Category Archives: Tips

Internet Explorer for Windows Security Issue

Due to a security issue with Internet Explorer,users are being advised to use an alternate browser (Chrome,Firefox,Safari).  These browsers should work with most campus services, and Google Chrome is the preferred broswer for using our Google Apps for Education services … Continue reading

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Java 7 Bypass Vulnerability Alert

An article (link) released January 10, 2013 by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT.gov) states a known vulnerability in Java version 7.  The overview from the mentioned article is as follows: “A vulnerability in the way Java 7 … Continue reading

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Google Apps on your iPad

When you’re accessing your Google Calendar on your iPad or other iOS device, you basically have three main options.  Each has pros & cons. 1. Use the Mail & Calendar apps that comes from Apple This requires you to turn … Continue reading

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Great new tool available in Windows 7 – DVD Maker

Now that most users at Augustana are using Windows 7,  a great new feature available is Windows DVD Maker.  You can find it under Start/All Programs, or use the Search feature.  A great tutorial on how to use it was … Continue reading

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Taking screen shots

Users being upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 will receive, among many other upgrades and enhancements, a great built-in way to take screen shots. Since the early days of Windows, using the Print Screen button, located in the upper … Continue reading

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Attachments in Digest Mode

I know that I appreciate receiving mailing list emails in Digest Mode, because it makes navigating my inbox a little bit easier. Still, the option is not without its flaws. You can opt out of Digest Mode, by following the … Continue reading

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Digest or no Digest?

Over the summer ITS gradually changed the Augustana mailing lists to Digest Mode. To learn more about Digest Mode, you can read the Digest Mode FAQ here. We did this to make it easier for our users to distinguish email … Continue reading

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Lay up your treasures in “the cloud”

As many of you prepare to leave campus for the summer, this is as good a time as ever to consider backing up your files. Geographic diversity – keeping files in multiple physical places –  is a very good idea … Continue reading

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Sometimes learning a few keyboard shortcuts can really save you a lot of time.  Both Windows and Mac users can take advantage of these time-savers.  On your PC keyboard, look for a key that looks like the Windows logo (⊞) … Continue reading

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Creating a Desktop Alias (Mac)

If you are a PC user, please refer to the previous entry: Creating a Desktop Shortcut. Would you like to be able to create a desktop icon that would bring you directly to a website or computer program that you … Continue reading

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