1249)/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 (1125)/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 (638)/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 (2173)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wellness on the Web Updated

Update includes new websites and mobile apps

Wellness on the Web has been updated with new websites and mobile fitness apps.
 
Friday, February 06, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1166)/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 (1528)/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 (1959)/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 (1718)/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 (1644)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology

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 (1821)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Exploring Google course updated

Exploring Google now covers Drive, Maps, and Calendar

The new Exploring Google covers three of the most popular apps: Drive, Maps, and Calendar. The new course manual is now available for partner download on the Downloads page. Read more for a complete overview and table of contents.
Monday, January 19, 2015/Author: Ken/Number of views (1364)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook 2 update published

New screenshots and the new Facebook Groups app for mobile devices

Facebook 2 v3.0 is now available for partner/instructor access on the Downloads page. The course was refreshed with new screenshots and information about the new Groups app Facebook recently released for mobile devices.
Tuesday, December 09, 2014/Author: Ken/Number of views (2562)/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 (3331)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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