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…]

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…]

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 — February

This month’s edition is a special edition — all the Mac lovers out there, tune in! Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for Mac-ists: 1. Command-A Select All Items 2. Command-C Copy Selected Items 3. Command-D Duplicate Selected Items 4. Command-F Search with Spotlight 5. Command-G Find Next Matched Search

Tips and Tricks — January

Welcome to this month’s edition of Tips and Tricks, brought to you by your favorite Client Computing student staff (the PERTs if that was not obvious)! Many students are needing to change to a new password after coming back from break. To do this, press CTRL + ALT + DEL, and select the “Change a [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.

Hidden Treasures of the Owens Library

Believe it or not, the B.D. Owens Library is not just home to computers and endless rows of books. In fact, a great many interesting things can be found in the library. Unfortunately, while these items of interest are not hidden, they are somewhat out of the way. At least, that is, enough out of the [more…]

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…]