Monday, November 9, 2015

Chrome Browser drops support for certain plug-ins

As of September 1, 2015, Google Chrome will stop supporting an older version of the plug-in architecture known as NPAPI.

The following are the most popular NPAPI plug-ins used in Google Chrome:

Google Talk
Google Earth

The adoption rate of these plug-ins has dropped over the years, so it is unlikely you will be affected. If you find that a Website you visit stops working, try using another browser such as Firefox until the sites move away from using the deprecated, and potentially insecure NPAPI architecture.

More information is available on the Official Chromium Blog.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stop showing up early for meetings! Fix your calendar timezone.

Have you showed up for a meeting an hour early since the time change on March 8? If so, you may have never set the proper timezone in your Google Calendar.

Here's how to do it:

 From the Settings menu (1) select Settings(2).

Ensure that the Country is set to United States (1) and the time zone is set to Central Time (GMT-6:00) (2).

All done. Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Getting started with SHC email

Spring Hill College uses Google Apps for Education to provide email and other services to our campus users. If you've never used Gmail, here's a quick screencast to guide you through the login process.