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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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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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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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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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Tech Tip: Office 365 OneDrive

Most students are aware of the Microsoft Office package that’s available to students. But did you know that Office also has an online component, called Office 365? Think the constant backing up of your files that you get with Google

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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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Tech Tip: Firefox Update

Over the weekend, Firefox released a huge update: Firefox Quantum. This browser is twice as fast as the previous version and sleeker-looking, but it came with a few big changes that may seem jarring. The refresh and home buttons are

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