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Management Briefing - Web Refresh Project

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

Category: Management Briefings


Background UNB’s public website, www.unb.ca, is one of our most important information and communication tools, helping us reach external audiences such as prospective students, alumni, donors, community partners, and colleagues around the world. Several years ago a major effort was undertaken to completely revise and renew our website, and after tremendous efforts by designers, developers,...

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Beware of Scareware Scams

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Posted: July 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Servicer (CSIS) have recently learned that their names are being used in a computer scam. These warning messages claiming to be from the CACP, RCMP or CSIS tell the recipient to pay a “fine” so the computer can be “unlocked.” The message also claims that if the...

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Ever thine ever mine Evernote

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Posted: July 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


An elephant for a logo is all too fitting for this App, as it remembers everything. Evernote can store notes taken in class or meetings, house photos, save words or passages from readings, help you with grocery lists, and more. It’s basically a second brain – you know, for those days where you can’t seem to remember just what it was you wanted to do. It can also save you a few dollars – it’s...

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New Wireless coming soon to UNB

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Posted: July 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, Our Community, General Interest


Great news, UNB! This summer, UNB’s Wireless network equipment is being upgraded with new and improved technology that will make wireless on all UNB campuses better than ever. A collaborative effort between Information Services & Systems (ISS) in Saint John and Information Technology Services (ITS) in Fredericton, our teams are hard at work installing new wireless access points and controllers...

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A simple way to know when meeting rooms are available

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

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Faculty and Staff - Looking for a quick and easy way to know if a meeting room in your department is available? Thanks to your connectEd Outlook calendar, you can add resource calendars such as meeting rooms to your calendars menu so you can quickly know when rooms are booked or free.   Within Outlook: Open the Calendar view Right click My Calendars Select Add Calendar > From Room...

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Keeping up to date part 2

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

Category: General Interest, Our Community, Geek Speak


Earlier this month, tidBiTS shared why it’s important to keep your browser up-to-date. Now that you know the why, we thought we’d spill the beans on the when and how. It’s a little difficult to know exactly when to update your browser, as each one is different. Once your browser starts to lag or is unable to display website content properly it is probably time to update. But how? That’s the...

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Laughter 2 0

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Posted: July 22, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Okay, so technology can’t replace a good hardy chuckle .. but who says it can’t be the reason for one? Here is a look at a few ways technology can make us laugh       Now, who at university can't relate to this one?

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Samsung vs HTC

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Can’t quite decide between the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One? Unsure which one is best for you? Hopefully this video can shed some light on the situation and help you with your decision.

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The dreaded resume - it s easier than you think

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


We’ve all been there … scrambling to apply for as many jobs as we can in the hopes of landing one. Each application the same - resume, cover letter and references. Uh, oh. Your resume is not up-to-date and well, it doesn’t exactly stand out from the rest. No worries, ResumeCompanion is here to make sure you have the best looking resume out there. Simply click “create my free resume” and follow...

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UNB Computer lab upgrades off to a flying start

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, Geek Speak, General Interest


  This summer, ITS will be visiting each Windows computer lab in Fredericton, Saint John, Bathurst and Moncton to upgrade the operating system, Office suite, and more. Since the kick-off of the upgrades, the following labs have already been migrated: IUC Forestry - NF010 IUC Forestry - NF013 Gillin Hall - GD117 McLeod House What’s so great about the new lab environment? Once a lab has been...

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We reduce we reuse we recycle

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, Geek Speak, General Interest


UNB’s colours are red and black, but did you know they’re also green? When you bring your old electronics down to the ITS repair shop, we make sure they’re properly disposed of and that it’s done in a safe way. Our partnership with E-Waste Solutions allows over 85% of UNB’s computer equipment to be recycled, keeping it out of the landfill. Check out everything ITS recycled during the month of...

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You spin me right round

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


*BEEP BEEP* … hit the snooze button … *BEEP BEEP* … hit the snooze button. Let’s be honest, this is most of us in the morning. SpinMe is an app that makes sure you are up, ready, fed and out the door when you’re supposed to be. To turn off the ever-so-calming ring of your alarm clock with the app you: Stand up Hold the screen with two thumbs Make a circle with your thumb two times … okay,...

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Afar and away

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Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Finally taking that trip to Europe you’ve thought about for years? Maybe you’re just going to Maine for the weekend to do a little shopping. No matter where you’re going, Afar can show you what you need to know. After you download the app on your Smartphone or tablet, you can see the latest and greatest restaurants and bars in town, the best museums to visit, and all the main attractions. Who...

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Keeping up to date

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Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


We all keep up to date on the latest gossip, sports and news. But how many keep their web browser up to date? Here are a few reasons why you should update Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or whatever browser you may use, to the latest version: Security reasons: An updated browser means you will have the most up-to-date protection against online threats Those annoying times when a...

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Want to see UNBSJ Google Map it

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Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community, Geek Speak


Want to take a peek around the UNB Saint John campus but can’t find a drive there? No worries. The University of New Brunswick Saint John is now on Google Maps! Roam around campus while sitting behind your computer, and see what UNBSJ has to offer you. Ps - We highly recommend taking the 3D tour of campus … you’ll practically feel like you’re there.

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A Video Making app so easy even Tarzan could master it

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

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


What can you do with six seconds? Not a whole lot … until now. Vine is an app for Apple and Android devices that lets you record a six second, looping video you can instantly share with friends on Vine, Twitter and Facebook. To make a Vine all you have to do is press your finger to the screen of your device. How long you press on the screen is how long it will record. Hold for 6 seconds and...

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Gone forever or is it

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

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Did you know you can recover deleted mail from the Deleted Items folder in your UNB Outlook mailbox? No? Well, let us show you how! You have a whole two weeks to go back to your Deleted Items folder and recover an email you forgot you needed but accidentally deleted. Now, it changes depending on what program you are using. Using Outlook 2010: The ‘Recover Deleted Items’ is located on the Folder...

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ITS staff member by day Judo champ by night

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

Category: Our Community, General Interest


It seems like every week one of us is flying off to compete in yet another national championship Judo match … no? Oh, that must just be James McManus. When he’s not off being super-judo-man he is working here at ITS as a Client Support Analyst. The two-time gold medalist and Edmonton International Pan American silver medalist recently left for Vancouver, B.C. to compete in the 2013 Canadian...

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Using your Windows laptop with a projector a handy shortcut

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

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


Your laptop is fired up and your presentation is ready to go, but you can’t figure out how to get the projector to work with your Windows computer. If you use Windows 7 or 8, you simply have to press the following two keys on your keyboard at the same time: Windows Key + P. Just hold down the Windows key then press the letter P to toggle through your four different options: Show Desktop only...

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