Nasa’s picture of the day and your wallpaper

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Now I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like Nasa’s photos of the day. They’re usually fantastic and astonishigly beautiful. Now wouldn’t it be cool if every day your background changed when they posted their photo of the day to that picture? Well these days you can! I’ll show you how on Android and iOS!

First, for both you’ll want to install an app called IFTTT. Sound familiar? For those of you who read my How to automate your car series will remember this app fondly. Now this is where the two don’t match up. In IFTTT you can save a recipe for android here that automatically sets it. As for iOS you’ll want to go here so it automatically saves it to your camera roll and from there, you will either need to manually set it yourself, or find an app that has access to your photos and settings and can do that for you.

Well there you go! You now can have your phone’s background set to Nasa’s picture of the day everyday no problem!

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3D Printing at UWIT.

One of the cooler services we offer here at the University of Wyoming is 3D Printing. “But how does it all work?” You ask. To put it simply, you plug in a flashdrive that has a .obj, .thing or a .stl and the person who’s running the machine will configure all the proper settings. A more in depth guide to how this all works and how to get it set up can be found here! You can easily request this service online here.

A few things to keep in mind; this is a first come first serve basis! Also it will cost $1.50 per hour.

We hope you enjoy our printing service here at UWIT!

Got a tech issue but can’t call? Chat with us!

It was a dark and stormy night at 3 in the afternoon. Suddenly you can’t access wyocourses! You’re roommate is asleep and you can’t wake them but you need help because that paper is due tonight! You can log in, but for some reason, whenever you tried getting into a course, it errors out! But it’s not over yet! Over here at the IT Help Desk we have a chat system in which you will get into a que and one of our representatives will take it and will be more than happy to help you through the issue! We can even remote in and see your screen if you want us to! In your search bar in your browser, type support.uwyo.edu to get connected with a representative!

Here at UWIT we are open from 7:30-4:30 for summer and 8-5 during winter. You can chat with us about any tech problems you run into at that time! Keep in mind though, if you need to reset your password you will still have to call us so that we can confirm a few things about your identity. But most things we can help you with no problem! So next time your in a pinch, feel free to get into a chat session with us! We’re more than happy to help!

Nursing Students Rejoice! Latest Fitbit Blaze Update Adds Fully Functioning Analog Clock Watch Faces!

If you’re a nursing student who wants a Fitbit but is discouraged by the lack of devices that use the second hand? Be discouraged no more. A recent update went out for the Fitbit Blaze and it’s so far pretty awesome. It gives a lot more variety in watch faces and now features all three hands in analog clocks. So now you can use your Fitbit at work or school to track your activity and read those pulses efficiently! But as previously mentioned this only works right now for the Fitbit Blaze. None of the other models have a fully functioning analog clock sadly. That doesn’t mean we’re going to lose hope for the Charge HR 2!

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Fitbit has goals you can aspire to reach and they can be completely customized too!

Fitbit isn’t really known for listening or being quick to acknowledge customer’s needs. So here’s hoping this is a sign of change and improvements from now on! I can personally testify that the Fitbit Blaze is an amazing smartwatch. Now with the new update I can get notifications from ALL of my applications and it’s made me fall in love with it more and more.

The price of the Fitbit Blaze? Depends where you look. Right now on Amazon it’s below $200. Since the release of the new Charge HR 2 it’s brought the price of the Blaze down a little bit. So if you’re interested go ahead and take a look at it!

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.