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Here's how to subscribe to the Connections YouTube channel

Here's how to subscribe to the Connections YouTube channel

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest in online safety and much more

Thursday, July 18, 2019/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (232)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology
Changing the face of aging with Oasis

Changing the face of aging with Oasis

Adults across the nation prove that getting older can be an opportunity for something new

Participants from across the Oasis network are learning new things, taking charge of their wellness and embracing opportunities to have an impact on their communities.

Friday, July 12, 2019/Paul Weiss| Profile/Number of views (552)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Numerous Connections classes updated and translated

Numerous Connections classes updated and translated

More content for your teaching pleasure

A number of Android, Facebook, Google, Internet safety, iOS and Windows courses have be updated. Ten of these classes were also translated to Spanish.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (511)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Google Duo now has group video!

Google Duo now has group video!

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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (376)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Windows 10 will soon warn you when connecting to insecure Wi-Fi networks

Windows 10 will soon warn you when connecting to insecure Wi-Fi networks

Microsoft is adding warnings for users connecting to Wi-Fi with old outdated security protocols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.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (525)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: TechnologyNational
Hit hard by aging? Exploring why Facebook's latest challenge should be challenged.

Hit hard by aging? Exploring why Facebook's latest challenge should be challenged.

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.

Monday, January 14, 2019/Paul Weiss| Profile/Number of views (3943)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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 (2483)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Windows 10 May update is here. Here's what to expect.

Windows 10 May update is here. Here's what to expect.

Here is a rundown of the changes and additions to the Connections manuals.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019/Ken Charvoz| Profile/Number of views (129)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Are your passwords passé ?

Are your passwords passé ?

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!

Wednesday, May 01, 2019/Amy VanDeVelde| Profile/Number of views (1373)/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 (1831)/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 (1638)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology
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 (1684)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Technology
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 (2622)/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 (1753)/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 (4725)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: TechnologyNational
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 (2325)/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 (2587)/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 (3827)/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 (4549)/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 (3971)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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