Category Archives: Tech Tips

Why is it So Difficult to Play a DVD? (Part 2)

In part one, we explained how to determine if the problems you have playing movies is the result of a faulty disc. Now it’s time to make sense out of the software that you’ll be using to play your movie. All of … Continue reading

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Camera RAW

By Moez Janmohammad Introducing Feature of the Week, where we highlight a feature of a program and give a basic tutorial on how it works. This week we’re focusing on Camera RAW in the Adobe Creative Suite.  Camera RAW is … Continue reading

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Adobe Bridge CC

By Moez Janmohammad Adobe Bridge is a digital asset management software that allows a user to organize any kind of media. The name Bridge comes from the idea that Adobe Bridge will be the link between all of the programs … Continue reading

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f.lux: Sleep and Screen Color

By Moez Janmohammad If you’re a college student, chances are you’ve stayed up late to finish an assignment, but have you ever paused to think about your eyes? The bright and blueish lights emitted from most LCD displays mimic bright … Continue reading

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Photoshop Toolbar

By Moez Janmohammad Long time users of Photoshop can look at the icon of any tool on the Photoshop toolbar and tell you exactly what you could use it for, but chances are, the average user only knows what a … Continue reading

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What’s behind the Excel Design tab? 5 tips worth knowing.

If you’ve been working with Excel for a while, my guess is that you are probably somewhat familiar with the basics of converting your data into a table. However, you may not be aware of some of the features behind … Continue reading

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Geekspeak 101

By: Amber Clark As you may have experienced in your own discipline, having a common language, or technical jargon, is immensely helpful.  It is a shortcut that makes communicating easier. We computer technologists have our own common language.  However, the SMU … Continue reading

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What’s Your Crash Plan?

Did you know that SMU has a backup service for University owned, primary computers? CrashPlan Pro is a software application that Faculty and Staff can install on Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms via LanDesk. After installation, it performs a complete … Continue reading

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How to fix common Mavericks problems?

This post by Digital Trends highlights some of the common issues and fixes with Mac OS X Mavericks. Get iPhoto working again in Mavericks Fix the slow Time Machine problem and make it run faster Reinstall Java after upgrading to … Continue reading

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Discover New Features in Microsoft Word (Part 2)

By Rachel Mulry In Part 1 of this article, we discussed Quick Parts, creating your own templates, and the Screenshot tool. Today we’ll continue with two powerful Word features. Navigation view:  If you use the styles in Word, not only can … Continue reading

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