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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,

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Holly Copyright © 2015 by Al Fasoldt. All rights reserved.

HOLLY is a cute kid in this photo, taken of my granddaughter during a visit to the zoo, many years ago. Holly is now the mother of a kid herself -- Cooper, my great-grandson. We never get old. We just get proud.

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