Happy Holidays

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by on December 21, 2010 at 8:16 am

Happy Holidays from the Technology Department. We hope you enjoy your time with friends and family. Also just a reminder that over the break might be a good time to clean up, organize, and back-up your files. It’s always best to be prepared just in case of a hard drive failure or other accident. There are some useful tips on this blog to try out as well as documentation on the Staff tab from our district website.

So again have a safe and Happy Holiday and we will see you in 2011!

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Quicktime X Player

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by on December 17, 2010 at 10:00 am

I’m sure most of you are aware of the new QuickTime player on your mac. Did you know that included are some pretty cool recording features? Go ahead and open QuickTime and from the File menu you will see New Movie/Audio/Screen Recording. Which means you can record high quality video from your iSight camera, voiceover with a microphone, or screencast of your Mac’s desktop which could be useful for training video’s for students or those family members who need constant reminders on how to do things.

The cool part of the recording features is once the project is saved it can be imported into iMovie to open up the powerful editing tools iMovie offers and allow creation of some pretty cool projects.

Free Up Quota Space (Firstclass)

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by on December 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm

So…..
You’ve been sending and receiving lots of emails with large attachments (.jpgs, .pdfs).  Have you noticed that your storage quota is steadily decreasing?  Your storage quota is affected not only by the email in your Inbox, but also by any emails in your Sent Items folder and in any folders that you have created.   You may want to scan your Sent Items folder occasionally and delete any emails with large attachments that you no longer need.

Any emails you delete go into the trash can and release your storage space (the released space will not show until you log off and log back into FirstClass).

iPhone Tricks

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by on December 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

Below are a few tricks that can be done with your iPhone. If you know of other handy tricks please share them in the comment section below for others to see. These tips should also work with your iTouch or iPad running the newest iOS update.

Scroll to Top of Page:

In any application, including Safari you can automatically scroll to the top of the page by tapping the “top bar“, which has the time, service bar, battery. In Safari, you not only get to the top of the page but it brings back up the URL bar.

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iPhoto (before and after)

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by on December 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

When your editing a photo how do you know your actually making your picture better then the original? You can easily check your work as much as you’d like by pressing the Shift key at any time during the editing process. With the Shift key pressed down you’ll see the original image, release it and your edited version re-appears.

If you don’t like how your pictures it turning out, iPhoto lets you go back to the original shot by going to the menu option in iPhoto, Photos > Revert to previous.

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