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Tech Tip: Web Printing

ITS offers many services to students, including printing. Often, first years and even upperclassmen don’t know the full scope of the printing services that Etown offers. Many students email themselves files and print them out from a computer lab. While

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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

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Don’t Be a Wi-Fi Monster

What Does It Mean to be a Wi-Fi Monster? Wi-Fi networks are sensitive. Certain items can interfere with the signal and cause poor connectivity all over campus. To ensure strong Wi-Fi, we must all be on the lookout for Wi-Fi

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Tech Tip: How Slow Is Your iPhone?

Given the recent controversy surrounding Apple’s practice of slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life, you may be wondering if your phone was affected. Fortunately, this is easy to test with the website SlowApple. Note: you must have low

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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part III

In the third and final part of this series, we’ll address a few tricks for internet browsing and file management to increase efficiency. You’ll learn how to cycle through your browser tabs, quickly open a link in a new tab,

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Tech Tip: Stop Location and Notification Browser Popups

You know the ones. They pop up when you’re least expecting them, asking if you want to share your location with this website or allow that website to send you desktop notifications. The good news is that you can get

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Lock Down Your Login

ITS doesn’t keep drilling the importance of strong passwords for nothing. In our increasingly online world, we can’t afford to have weak passwords that open us up to attack and identity theft. A strong password is an essential part of

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Tech Tip: How Your Phone Can Help You Sleep

You had probably just adjusted to a regular sleep schedule, and then you were thrown back into the chaos of school again. And just like last year, your sleeping habits are slowly deteriorating as the semester continues. While your iPhone

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IRS Scams: Happy Tax Season!

It’s coming. That dreaded day is coming. Tax Day. But not everyone loathes tax season. For some scammers, it’s payday. Thousands of people have lost personal information and countless amounts of money to tax scams. Here are a few common

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Five Apps for Saving Money

Are you one of the over twenty-seven million Americans who made a New Year’s resolution to make better financial decisions? Even if it isn’t your primary goal, handling money more responsibly aligns with the self-betterment promises that are commonplace in

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Tech Tip: Rogue Devices

Some personal devices emit a problematic Wi-Fi signal. These devices interfere with E-Town’s Wi-Fi signal and slow down the connection of nearby phones and computers. Please be sure to turn off wireless on: Wireless printers Cellphone or personal hot spots

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New Year, New You 2018

As few as 25 years ago, communication was mostly limited to face-to-face interactions or word of mouth. With the tech age we live in now, communication has changed, and so too have conventions and manners. Below are 10 tech faux

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Tech Tip: It’s Time to Change Your Password

Welcome back to campus! It’s that time of year again. Classes are starting and passwords need to be changed! It is best to change your password occasionally to maintain security for your account. When you change your password, it must

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12 Holiday Presents from ITS

ITS has a present for you this holiday season! We know that you’ll love it, because it’s a compilation of our twelve most-read articles of 2017. Happy holidays from ITS! To-Do List Apps to Organize Your Life Getting organized is

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Tech Tip: Custom PowerPoint Templates

Have you ever created a PowerPoint that you really like and would like to save the exact formatting of for future use? Presentations can be saved as templates to easily create more files with the same customization settings. First, open

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