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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Apple News The latest updates for Mac OS computers

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Posted: June 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Do you use a MacOS computer at home or work? If so you might be interested to know that Apple recently issued a number of security updates to further protect MacOS computers from unwanted bugs. According to a recent post on the Threat Post Blog, these updates should put a stop to 39 different bugs that had been causing issues in a variety programs including QuickTime and MobileMe. In addition...

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Changes to Your UNB Login ID

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Posted: June 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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UNB is moving to a Single Login ID. This change only affects people who currently have two active login IDs as well as new UNB faculty, staff and students. So why are we doing this? ITS is getting our IT infrastructure and systems ready to move UNB towards new productivity tools for email, file storage, calendaring, and collaboration. In order to do this, we need to change all faculty, staff...

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Flash Flash Flash Ugh How to clear your Voicemail Light

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Posted: June 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Is the voicemail light on your phone always flashing even when you don't have any new messages? This could be because you need to reset your message waiting light. To do this, just lift your receiver, dial *93, wait a few seconds and then hang up again. If that doesn't work you may have to do a hardware reset, but don't worry, it's not as complicated as it sounds. Just follow the "Clear Message...

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Get connectEd Introducing UNB s New Productivity Toolkit - email calendaring file storage and collaboration July 15

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Posted: June 30, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend an exciting event to introduce connectEd, UNB's upcoming productivity toolkit that will replace and improve our existing email, calendar, file storage and collaboration systems. Join us on Friday, July 15 as we introduce the new connectEd brand, show the features of the new productivity tools and listen to our featured speaker David Fraser,...

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Create a great summer playlist with Grooveshark and Jango

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Posted: June 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Looking for the perfect playlist for your next summer barbeque? Grooveshark is a website that allows you to easily create and save playlists of all your favourite music for free. No need to waste time downloading or spending your hard earned bucks to buy songs, just visit the site,  type in your favourite song or artist and hit play.  Want to check out the most popular tunes for your summer...

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myUNB Portal Leading the Way

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Posted: June 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project, Our Community


Two ITS employees recently attended a conference hosted by the CampusEAI Consortium, the vendor of the new myUNB Portal. During the conference, the myUNB Portal got plenty of attention and praise from not only people at other institutions but also from developers and analysts who work for the CampusEAI Consortium. Our myUNB Portal login screen was the first page people saw. Everyone who...

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What s New in UNB Fredericton Computer Labs for 2011-12

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Posted: June 22, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This summer, the ITS Desktop Management group will be hard at work updating UNB's many computer labs for the 2011-12 academic year.  These upgrades are thanks to the Student Technology Fee (STF) which is a major source of funding for lab renewals at UNB, including new computers, new software and networking. The lab updates to look forward to this year include: New workstations in lab B17 in...

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Drum roll please UNB Wireless Stats for 2010-11

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Posted: June 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Everywhere you go on campus people are connected to UNB's wireless networks whether it's on their cell phone, laptop or iPod. So just how wireless are UNB's faculty, staff and students during the academic year? The latest stats show that 14,254 unique wireless devices were hooked on to UNB's Fredericton and Saint John wireless networks between September 2010 and April 2011. Of those connected,...

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Looking at Audio and Video Streaming

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Posted: June 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


Audio/Video streaming is a term you may not hear very often, but it's a core technology at the heart of today's internet experience.  If you've ever watched a video on YouTube, rented a movie from iTunes, or subscribed to Netflix, you've used streaming video technologies. In the old days (in internet terms, that's anything more than about seven years ago), most video or music content delivered...

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New Features in UNB File Drop

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Posted: June 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


UNB File Drop recently received a makeover making it easier than ever to send large files to UNB faculty, staff and students. The simplified new design includes new buttons and spinners to show you the progress of your file uploads. Other benefits include improved performance when you send very large files to multiple people at once, and the ability to select any file to be removed instead of...

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Smudged Letterhead Stop the Printer not the Press

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Posted: June 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Have you ever printed a document on letterhead only to have it come out looking smudged and unprofessional? This is likely because your letterhead was produced by a laser printer instead of a printing press. Laser printers work by baking toner onto paper with high heat. Most laser printers today produce so much heat that they can actually reactivate previously printed toner if it goes through...

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Does size really matter MB versus MiB

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Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


You've probably heard all about megabytes and gigabytes, but have you heard about mebibytes and gibibytes? Most of the time, when we talk about how much storage space is available on an electronic device we speak about the number of gigabytes available. The problem is, the prefix "giga" means very different things depending on whether you're talking about electronics or anything else - and this...

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Large Format Printing now Available at Imaging Print Services

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Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Thanks to some recently acquired tools, Imaging & Print Services can now produce high quality large prints up to 44 inches wide and up to 150 feet long in black and white or colour.  They also have a variety of paper options to choose from.For details on pricing, check out the Imaging & Print Services' Price List. If you would like more information on the products and services offered at...

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Phishing Emails Don t take the bait or you ll get hooked

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Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation, Tips and Tricks


You've likely heard a fishing story about how someone let the big one get away, but have you ever heard a phishing story about how someone got hooked by a big one? 'Phishing' is a computer term used to describe an online method of performing identity theft. When someone is 'phishing', they are trying to steal your personal information such as your user name and password or Bank Account...

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President s Dinner Celebrating UNB Faculty and Staff

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Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Last night, the University of New Brunswick hosted its annual President's dinner which recognizes faculty and staff who have dedicated over 25 years of service to UNB.  Among those honoured was ITS's very own Procurement Analyst, Doug Swift. Not only did yesterday mark Doug's 25th year of service at UNB, but he also celebrated his birthday. From all of us at ITS, Happy Birthday Doug, and...

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Text Messages like Jokes of the Day Worth a chuckle but are they worth the price

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Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Have you ever received a text message asking if you want to subscribe to receive Jokes or Tips of the Day? Text message services like Jokes of the Day may sound like fun, but they will cost you. These types of messages are called short code text messages and are different from standard SMS texts in that they are billed to you at a much higher rate – anywhere from $2.50 to $10.00 per text. ...

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5 Odd Questions with Mike Laurence

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Posted: June 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name:Michel (Mike) Laurence What is your job at ITS? As a Telecom Analyst I deal with the major telephone carriers & service providers for both Wireless and Wire line services providing service for the UNB community (All Campuses). If you could see in black and white except for one colour, what colour would you choose and why? The colour pink or the colour of skin because that's what...

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Celebrating our Staff - June

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Posted: June 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating June anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Kim Washburn – 27 Years Dan Hovey – 13 years Megan Stewart – 12 years Melissa Hannah – 8 years Chun (Andrew) Xu – 6 years Jeff Jardine – 5 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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Cellular Roaming Saver Plans - Don t leave the country without one

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Posted: June 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


When you're traveling outside of Canada, roaming charges for your cell phone can really add up quickly. Avoiding them is easy if you keep your phone turned off or disable your roaming capabilities altogether, but what if you still want access to your phone services for your trip? This is where cellular roaming saver plans come in handy. UNB faculty and staff - you can subscribe to a roaming...

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Voicemail-to-Email Get your voicemails sent to your email inbox

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Posted: June 1, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Did you know? There is a way you can easily manage your UNB voicemail messages from anywhere, even if you're miles away from your office phone. Voicemail-to-Email is a free service for anyone with a UNB voicemail account. Sign up for Voicemail-to-Email and you will receive an email notification every time a new voicemail message has been left on your phone. The email notification will also...

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