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.
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Information Technology 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.
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.
Need to copy and paste text on your smartphone? Here’s how:
- Tap and hold a word on a web page, email or app.
- When a magnifying glass pane (iPhone) or menu (Android) appears, release the word. The word will be highlighted with blue dots on either side.
- Drag the blue dots to highlight all of the text you want to copy.
- Then tap Copy in the menu bar.
Did you know you can use an image rather than words to perform a Google search? Google analyzes the image and displays results, including relevant pages, similar images, and pages with matching images.
The success of your search depends on the nature of the image you use. For example, you may have more success with well-known landmarks and photos of subjects commonly found online than with other types of images.
To perform a reverse image search:
It's always handy to know a few web browser tricks. Try these two.
Zoom in or out
Looking at a website where the text is too small or the graphics are too large?
Welcome back, Owls! Check out these tips to guide you through the beginning of the spring 2017 semester.
As we start a new semester, please help Information Technology Services spread the word about Temple's technology resources available for students.
You know can take a screenshot of your computer but did you also know that you can take a screenshot of your phone or tablet? Here's how:
Phone, iPad or iPod touch
Press and hold down the Sleep/Wake button on the top or side of your device, then press and release the Home button. To view the screenshot, go to the Photos app, select Albums and then Camera Roll.
Buy any computer from Temple's Computer Recycling Center and get a CRC staff-choice refurbished 19" or 17" monitor free - while supplies last! All orders must be submitted online by Wednesday, December 21 and picked up by Thursday, December 22, at noon to qualify. The 19" or 17" monitor will be added to your order when you come to pick it up.