PERT position to be eliminated after 2011-2012 school year

Due to financial reasons and department restructuring, the PERT position will no longer exist after this year. Do not fear, though– technical support will still be available through other sources on campus. The B.D. Owens library will provide hel

New trojan horse attacks 600,000 Macs

Apple can no longer completely pride itself on being “virus free.” A new trojan, termed the “Flashback Trojan,” has infected around 600,000 Apple computers. Below is a quick overview of what the Flashback Trojan is, how to check if a computer is infected, and how to remove it. What is Flashback? Flashback, which first appeared [more…]

Mountain Lion to Soon Roam Shelves

Apple has announced the newest version of their popular and powerful OS X software: Mountain Lion. Apple considers this new software to be inspired by the iPad, and claims it will make the Mac smarter, easier, and more fun than ever before. The new operating system is expected this summer. A brief description of some [more…]

Who wants to be a hundred-billionaire?

Facebook stock to be released to public sometime this year.

Sexy and I Know It

With cold weather arriving in Maryville and darkness falling shortly after 5:00 p.m., it is important to find creative new ways to stay in shape. Luckily, every student at Northwest has access to unlimited workout plans, tips, and tricks online. The internet contains an overwhelming collection of fitness tools and websites, so

Google Street View Hits the Path

The amazingly diverse and massive coverage of Google’s popular map feature “Street View” is now going off-road. Google’s unique mapping feature, which was originally captured using 360-degree cameras mounted on only cars, is now going to be coming from a more versatile setup — tricycles. Attractions like hiking and biking trails, zoos, university campuses,

QR Codes Decoded

An explanation of the mysterious black and white boxes and how to create your own

Catbert surrenders ninth life

For years, students have been safe from the wrath of a dropped laptop, water-damaged motherboards, or stolen computers by saving important files on Northwest’s Catbert server (N: drive). Now, however, students are urged to remove files from this storage space. Thirty megabytes of storage will be terminated for all students on October 28, meaning that [more…]

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Ultra high-speed internet network to begin in nearby city next year

To The Cloud

SkyDrive storage gives students 25GB of free cloud storage space