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Tech Tip: Stop Beeping Notifications on Facebook

Have you ever been studying in the silence of the library when suddenly your computer begins dinging as people like the new selfie that you just posted? Even if you’re not in a place where silence is essential, these notifications

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The Future of IT Matters

Last newsletter, we looked back over thirty issues of IT Matters. Now, we’re looking forward into IT Matters’ future. Complete this very brief survey from ITS to be entered for a chance to win either a $10 gift card to

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Spring Cleaning: Be Green, Not Blue!

If you’re in the process of spring cleaning, you might have found some old devices that you don’t need anymore. Donating these is a great way to help the environment and declutter your home, but it’s essential that the device

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Dropping Your Battery to 0%

This round of Battery Myths debunks the idea that you should always let your battery drop to 0%. While this may have worked well for older batteries, it shortens the lifespan of modern Lithium-ion batteries. Plus, letting your phone shut

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Tech Tip: Canvas Section-Specific Announcements

Canvas recently introduced the ability to send announcements to specific sections, rather than the entire class. While you’re creating an announcement, Canvas now has options to select where to post it to: All my sections, Section 1, Section 2, etc.

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How To Save Your Phone Battery

It’s extremely annoying and even dangerous to have your phone die on you. But these days, it seems like battery life is just getting shorter and shorter. With this in mind, here are a few tricks to help preserve battery

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Tech Tip: Skype for Business is Out, Microsoft Teams is In!

In late 2017, Microsoft announced that the capabilities of Skype for Business would be gradually transferred to Microsoft Teams. This process will happen slowly, so there is no need to panic! However, it’s wise to be made aware of the

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Charging Your Phone Overnight

In this edition of Battery Myths, we’ll discuss what really happens when you plug your phone in overnight. You may have heard that charging your phone overnight can cause your battery to “overload.” Basically – no. Your phone is smart

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Free Calendar Apps to Plan Out Your Life

Gone are the days that you dealt with calendars on physical paper. And since our phones are always on us, worries of misplacing our schedules are in the past. But getting organized is still a daunting task. Here are several

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Tech Tip: Sharing Accounts with Students

For faculty and staff with student workers who need to access files and send emails on their behalf, just telling the student their login credentials may seem like the simplest option. Unfortunately, this gives the student worker access to all

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Refuse the Phishing Bait

Cybercriminals are getting better at manipulating people, and we need to keep up with them. Approximately ninety-five percent of security mishaps are in some part due to human error. Learn the signs of phishing and stay on the lookout for

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Tech Tip: How to Clean Your Earbuds

No one really wants to think about how dirty their earbuds are. It’s not a particularly pleasant topic. Unfortunately, dirty earbuds are a source of potential ear infection and just plain gross.   Cleaning your earbuds is fairly simple, though! First,

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Is Facebook Spying on You?

Have you ever noticed that Facebook’s ads seem suspiciously similar to whatever you last looked at on Amazon? Or Googled? Many people are aware that Facebook gathers data from other websites that you visit so they can target your ads

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – The App Switcher

Welcome to Battery Myths, a new series of tech tips from ITS about how your phone’s battery REALLY works. This first part debunks the idea that closing apps from the app switcher preserves battery power. The app switcher is the

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email

How good are you at spotting phishing? Do you notice anything wrong with this email? See if you can spot all the signs of phishing. (Hint: if you click the photo, it will open in another tab for easier viewing.)

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