In our May 21nd session, Vince Verbeke gave us some tips and information on how to not fall victim to cyber-attacks. To view this and all of our ITChatter sessions, click the link. We meet monthly for our ITChatter series.
Cloud Mate on the Mac works by looking directly at the contents of the Mobile Documents folder in your home folder’s Library, portraying those contents in a user-friendly way, and enabling you to manipulate them. The current version, Cloud Mate 1.5.1, is even more user-friendly.
Lighter Side items are links to interesting, funny, even weird items from the web. These may not be tech-oriented. We hope you enjoy them.
Penn State faculty and students are fully engaged in research and practical experiments in the new world of 3-D printing.
You know that feeling when you are fooled into clicking on something on a website that you didn’t intend to click on? Maybe it was an order screen that fooled you into paying for extra shipping, an installation wizard that tricked you into installing some adware browser toolbar, or a “free” download that turned out not to be quite so free after all.
As anyone who has ever studied Chinese knows, it’s an onerous language to learn–especially on an empty stomach. That’s where Waygo comes in. The translation iOS app makes life easier for travelers by using optical character recognition to read menu items written in Chinese characters.
If you’re like me, then there’s certainly been times that you wish you had a tablet with you in the car. Maybe your tablet has a cellular connection on it, which would be great for a maps app. Maybe you’re in the passenger seat on a long trip and would like some entertainment. Regardless of your uses for the tablet, it’s likely that at least some of these uses would benefit from having a mount in the car with you. That’s where this product from iOttie comes in!
Service disruptions can be due to various reasons – from local problems in your computer or the national Internet node to some glitch on the servers along the way. There are ways of course to figure out if a website is really down or it is some other error. But apart from these third-party services (I would also add Twitter to the list), there are the official status pages of online services too. You can keep them bookmarked for easy access and check if the service disruption is global or local.
Cropp.me is a simple and easy way to crop your images according to certain dimensions. The website will automatically find the most “interesting” region in an image and suggests the right cropping for it.
Penn State's Board of Trustees recently approved an $8.5 million dollar project that will upgrade wireless network coverage across the University.
If you don't have the full version of Adobe Acrobat, manipulating a PDF may be out of your reach. But with Sejda, you can manipulate PDF documents with no software to download and no registration required.
Here's the deal: expensive HDMI cables offer no difference in picture quality over cheap HDMI cables. CNET has mentioned this before, but here's the science of why.
With PayPal's new in-aisle selling extension, merchants can connect their online Magento stores to PayPal Here, PayPal's mobile POS application. It's PayPal's tool that competes with other mobile POS solutions like Square or Intuit's GoPayment and combines a card-reading dongle with the application to accept credit and debit cards. The Magento extension lets associates process transactions anywhere in a store using a tablet or smartphone running the PayPal Here app.
Not sure what Google Now is or why you'd want it on your iOS device? Read this.
AT&T has announced the launch of a new pre-paid, BYOD subsidiary called Aio Wireless. The new wireless service will offer unlimited talk text and data options with no annual contract. The service is launching in select stores Houston, Orlando and Tampa, with the service coming to other U.S. markets across the U.S. over the next year.
This MakeUseOf explains how to get tools that will help you to take and create time-lapse videos.
Don’t work harder than you need to. Change Outlook Calendar’s defaults to suit your working habits.
Penn State Extension has made a decision to use the national eXtension Ask an Expert system to allow people to submit their questions (see http://extension.psu.edu/contact). To respond to the questions, a person needs to have an eXtension account so they can be assigned a question in their areas of expertise and respond online.
Ask an Expert is an important way to be responsive to our customers who find Penn State Extension on the web and have questions. They look to extension for expert, research-based answers. Penn State Extension educators and specialists have the opportunity to answer the questions in their areas of expertise. Since Penn State Extension has made a decision to use the national eXtension Ask an Expert system to allow people to submit their questions, add tags to your Ask an Expert settings.
Albert Nakpil has accepted a position as a Financial Database & Systems Specialist with the College's Office of Administrative Services. Albert's last day with our unit is May 14. Please join us in extending a huge 'Thank You' to Albert for all his contributions to the IT unit during his many years here. Congratulations on your new role in the College!