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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.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (217)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype is coming to a browser near you

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.

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Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (878)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook 1 update

Course update includes the new graphics and instructor-requested subjects

Facebook 1 has been updated to include the new icons and graphics as well as more complete coverage of topics requested by instructors.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (671)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Skype update

New manual for Skype covers group video chatting, messaging, file sharing, and more

Skype has added new features and made some premium features free to all users. The Skype course has been updated to include group calling, file and screen sharing, messaging, and more.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (677)/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.
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Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (694)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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.
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Friday, October 17, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1607)/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.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1214)/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. 
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Friday, September 26, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1387)/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.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014/Author: Ken Charvoz/Number of views (1579)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1614)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1780)/Comments (-)/ 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 (1670)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1630)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1811)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1849)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1774)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1290)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (3845)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (1276)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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 (2177)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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