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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (112)/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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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