Category Archives: Tech Tips

“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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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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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, You can navigate to the IT Training homepage through … Continue reading

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