Weekly Tech Update

DON'T CONNECT NPS DEVICES TO THE NPS-GUEST WIFI

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NPS guest network

NPS district now has a guest network. This network is intended for personal devices such as cell phones. Attaching school Macbooks to this network causes problems such as:


-filtering issues

-404 page not found errors

-student printing issues.

-slow Macbook login times

-issues with testing software


For years we had told students to switch between wifi networks to find the best connection. However, now we just need students to stay on NPS wifi only while at school. If your device has discovered the NPS guest network or you have any of the issues listed above please bring your Macbook to the tech desk in the library.

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MACBOOK TECH TIDBIT OF THE WEEK

System Management Controller Reset

Otherwise known as a SMC reset. What is a SMC reset for?


This can be used to fix a piece of hardware that may be malfunctioning in a Macbook. So, if you have a constantly running fan, battery issues, frozen device, etc. this would be the solution to try.


How do you SMC reset???



Step 1:

power off the Macbook and plug it up to a charger

step 2:

hold down shift, control,option, power buttons

step3:

count to 10 seconds (keep an eye on the charger light after you release the buttons to indicate that it worked)

step 4:

turn the Macbook back on

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Is your screenshot function not working?

First things first, there are several different ways to screenshot with a Macbook.


#1- shift+Command+3= full screen capture screenshot

#2- shift+Command+4= crop the area to capture

#3- shift=Command+5= full menu for screen captures/ screen shots


How can you fix it if your screenshots do not work?


1. Click the Apple Logo in the top left and go to System Preferences

2. Click Keyboard

3. Then click on Shortcuts at top of Keyboard window

4. Click Screen Shots and then Restore Defaults

Juniors who are testing

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CHECK FOR THESE ICONS IF YOU ARE TESTING THIS YEAR

If you are a junior or taking the state testing in April please check for one of the two icons pictured above in the launchpad on your Macbook. If you do NOT have either one of these then please bring your Macbook to the tech desk

TECH DESK SPOTLIGHT

Dameion

Name: Dameion

Grade: 10

Favorite piece of technology: Ps4

Why? I get to play video games with my father and uncle a lot

Favorite App: bilibili comics

Why? They have a lot of manhwa

Favorite thing to do on the weekends? Read manga watch youtube play video games

Favorite class in school? Biology

Where do you see yourself in the future? Living in Oregon

Come back next time to see which tech student takes the spotlight!

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