Category Archives: Tech Tips

Nintendos and the Network

As students arrive on campus, they might find some of their favorite gaming devices not being able to get online. Older Nintendo devices, such as the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, & Nintendo3DS, cannot connect to SMU’s wireless network. OIT’s Networking Specialist Scott Casebere explains. Wireless … Continue reading

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SMU Employees: Free access to online training.

Did you know that you have free access to over 267,000 online video tutorials with is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills at any level of expertise so they can achieve … Continue reading

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SPSS License Renewal

Every summer, SPSS goes through a license renewal process. During this time, some customers will be given a countdown for when their license will expire. While this message is distressing, there is a 90-day grace period during which there will … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Manage Stress Using Technology

If you’re looking to relieve your life of unnecessary stress, try one of these tech-savvy methods to lighten your burden and make you feel ready to take on the world. 1. Calming Reflection Meditation has proven itself as a common yet efficient way … Continue reading

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“Clutter” Is Coming to the Office 365 Mailbox

In June, Microsoft Clutter, a new mailbox management feature, will be activated for all SMU mailboxes hosted by Office365 (primarily student mailboxes). Clutter learns from your actions the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they … Continue reading

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Travel This Summer With These Apps

Summer has just begun, which normally means that a future vacation is right on the horizon. Organizing a trip can get a bit wearisome at times, but with these free apps, planning can be an (ocean) breeze! Sky Scanner If you … Continue reading

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Updating Emergency Contacts in my.SMU

If you haven’t recently, it’s a good time to update your emergency contacts in my.SMU. Faculty & Staff Instructions From the landing page, select Personal Information located under Employee Self – Service. Click on Emergency Contacts. Click Add Emergency Contact. … Continue reading

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The Stress-Free Way of Finding a Job

Graduation season is approaching, and for many graduates, while their academic career closes, their professional career is slowly opening its doors. That in itself is extremely stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. Introducing: LinkedIn. If you haven’t yet … Continue reading

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Get it Together: Conquering the To-Do List

As finals quickly approach, it can be a real pain to keep all of your tasks, both personal and school-related, organized and on their way to completion. Sometimes, things fall through the cracks and throw your life into chaos. Everyone … Continue reading

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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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