As we start a new semester, please help Information Technology Services spread the word about Temple's technology resources available for students.
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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.
Start off the semester by taking advantage of these FREE resources available for Temple University students:
- Office 365 & OneDrive Subscription
Download and install Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows (New!) and Mac on up to five computers. To get started, log in to TUportal and under TUapplications on the left, click Microsoft Download.
Are you ready? The fall semester is coming fast. If you have any technology needs, now is the time to get your requests in. Soon Information Technology Services staff will be busy assisting students. Below are a few items to consider:
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:
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap Phone.
- Tap Blocked.
- Tap Add New and add the contact you want to block.
To block a number from your Recent Calls:
►Tip 1: Duplicate your slide elements
Instead of copying and pasting, try duplicating. Hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Option (Mac) key while you click and drag an object.
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.
Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in reports about ransomware on Windows and Mac computers. Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts your documents and prevents you from accessing them until you follow instructions and pay a ransom fee.
The last thing you need during this busy time of the semester is to lose a flash drive with your papers and projects on it. Rather than risk losing a piece of plastic, back up your work in the cloud.
Take advantage of Temple's free cloud-based storage options: