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Management Briefing - Summer IT Projects Completed

ITS

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

Category: Management Briefings


ITS Briefing Note – What we did during our summer vacation… As we approach the end of summer, and the beginning of a new academic term, I thought it a good time to update you on some of the key projects ITS has worked hard to complete, in anticipation of the renewed hustle and bustle just around the corner: Wireless network Replacement of the old wireless network with a higher‐speed (x4),...

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The top apps for any device

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Posted: August 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Not every app is available for every smart phone, tablet or device. Some apps available for the IPhone may not be available for Blackberries. Luckily PC Magazine compiled a list of the must-have apps for your gadgets and organized them based on your operating system. Apple, Windows, Blackberry and Android users can now look to one place for their smartphone and tablet needs. Looking for a game...

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UNB can help you build your resume

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Posted: August 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


No matter how much experience you have, or how talented you are, if your resume isn’t in order you may not get the interview for the job you really wanted. A resume says a lot about a person, and UNB wants to help you have the best resume possible. Optimal 2.0 is a resume building website available to UNB students to help you create a professional resume and cover letter. It also helps you...

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An app for apes

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


The old saying “so easy a monkey could do it” is taking on a new meaning. Apps for Apes is a non-profit organization allowing apes to play around with IPads to make music, play games, and even communicate. Check it out. Who knows, maybe the monkeys are saying “the iPad is so easy a human could do it.”

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Big changes to student printing coming mid-August

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project, General Interest, Our Community, Geek Speak


Students – How you pay for printing on-campus is changing. But don’t worry, we’re making it easier than ever. Beginning mid-August, you will have to deposit money on your UCard to print from lab or personal computers on-campus. What is your UCard? Your UCard is the recently renamed UNB Photo ID. So, if you have your UNB photo ID, you already have the UCard. Two easy ways add money to your...

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Did you know Google could do that

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


“I’ll Google it.” We’ve all said this more times than we can count when asked questions we don’t know the answer to. But did you know Google is helpful for more than just answering “who was the Leaf’s latest draft pick?” It can show trends over time, studies and tips on how to grow a business, allows you to look at trends over time, and more. Google Tools can help you the next time you have a...

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Free texting and calling anywhere in the world

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Geek Speak


Travelling to the States, Europe or Asia? Maybe you won’t be able to get to a computer as often as you’d like to check in with friends and family. Viber is a free app that allows you to use 3G/4G data or Wi-Fi to send text messages or make phone calls to other users; no matter where you’re travelling. The best part (besides saving an arm and a leg on long distance charges)? It works on all...

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Some tips to get you started with Windows 8

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Just picked up a brand new Windows 8 laptop for the start of classes in September? The Windows 8 environment may be a little different from what you’re used to, so here are some tips and tricks from PCMag to help get you started. Whether you’re used to an older version of Windows, or if you were a Mac user, these tips should help.

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The smart way to buy a smartphone

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest


Buying a phone may seem easy at the start, but once you get to the store it becomes a question of what you want to be able to do, colour, size, speed, data, roaming, etc. So which one should you choose? Engadget’s smartphone buyer’s guide lets you see all the newest and most popular phones of 2013 and what each can do for you. It also shows you the price of each phone depending on storage...

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