With the release of the new iPhone 5S just around the corner, you may be stowing away for the latest & greatest offering from Apple. However, those who are content with their current iPhone model may want to take steps to keep it fast and ready for the new iOS 7 (Apple’s latest Operating System for the phone). The folks over at LifeHacker put together a Spring cleaning list for those iPhone users dissatisfied with their sluggish system. One of the quickest ways to improve speed is often to simply reboot (“turn it off & on again”). This clears the system memory and often results in quicker speeds!
The popularity of tablets & smartphones is growing at a fast rate (while PC sales slump). However, for many users it is frustrating to choose not only “what” to purchase, but “when” to do so! Because competition is so fierce among top companies like Samsung and Apple, models seem to become obsolete literally as they touch store shelves.
While that may be a bit hyperbolic, it’s certainly a bummer when your recently purchased tablet is left in the dust by that flashy new i-Quadcore-5X…-thing. Luckily for the rest of us, the good folks at MacRumors keep an up-to-the-date Mac Buyer’s Guide to let you know when is the best time to buy.
Unfortunately for Android aficionados, there is no ultimate (up-to-date) guide, because a whole slew of companies create the slates. However, there are some sites that offer brand agnostic buyer’s guides.
Need to buy a computer and save some cash? All SUNY Oswego employees and students can receive discounts on certain Dell and Apple laptops, desktops, printers and software. Go take a look at http://www.oswego.edu/discounts for more information.
CTS and Penfield Library have teamed together to provide a Multimedia Production Room, which is located in room 210 across from the Periodicals/Media Desk in the Penfield Library. This room can be used by faculty, staff and students to create multimedia projects using audio and video. It is equipped with the following:
- A PC and Macintosh desktop computer with 24 inch monitors
- A Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 video camera for the PC and a built-in camera for the Mac.
- A Plantronics Audio DSP-400 Headsetwith noise cancelling microphone for both systems
- Your choice of the following recording software available on both systems:
Staff from Penfield and CTS are available to assist you should you need an orientation to the room or assistance using any of the hardware or software. For more information, please visit the Multimedia Site.
At other times, updates to campus servers or services will take place which may interrupt service. These updates may include server operating system or security patches and/or new versions of campus software used for accessing online services. Examples include updates to Banner, myOswego, the campus wireless system, etc.
For both types of updates, CTS will thoroughly test the updates before they are distributed.
To stay informed regarding these updates, please visit the CTS Computer and Services Updates Schedule page at http://www.oswego.edu/cts/updates.html. This schedule will be revised frequently as needs develop. Any update that may result in a disruption of service will be announced via email as well as posted to the updates Schedule.