Wireless network available for smart TVs and more

Posted on: September 2, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Earlier this month, Instructional & Campus Technologies launched the new elonu-connect wireless network at Elon University. This wireless network is designed for connecting smart TVs, gaming systems, wireless printers and other devices. Read on to learn how to connect your devices, and why you may want to reconsider using a wireless printer. What is the elonu-connect …

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Windows 10 receives release date

Posted on: June 10, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Microsoft started off June with a bang when the company announced that Windows 10 would be released on July 29. Here’s a look at what Microsoft has announced with the release, as well as a few pointers for users planning on purchasing new computers in August.  What to expect At the end of July, Microsoft will begin …

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Are Android users becoming vulnerable to malware?

Posted on: May 13, 2015 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

At the beginning of May, a new study released from the Institut Eurécom suggests that apps available to Android users on sites such as Google Play are increasingly exposing their users to malware. According to the report, “the apps connect to a mind-boggling 250,000 different URLs across almost 2,000 top level domains. And while most …

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New Apple OS tips and warnings

Posted on: October 1, 2014 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

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.

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Android worm, Selfmite, discovered

Posted on: July 1, 2014 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Android is one of several operating systems such as, Windows and iOS, which runs mostly on mobile devices.  We all know mobile devices are not immune from malware and AdaptiveMobile confirmed last week in a blog post of a worm called Selfmite on Android smartphones.  A worm is a form of malware which replicates itself …

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Untangling the mysteries of wireless devices

Posted on: November 13, 2013 | By: Ryan Gay | Filed under: Tech Tips, Devices, Info Security

Throughout the year, the Technology Help Desk receives a variety of calls asking about connecting to Elon’s wireless network with a plethora of different devices. Many of these devices are able to connect to the wireless network through a few simple configuration steps. However, some students reach out to the Technology Help Desk about wireless …

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Mobile devices or traditional clickers? Here’s how to choose

Posted on: October 31, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Devices, Info Security
choose wisely

Eighty-one percent of Elon students would prefer to use their mobile device than purchase a traditional clicker. That was the feedback we received during the fall 2012 pilot of clickers systems. Several free web-based clicker systems allow students to use their laptop, smartphone or tablet device to respond to questions. Tools like Polleverywhere.com and Socrative.com …

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Shopping for a New Mobile Device?

Posted on: September 24, 2013 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

The new iPhone 5s and 5c are now available.   Are you thinking about getting one or another new device?  Out with the old and in with the new, right?  Mobile device manufacturers are constantly coming out with new devices consumers can’t wait to get their hands on. It is estimated that mobile devices are often replaced …

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Mobile devices as clickers: One Elon professor shares experiences

Posted on: June 26, 2013 | By: Dan Reis | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Devices, Info Security

Guest author Heidi Hollingsworth, Assistant Professor in the Education department shares a tool she uses to engage her students. I’ve been using an alternative to traditional student response system (clickers) this year: Socrative.com. Instead of giving students a clicker device, each student enters responses on her or his smartphone, iPad, or laptop. Here are some of …

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Protect Your Devices

Posted on: June 11, 2013 | By: Christina Bonds | Filed under: Devices, Info Security

Mobile devices such as phones, tablets and laptops have become one of the primary ways we communicate and interact with each other.

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