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Today, John Kaczmarek provided us with some very helpful information about presentation tools that allow the life of your information to exist beyond the initial group of people you are presenting to. All to often, we end up preparing a visual presentation and it never sees life beyond a meeting or conference. Below, you will find John’s presentation, as well as other information that will be helpful in thinking about the...

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Data Never Sleeps… Here is how much data is created every minute, of ever day (Information updated: 9/8/2016) Click here to see the chart in your browser   Chances are, you are creating a lot of data on your own. Whether it is for work, family, or personally it can be overwhelming to try and manage and remember where things go, but also “How do I go about getting or providing access to my data, even when technology...

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“The biggest difference between a folder in My Drive and the new Team drive is ownership. Unlike files in My Drive, files in a Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual. Even if members leave, the files stay exactly where they are so your team can continue to share information and get work done. This aspect makes a Team Drive perfect for a department or group of people wanting to share and collaborate files. When...

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You are going to kick yourself you neglect one of the most useful desktop and mobile apps available to you through ACU, as well as millions of others who have a normal Gmail account. With the capacity to store an unlimited number of photos and videos, Google Photos is rapidly becoming the “go to” application for storing and sharing your photos across multiple devices and individuals. To get a better handle on what Google...

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There are an amazing amount of apps located within the mobile device world. Chances are you have several screens or folders worth of them on your tablet or smartphone, and if you are like us…many of them do not get used much. So what are some time saving, as well as very useful apps you can use in conjunction with desktop apps made available as an employee or student at ACU? Or even just for things you do all the time outside of...

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Today, Stephen Rektenwald talked to us about Mail Merge using Google G Suite and Microsoft Office. Both are powerful applications made available to ACU faculty and staff, with differences in their setup. Stephen walked our group through the various steps one will need to take in order to setup either application for their mail merge projects. Below are today’s presentation, as well as some links to help you get the most out of...

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This past Thursday, our Tech Tune-Ups session covered the various differences and similarities between Microsoft’s Powerpoint, Google’s Slides, and Apple’s Keynote presentation software. Ultimately, when it comes to choosing one of these powerful presenters, be sure to think about what you need it to do, rather than asking “What can it do?” As the capabilities of each are extensive, and for a couple of...

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Today, Stephen Rektenwald provided us with an insightful session on the differences between Microsoft Word (available through Office 365), Google Docs, and Apple’s Pages – three of the most popular text based document tools available. Depending on your own preferences, you may find yourself using what many around you prefer, or possibly finding yourself in the minority of those sharing and wanting to collaborate with you....

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Today we provided some insight into all the various ways you can share your files in Google Drive, as well as making sure your settings are set up before hand, as well as how to change them later. Through ACU’s G (Google) Suite of applications and storage, you can store up to 2PB (petabytes… 1PB = 1000TB) worth of data, and share files up to 1TB in size. Suffice enough to say, that is perhaps more than you will ever need....

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Today, we talked about Office 365, in the second of our Summer Series of Tech Tune-Ups in the Innovation Foundry, in partnership with ACU’s IT department. Did you know that as an ACU Faculty, Staff, or Student, you have access to Office 365 on up to five computers, as well as five mobile devices? The Innovation Foundry’s Stephen Rektenwald provided our group today with how to go about getting access and downloading...

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