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TECH Bits

Computer Services produces technology news items called TECH Bits geared primarily to Temple University faculty and staff. TECH Bits are distributed via e-mail on a weekly basis during the semester. An archive of these messages appears below. For more information about Temple resources, visit the Faculty or Staff websites.

Format: 2017
Format: 2017-04
2017-03-28

Tech Bits: Does Your Phone Have the Latest Update?

Apple and Google release software updates for your smartphone on a regular basis. It's important that you install these updates because they include security patches, bug fixes and new features.

At least once a month, check to see if you need to install any updates:

iPhone

2017-03-21

Tech Bits: Are You Putting Your Personal Information at Risk?

When you've finished using a computer in a conference/class room or shared space, just closing the browser is not enough.

For security reasons, it is important to actually log off when you're done so others can't open the browser and get into your accounts.

This is critical when you use a computer to access email, work-related systems, social media or other private accounts.

To avoid putting your information at risk, follow these three steps when you're finished:

2017-03-07

Tech Bits: Use Google Photos to Store Your Smartphone Photos & Videos

Looking for a new way to manage and organize your smartphone photos and videos? Download the new photo gallery app from Google called Google Photos.

The app automatically backs up your photos and videos, allowing you to free up storage space on your smartphone. Choose a storage size: unlimited free storage (for phones and point-and-shoot cameras) or limited free storage (for higher resolution cameras).

2017-02-28

Tech Bits: Set Up a Quick Online Meeting (Faculty & Staff)

Ever find out at the last minute that a colleague can't be on campus to attend a meeting? Follow the steps below to use an online conferencing program called WebEx. With WebEx, your colleague can simply join in the discussion and see the meeting computer screen.

Get Audio Ready

For a quick audio setup, let your colleague know the number of the meeting room phone so he or she can call in. You can also call your colleague using a phone that has a speaker.

Set Up WebEx

2017-02-28

Tech Bits: Set Up a Quick Online Meeting (Students)

Ever find out at the last minute that a classmate can't be on campus to attend a meeting? Follow the steps below to use an online conferencing program called WebEx. With WebEx, your classmate can simply join in the discussion and see the meeting computer screen.

Get Audio Ready

For a quick audio setup, let your classmate know the number of the meeting room phone so he or she can call in. You can also call your classmate using a phone that has a speaker.

Set Up WebEx

2017-02-21

Tech Bits: Mark Up PDFs with Comments & Highlights

Have you ever received a PDF file that you would like to mark up? The mark-up options you have will depend on the PDF viewer you are using.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

To add comments, highlights and text directly onto the document, consider downloading the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. You can then:

Add a comment:

2017-02-14

Tech Bits: Access Wireless at Other Universities through eduroam (Students)

If you’re visiting friends at another university, be sure to check if the institution is an eduroam® (education roaming) member. If it is, you can enjoy free and secure wireless access during your visit. Local participating institutions include Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini University, Drexel University, Haverford College, Penn State, Philadelphia University, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania.

2017-02-14

Tech Bits: Access Wireless at Other Universities through eduroam (Faculty & Staff)

If you’re visiting another university, be sure to check if the institution is an eduroam® (education roaming) member. If it is, you can enjoy free and secure wireless access during your visit. Local participating institutions include Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini University, Drexel University, Haverford College, Penn State, Philadelphia University, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania.

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