Category Archives: Tech Tips

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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Save Your Voice for the Presentation

By: Shayan Gaziani Imagine this Scenario: You walk into class prepared to deliver a paramount presentation. You’ve spent hours rehearsing every aspect from timing to delivery. You’ve spent days, if not weeks, preparing the file, compiling countless amounts of slides, … Continue reading

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What to Do when PowerPoint’s Presenter View Won’t Play Nice

The Presenter View option allows PowerPoint users to show the audience the slide show while giving the presenter a view of upcoming slides, a timer, notes to yourself, and other handy tools. (If you haven’t yet, be sure to give … 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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Email Calendar Availability

Here’s an easy step to send someone your Outlook calendar availability! From the calendar tab, select E-mail Calendar. Select the desired Date Range. In the detail section, select the desired availability options you want to share. Select/deselect the working hours … 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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Tech Day 2014

Tech Day is free for SMU Faculty, Staff and Students. Topics range from Adobe to LinkedIn with subject matter experts from various departments at SMU as well as special guest speakers from Adobe and Apple. As there are a limited … Continue reading

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OneDrive for Faculty, Staff, & Students

In case you haven’t heard, OneDrive is now available for all SMU faculty, staff, and students! What does that mean? OneDrive for Business is a Microsoft online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication. Students and Employees … Continue reading

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