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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: 2018
Format: 2018-01

Tech Bits: Block Unwanted Calls on Your Smartphone

Are you tired of receiving unwanted calls on your smartphone? Here’s how you can block phone numbers to stop receiving these incoming calls.

To block a number from the Settings menu:

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap Blocked.
  4. Tap Add New and add the contact you want to block.

To block a number from your Recent Calls:


Tech Bits: Clear the Cache to Improve Web Browser Performance (Faculty & Staff)

If your web browser seems to be acting a bit sluggish, try clearing out the browser cache (pronounced cash). The cache is a holding area where your computer temporarily places web pages that you've viewed. This is done so when you view the pages again, the browser can quickly reload the page elements, such as logos and images, without having to download them.


Tech Bits: Celebrate the Computer Recycling Center Grand Opening (Students)

Join us TuesdayApril 12, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm to celebrate the Computer Recycling Center’s (CRC) new location and storefront at 152 Pearson Hall, lobby area.

Stop by and learn about the center’s resources, take a tour of the new space, and enjoy giveaways, while supplies last.


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

When you've finished using a computer in a computer lab 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 the computer to access email, grades, banking, social media or any other personal information.

To avoid putting your information at risk, when you're finished:


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, Drexel University, Penn State and the University of Pennsylvania.