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ITS Lending a Helping Hand during Student Orientation

ITS

Posted: August 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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This Saturday while new students are getting settled into their dorm rooms for a new year at UNB, ITS will be on hand in the Student Union Building (SUB) for anyone looking to get a jump start on setting up their UNB IT services. Visit the ITS kiosk in the SUB from 9am to 3pm for help setting up wireless on your laptop or mobile device, or for help with any other UNB IT questions you may have....

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UNB s Wireless Service Now Improved and Simplified

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Posted: August 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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As of this morning, UNB's wireless service is now more secure for all users and, for those connecting with an Apple product, things are a whole lot easier. With the updates ITS performed earlier today, UNB's wireless network is now not only more secure for all devices, it is also easier for Apple devices to connect to the wireless network. Due to the updates, Apple devices (iPhone, iPod Touch...

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Unmasking your Mobile Phone s Hidden Identity

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Posted: August 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Did you know that your mobile phone has a secret identity? If you dial *#06# on the keypad of most mobile phones, a 15 digit number will appear on the phone's screen. This number is the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI). Make a record of this number. Your IMEI can be used to identify your phone if it's ever lost or stolen, even if someone has changed the SIM card. Depending on...

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Wedding Bliss for One of ITS s Own

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Posted: August 31, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


ITS would like to say a big Congratulations to newlyweds Kim Washburn, a Telecom Analyst at ITS, and Linda Green who tied the knot last Friday at St. Dunstan's Parish in Fredericton. Kim and Linda had a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family and are now off enjoying a relaxing honeymoon together on Prince Edward Island. From all of us here at ITS, Congratulations Kim and Linda, and...

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Email Etiquette 101 Using the Bcc field

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Posted: August 24, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Have an email you'd like to send to several people at once? Before you hit the send button, take a second to make sure your recipients are in the appropriate mail field. When you have to send an email to a very long list of recipients or to a list of people who shouldn't necessarily know each other (like with mailing lists), you should always use the Bcc (Blind Carbon Copy) field. Unlike the To...

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Large Files Handled and Delivered with Care through UNB File Drop

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Posted: August 24, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Tired of your emails not sending because your file attachment is too big? UNB File Drop can help. UNB File Drop is an easy and secure way to send large files to anyone at UNB. Even individuals outside of UNB can use this service to send files to UNB faculty, staff and students. Just go to the File Drop website, add one or more recipients (must be a UNB email address), upload your files, and...

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Tackle New Versions of Old Software with lynda com

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Posted: August 24, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Dreading having to upgrade to the newest version of a software program just as you were getting used to the old one? Make the transition smoother with lynda.com. Lynda.com is an award-winning provider of educational movie-based training on a wide range of software programs, including courses on how to use new features in the most recent version of programs like Office 2010 Excel, PowerPoint,...

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WARNING CDs don t last forever

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Posted: August 24, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Are you in the habit of saving your favourite pictures to blank CDs with the intention of keeping them for future reference? Saving important files to blank CDs might seem like a good way to store them forever, but the reality is that CDs gradually break down over time and can eventually stop working altogether. While this break down likely won't happen overnight, most blank CDs only have a...

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How to find exactly what you re looking for in a lengthy web site or document file

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Posted: August 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


There's no denying the Internet is a useful research tool, but sometimes it can give you a lot more information than you need. Fortunately, there's an easy way to search web pages and see right away if it contains information on the topic you're looking for. In your web browser, just click Ctrl + F (Command + F on a Mac) and a small search box will open on your screen (the location may vary...

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How to Transfer Phone Calls in a Flash

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Posted: August 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Faculty and staff, have you ever received a call on your UNB phone from someone trying to get a hold of another person in your department? Rather than making the caller hang up and dial another number, you can easily transfer their call directly to the right person. Just press the 'Flash' or 'Link' button on your phone, dial the extension number of the person you want to transfer the call to,...

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Keep the Battery Life in your Mobile Phone Flying High with Airplane Mode

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Posted: August 17, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Looking for an easy way to save the battery life on your mobile device? If you set your cell phone to airplane mode, it will disable your phone's wireless services and prevent your phone from wasting juice searching for a wireless signal. While this means you won't be able to make calls, send text messages or browse the web, you will still be able to use other tools on your phone like your...

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Changes coming next week for anyone with Multiple UNB Login IDs

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Posted: August 10, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects


Are you a UNB student and faculty/staff member with multiple Login IDs? Starting next Wednesday, August 17, anyone with both a student and faculty/staff Login ID will officially be moving over to a Single Login ID. This will make it easier to manage your UNB email and also give you a more true Single Sign-on through the myUNB Portal as you can access your student and faculty/staff information...

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Eww what s that smell How to Sniff out a Phishy Email

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Posted: August 10, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks


Wondering if an email you received is from a legitimate source? There may be something 'phishy' about an email if: •    The email message contains misspelled words or poor grammar •    The message asks for personal information like your credit card number, account Login ID, password, or Social Insurance Number •    The message sounds threatening and tries to make you think there will be...

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Group Work Made Easy with Live edu Office Web Apps

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Posted: August 10, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


Working on group projects with classmates can be tricky, especially when you have to work around everyone's schedule. Luckily, with the move to connectEd this fall, UNB students will have the tools to make group work a lot easier. Thanks to Live@edu's Office Web apps, students will be able to share files with one another online and access them from anywhere as long as they have an Internet...

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Jeff Smith proving you don t need ice to have a good game of hockey

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Posted: August 10, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


When you think of sports played in the summertime, chances are hockey isn't the first one to come to mind. But just because the ice has melted doesn't mean your stick and gloves have to be put in storage until winter. Take it from Jeff Smith, ITS's Manager of Computer Experience Services. Jeff, along with Aaron Cornish, a summer student at the ITS Help Desk, plays in the Capital City Ball...

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5 Odd Questions with Kevin Gorman

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Posted: August 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Name: Kevin Gorman What is your job at ITS? Google expert, solving UNB problems one search at a time.  Formally labelled a 'Senior Desktop Architect', well 'connectEd' and involved with everything related to the student lab, staff and faculty desktop environments including software and operating system delivery, anti-virus, windows update services, desktop management, desktop and application...

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Celebrating our Staff August

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Posted: August 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


The following staff members are celebrating August anniversaries for their years of service at UNB. Anniversaries are based on original start dates. Pat Smith – 30 years Mary Lou Mowat – 29 years Eric Eastwood – 28 years Debbie Christie – 22 years Stephen Craft – 9 years Ying Zhang – 7 years Edward Hayden – 6 years Lance Redbourne – 5 years Tony Lewis – 2 years Thank you for all your hard work!

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Focusing in on the Differences between JPEG GIF and PNG Image Files

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Posted: August 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: TechSpeak in Translation


Ever wonder what the difference is between the JPEG, GIF and PNG image file formats? JPEG/JPG – The name JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the name of the committee that came up with the JPEG standard. JPEG files can support 16 million colours, so they are great for photographs or graphics with a lot of detail. JPEGs are 'lossy' compression files, meaning information about the...

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Super-Sized Email and File Storage on the Menu for UNB Students this Fall

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Posted: August 3, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Projects, General Interest


UNB Students, is your UNB email inbox bursting at the seams? With the move to Live@edu this October, student email quota will increase over 68 times from 150MB to 10GB (10,240MB) - enough space for hundreds of thousands of emails!  Not only that, but Live@edu will also allow students to take advantage of 25GB of online storage space through SkyDrive, Live@edu's online file storage system....

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