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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.

Format: 2021
Format: 2021-02

Tech Bits: Unable to take a phone call? Nicely decline it by sending a text message. (Faculty & Staff)

Ever receive a phone call in a meeting or in the middle of something that you're unable to answer?

In case you didn't know, your phone gives you a quick option to easily send a text message to that person while declining the call. When you see that you're getting a phone call, tap Message (iPhone), or Send Message (Android), then tap which text message you would like to send to the caller, such as "Can I call you later?"


Tech Bits: Three Quick Google Search Features

Google is convenient for finding information. You type in the search bar a topic and get thousands of results in seconds. But did you know there are Google Search features that can make searching easier? Here are three helpful search features.

Right-Click, or Control Click, to Search Google 


Tech Bits: Email Seem Suspicious? Trust Your Instincts

During the past couple of weeks, email has been making the rounds at Temple under the guise of bogus job vacancies and false tampering of Microsoft Outlook recovery settings. These emails were sent by hackers who use all kinds of tricks to try and get access to your personal information. So what should you do?

Remember these five tips to recognize phishing scams so you don't get caught:


Tech Bits: Mix Portrait & Landscape Pages in One Word Document

Ever worked on a Word document and thought a specific page would look nice in landscape orientation instead of portrait? Maybe you want to insert a bar graph in your report or artwork into a portfolio. 

Don't compromise the visual elements in your document by locking them in portrait orientation. Easily convert those specific pages into landscape in a few easy steps. 



Tech Bits: Get a Head Start with Box Notes Templates (Faculty & Staff)

Need to create a meeting agenda on the fly? Meeting going so well, you want to dive right into writing a project plan? To get started, try using a Box Notes template:

  1. Log in to OWLbox and select a folder where your file will be stored.

  2. Click the New button on the on the upper-right portion of the screen and select Box Note from Template.