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Tech Tip: Save Space on Your Phone by Deleting Old Messages

Phones are always running out of space, and sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly what is hogging up all your storage. One easy way to make sure that you don’t have unnecessary content clogging your phone is to set it

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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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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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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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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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Studying Apps for Finals

It’s that dreaded time of the year again. Finals. Break is coming, but first you must make it through all of your tests and term papers. Fortunately, there’s a couple of apps and websites to help make that process smoother

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Clearing Space on Your Phone

Nearly all cell phone users have experienced the dreaded message telling them that they don’t have enough storage. Most user’s go-to is to delete old photos that they no longer want. However, there are a few other things that you

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717 and 223 Area Code Overlay Information

The Public Utility Commission is adding a new 223 area code in Pennsylvania, and it will cover the same geographical area as the 717 area code. Now, all calls dialed within the 717 and 223 area codes will require dialing

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717 Area Code Overlay

Pennsylvania 717/223 Area Code Overlay – NEW Dialing Instructions for the 717 area code The Public Utility Commission is adding a new area code in Pennsylvania.  The 223 area code is being added to the same geographic area currently served

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Tech Tip: Out of Office Replies and Phone Messages

Leaving your office or campus for the summer requires some planning. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind before heading out for a well-deserved break: Out of Office Email Response Setting your email to automatically reply

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Spring Cleaning Your Devices

Spring is a time of renewal. Flowers are blooming, and you drag everything out of the Tupperware cabinet and re-organize. While you’re at it, you should spring clean your devices too. From wiping the dust from under the case to

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To-Do List Apps to Organize Your Life

Gone are the days that you dealt with to-do lists on physical paper. Since our phones are always on us, worries of misplacing our lists are in the past. But getting organized is still a daunting task. Here’s several apps

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Thankful for Wi-Fi Tips

Thankful for Wi-Fi Tips  Last month, we gave you some Phishing Tricks (http://groups.etown.edu/its/2016/10/26/optimize-your-wi-fi-settings/) and Wi-Fi Treats (http://groups.etown.edu/its/2016/10/26/optimize-your-wi-fi-settings/). This month, we’re thankful for even more Wi-Fi tips! Apple users, this time it’s all about you. Android users, pay attention though; some of this is

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Security for Your Mobile Device

Mobile devices are one of the most common ways to communicate and interact now. We can do nearly anything right from our smartphones such as banking, shopping, viewing medical data or history, and even working remotely. That information is good

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Keep Your Devices Safe

You’re in the library getting some reading or research done. Your stomach has been rumbling for the last twenty minutes. You just want to run to the Jays and grab some chicken tenders before heading back to the library again.

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