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The New 1SU Wireless Network

Enhanced Security and OS X Maverick Ready

What is 1SU?

1SU is the new wireless network that will replace 3SU as our campus-wide network. 1SU features even better security and is compatible with OS X Mavericks.  

Everyone will need to switch from 3SU to 1SU by FRIDAY APRIL 18, 2014.
Everyone will need to switch from 3SU to 1SU on any device that utilizes the wireless network (laptops, tablets, smart phones).  For detailed instructions on how to switch from 3SU to 1SU visit the Help Desk 1SU Site
 

If you have any questions regarding the new 1SU Wireless Network, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@su.edu or 540-665-5555.

Changes to Email Login Page

Google has made a change to the sumail.su.edu, they changed it from our branded web page to the “normal” Google login page. They have done this to all Google Apps domains not just us.

The biggest impact for YOU is that you  now have to enter your full e-mail address to login. In the old page you could just enter username, now you have to enter username@su.edu.  Here is what the new page will look like.

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You may also see something online the lines of this.

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If you have any questions or problems, call the IC Help Desk at ext 5555

Paypal Phishing Scam

Phishing is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending e-mails purporting to be from legitimate companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information including login information, bank information and any other personally identifying information.  There are many different examples of phishing (Nigerian lotteries come to mind), and Paypal is one of the biggest targets due to its large user base. The best way to protect yourself is to stay informed! Click on the links below for more information.

Click here to learn about this recent email scam!

Click here to learn how to recognize and fight email phishing attempts.

iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy — Tech News and Analysis

iPad, meet Android: RemotePlay makes sharing media between mobile devices easy — Tech News and Analysis.

This could change the way that we use Ipads and give presentations.  I have not tried this yet, but once I have tried it, I will let everyone know how it works and if it does what it promises.  With the possibility of a desktop app being able to wirelessly give presentations to Ipads, Android tablets, and phones, this is huge.  Right now, there is only an Android App, but the company says that there is an IOS version on the way which will work with all devices.

 

How It Feels [through Glass] – Google Glass is Coming Soon!

Google Glass is Amazing!  This is one piece of technology that I am looking forward to.
This video shows how it all works.  Want to see how Glass actually feels? It’s surprisingly simple. Say “take a picture” to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you see, live.

Directions are right in front of you. Speak to send a message, or translate your voice. Get the notifications that matter most. Ask whatever’s on your mind and get answers without having to ask.

All video footage captured through Glass.

Welcome to a world through Glass. See more at http://www.google.com/glass/start

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