Author Archives: Emily Blackmore

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The New Apple Watch

By: Kristina Harris With the launch of Apple Watch pre-sales, we decided to put together a table to compare and contrast the new technology and two of its biggest competitors, Google’s Android Wear Gear Live and Samsung’s Gear S. Click … Continue reading

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How to Report SPAM and Phishing at SMU

By George Finney The University receives over 300 million SPAM and Phishing messages ever year. Although majority are stopped, some messages will slip through our filters and arrive in your inbox. If you would like to report spam which has … Continue reading

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Locker.SMU Personal Storage Must Be Moved Prior to May 15

Deadline Extended to May 15 Don’t forget your Locker.SMU personal folder must be emptied prior to May 15. Personal Locker.SMU Storage We are in the process of decommissioning the Locker.SMU file storage service. We are focusing our efforts during the … Continue reading

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Using RSS Readers to Keep Track of Your Favorite Blogs

By Amber Clark Back in the dark ages, before Twitter and Tumblr, there were blogs. Individuals tired of going from one blog to another to read all their news, jokes and view cute pictures of cats, created a centralized place … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Free Technology Training at SMU

IT Training here at SMU has a number of resources available for Faculty, Staff and Students, and it’s all for free! The place to begin is on the OIT webpage, SMU.edu/OIT. You can navigate to the IT Training homepage through … Continue reading

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Adobe Makes Lightroom Available for Android

“This is not just a way to get photos from place to place. It lets you maintain your workflow on the mobile device. It can be a tremendous time saver and productivity tool for making edits on the go.” -Shared … Continue reading

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Resist the Urge to Answer the Email Now

It’s so easy to quickly reply to email as soon as you receive it. Consider scheduling times to process email throughout the day. Otherwise, you may end up buried in your inbox! If you are working on a critical project, … Continue reading

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Tips for Using Student Email at SMU

Navigate your email with ease With Office 365, your email is even smarter. Find important messages, communicate confidently, and collaborate with others in real time. Quickly view your important messages Take control of your inbox. People View lets you read … Continue reading

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Locker.SMU: Migrate Personal Files before March 1

By Rachel Mulry Locker.SMU will be decommissioned as a service in August 2015. This file storage and sharing application is being replaced by two other services: Microsoft OneDrive and one that is still to be determined. The current locker service … Continue reading

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Tips for Better Calendar Use in Office 365

Simplify your scheduling A busy day means a complicated calendar. With Office 365, students at SMU can easily set up and manage your meetings–saving you time to get more done. See other people’s calendars Add a team member directly to … Continue reading

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