It’s Our 30th Issue of IT Matters!

IT Matters has come a long way since our first issue all the way back in July 2014. Over the past four years, we’ve grown from a few tech tips and notices regarding E-Town technology to a fully-fledged newsletter complete with articles and tech tips on useful tech information. To honor this 30th issue, we’re compiling some of the best articles that have been featured in IT Matters over the years. Enjoy!

 

First, we have our arguably most useful articles for students – if you have to read three articles from ITS, read these!

Web Printing for Students

ITS offers many services to students, including printing. Often, first years and even upperclassmen don’t know how easy ITS makes it to print. Printing your assignments is as simple as uploading your document to print.etown.edu and swiping your ID at the printer!

Network Drives

Network drives are a valuable resource that E-Town offers its faculty, staff, and students. They can be used for document sharing for anything from clubs collaborating to faculty sharing files with their classes to students working on group projects.

Don’t Be a Wi-Fi Monster 

Wi-Fi Monsters are people and things that use prohibited or interfering devices on campus that cause poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Here’s a quick cheat sheet to spot and stop a Wi-Fi Monster and how to avoid becoming one yourself.

 

Next, our top five most-read articles:

  1. Phishing Scams

Put your skills to the test. Can you spot the telltale signs of a phishing scam in this email? Give it a try. These phishing scams are getting smarter. Are you sure you can spot them all?

  1. Clearing Space on Your Phone

Nearly all cell phone users have experienced the dreaded message telling them that they don’t have enough storage. Both Androids and iPhones have a variety of things that you can do to free up space. These include deleting unneeded photos, call history and voicemails, unused apps, and cached data.

  1. Optimize Wi-Fi settings

You may see fluctuating Wi-Fi performance for many reasons. Rather than just lamenting that the “Wi-Fi stinks,” read on to learn things you can do to improve the Wi-Fi signal on your devices. At E-town, we are treated to high-speed and reliable Wi-Fi, but we need to be sure we aren’t getting tricked by settings on our devices that are reducing performance or speed.

  1. Xfinity on Campus

Xfinity on Campus is here! Navigate to XfinityOnCampus.com, enter Elizabethtown College as your School Name, and then login with your E-town email and password. Now you can watch live TV, stream your old favorites, and even record shows to watch later. It’s as simple as that!

  1. Etown’s Top 10 Apps for Students

Ever wondered if there’s an app for practicing your language class? How about a countdown to tests in each course? Perhaps you need an app that blocks social media like Facebook and Twitter while you’re studying? Well, have no fear! Here’s ITS’ Top 10 Apps for Etown Students.

 

Last, we have several of the articles that were our favorite to write. Enjoy!

What’s Up with Those Robocalls From My Area Code?

Not only are robocalls irritating, but their ultimate goal is to scam people out of money. A new technique is allowing scammers to make it appear as though they’re calling from your town, which makes people more likely to pick up the phone. Beware of these smart robocalls and stay safe by never giving away your personal information.

Watch for Smartwatches

Smartwatches are one of the most convenient smartphone accessories on the market. They have many excellent uses. For some information about the best Smartwatches and their functions, read Watch for the Smartwatch.

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