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Treat your Power Cord Well

We’ve been seeing a lot of damaged Mac laptop power adapters recently. These adapters require a little bit of special care because they’re vulnerable to damage. Apple Power Adapters are Poorly Designed Apple is known for its design, but to … Continue reading

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16. April 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Keeping Mail Under Quota in Crunch Time

If you’re approaching your email quota there are some quick tips to get you under quota. You can skip right to the strategies if you want, or read a little about the quota first. About Hampshire’s Email Quota Your email … Continue reading

09. April 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Keep Thunderbird from Littering your Desktop

Thunderbird Mac users are familiar with the annoyance of Thunderbird putting attachments on the desktop when they are opened. Here’s how to put them someplace else. By default, Thunderbird on the Mac puts a copy of each attachment you open … Continue reading

02. April 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Updates vs Upgrades

What’s the difference? What should you install and what should you wait on? The general rule of thumb is to install updates promptly but wait for more information on upgrades. Updates are relatively minor changes to software, usually addressing security … Continue reading

26. March 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Getting Rid of Adware on Your Mac

We’ve seen a few instances this week of Mac’s with annoying ads and rogue search engines overtaking browsers. If your Mac is running 10.7 or later, we’ve got a tool to help you out. Mac users haven’t had to think … Continue reading

11. March 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Gmail Scam

We’ve seen a few people get taken in by a Gmail phishing scheme this week. If you get an email from a Gmail user with a link to a document, think twice before clicking and entering your username and password. … Continue reading

05. March 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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Disabling the Click-to-Create Feature in Zimbra

In the old version of Zimbra a double-click would bring up the “QuickAdd Appointment” dialog, but the new web version brings it up any time you single-click on an empty calendar space. To stop it from doing this you have … Continue reading

19. February 2015 by Kate, School Support Specialist
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