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5 Tips to Improving Your Computer’s Performance

According to Computers and Education, an international research journal, students spend an average of over 36 hours per week on a computer. Your computer usage in time is nearly equivalent to a full-time job! And depending on your career choice, your full-time job upon graduation may still continue and exceed this statistic.

Tips for the Road Ahead

The time of year when thoughts turn with the weather is just around the corner. The focus shifts from surviving school to surviving finals and then getting home. Even more important is getting the  computer and all of the files on it home safetly. For a personal computer or one of Northwest Missouri States computers, [more…]

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…]

Tips & Tricks — March

Computers can be infected with many kinds of viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. Viruses mainly attack when the internet is being used. By following simple tricks and techniques a world of e-hurt can be prevented. Avoid email viruses Use common sense before downloading any email attachment from email, even if it is from a friend [more…]

Tips and Tricks — December

Keyboard Shortcuts Windows + E: Opens “My Computer” Windows + M: Minimizes all windows in the taskbar Windows + R: Opens the “Run” dialog box Ctrl + Z: Undo option in the edit menu

Tips & Tricks — November

Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl + C  — Copies selected text into your clipboard. Ctrl + V– Pastes text from your clipboard onto the document you are working on. Ctrl + F — Opens the finder and enables you to search for text on the current page.

Top 10 Battery Saving Tips

School is back in full swing now and students are busy working on homework. With all those late nights and homework parties comes the inevitable search for an outlet. While laptops are amazing devices because of the portable computing that they offers, one major component is lacking — battery life. With a bit of luck, [more…]

Tips & Tricks – September

Keyboard Shortcuts Alt + Tab : switches between open windows in your taskbar Windows Button + Tab : switches between open windows, but in a cascade manner so you can see what’s actually in the windows Fn + f9 : decreases the brightness of your screen Fn + f10 : increases the brightness of your [more…]

Antivirus protection and personal computer configuration

After arriving back on campus, you might be quickly disappointed and easily frustrated with your laptop running slow.  Hopefully this is not the case, but if so, there are a few quick things that you could do to help get it back up-to-par. The reason the laptops might be running slower is because if the [more…]