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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning new technology takes patience and confidence
Oasis Connections instructors Emanuel Pope, Carita DeVilbiss and Jerry McAfee aim to provide their students the one thing they need most to make technology work for them: confidence.
Learn about the accessibility settings that can improve the usability of these iOS devices for anyone
Your iPhone or iPad has many accessibility settings you can use to make it easier to see, hear and use your device. This article will introduce you to some of these options like voice command, vibrating alerts, larger text noise cancellation and many others.
Settings to make your device easier to see, hear and use
A variety of features and settings on Android devices making using, seeing and hearing them easier. This blog gives instructions for how to get the most out of an an Android smartphone or tablet.
In-person classes keep people connected across the miles
Volunteer Harvey Schoenman believes in the importance of staying in touch with loved ones. He helps others keep connected by organizing Meetups and teaching technology classes in metro Pittsburgh.
WannaCry may be the most vicious ransomware attack yet. You can avoid this cybercrime by taking these steps.
Last week, the so-called WannaCry ransomware virus began infecting computers. It quickly spread across the globe and disrupted critical networks. WannaCry may be the biggest, and most expensive, worldwide ransomware attack to date. Here is how to protect yourself.
A new scam is delivered via text message, and it is convincing.
Cybercriminals are using text messages to attack cell phones and deceive people into giving up financial information. Learn how to protect yourself from this sophisticated attack.
Big changes are coming to Windows 10, and they are coming soon. Here is what you can expect.
The Windows 10 Creator’s Update is almost here and it is huge. With April 11th—the public launch date—fast approaching, the final version of the update is here and promises to revolutionize the standard PC user experience. Here are some of the big changes you can expect.
Technology instructors receive more than they give
A warm welcome to the Ft. Lauderdale area had deep impact on two women and their families. These proud U.S. citizens now give back in their new home community.
Tinkering and curiosity fuel lifelong adventure for this St. Louis Hall of Famer
After a career as a television broadcast engineer, Don Francois focuses his energies teaching adults embrace and use technology and helping organizations solve technology issues.
Tired of popups interrupting your web surfing? Ad blockers can help, and are easy to install.
Popups and incessant ads can slow you down as you surf.
Six courses get updates
We've release updates to Windows10, Windows Performance & Maintenance, Intro to Internet, iPad and iPhone for iOS10, and Mobile Accessibility for iPads, iPhones and Android tablets.
There is a new scam that is fooling even tech-savvy users into a malicious and dangerous trap.
A new scam is fooling even experienced users into divulging their Google login info. The scam uses sophisticated techniques to trick the brain—by using an advanced URL trick. See how it works and spread the word. This trap is worse than most!