February 11th, 2016

New Google Forms – Templates, options, and more!

Hey, there were significant updates to Google Forms this week – if you know anyone interested in doing a quick survey, job application, event sign-up, etc., they should check it out. For more details, here’s the full ride: http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-google-forms-now-default-option.html   Updates include: New Forms editor allows the use of Form Add-ons and scripts View individual responses from the editor Use templates Get notified for every form response Track responses to your Google Form (you can see who has filled out your survey, and you can send follow-up reminders as needed)

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February 10th, 2016

How to tell a phishing email, lesson #10 – The URL

Here are two emails from Verizon Wireless – one is legit, and one is phishing. They look nearly identical. How can you tell if one is phishing for your confidential information? Earlier lessons covered such pointers as bad grammar and the return email address. Today, let’s look at the URL! Both emails have a link where you click to sign in. One URL goes to verizonwireless.com . . . the other URL goes to serv2proc.nl . . . which is in the Netherlands (.nl is the equivalent of .com or .org or .gov). So – put your mouse over any […]

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February 9th, 2016

Internet Security Day – add 2gb of free storage to your Gmail account!

Today is Internet Security Day – if you go through a short internet checklist, Google will add 2gb of storage to your Gmail account! Note that Bucknell accounts have unlimited storage as part of Google Apps for Education – this is your Gmail account. How do you get started? It’s easy – just follow the link below the Google search box, sign in with your Gmail account, and go through the steps.  

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February 4th, 2016

New Exhibit: Werner Pfeiffer’s ‘Are Books Obsolete?’

We are fortunate to have artist Werner Pfeiffer’s exhibit, Are Books Obsolete?  as the spring 2016 Special Collections/University Archives exhibit in Bertrand Library. Special Collections/University Archives has collaborated with Pfeiffer to exhibit both his book objects (on the Main Level) and artists’ books from special collections’ holdings of his book art in the department’s exhibit area on Lower Level I. Pfeiffer’s book objects remind us that the book is not as static a symbol and object of knowledge as we might think. In fact, we are in the midst of a revolution that might realize the end of the book. […]

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February 3rd, 2016

Defining Gender database redesigned!

Defining Gender provides access to a vast body of original British source material that has enriched the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective.  The databases contains a wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscript journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature. Now re-launched on a new platform, with updated layout to ease navigation, the new-look site showcases the same unique documents with additional functionality: New document listing with ability to sort and filter documents Revised metadata and increased searching capabilities […]

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February 2nd, 2016

Coffee’s good for you, bad for your laptop . . .

Does this look familiar? If this hasn’t happened to you yet, it’s likely going to happen to you in the future (you can substitute water, Gatorade, wine, beer, energy drinks . . . ) Here are the quick steps to follow to give your laptop the best chance of survival: Turn it off and unplug it Take out the the battery if you can Unplug any cables, USB drives, etc. Turn the computer on its side, or prop it up, to let the liquid drain out – mop up any excess Let it dry for 3 days! Don’t try to […]

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February 1st, 2016

These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized

We get questions all the time from people who can’t find their docs in Google Drive. One of the issues is that sometimes you’re looking at your Drive, but sometimes items have only been shared with you (and they’re not actually in your Drive). Here’s a quick demo of how 2 new buttons in Drive can help you find things, organize things, and use Drive more efficiently (from The Gooru Newsletter)

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January 29th, 2016

54 new country-based holiday calendars added to Google Calendar app!

This week, Google added 54 additional country-based holiday calendars to the Google Calendar Android and iOS apps. In total, you can now get 143 holiday calendars directly on your mobile calendar. To add or change the national holidays you see on your calendar:Open the Google Calendar app In the top left, touch the Menu icon > Settings > Holidays. Touch the name of the current country. Touch a new country to add it, or touch the currently selected country to remove it For more info, read the full blog entry here    

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January 27th, 2016

Chrome for iPhone is now much faster and crashes less

Google has released a new version of Chrome for iPhones that’s much faster and much more stable than ever. From theverge.com: Google is finally giving Chrome for iOS the speed and reliability improvements that users have wanted for a long, long time. Today the company is overhauling its mobile browser for iPhone and iPad with a new rendering engine: WKWebView. That’s the same engine that powers Apple’s own Safari browser on iOS, and while it might sound like boring tech jargon, what you end up with is perhaps the most important update that Chrome for iOS has ever received. It […]

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January 26th, 2016

It’s Phishing Season!

This time of year tax-related phishing scams are especially popular. We have already received reports of phishing messages related to online W-2’s “pretending” to be an authority of Bucknell University. Please keep these things in mind: – Check where your emails are coming from–not just the name, but the email address. – Be wary of any email including a link to a website. If it does, double-check the URL of the link to make sure the address is pointing you where you are expecting to go. For example, if you are expecting to connect to a Bucknell website and the […]

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