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Be careful with spam emails

Over the lastspammsg few weeks, Elon University has experienced an influx in spam emails being sent to students, faculty, and staff. The emails that have been reported to the Technology Service Desk have become as chameleon-like as ever, coming in different shapes and forms that somehow do an excellent job of mimicking an official Elon University look. Here are some things to keep in mind when checking your email and wondering whether or not a message is spam. Continue reading »

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Tell your story with Haiku Deck

This article is a part of the Writing with Thumbs project – a year-long look at iPad apps and accessories that support writing. Read more about the project here

Haiku Deck is an app for iPads that creates quick slide decks (fancy word for presentations) that are simple, beautiful and fun. It’s available for free on the iTunes store or can be used on any web browser. Each slide has a simple background visual and short text, and it’s also possible to import your own photos, insert charts and lists, and export and share your decks.

Quick presentations? Free? Simple and fun? So far, so good!

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Creative storytelling with Storehouse

This article is a part of the Writing with Thumbs project- a year-long look at iPad apps and accessories that support writing. Read more about the project here 

Popular visual apps such as Instagram and Vine enable users to share our lives with friends and family instantly. Sure these apps let us share moments but what about telling our whole story of the eventsleading up to that moment? Storehouse is a free app where we can compile all of those moments into a story in a visually appealing way.

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2 premium apps available for free to Elon faculty and students

2006-02-05 - United Kingdom - England - London - British Library - The Modern Couple - Apple - Laptop - iPodLast time we spoke to library staff members Lynne Bisko and Vicky Siler, they recommended Zotero as a way to organize and collaborate with your research. Now, they suggesting to other tools to benefit Elon students: BrowZine for find the newest and most relevant research articles and Mango for modernizing the way to learn languages.

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New Apple OS tips and warnings

When Apple released the new iOS 8 platform on September 17, many users took immediate advantage of the new update. However, while iOS 8 offers new and exciting features, many have experienced a variety of problems with their devices. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of the new operating system (OS), as well as a few warnings about flaws that have been identified with the system. Continue reading »

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Cyber security: our shared responsibility

October is National Cyncsam_facebook_cover_photo_2014ber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).  All month consumers, businesses, colleges and universities, corporations, and the government will be working together to promote awareness and share online safety tips.  Continue reading »

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Tech I can’t live without: Joe Incorvia

kdkdStudent Government Association’s Executive President. Biochemistry major. Brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Senior Joe Incorvia has a lot of roles on campus, and with those roles comes a very hectic schedule. That is why Joe Incorvia can’t live without Sunrise.

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How answering two questions will make your next presentation better

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Remember: Color and Type are important, but they’re not the only elements of design.

According to the National Institute of Health, about 3 in 4 Americans are afraid of public speaking. I’m that 1 in 4 who loves it. I love presenting! Even as an introvert, the thrill of being on stage and giving a great presentation is rarely matched by anything else.

It’s taken years to refine my presentations skills and techniques, which I’m now attempting to distill out into a series of blog posts and iBook. This is the first post in that series, and it starts at the very beginning (a very good place to start). 

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Just a twenty-something and an iPad

This article is a part of the Writing with Thumbs project – a year-long look at iPad apps and accessories that support writing. Read more about the project here


I just had to take the typical tourist photo. Fun Fact: Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside the tower, not the tower itself.

My mom bought our first home desktop computer when I was about five-years-old and for a majority of its life it sat in the computer hutch, copletely untouched.  No one could figure out how to use the bulky machine…until I found it.  Thus began a beautiful friendship.  From the tender age of five, my parents have always believed that I am a wiz-kid who can explain any of their computer questions, but truthfully, I’m the only one brave enough to keep hittng buttons until something clicks.

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My iPad and Me: An Introduction

Hello! My name is Amanda, and I am freshman this year at Elon University. I’m excited to start this new chapter of my life. Read on to learn more about me!

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