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Tech Tip of the Week: Security Certificate Updates

As part of our continuous efforts to maintain secure IT services, we’ve updated our security certificate for Hampshire websites. Confirm the security exception if you’re prompted. Read on for details. About Security Certificates If you’ve been following the Heartbleed exploit … Continue reading

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17. April 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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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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Tech Tip Extra: The Heartbleed Bug and You

A major new web security flaw was discovered this week, so it’s time to change your banking passwords again. Read on for more information. About SSL You’ve probably noticed the padlock icon when you browse to “secure” websites, or the … Continue reading

09. April 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Tips on the New Webmail

The new Webmail roll-out has gone pretty smoothly, but there are a few common questions we hear. Read on, maybe we’ve answered something you’ve been wondering. Our new webmail program, RoundCube, comes closer to looking like Thunderbird or other desktop … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Managing Firefox Add-ons

To keep videos playing and PDF’s displaying, add-ons in Firefox occasionally have to be updated or ousted. Firefox has add-ons that allow you to view content beyond simple web pages. There are two kinds of add-ons: plug-ins and extensions. Plug-ins … Continue reading

13. March 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: On the Level

Of all of the unexpected uses for my smart phone, using it as a level is my favorite. When I first got my smart phone I loved the fact that it doubles as a flashlight: clever and really useful. Recently … Continue reading

06. March 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Updates vs. Upgrades

As we warned people this week of a potential Apple security risk, we were reminded of the distinction between minor updates and major upgrades. Install updates promptly but wait for more information on upgrades. Updates are relatively minor changes to … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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