In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, use File/Save As. Click the drop-down for ‘Save as type:’ and select PDF (*.pdf).
From a browser, email or other software, use CutePDF Writer to ‘print’ the page you are viewing to a PDF file. CutePDF is on all campus computers and for non-campus computers, can be downloaded and installed from http://www.cutepdf.com/
Setting up your tablet, smart phone, or other wireless device on the campus network requires a quick, one-time configuration. You can find all the how-to details on CTS’ Wireless Network page:http://www.oswego.edu/cts/wireless.html
We’ve been seeing a few phishing scams that have made it past Gmail’s spam and phishing filters lately. Please do not reply to any email asking for your username, password, date of birth, social security number, credit card numbers or other sensitive data. More than likely it is an attempt to steal your identity, otherwise known as a phishing scam.
If a phishing scam makes it into your inbox, report it to Gmail. While looking at the message, click the down arrow button in the upper right of the message. That will review a menu of options. Click the “Report Phishing” option.
You’ll be asked if you truly want to report it. Click “Report Phishing Message.”
Google will review the message and decide whether to add it to their spam filters. If they do, you will have helped the Gmail community as the message will now go to users’ spam folders rather than their inboxes.
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!
We’re often asked about Office apps on the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. While an official Microsoft Office app does exist for most mobile systems, it requires an active Office 365 subscription. For those users who don’t have that subscription (probably you, if you’re reading this), there are several great alternatives.
I recommend the official Google Drive app, available for iOS and Android systems. It allows you to access all of your LakerApps files stored on Drive, including spreadsheets and presentations. Best of all, it’s free!
Alternative apps can be found under the “Productivity” category on the Google Play and iOS App Store. A popular iOS alternative is Pages ($9.99), an Apple made app. On the Android side of things, expert Office aficionados prefer Quickoffice Pro ($14.99) for an expensive experience.
Drop us a line in the comments and let us know what mobile Office you prefer!
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.
As you prepare for finals and the end of the semester, CTS would like to remind you of a few things:
If you need to use a computer lab late at night to complete final course work, there are computers available 24 hours in the Penfield Library 24 hour room. Printing is also available at this location.
Make sure you have enough pages in your print quota to finish your course work. You can check your print quota balance at the CTS Account Tools web page. Just login and click on “Check your print quota.” If you are running low or have already ran out and still need to print, more print pages can be purchased in $5.00 allotments from the Telecommunications office in 105 Culkin Hall.
If you are living in the residence halls, CTS requests that you place your ResNet hub, power supply, and network cable in a plastic bag available from the front desk of your building before moving out. Please hang the bag on a coat hook in your room near the door. If these items are not left in your room, you may be charged for them.
CTS wishes you a successful end to your semester and a safe and warm summer! For those that are graduating, we wish you well on your new journeys!
Have some important events on your LakerApps Calendar that you wished stood out from the rest? Give it a special color.
While viewing the details of an event, click a color in the “Event Color” section. A small palette of colors is available. Save the event. When you view your calendar, especially in “Day” or “Week” view, you’ll see your event stands out from the rest.
Are you a LakerApps Gmail user and wished when you clicked an email link in a web page that it would just use Gmail rather than asking you to launch Microsoft Outlook or Thunderbird? Well, now you can, at least with the Firefox browser.
To integrate Firefox with LakerApps, there is a simple configuration setting that needs to be done. From the Firefox Tools menu select “Options” then click on the “Applications” tab and scroll down in the list of applications until you see “mailto.” Under the Action menu, select “Use Gmail.”
Now when you click on an email link in a web page, it will allow you to send your message using Gmail. If you are not currently logged into LakerApps at the time you click on the email link, it will first ask you to login and then direct you to a compose window to compose and send your message.
All faculty and staff who receive a new machine will have this change automatically applied to their Firefox browser.