Need A Scanner? There’s An App For That!

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In today’s issue of There’s an app for that, today we’ll cover an amazing app called CamScanner. This amazing little app turns your phone into a handy-dandy scanner! The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone so you need not worry about compatibility! Now you might be thinking: “it’s just going to take a picture isn’t it?” Well, yes that is essentially what scanners do, but like a scanner, it contrasts the text so that it is easily readable! Also if you didn’t get the best picture (crooked, out of focus etc) it will automatically apply a filter to make enhance it and straighten it out! Give it a shot sometime! As a student, I use this much more than I originally thought I would! Also, it is free! You have to sign up for an account, though, but of course, that’s free as well! Hope this helps all of you on your way to getting that degree!

No Headphone Jack? No Problem.

iPhone 7 has been announced and iOS10 has been released! What a time to be alive if you’re an Apple user! But one thing about the iPhone 7 is that there is no headphone jack. What were they thinking?! Chill fam, we got you covered. Apple’s proprietary Bluetooth headphones are a whopping $160, that’s a little insane. Luckily, a quick search on Amazon.com or a walk through Walmart can yield some good results. Bluetooth headphones are becoming more popular now even before the release of the iPhone 7. I’m not going to recommend any headphones to you. I’m here to let you know you have options. I’m an android user and still I use Bluetooth headphones. There’s something liberating about not having to worry about wires when you put these things on. Overall, I would recommend making the switch even if you don’t need them since they are becoming cheaper.

Google Reportedly Axing The Ara Program

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Yes, you read that title right. Google is currently dismounting the Ara program. After a series of events including the director of the project left, it seems to have completely fallen apart since. It was going to come out in 2017 with developer models coming out late 2016. Google hasn’t said anything about the cancellation but all we know now is that the hope of having a modular smartphone that can swap out parts continues to be a distant dream in the hearts and minds of many tech lovers.

I don’t think it’s over, though. Right now we just might not have the technological capabilities as of right now. But who knows? Maybe our kids will be swapping out parts on their own phones in the future and saving parents a load of money!

For now, we can only wait and see with bated breath to what Google is going to talk about and unveil on October 4th.

Suspect Unusual Activity On Your Account? Change Your Password!

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Sometimes things just don’t add up with our accounts. Whether it be a file goes missing you know you uploaded just yesterday or perhaps something has changed in your account that you don’t remember changing. Change your password even if there is a sliver of doubt in your mind just to be safe. It’s always better to be safe rather than sorry especially with your Univesity account!

Here are the instructions on how to change your password within Wyoweb! Keep in mind this only works if you already know your current password. If you forgot it, call us at 307-766-HELP option 1! If you get locked out, remember it takes anywhere from five to ten minutes for your account to be unlocked. Finallly, never share your password with anyone! No matter who they are or what their relation is to you!

Stay safe and secure everyone! Have a great day!

Need to write a paper but don’t want to walk to Coe?

If there’s one thing the University of Wyoming has a lot of is computers. In almost any building on campus you can find a computer lab. But what if you live in the dorms and don’t want to walk all the way to Coe just to write a one page paper (even though that never really happens)?

Here at the IT building which is right next to the dorms, we have a 24 hour computer lab! so whether you need to write that at 8AM or 2 AM we got you covered over here! We have a wide away of software programs for chemistry, programming apps and most things students need to get by!

Also, we have the service center so if you encounter any problems between 8 AM and 4 PM (Winter Hours) they would be more than happy to give you a hand!

Why Can’t I Connect This?! (Internet Troubles)

So you’ve successfully moved in and gotten everything plugged in. But now you can’t add your smart TV or Chromecast to the wifi because you can’t sign in like normal. What gives? How does one add their devices to the wifi without the proper security settings to allow you to sign into your uwyo account?

Thankfully there is an easy workaround. You simply need to purchase a WiFi router. That way your devices can connect to the router because it doesn’t require the same security as does our wifi. If you can hardwire the router into it, you’re good to go! You just need to make sure you secure your router with a good password so that nearby students don’t try to piggyback off of it.

If you’re not sure what router to purchase, you may need to do some homework on it. Keep in mind that despite what your router may say about its speed, it still is dependent on your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If they can provide a good internet connection and good speed, then you’re golden and your router can get to those speeds it boasts about. However, that usually is not the case so bear that in mind when purchasing a router.

As always, if you do have difficulty with setting any of this up, you can always bring it into the service center or call the help desk for troubleshooting! Have a great day everyone!