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Learn to Build Your Own iOS Apps with Swift

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by Brian Hopkins

Come see Swift in action from 1:00–3:00PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Weir 235.   Swift is a powerful and intuitive new programming language created by Apple for building iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac apps. We’ll discuss and demonstrate Apple’s latest software development tools for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, […]

Why You Need a Password Manager

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by itsecurity

As technology professionals, we make password demands that can feel unreasonable. We want you to: 1. Use a strong password. 2. Set unique passwords for every service you use. 3. Reset all of your passwords frequently. 4. Never reuse a password. 5. Never write any of these passwords down anywhere. Of course, we have really good reasons for all of […]

Skip the Login Screen with the OleMiss_v2 Wireless Network

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by itsecurity

The pop-up login screen for the OleMiss wireless network is one of the most common technology “pain points” reported by UM faculty and students. If you use the OleMiss network, you are familiar with the problem: you are using your computer or mobile device when a screen pops up prompting you to re-enter your webid […]

Accessible Icon Project

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]

Need to Update Your Employee Contact Information?

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by cgallow

As a new or existing employee, there may come a time when you need to update your contact information (office/personal telephone numbers, addresses, emergency contact, etc.). Find out how to access and update your contact information, as well as your communication preferences. ACCESS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION You may view and update your own office information or […]

UM Today: Enhancements and Existing Features

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by Deetra Wiley

In previous UM Today daily emails, you may have seen the same messages too many times. Maybe, you couldn’t tell what was new.  In the new layout, your daily UMT email will be similar to what you see when you log into UM Today. Here are some new features along with a review of the […]

Accessibility Features on Apple OS

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

Last month, I discussed the accessibility features offered in Windows 10.  Because accessibility and inclusive design are quickly becoming industry standards, Apple’s OS X provides an accessibility menu and allows many functions to be manipulated for greater access.  While this article will focus on the iPhone/iPad’s iOS and the standard OS X, Apple’s accessibility webpage […]

Windows 10 Accessibility Options

Posted on: July 26th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

Like most tech companies of significant size, Microsoft is working to provide equal access to their products and the digital universe they help create.  The computer tools and functions that people with disabilities use to navigate digital media can enhance the experiences and usability for other users.  I encourage everyone to explore the accessibility options […]

Sign Language Gloves

Posted on: June 30th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

American Sign Language (ASL) is spoken by hundreds of thousands of people in Deaf communities around the world.  With the help of two inventive undergrads from the University of Washington, this language is getting a voice.  The two students, Navid Azodi and Thomas Pryor, won the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize in the ‘Use It’ category that […]

Employee Email Outlook: 100% Chance of Clouds

Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by Robby Seitz

Although a number of recent phishing scams about email upgrades have been targeting our campus lately, this message about changes to our email service is official. Beginning this summer, employee email accounts will be migrated from the campus-based Exchange Server to the cloud-based Office 365 email service. Immediate benefits include: 50 MB email attachments 50 […]