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Connecting an IOS Device to Catlin mail account

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First tap on Settings

Next tap Mail, Calendar, Contacts then Add Account

When the new field appears fill in the information required.

Tap Next

Occasionally you will need to add extra information. Fill in the fields like they are shown below using your username.

On the next screen Tap save

Your new account should now appear in the list push the Home button and start reading your email.

Catlin Gabel Coffee

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Lower School Faculty Lounge

Strength: strong

Quantity: two carafes

Decaf: never

Afternoon cup: unlikely

Upper School Faculty Lounge

Strength: mild

Quantity: three carafes

Decaf: regularly

Afternoon cup: likely, but lukewarm

Middle School Faculty Lounge

Strength: medium

Quantity: two carafes

Decaf: never

Afternoon cup: likely, and hot!

Toad Hall Lower Hallway

Strength: mild

Quantity: one carafe

Decaf: sometimes

Probability of an afternoon cup: low

Barn Lunchroom

Strength: medium

Quantity: two giant carafes

Decaf: never

Probability of an afternoon cup: low

Beehive Kitchen

Strength: medium

Quantity: kitchen coffeemaker

Decaf: never

Probability of an afternoon cup: low

 

Fix an unusually dark projector image

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We have noted the following problem with Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and certain data projectors on campus (Gerlinger, US Science "Curie"). The image appears ununsually dark, as pictured below.

Normal Image Dark Image

Mac OS 10.6.3 and above uses a new method to determine the gamma level of the display, one aspect of color calibration that determines the "black point" of an image. This problem appears in the more complicated projector setups we have on campus, where many connections exist between the computer and projector. To fix the problem, manually select a color profile that looks better for your projector.

Open System Preferences -> Displays

Select Arrangement and then uncheck Mirror Displays so that the Displays window looks different on the projection screen from your laptop computer.

On the projector Displays window, select the Color tab. Uncheck Show profiles for this display only.

Select one different profile in the list at a time until the image looks more normal.

Return to Arrangement and check Mirror displays as before.

If this color profile does not load automatically in the future, then ask IT for help to create a custom profile for you.

 

External Hard Drive Care and Feeding

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How to connect and care for an external hard drive.

 

Why external hard drives?

The typical user's data backup needs have increased dramatically in recent years. Though it used to be practical to back up all one's important documents on the school's file servers, now students and teachers have large music and photo collections that we cannot accommodate on our network. We are piloting the use of external hard drives with the incoming ninth grade class with the expectation that it will become easier to regularly back up one's files to a device that is fast, located at home, and larger than your computer's internal hard drive. External hard drives are best used along with a backup software utility such TimeMachine (Mac) or Windows Backup.

Power
Connect the two pieces of the power adapter together, and connect one end to the computer, as pictured. Turn the power switch to the on (|) position.

Data Cable

The drive comes with three data cables. Usually, only one will work with your computer.

Macintosh users should use the Firewire cable, which has a fat, notched termination at each end.

Thinkpad users should connect with the USB cable (picture needed).

Care and feeding

External hard drives, like other computer equipment, are sensitive devices containing a circuit board and delicate, spinning magnetic surface to store the data. Be sure to keep your drive somewhere protected from theft, extreme heat or cold, dropping, and bumping. Always keep two copies of information you wish not to lose, for example, one copy on your laptop computer and one on your external hard drive.

Digital Photography Resources

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These digital photography resources include digital camera reviews to help you select the best digital camera for you, tips and techniques for getting the most out of your digital camera, and numerous ways to manipulate and share your photos once you've taken them. Please add your favorite sites!

Digital Photography Tips and Tricks
http://www.searlstudio.com/digital-photo-blog.htm
http://eosrebels.com/101/ (if you own a digital SLR)
http://www.photographyreview.com/
http://www.photoworkshop.com/ (lots of links to other great websites)
http://www.tipsfromthetopfloor.com/101-ways-to-improve-your-digital-photography/
http://www.photoshare.org/phototips/digital101.php (some good basics on digital photography)
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/
http://www.photonhead.com/ (This site has neat camera simulator where you can experiment with different settings on a camera and see the results)

Digital Camera Review Sites
http://www.dpreview.com/ (great digital camera review site)
http://www.steves-digicams.com/ (another great camera review site)
http://www.imaging-resource.com/

Digital Photography Lessons
http://my101.learningcenter.sony.us/campus.jsp?campusId=1101&courseSessionId=6650&webPageId=1000000 (Digital Photography 101, several online courses)

A Comparison of Online Digital Print Services
http://www.bestwebbuys.com/photo_print_service_comparison.html

Photo Sharing Sites
http://www.flickr.com/
http://photobucket.com/