Tech Tip

Redesigned A&S Website

If you have a problem viewing the new College of Arts and Sciences website your browser software may be attempting to load out-of-date “cached” information. To resolve this, please follow the specific resolution steps listed below. Internet Explorer Clear your

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URL shortcut for iPhone users

Save a little bit of time poking your iPhone screen with this tip: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/a-simple-trick-to-make-typing-web-addresses-easier-on-95122403739.html

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Welcome to the end of Windows XP

Starting this month, Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP. What’s that mean for you? Ruth Pionke, eTech’s director and the College’s senior information officer, explains As of April 2014, Microsoft discontinued all support for Windows XP. We realize that there

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Freeing up memory on your iOS device

David Pogue on Yahoo Tech has written a helpful post on quick and easy ways to free up memory on the iPhone. These tips also work for the iPad. Some of his tips are pretty obvious–delete movies from your device–but

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Getting access to the A&S Share Drives from home

One of the questions we answer most frequently at eTech has to do with College employees getting access to share drives from home. If you’re using your iPad, you’ll need to run the VPN first (that’s handled through the AnyConnect

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VPN will be required to use remote desktop

Beginning April 1, 2014, all University of Alabama employees who wish to remote in to their on-campus computer must run a VPN (virtual private network) in order to connect. Visit the Tech tab in MyBama.ua.edu to download the Cisco VPN

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How to fix rapid battery drain in iOS 7

This quick fix, reported on the website OSXdaily.com, is just good practice generally. If you notice that your iPhone or iPad battery is draining rapidly, double-click the Home button to get to the multitasking menu and swipe to close all

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Keeping your Apple devices secure

If you’re currently using any Apple products, please be aware that updates have recently been sent out (beginning on February 21, 2014) to fix security issues that affect iMacs, MacBooks (Pros and Airs), Mac Pros, and mobile devices (iPads and

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