Tips and Tricks

How do I update my browser Home Page or Bookmarks?

Firefox Home Page: Click the menu button and choose Options. Select the General panel. In the Startup box under Home Page enter the address you would like. For example: nest.sju.edu Click OK to close the Options window. Firefox Bookmarks: 1.  Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks That should open the library window. In the Library window,…

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How do I clear my Internet Browser’s Cache?

Firefox: Click the menu button and choose Preferences (this may also say Options in certain versions of Firefox). Select the Advanced panel. Click on the Network tab. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now. Close the Preferences window.  Once you reload the page, you will no longer have an error message. Chrome: Click…

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Street Team: Being New at SJU

The TSC Street Team is pleased to announce our newest blogger, Jamie Petragnani. Jamie is a Sophomore, English major and has worked with us for one year.  Stay tuned for more of Jamie’s writing throughout the semester!   Hawk Hill is beginning to fill with familiar faces and a slew of new hawks trying to…

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Adobe Emergency Flash Player Upgrade

In order to address a vulnerability, Adobe has released an emergency upgrade to Flash. To install the upgrade, go to http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/. More information on this topic can be found at http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/emergency-adobe-flash-player-patched-fix-pair-zero-days-02081

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Verizon iPhone 5 Update

An update has been released for the Verizon iPhone 5 that resolves an issue where the iPhone would use cellular data while connected to a wireless network. This issue could have resulted in overage charges. To install the update  to carrier settings, follow these steps: Tap Settings > General > About. Wait for the following…

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Smartphone Battery Life

We often hear from customers that the battery life on their iPhone does not last throughout the day. Here are a few tips for extending the battery life: 1) Close apps that run in the background – Double clicking the home button pops up a row of icons at the bottom of the screen. These…

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Reminder: Back up that paper!

As the spring 2011 semester winds down, deadlines are looming for papers, projects, etc. While we always hope that technology is available, there are many examples of lost papers in the final seconds — just before turning it in. This happens for many reasons (but never at an opportune time) including a failed computer, failed…

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IT word changes according to Associated Press

In March, the Associated Press announced its major changes in word styles, including IT words. This is a “big deal” for IT words that have remained unchanged for decades in a field where technology changes frequently and fast. (Some words, like “e-mail”, have remained unchanged for 20+ years.) New IT word styles include: * cellphone…

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