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Al Fasoldt's newest OASIS classes start Jan. 26. They'll fill up fast!

Siri-ous stuff -- Secrets of Siri, the virtual assistant for the iPad and iPhone. Monday, Jan. 26, 1 - 3 p.m.

Make online buying hacker-resistant. Tuesday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. - noon.

The Cloud, 101 -- How to take advantage of online storage methods. Wednesday, February 18, 10 am - noon.

Is this a setup? -- How to master the little-known settings of the iPhone and iPad. Monday, March 30, 2 - 4 pm

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Al and Nancy Fasoldt
   
Technology writer and photographer Al Fasoldt writes about consumer technology for The Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY, USA, and for Technofile Online. He and his wife, Nancy, host workshops in computers and photography. This Web site is run independently of the newspaper and its Web site, www.syracuse.com.

More than 2,150 articles, reviews, photos and essays on computers, photography and consumer technology

By Al Fasoldt


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MY SISTER PAM sometimes thinks cameras are instruments of wry humor. To wit, this photo of Pam and her friend Clare on a beach in Florida. No, they're not vacationing. They give up all their precious time at home in the northeast to volunteer all winter year after year at a Florida state park. I know, it sounds tough. But someone has to do it.



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