Information Technology Services

Tech Spotlight: Anker PowerLine USB Cables

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Welcome to Tech Spotlight, an ITS series providing regular updates on the most exciting new technology products and services. With the advent of the smartphone, the USB charging cable has become increasingly important and a very heavily used item since smartphone batteries generally only last a day or two between charges. Thankfully there are some affordable

Best Affordable Cell Phone Service (April 2017)

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There are some great new cellular carriers since our original Best Affordable Cell Phone Service tech tip from February 2016, as such an update was warranted. The additional carriers we’ll look at include SpeedTalk Mobile, Tello, TPO Mobile, and Total Wireless. Sadly Ring Plus, our previous favorite, went out of business. If you missed our previous

Tech Spotlight: AMD Ryzen CPUs

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Products that shake-up the technology industry don’t come often. Few great ideas come by chance or from a lack of competition, the double-decker couch and Hot Pocket game controller not withstanding. 😉 In the PC industry of Central Processing Units (CPUs), the AMD and Intel rivalry has been going on for decades and has had its historic moments. The AMD Athlon

Tech Spotlight: Amazon Echo Dot

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Welcome to Tech Spotlight, a new ITS series providing regular updates on the most exciting new technology products and services. To start off, we are going to look at one of the most exciting areas in technology, artificial intelligence (AI), by exploring the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) with the Alexa voice assistant. Computers can’t think for themselves yet

Smarter Car Technology – Part 2: Accessories

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The car you drive is a rolling computer with a plethora of motors and sensors. How can you get more modern functionality in a car stuck in the past? There are affordable accessories and upgrades that can make your car smarter. We are going to look at three, including diagnostic adapters, Bluetooth auxiliary adapters for audio streaming and hands free

Smarter Car Technology – Part 1: Apps

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Technology advances faster than most people can keep up with. The technology in your car is probably out of date before you even drive it off the dealer lot. Unfortunately, most cars cannot get software/firmware updates on their own, like our smartphones and computers. We are stuck with the slow recalls and software updates, if

Fall 2016 Parking Permit and Mcard Distribution

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*Located on the University Pavilion Stage Under the ITS Tent* Fall Hours – September 2nd to 13th Friday, September 2nd, 2016 – 8:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 – 8:00am-7:00pm Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 – 8:00am-7:00pm Thursday, September 8th, 2016 – 8:00am-7:00pm Friday, September 9th, 2016 – 8:00am-4:00pm Monday, September 12th, 2016 – 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

UM-Flint Phishing Email Alert

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Dear Campus Community, The University was targeted in a malware attack recently carried out via an email address from random usernames?@umflint.edu. The emails did not originate from our campus and were “spoofed”, meaning the sender address and/or name is faked.  This is done to make the victim believe the message is legitimate.  There will likely