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World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

World War II Veteran Keeps His Tech Skills Sharp With Oasis Connections

Oasis technology classes help San Antonio veteran stay engaged and telling a vital story

Oasis centers across the nation are thankful to the men and women who have served our country and continue to have an impact in their communities. 

Monday, November 12, 2018/Anne Heinrich| Profile/Number of views (463)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
iOS 12 grouping notifications by app

iOS 12 grouping notifications by app

Multiple notifications are now grouped by app with a 3D look

iOS 12 groups notifications by app, so updating is easier.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (604)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Did you miss Facebook Watch?

Did you miss Facebook Watch?

If you missed the grand rollout of this feature, you're not alone.

Facebook Watch. Did you miss the grand rollout? It's not too late to catch up on this feature.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (582)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Google Maps has gone global

Google Maps has gone global

Check out these new features

Google Maps has gone global. Or maybe universal.

Neat huh?

Monday, September 17, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (556)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

When confident about technology, older adults stay connected

Connections transforms technology from barrier into isolation-fighting tool

Digital literacy is essential for people to access services and stay connected with family and friends.

Thursday, May 31, 2018/Guest Author| Profile/Number of views (1214)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Oasis instructor thinks 'inside' the box

Oasis instructor thinks 'inside' the box

Tom Henry's lifelong adventure continues at Upstate Oasis

In 2017 Upstate Oasis Executive Director Cindy Woods asked Tom Henry if he would be willing to think outside the box to be the first Oasis instructor to livestream a class other Oasis locations.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (645)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Online shopping is about to get safer

Online shopping is about to get safer

New industry standards for secure browser communications kick in next month

Companies (including Oasis) that accept and process online credit card payments will soon move to a more secure Internet protocol. This industry-wide move provides increased security for both industry and consumers. Oasis is ready for the change. Here’s what you need to know about the mandated updates that take place as of June 30, 2018.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3360)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Android and Digital photography classes get updates

Android and Digital photography classes get updates

Use more features on your mobile devices

Are you using all the features you Android device offers? What do all the settings on your smartphone camera do? Our updated guides tell all.

Monday, April 30, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1140)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Teaching is all in the family for this father-son duo

Teaching is all in the family for this father-son duo

Volunteering has benefits for people of all ages

Father and son Cesar and Fabio Costa agree that by helping people build skills as Oasis Connections volunteer instructors their own lives are enriched.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1466)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
 Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Older adults with technology know-how have the world at their fingertips

Learning how to use Google Maps meant a trip back in time for one World War II veteran

Technology can be used for everyday life and experiences that are extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2413)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Is that website safe and secure?

Is that website safe and secure?

Find out some simple ways to determine if the websites you visit are the real deal.

It's fun and convenient to use the internet to look things up and conduct business, but all websites are not created equal. Find out how to steer clear of sites that are not secure.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3057)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Is it fake news? Find out how to know for sure.

Is it fake news? Find out how to know for sure.

Oasis YouTube video provides great guidance on how to navigate and trust what you hear on the news

Navigating the news to determine fact from fiction can be tricky these days. Oasis instructor Don Siegel's class provides tips to help you find the truth.

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2711)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Enjoying audiobooks is easier than ever

Enjoying audiobooks is easier than ever

Audiobooks are a wonderful way to enjoy books while on the go.

  If you enjoy audiobooks, or would like to try them, check out the world’s largest audiobook provider—Audible.

Monday, March 05, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2868)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Updates and new class resources from Oasis Connections

Updates and new class resources from Oasis Connections

YouTube videos and student handbooks are ready for you to use

The Oasis Connections YouTube channel  and student handbooks for 10 courses are just a few of things we have been working on to make offering classes easier.

Thursday, March 01, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3173)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Want to ditch your Facebook account? Read this first!

Want to ditch your Facebook account? Read this first!

Closing your account might cause issues with other sites tied to your Facebook account

If you find yourself not using Facebook as much as you used to, or you simply would like to take a break, there are a few options at your disposal. Before taking the plunge of deleting your account, you could just un-follow Facebook friends you don't want to talk to and unsubscribe from some groups. However, if you’ve set your mind on getting rid of Facebook once and for all, here’s what you need to do.

Monday, February 05, 2018/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2370)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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New Spanish translations

New Spanish translations

Oasis Connections student handbooks Exploring the Internet and iPhone Essentials iOS 11 have been translated to Spanish.

Friday, January 05, 2018/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3168)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Want more protection for your email and Facebook accounts?

Two factor authentication adds an essential layer of security

Two Factor Authentication is an effective way to prevent criminals from taking control of your email and other accounts. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4725)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
iOS 11 and Cybercrime courses now available

iOS 11 and Cybercrime courses now available

How do you beat a brand-new expanded and updated iPad course? You add three new cybercrime manuals (and videos) to round out the hottest topics Connections offers. Read on for details.

Monday, October 09, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (7449)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Massive disasters provide endless opportunity for fraud

Massive disasters provide endless opportunity for fraud

Watch out for new charities that pop up in the wake of natural disasters

Here are some tips to help you find a legitimate charity that will make good use of your generosity.

Thursday, August 31, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (4675)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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