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Apple unveils iPhone 6 and (maybe) a whole lot more Tuesday

Will we see the debut of the iWatch, iOS 8, maybe even a new iPad?

 If you’re an Apple fan then Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 10am PDT is circled in red on your calendar and your reminders are set. Apple will be live streaming a huge event to announce the new iPhone 6 and, as their media invite said, they do wish they could say more.
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Sunday, September 07, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (190)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Think no one sees your resume? You may be right.

Resumes often fail to pass the software scan. Here's how to pass the barrier.

Traditional thought about resumes sometimes focuses on a great visual appearance, something that makes them look professional and appealing in hopes of making the person wading through the pile stop and look. The truth is, large companies use software to weed through thousands, even millions of resumes, and those fancy resumes can guarantee failure.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (241)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0

Google photo sphere comes to iOS

App for iPhone and iPad takes stunning immersive photos

Google photo sphere might just change the way you take pictures. Gone is the traditional frame, replaced by an immersive 360 degree sky-to-earth photo. And now it's available for the iPhone and iPad.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (201)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

New courses and updates

PowerPoint and Excel courses are now available for partner download, iOS 8 and Windows 9 on the horizon

Hot off the press! PowerPoint 2013 (includes PowerPoint 2010), Excel Online and PowerPoint Online. iOS 8 release due soon, I think it's going to be the best yet! Rumors say that Windows 9 will preview in a few months.
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Friday, August 15, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (212)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Course updates

Turning on closed captions and subtitles on iOS and Android

Here is what you need to know about this accessibility technology and how to use it

Subtitles, closed captions, SDH (Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard of hearing) are accessibilty technologies that interpret video for those with hearing loss. This article explains the differences and shows you how to turn them on either an Android or iOS device.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (249)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Instagram update: toolbox additions!

New Creative Tools

Instagram has updated its app with some new tools and more control over the whole process. Here's a quick rundown of the new features and how to use them.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (289)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Facebook launches Nearby Friends feature

Here's what you need to know about the new location-sharing feature

Facebook has launched Nearby Friends, a new feature that shares your location with your Facebook friends, and shows you where your friends are as well. Here are the details of the new feature, including how to opt-in and set it up.
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Monday, August 11, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (301)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Skype course update

Lots of changes in the new course manual

Skype has made some big changes, including adding free group chat and abandoning Windows 7 phone support. The new course manual addresses lots of these changes.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (139)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Course updates

Take advantage of your smart phone apps this summer!

Smart phones are powerful tools that can be used to enhance the things we enjoy. One of the great features of smart phones is all of the apps (applications) that can run on your phone. These programs make your phone a more useful tool by adding more functionality, especially when you’re on the move. Here are just a few of those handy apps.
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Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Jamesey Thomas/Number of views (518)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating

Mastering Gmail’s powerful search capabilities

Gmail has some serious search tools built in. What else would you expect from the premier search site?

There are a lot of reasons to love Gmail, and the ability to search using just about any parameter in an email is one of them. I'll show you how to use Gmail's powerful operators and boolean constructions to find just about anything in Gmail or Google Calendar.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (961)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Question before you click

Four steps to protect yourself from hackers

The act of hacking and system cracking has been in existence since the earliest forms of electronic communications. Here are four steps you can take to protect yourself from this kind of attack.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Ron Wisdom/Number of views (1434)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Introduction to the Internet: New course update published

Course includes expanded coverage of online activities and devices

The Internet changes daily. There is more to do, learn and experience online, and constantly evolving hazards as well. The new Introduction to the Internet course covers more of the popular activities we do on the Internet today, as well as the devices we use to do them, with a heavy emphasis on online safety and security.
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Thursday, June 05, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (136)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Course updates

Facebook wants to be in the middle of your free Wi-Fi

Like to surf the Internet using free Wi-Fi at the local coffee shop? You might soon find that you are asked to check in via Facebook for the privilege.

Facebook Wi-Fi might be coming to your favorite free hotspot soon. It'll ask you to check in to the business' s Facebook Page in order to access the free Wi-Fi. Using Facebook Wi-Fi can result in posts of your location to your timeline, even automatic posts in future visits. Find out what this means and how you can control your privacy settings.
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Monday, June 02, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (682)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

eBay latest to suffer massive data breach

Stolen employee credentials were used to gain access to user information according to online retailer

eBay has announced that it will begin asking users to change their passwords later today after the discovery of a massive data breach.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (817)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Word Online course available to OASIS partner organizations

Microsoft Office Online is a free resource for those who don’t need the full version – and it’s free!

 Word Online is published and available for OASIS Connections partners. This free online version of Word was requested by instructors who wanted an easier, free version of Word to teach to students without the need for expensive software.
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Monday, May 19, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (783)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Course updates

New in your News Feed: Facebook Trending

It’s what people are talking about on Facebook

Facebook has introduced a new feature you may have noticed on your homepage. Trending, which lies to the right of your News Feed, is a compilation of some of the hot topics trending on Facebook. Each suggested topic has a title and a short explanatory introduction.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (924)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology2

Mother's Day in a connected way

Making interactions that count ... and matter

Calling your Mom on Mother's Day?  Now there may be a better way.  Facetime, Skype and texting are all great means of connecting with Moms.  But what does new research by experts Sherry Turkle and Catherine Steiner-Adair say about how Moms are connecting with their kids?
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Thursday, May 08, 2014/Author: Amy VanDeVelde/Number of views (1145)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: HealthTechnology2

Easy to remember, hard to crack

Here's another way to create a secure password that might not drive you insane

Incomprehensible passwords with numbers, capital letters, and characters like the asterisk are secure but maddening to remember. They are also time consuming to type on mobile devices. But security specialists are promoting another type of password option that might be a little bit more to your liking – long and readable. They just can’t make sense.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (926)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: Technology

Huge security flaw found in Internet Explorer

Newly discovered vulnerability could allow hackers complete access to your PC

Microsoft revealed the existence of a major security vulnerability in in Internet Explorer over the weekend. This is of special concern to users that still haven’t upgraded from Windows XP, as there will be no patch forthcoming.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (942)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology

Skype group calling is now free for everyone

Former premium feature is now available at no cost to all Skype users

You can call a group of up to 25 of your closest friends and colleagues for a video chat absolutely free now in Skype.
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Monday, April 28, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1085)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology
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