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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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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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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: 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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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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Tech Tip: Facebook Chain Mail Scams

Chances are, you’ve received a message on Facebook Messenger from some distant family member that reads something like:  Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and

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Tech Tip: Have You Followed ITS’ Social Media Yet?

Let’s face it, newsletters are old-school. It’s all about the social media these days. And luckily for you, ITS releases the same handy technology information on our Facebook and Twitter. That’s @EtownHelpDesk on both platforms.      

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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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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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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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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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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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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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