Traveling always requires some planning, not only deciding on what will go in your suitcase but also how to prepare and safeguard your computer, phone, and data. Preparing your computer and backing up may not be at the top of your list, but loss, theft, or accidental damage can happen, especially when traveling. A laptop or phone is easily replaceable – your data, photos, essays – not so easy. Continue reading “Travel Tech Tips for Devices and Data”
Why is it so important that you do a monthly Tech Refresh?
Having your computer run on the most up-to-date operating system and browsers, making sure that all your applications are on the current versions, and just restarting your computer can make overall improvements in performance. Restarting your computer is like getting a good night’s sleep – everything begins in a refreshed state the next day. Clearing cache and cookies in all your browsers will also boost performance.
Google has released an update for Gmail with a new look and many new features. The new Gmail has several new security features such as phishing warnings and confidential mode for specific emails. Productivity features include the new sidebar where you can access your calendar, tasks or other add-ons (such as Google Keep) without leaving your Gmail. Hoover actions, email nudges, and snoozing emails are other features that are included in the new Gmail.
With ongoing security risks, there is more potential that your passwords will be compromised. One way to protect your accounts and avoid having your personal information get into the hands of “the bad guys” is to use a password manager. If you save your passwords on a piece of paper, use the same password for every online site or use a password such as “my-dogs-name” you should look into using a password manager.
Get your device ready for the next deep freeze temperatures! Below are few frost facts about how sub-zero temperatures can affect your phones and computers. Never charge a cold battery – warm up the device before turning on – and find some gadgets to keep your fingers & phones warm!
As you may know, graduating seniors and other students who aren’t returning to Brewster Academy next fall will have their Google Apps accounts suspended on June 30. If you want to save all of your Google Docs, Sheets, Presentations, and Forms, you have to share them with a personal Gmail account so that you don’t lose them.
Did you know that every email message sent to Academy Personnel or your Team or your Department or ANY Google Group are all stored forever in the Google Group Archives? You can access the Archives and find any and all old messages…here is how!