Monday, March 30, 2015

Gmail Issue Resolved

Update from Google:

The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

This only affected IMAP connections to Gmail.

If you are still experiencing any issues, please reconnect your IMAP client.

Note to District Staff - the prefered method for accessing Gmail is through, not through IMAP (Stamp Mail).

Gmail Service disruption

FYI from Google:

Status: Service disruption
We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by March 30, 2015 10:15:00 AM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

This is only affecting IMAP connections to Gmail.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flipped Training from your Tech Leaders

As a reminder, your building tech leaders have been producing "flipped trainings" this year for your convenience. This allows you to view them anytime, from anywhere on any device. The links are in this blog, located to the left. You are more than welcome to view videos and resources from other buildings as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

Saw this good article on Lifehacker this morning with some great tips for dealing with your email.  Check it out here: The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shellshock / Bash Virus

This is an FYI on the Shellshock virus that's in the news today. In a nutshell, your Mac-based desktops and laptops should be safe from this.

You can read more details on C|Net.
"Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, has a weakness that could allow unauthorized users to remotely gain control of vulnerable systems," Apple said. "With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services. We are working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users."

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Right-Click Bookmarks with Chrome

Saw this nice feature posted on C|Net this morning.  If you're using Google Chrome, you can now add a plug-in that allows you the ability to have all your bokomarks available off the right-mouse-click as seen above.  Super handy!

Check out the details here: Context Bookmarks

Monday, August 25, 2014

iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program

I know many staff here use the iPhone 5.  Apple announced that there may be battery life issues with that model and are offering to replace the battery for free.  You can check your serial number on the Apple site to see if yours qualifies.
Apple has determined that a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently. The affected iPhone 5 devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013 and fall within a limited serial number range.
If your iPhone 5 is experiencing these symptoms and meets the eligibility requirements noted below, Apple will replace your iPhone 5 battery, free of charge.