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Best Affordable Cell Phone Service (Feb 2016)

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Smartphones are an amazing achievement of modern technology. You can have a cell phone, portable gaming device, GPS, web browser, smart home controller, and so much more in a device that fits in your hand. The downside, however, is the high cost of the data and voice plans, which start at $40-$50 at the big

Best Freeware for Your Computer

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As the saying goes, the best things in life are free, and at the ITS Helpdesk we are inclined to agree. Without programs on your computer, it would be very restricted as to what it could do, regardless of the operating system. What is Freeware? Freeware, not to be confused with malicious software called malware,

Android Stagefright Vulnerability Basics

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What is Stagefright? When you think of stagefright, the first thing you probably think of is the nervous feeling you get before public speaking. To Google, though, Stagefright is a media playback engine that allows you to view media content on your mobile phone. Why does Stagefright matter? Under normal circumstances, the average Android phone

Windows 10 Upgrade Guide

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Have you upgraded or are you planning to upgrade to Windows 10 on your personal computer? Microsoft made a radical change with the release of Windows 10 because it is being offered as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and newer computers. This offer is only for the first year, until July 2016, unless it’s extended. Windows 10 has

Best Laptops for the Money (December 2015)

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Asus UX305 (left) and Apple MacBook Air 13 (right) Picking the right laptop is not an easy task. There are so many options available and a lot are not very good, and can be overwhelming. At ITS, we want to make your buying decision easier. We have compiled a list of laptops we would recommend for

IT Security Tips

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and in recognition we are sharing these cyber security tips with you. Cyber criminals use compromised university accounts to send spam email, commit identity theft, redirect paycheck direct deposits, and more. Follow these tips to protect your information. It’s good for you and the U. Beware of phishing

Tech Tip Tuesday: Windows 8.1 Update Required

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As of May 2014, Microsoft will be dropping support for Windows 8.1 unless the new update package is installed. In order to receive any further security patches and updates, all Windows 8.1 instances must be upgraded to Windows 8.1u1. If your instance of Window 8.1 is already configured to receive automatic updates, this will happen