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  • Summary This document provides steps to view a Gmail / Google Calender using your Exchange/Outlook account.  Google may update their back-end software and/or...
  • In OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.9 Mavericks, there are new default security settings. These new settings make it so that one can only download applications that were written by authorized...
  • Summary This document provides directions to allow a Gmail or Google Calender user to view your Exchange calendar. Requirements For this process, you will need all of the following: A uoregon.edu...
  • Digital data may not get damaged or lost the way physical documents do, but that doesn't mean it's 100 percent safe. All of your digital files, photos, text documents, and probably a lot of you...
  • There may be times, such as when you are sick, that coming to campus to work is not an option. The following pages list the resources you may find useful to work remotely. Students Faculty and...
  • Time Machine is a common back up program native to OS X versions 10.5 or later. It can be used with any normal external hard drive or with Time Capsule, a wireless external hard drive sold by Apple...
  • The instructions below explain how to copy files between two Macintosh computers. It assumes both computers are on the same network. Connect your Mac computers using a single Ethernet cable by...
  • Overview To share files between any two machines they will need to be on the same network. The easiest way of doing this is connecting both machines to a common hub, switch, or router. A crossover...
  • This page explains how to set up your Android device to use the UO Secure wireless network. (Tested on Android 1.6, 2.1, 2.2 and 4.2.1) UO Secure is a secured network using WPA2 encryption that...
  • After a while your PC can get too cluttered. Or you might need to securely destroy your PC's data for security reasons or because you plan on selling it. In all of these cases it's a good...
  • Although Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6 both offer an archive install feature, which allows you to keep your personal files in tact (See Reinstall OS X and Keep Your Personal Files), sometimes a fresh install...
  • A helpful list of keyboard shortcuts for Mac OS X:  Copy: command+c Paste: command+v Cut: command+x Undo: command+z Available only in some applications. Save: command+s Save As: command+...
  • This video shows how to set and remove a vacation message.
  • Static IP address is an alternative to the default dynamic IP address. A static IP will be fixed and most reliably reached.  Using static IP address assignment for all devices on the home...
  • This document explains the steps in getting a static IP address on android devices. The steps will vary with different versions of android.  This document is aimed towards the most recent...
  •   This article will explain static IP addresses and walk through the process of getting a static IP on mac. Static IP addresses mean that you will keep the same IP address every time you connect...
  • Your computer my encounter problems that can't be fixed except by reinstalling your operating system. Luckily OS X 10.6 makes this process simple and painless with Archive and Install, a feature of...
  • Your computer my encounter problems that can't be fixed except by reinstalling your operating system. Luckily Windows 7 makes this process easy if you have a compatible type of upgrade. To see...
  • Connecting to UO Secure is possible by running the standard setup process provided by the university, but there is also a way to connect to this network manually. To set up the UO Secure wireless...
  • This document explains the steps in getting a static IP address on iOS devices.   When using static IP addresses on home and other private networks, they should be chosen from within the...
  • Mavericks On October 22nd, 2013, Apple released their latest operating software of 10.9 (also known as Mavericks). You may be wondering why your Mac is telling you that you have updates all the time...
  • If you forget the password for your account on your Macintosh, it limits your ability to make changes to settings, add or remove programs, and overall achieve complete functionality with your Mac....
  • If you're interested in learning more about how to use the Microsoft Office products associated with Office 365, the following free resources are available. From Skillport eLearning (faculty and...
  • Want to find some free (open source) alternatives to proprietary software? Here's a list of common commercial software packages and free alternatives:   Proprietary Software...
  • After a fresh install of OS X it's time to optimize your Mac. This page explores some applications and tips that will aid you.    Some free programs to check out:    VLC VLC is a...
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