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A number of Android, Facebook, Google, Internet safety, iOS and Windows courses have be updated. Ten of these classes were also translated to Spanish.
Easy to use Google Duo got a big upgrade with support for groups of up to 8 video participants
We like Google Duo because it is simple to use and works well across multiple platforms. It's our go-to for video between Apple and Android mobile devices. Duo just got an upgrade to permit groups of up to 8 on iOS (Apple) and Android smartphones.
Microsoft is adding warnings for users connecting to Wi-Fi with old outdated security protocols
The May 2019 Windows 10 update will include a new feature that warns users when connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots that are still using the old WPA or TKIP standards.
Facebook's latest challenge started with a negative question about aging and it went viral. That's a problem.
Facebook's How Hard Did Aging Hit You? Challenge has gone viral, taking the conversation about getting older in a negative direction that misses the mark.
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.
A password manager can save the day
You probably know that you should use strong unique passwords for every online account you have. That can mean a lot of passwords. You can't possibly memorize all those passwords, but you can use a password manager app and let it do all the work for you!
Multiple notifications are now grouped by app with a 3D look
iOS 12 groups notifications by app, so updating is easier.
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.
Check out these new features
Google Maps has gone global. Or maybe universal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.