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Faculty/Staff: Goodbye Symantec, Hello Cisco AMP!

ITS would like to announce that we’re moving from our current anti-virus software (Symantec Endpoint Protection) and replacing it with a next-generation anti-virus software that prevents, detects, and responds to advanced threats. We are pleased to introduce Cisco AMP for Endpoints, our new security

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Students: Goodbye Symantec, Hello Cisco AMP!

It’s time say farewell to everyone’s least favorite required E-town software: Symantec Endpoint Protection. That’s right, it’s finally time to get rid of Symantec and replace it with a next-generation anti-virus software that prevents, detects, and responds to advanced threats.

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Tech Tip: Take a Screenshot on Any Device

Android: Hold the power and volume buttons down for a second or two. When the screen flashes white, the screenshot has been saved to your photo gallery. iOS: Press the Sleep/Wake button (the button on the top or right side

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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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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part II

In the second part of this series, we’ll address typing tips and a few keyboard tricks to increase efficiency in common applications. Learn how to paste the plain text of what was copied with [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [V], minimize

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Tech Tip: Customize Taskbar in Windows 10

Along the bottom of your screen in Windows 10, you’ll see the windows button, a search bar, a clock and calendar, and any icons that you have pinned. This is the taskbar, and it allows for easy access to the

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Winter-Proofing Your Devices

The extremely cold and often wet conditions of winter can lead to your technology getting damaged or even destroyed. Preventing this, as well as being prepared for winter storms, can save you a great deal of trouble in the months

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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 a group project.

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Tech Tip: How to Save Your MacBook Battery

Does your MacBook battery just not seem to be lasting as long as it used to? Part of this could be deterioration with age, but Apple also includes built-in ways to analyze battery usage and detect programs that are particularly

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Computer Tips and Tricks, Part I

 This new series by ITS will chronicle a variety of computer tips and tricks to make your experience smoother and simpler. Part one covers miscellaneous tricks.   If you accidentally closed a tab that you didn’t mean to, hit [Ctrl] +

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Tech Tip: Outlook Search Folders

It can get pretty tiring scrolling through hundreds of emails and picking out the one that you’re looking for. And what if you want to find multiple emails that are scattered throughout your inbox? Wouldn’t it be so much easier

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Tech Tip: Cleaning Out Your Email

Your day is going pretty well. You’re in a good mood, you’re feeling productive, and nothing seems to faze you. But then you get the dreaded message.    Outlook has a couple of different ways that you can clean out

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Think You’ve Been Hacked?

How do you know if you’ve been hacked? Maybe your friend tells you that they’ve received a spam-like email from your account. Maybe you start to notice unusually large amounts of pop-ups, redirecting webpages, or plugins that you don’t remember

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Tech Tip: Printing Sensitive Information Securely

Sometimes, faculty members find themselves with sensitive information, like tests, that they don’t just want to send to a printer and pick up later. Fortunately, ITS has a simple solution for easy printing without worrying that unwanted eyes will see

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Tech Tip: Turnitin LTI Inbox Updates

Turnitin recently reorganized its LTI inbox to fit a smoother aesthetic that’s more intuitive. This inbox features a new icon to indicate if a student has viewed their feedback, a counter that lets you know how many assignments you’re downloading,

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