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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

A candy bar that won t satisfy your sweet tooth

ITS

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, TechSpeak in Translation


Craving a candy bar? Believe it or not, you probably already have one in your bag or pocket. The bad news is it likely isn’t one you want to eat.   In the tech world, mobile phones that are solid with no moving parts except for the keypad buttons are often referred to as candy bars. Most phones these days would fall under this category, including the iPhone and many models of Android and...

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A Perfectly Timed post

ITS

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Do you know of something happening but can’t post it on Facebook quite yet? Maybe you want to let people know about an event but you won’t be around a computer when you need to post it? Facebook lets you schedule a Facebook post so you don’t have to worry. All you have to do is: Click the ‘clock’ icon in the far left corner Choose the year, month, day and hour you want to post. Write your...

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Congratulations UNB Grads

ITS

Posted: May 29, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to all 2013 UNB graduates who will be making the big walk across the stage at the Currie Centre this week to receive their diplomas. In particular, a special hats off to the following ITS student employees who will be among them: Aaron Graham – Bachelor of Computer Science Younes Shah – Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical...

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Management Briefing - ITS completes strategic plan update

ITS

Posted: May 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background After extensive surveys of UNB faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders, and with input from various assessments including an exhaustive quality assurance review, an independent IT security audit, and a study of core IT infrastructure by an expert consulting firm, ITS’ new set of goals for 2013 – 2014 is designed to further enhance IT support for the university and to enable...

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An App for Apps

ITS

Posted: May 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


We are all looking for an iPhone or iPad App that doesn’t cost a cent – or is only a couple dollars - but will keep us occupied for hours. No need to feel ashamed, we’ve all done it. But who wants to sit on their phone and scroll through the hundreds and hundreds of iPhone Apps looking for the best game, music site, or photo editor? Luckily there’s an app for that, and it’s free! Appsfire...

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Frog vs Ipad vs Human

ITS

Posted: May 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


It's always funny to see an animal struggle with modern technology. But don't forget, sometimes they don't find it quite as funny as we do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwrNy2lgITY

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Just a Reminder

ITS

Posted: May 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


You’re tight on deadline and you need your co-worker to email you back. Without their response you can’t finish your report. But what if they forgot? Don’t panic. Outlook has a few handy little tools which help to indicate tight timelines or remind someone about upcoming events, tasks or meetings. This is for the times a post-it just won’t do. Here are a couple of ways you can highlight your...

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5 Odd Questions with David Shipley

ITS

Posted: May 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


1. If you had your own catchphrase, what would it be? Friends don't let friends respond to phishing e-mails. 2. What planet, other than earth, would you want to visit most, and why? Krypton, before its destruction. Great to see the civilization that gave the world its greatest superhero. 3. Do you think Pluto should still be considered a planet? Absolutely. A city doesn't stop being a city...

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How Public is Your Facebook Profile

ITS

Posted: May 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Ever wonder how much of your Facebook profile is visible to the outside world? Within Facebook, you can preview your ‘public search profile’ and see how much of your information can be viewed by strangers when they search for you within Facebook or from a search engine like Google. From those embarrassing pictures your friends tagged you in to personal information like your job, phone number...

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New Budget Year New Technology but what do you do with the old stuff

ITS

Posted: May 15, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Projects, Our Community


It is that time of year again! The new UNB budget year, which means it’s usually the time to refresh your office technology with a new laptop, iPad, Blackberry, or whatever wonderful piece of tech gear you’ve had your eye on. But what are you going to do with your old computers and other devices? Staff and faculty at UNB Fredericton can coordinate with ITS to make sure your old technology is...

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Choose your summer soundtrack

ITS

Posted: May 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


You’re having a party, sitting on the deck tanning, or going for a run. Maybe you’re lying in bed relaxing and enjoying the sound of the rain. One thing all of these have in common is the perfect playlist. Let us introduce you to 8tracks. 8tracks is a website that lets you pick and choose playlists simply by combing two key terms. Love summer and country music? Simply click summer + country and...

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New Software Management Tool for Faculty and Staff

ITS

Posted: May 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Looking to download UNB-licensed software on your Windows computer? ITS recently replaced ZenWorks, UNB’s previous software management solution for Windows, with SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) on UNB faculty and staff computers. The latest tool for UNB’s connectEd environment, SCCM provides an easy way for faculty and staff to request, install and uninstall UNB-licensed software....

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UNB Card Office Now Open Full-Time Hours

ITS

Posted: May 8, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Great news, UNB! The UNB Card Office located in the Student Union Building (room 106) is now open full-time hours for all your UNB UCard (photo ID) needs. Whether you need a new or replacement UCard printed, want to deposit funds onto your UCard in person (you can also deposit money on your card using UCard online found in your myUNB Portal), or if you have any questions about your UCard...

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Management Briefing - Phishing attacks pose problems for UNB email

ITS

Posted: May 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background On April 22, and again on May 1, a highly organized group of spammers attacked UNB’s email infrastructure by obtaining and using the usernames and passwords of UNB employees to send over a million spam emails through our servers, resulting not only in severe degradation of service, but also UNB being placed on external email watch and blocking lists. Both intrusions were the result...

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