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New Phishing Scam

ITS recently received information about a new phishing scam circulating, targeting students who have internships. This particular email is poorly executed, but the idea is clever and worth being aware of. The email reads: Hello Admin, 2018 CIEE Internship is

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Introducing Adobe Education Exchange

Interested in furthering your technical and creative skills to benefit your classroom? Adobe Education Exchange is here for you.   Adobe offers 20+ free courses to promote the incorporation of digital technologies into the classroom. These courses fall into three categories:

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Batteries Only Last a Few Years

It’s the final edition of Battery Myths, so we’re doing something special: We’re covering something that’s only kind of a myth. Realistically, batteries won’t last forever. Nowadays, it seems like everybody is constantly upgrading their device because their battery seems

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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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What Happens When You Graduate?

When you graduate a lot in your life changes. Everything can be very overwhelming. What happens to your network folders? What happens to your email? How do you forward emails? What do you do with Symantec and Bradford now that

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Transfer Browser Bookmarks

It wasn’t too many years ago that most internet users could only access bookmarks on the one computer, where the bookmark was saved. If you wanted that bookmark you saved at school when you got to your own computer, you

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5 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media

Even in these internet security-savvy times, it can still be all too easy to post something on your social media that has unintended consequences. The internet is a very public place, and anything you post can be accessed by anyone,

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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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Stop Blue Light at Bedtime

Many people are aware that the blue light from screens can negatively affect sleep. Fortunately, most devices allow for a blue light filter, which minimizes this light close to bedtime to promote better sleep. iOS iOS has a feature called

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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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