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What’s the big-cat name for my Mac operating system?

Many Mac users don’t know how to find the big-cat name of their Mac operating system (click the Apple icon, select About This Mac, and the More Info button). For faster reference, use this list of OS X 10 versions and big-cat codenames.  Continue reading “What’s the big-cat name for my Mac operating system?”

Zoom video conferencing tool now available to all students, faculty, and staff

Zoom, for HD video and audio conferencing and screen sharing, is now available to all K-State students, faculty and staff. Zoom can be used from any PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android device, or phone line and will soon include H.323 and SIP participants to leverage existing legacy devices including Polycom, Tandberg, LifeSize, and others. Continue reading “Zoom video conferencing tool now available to all students, faculty, and staff”

Video conferencing tool Zoom available for testing

Video Conferencing Services is currently testing Zoom (zoom.us), a simple-to-use video conferencing tool that provides HD quality audio and video for up to 25 simultaneous PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and/or Android device connections. Zoom features include screen sharing from PC, Mac, iPad, and iPhone users; recording and playback of meetings; host control of participants; and instant messaging in meetings.

Zoom will be at the ITL conference March 4-5 in the K-State Student Union. A workshop is scheduled Monday afternoon, and a demonstration booth will be at the showcase Tuesday.  Continue reading “Video conferencing tool Zoom available for testing”

Wunderlist is a wonderful to-do app

Wunderlist is a neat, free to-do solution that is available for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS X computers and devices through native apps as well as any device with a web browser. With the independent-platform approach, Wunderlist is one of the more flexible solutions available to those looking for a simple yet robust to-do list solution. One of the best features is the ability to sync between all of your computers and devices so your lists are up-to-date on all devices. For more information visit Wunderlist at https://www.wunderlist.com.

A little Caffeine for your Mac (so it doesn’t go to sleep)

Have you ever wanted to make sure that your Mac would not go to sleep on you during a presentation or in the middle of watching a webcast? A neat little free tool is available in the Mac App Store that does just that. The app is called Caffeine, and once installed it places a little empty coffee cup on the right side of the menu bar at the top of the screen.  Continue reading “A little Caffeine for your Mac (so it doesn’t go to sleep)”

New ETDR videos for Word for Mac 2011 users

iTAC has produced three new videos for graduate students using Word for Mac 2011 to write their electronic theses, dissertations, or reports (ETDR).  These 2-3 minute videos focus on using the ETDR template and illustrate how to do specific operations in Word.  Continue reading “New ETDR videos for Word for Mac 2011 users”

QSR International’s Stacy Penna to present on “Using NVivo as a Research Tool”

Researchers, faculty, and graduate students are invited to a complimentary presentation on “Using NVivo as a Research Tool” 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18 (CST).  This tool enables qualitative and mixed-methods research.  The presenter, Stacy Penna, is the business development manager at QSR International (Americas) Inc., who wrote her dissertation using NVivo.

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“GoodReader” topic at iPad User Group meeting Thursday, Nov. 15

noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Bluemont Hall Room 21
Kansas State University

Agenda: GoodReader App

GoodReader is a robust PDF reader and annotation app, with the additional ability to view and organize a wide variety of documents; access and sync files from servers and websites; and transfer files wirelessly from your computer to your iPad.   Continue reading ““GoodReader” topic at iPad User Group meeting Thursday, Nov. 15″

Apple recalls some 1-terabyte hard drives on iMacs

Apple has issued a recall on some 1-terabyte hard drives that were installed in iMacs between October 2009 and July 2011. It is important to get these hard drives replaced as soon as possible to prevent data loss due to a hard drive failure.  Continue reading “Apple recalls some 1-terabyte hard drives on iMacs”