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

Cyber Security Awareness Month is an ideal time to make sure you are protected online. Two Factor Authentication is an important way to prevent criminals from taking control of your email and other accounts.

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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 (515)/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 (1523)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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When tech gets personal

When tech gets personal

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1193)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Tips for making your iPhone or iPad easier to see, hear and use

Tips for making your iPhone or iPad easier to see, hear and use

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.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2516)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Android accessibility features

Android accessibility features

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.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2208)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Building community via technology drives this Pittsburgh instructor

Building community via technology drives this Pittsburgh instructor

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.
Monday, June 05, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1138)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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WannaCry ransomware. What you need to know to protect yourself.

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.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (2702)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

SMiShing: Silly name, real threat.

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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (1985)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

Windows 10 Creator’s Update. Hint: It’s huge!

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.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3239)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology
Immigrant experience fuels passion for volunteering

Immigrant experience fuels passion for volunteering

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.

Friday, March 31, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (2649)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

This 84-year-old knows more about technology than you do

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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (4481)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Pop-up ads driving you crazy? Try an ad blocker.

Pop-up ads driving you crazy? Try an ad blocker.

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.

Thursday, February 16, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3966)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Updates galore from Oasis Connections

Updates galore from Oasis Connections

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.
Monday, January 30, 2017/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (3473)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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The Google phishing scam that is fooling the experts

The Google phishing scam that is fooling the experts

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!
Friday, January 20, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3954)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
It's probably time to delete that Yahoo account

It's probably time to delete that Yahoo account

A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures

A long history of hacks have exposed Yahoo users to more than their share of privacy exposures. After more than a billion accounts have been compromised, is it safe to trust Yahoo in the future? Learn how to backup and save your data, then delete your Yahoo account.

Thursday, January 12, 2017/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (6678)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
The BIG list of holiday gifts for tech lovers

The BIG list of holiday gifts for tech lovers

Looking for gifts for your tech loving friends and family? Here is a big list to get you started.

Whether you’re shopping on a budget or looking to go all out, you’ll find something just right for family and friends.
Friday, December 09, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5321)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Color Binoculars app helps color blind iPhone users see the world

Color Binoculars app helps color blind iPhone users see the world

A pair of developers, one of whom is color blind, have created a new app that uses the iPhone's (or iPad/iPod) camera to help users distinguish colors.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3841)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Facebook Announces New Tech to Prevent Fake News from Trending

Facebook Announces New Tech to Prevent Fake News from Trending

Trending news has been fooled by farces and hoaxes. Facebook is re-tooling to try and prevent future mistakes.

Facebook displays trending topics next to your news feed. But the prevalence of Internet hoaxes has posed challenges for the social media giant, which is responding with changes to algorithms and staffing.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (3611)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Apple’s iPhone 7 is water resistant but don’t go swimming just yet

What does the water resistant rating on the new iPhone really mean?

The new iPhone is, for the first time, touted as being water and splash resistant. That's great news for iPhone 7 users caught in the rain, but what does the rating really mean?

Thursday, October 06, 2016/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (5107)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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