Homecoming Deal!

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Quick- come by the bookstore for a homecoming deal! Stop by and check out our selection of baseball caps and winter hats. When you purchase a hat you get 15% off a pair of sweatpants. Now that that temperature is cooling down, you’ll want to stock up on these cozy Middlebury necessities! This is a homecoming special that you won’t want to miss!

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ipad Camera Tricks and Extra Hours

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This week we will have extended weekend hours for Fall Family Weekend! Stop in from to 9am -5pm on Saturday October 12 or  9am-3pm on Sunday October 13 to pick up any of your computer or electronic needs- or to to show your family members the new gadgets you’ve got your eye on!

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We also wanted to give you a few tips about using your iPad as a camera. The iPad contains a  5 megapixel iSight camera and when you shoot photos the big, beautiful Retina display becomes a big, beautiful viewfinder — giving you plenty of room to compose your shot. Autofocus, tap to focus, and tap to set exposure functions mean every photo you take instantly becomes frameworthy. With built-in face detection that automatically balances focus and exposure across up to 10 faces, there’s more room for more grins

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Capture and enhance every moment in high quality photos edited in iPhoto.Edit and watch in perfect slow motion to capture that strike out or the perfect Touchdown. Record HD video in full 1080p and with Automatic video stabilization, you get a shaky-free video! The iPad has so many more functions than just a computer substitute or reader. By utilizing the camera options of your iPad you unlock a new world of technological opportunities and  you streamline your need for extra devices. With the iPad, feel free to leave your camera and video recorder at home- you’ve got everything you need at your fingertips all in one device.

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Iphone 5s/iOS7 Tips and Tricks

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With everyone testing out Apple’s new phones and operating systems, there are quite a few tricks that can be picked up along the way to optimize your experience. While we don’t sell iphones in the bookstore, many of our students coming in to buy Apple computers or devices are using the new operating system and we wanted to share a few tips with them.

1. Changing Text Size

When you launch settings, you can go to “General” and then to “Text Size” and drag a slider to adjust until you find the perfect text size for you. The text on the screen changes as you move the slider so you can perfectly see what your chosen size will look like.

2.Continuous Shooting/Burst

This is not completely new for iOS7, but many people do not know about continusous shooting mode. While in the camera app., hold down the shutter button and rather than taking one picture, your phone will continuously shoot pictures and dave them to your image roll. You can use this along the new “Burst” shooting function that allows the iphone 5s to take 10 photos per second.

3.Do Not Disturb

If you bring your phone to class or if you use it as an alarm as you sleep you don’t always want to hear or see push notifications. The “Do Not Disturb” feature was improved on iOS7. Navigate to Settings>Do Not Disturb to silence calls, texts, or other notifications even when a phone is unlocked.

While i think that these are some of the more useful and helpful tips, there are more tips and trick to be found-for more information on these tricks and to see a few more check out this site!

Friday Quick Tip Reminder!

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Many students forget- or are just too lazy- to back up their work. When they come in with failed hard drives or computers in need of repair, they have no way to access their files. We wanted to remind students how to put the Middfiles shortcut in the dock. This makes for a fast and easy way to save works-in-progress  or valuable files in case of future computer emergencies.

1. Click on the link below to connect to the server.
http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Using_File_Servers_%28Macintosh%29

2.Type smb://middfiles.middlebury.edu/middfiles into the server address box.

3. When the Middfiles folder is up and you can see the title as Middfiles on the Middfiles folder

4. Drag the icon next to that title to your dock next to (but not in) the trash icon in your dock.

Now you are ready take on the task of backing up starting with just a click on the icon in your dock!

A Reminder to Graduates

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With graduation for the Febs just around the corner, we wanted to remind you of all of the deals you are eligible for as a student at Middlebury-once you graduate, you are no longer eligible!

As a student, you receive education pricing discounts on Apple computers and ipads. Additionally, when you purchase your computer at the college you receive a free download of the Microsoft office suite. And, if you are looking for more professional software, the bookstore also has education on the adobe suite as well! These make purchases from the apple desk make the perfect graduation gift, either for the Feb in your life or for yourself before entering the next step of your journey beyond Middlebury!

New 13″ MacBook Pro With Retina Display

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In addition to the 15″ Macbook Pro with retina display, apple has releases a 13″ version of the Macbook Pro with Retina display. With a multi-touch trackpad, lightweight body, and flash storage, not to mention the retina display, it makes for a wonderful student computer. We are now carrying them in the campus store, so stop by today to get one for yourself!