Category Archives for Software

Tech Tip of the Week: Stop Sneaky Software from Slipping In

When you install 3rd party software or updates there will sometimes be add-ons bundled in with it. Stay alert when installing to keep your computer from getting bogged down. The problem Oftentimes perfectly legitimate software installations and updates–Adobe Reader, Oracle … Continue reading

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21. August 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Moodle Upgraded to 2.6

In order to keep up with security updates, feature additions, and improvements, we’ve upgraded Hampshire Moodle installations to version 2.6. The highlights of the changes include: A new, Hampshire-branded, responsive theme/design. A new format that allows for collapsing and expanding … Continue reading

18. August 2014 by Applications and Web Services
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Hampshire’s Successful Migration to Drupal

Hampshire’s website, www.hampshire.edu, was moved over to the Drupal platform last Tuesday, July 8. Prior to this move, content authors had been using RedDot content management system to edit content on the website. We made the decision to switch last … Continue reading

15. July 2014 by Applications and Web Services
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Tech Tip of the Week: The Demise of Windows XP

On Tuesday, April 8, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, meaning no more updates to plug security holes. As time goes on computers running XP will become more and more insecure. About Windows Operating Systems Windows XP is a Microsoft operating … Continue reading

10. April 2014 by Applications and Web Services
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Important Security Update to Some Apple Devices

Apple has discovered a major security issue and has released a fix. Not all Apple devices will be affected, but if you have an iPhone, an iPad, or an Apple computer running the very latest Mac OS 10.9 (Mavericks), you … Continue reading

24. February 2014 by Applications and Web Services
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Tech Tip of the Week: Don’t use Adobe Acrobat as your Default PDF Reader

There are lots of free ways to view PDF’s, including Adobe Reader and Apple Preview (on the Mac). Adobe Acrobat is licensed software that is overpowered for just reading PDF’s. There’s often confusion about the difference between Adobe Reader and … Continue reading

16. January 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Excel Workshop Series Starting Next Week

Essential Excel Refresher Mac – December 4, 2013 – 11 a.m. Windows – December 6, 2013 – 10 a.m. These workshops cover the basic concepts of using an Excel workbook for organizing data and doing simple calculations. Great for an … Continue reading

26. November 2013 by Applications and Web Services
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