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2012 September

September 25, 2012

Social Sciences Instructional Lab new site

Social Sciences Instruction Lab launched their new site on UO Blogs.

If you are interested in creating your own site please check out UO Blogs.

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Important McAfee security notice

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McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is the university’s antivirus software of choice.

If you installed McAfee VirusScan prior to July, 2012, your computer may not be properly protected if you chose to install the software in unmanaged mode.

Learn if this issue affects you and how to fix it at Installing McAfee Management Agent.

For help, please contact the Information Services Help Desk.


September 24, 2012

Apple releases OS X 10.8.2 update for Mountain Lion: Facebook integration, iMessage fixes and more

OS X 10.8.2 update detailsLooks like one major software update wasn’t enough, as Apple is following its push of iOS 6 with OS X 10.8.2. Weighing in at 697.54MB, it’s a pretty substantial update for Mountain Lion users, with that long-awaited Facebook integration chief among the changes. As Twitter presently operates within the OS, Facebook will now too enjoy single sign-on simplicity, and all of OS X’s sharing portals will now include Facebook as an option. You’ll get Facebook notifications in Notification Center, and you can share Game Center scores with your Facebook pals. It’s also being reported that this build restores laptop battery life levels to those seen with Lion.

Read more at Engadget.

Blogs and websites for faculty and GTFs

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UO Blogs is an easy-to-use academic blogging and web publishing service. Blogs is powered by WordPress, so you can develop course sites without having to know how to code! Use blogs to create dynamic learning experiences by using more multimedia, encourage continued discussion outside the classroom, and foster a learning community by building a collaborative knowledge base over time.

To learn more about UO Blogs, see


September 17, 2012

How to Make the Switch from Android to iOS

IPhone 5 imageAndroid is a fine OS, but the lure of a new iPhone may be too much to resist. If you’re going to make the switch, you won’t want to leave any scrap of your precious mobile identity in Android’s cold robotic embrace. Here’s how to pack up everything you’ll need to bring to your new life in Apple’s walled garden.

Read more at Gizmodo.

IT Software Center

IT Software center UO IT offers a range of software for Faculty, Staff and Students to download. Please visit the IT software center. You must have a valid Duck ID to download the files.

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September 5, 2012

Mailman at the UO

Mailman is software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists. Mailman is integrated with the web, making it easy for users to manage their accounts and for list owners to administer their lists. Mailman supports built-in archiving, automatic bounce processing, content filtering, digest delivery, spam filters, and more.