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Tech Tip of the Week: Recognizing Laptop Battery Problems

Laptop batteries can be dangerous if they start to expand. There’s one symptom that indicates battery expansion in Mac laptops that is often ignored. Do you know what it is? What Causes a Battery to Expand? There are several reasons … Continue reading

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20. November 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Getting Spam Out of Sight

While it’s annoying to be receiving so much spam, it’s a little less annoying if you don’t have to look at it. There are a couple of ways you can help to make it less visible. How our Junk Mail … Continue reading

13. November 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Hiring a New Employee?

If you’re hiring a new employee, your work doesn’t end with the offer acceptance. To ensure a smooth transition, please fill out the New Employee Computing Request Form as soon as possible. When a new employee starts, or a Hampshire … Continue reading

06. November 2014 by Applications and Web Services
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Tech Tip of the Week: Spam, Spam, Spam, Egg and Spam in your Mailbox?

Rest assured that you’re not alone in having an influx of spam. Curious about why it’s happening, what we’re doing about it, and what you can do? Read on. For the past week or two we’ve seen a significant uptick … Continue reading

30. October 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: A Screenshot is Worth a Thousand Words

Taking a quick picture of your computer or smartphone screen can be a lot easier than describing what it looks like or painstakingly recording the wording of an error message. But what was that magic key combination… You won’t be … Continue reading

16. October 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Setting up Emergency Notification Preferences

Did you show up at 8:30 during the emergency closing only to find an empty parking lot? Or maybe every device in your house starting buzzing and beeping and blaring as the messages came pouring in. If you don’t seem … Continue reading

09. October 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Tech Tip of the Week: Using a Password Manager

Whether you’re reusing passwords (a definite security risk) or trying to keep track of a multitude of passwords (a definite sanity risk), a password manager is a great help. I finally reached the tipping point with passwords a few months … Continue reading

02. October 2014 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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