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Posted: November 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Tired of worrying about where your tickets and gift cards are? Passbook, one of the many great apps included in Apple’s iOS 7, can help. Passbook helps you keep all of your gift cards, plane tickets and movie passes in the most convenient of places – right inside your iPhone. You can receive the passes through scanned QR-Codes, email and text messages, the Safari web browser and more. To learn...

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New myUNB News helps students faculty and staff stay informed

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Posted: November 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Over the summer, Information Technology Services and Communications and Marketing developed a replacement for UNB's previous email based electronic newsletter system for students, faculty and staff. The new system, called myUNB News, allows students, faculty and staff to get the latest notices via the myUNB Portal, through opt-in email subscriptions, three blogs and the UNB App for...

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UNB s Mobile Device Usage Stats

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Posted: November 27, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


When it comes to mobile device usage on UNB Fredericton's wireless network, Apple is king. Apple devices account for more than half (56%) of all wireless devices connecting to the new myUNB WiFi network, with Windows computers and Android phones and tablets tied at second place at 17% each. The Apple iPhone alone accounted for one in four devices on our wireless network while Android phones and...

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Increase in attempts to steal Apple IDs

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Posted: November 22, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


UNB's IT Security Team has noticed increasingly sophisticated attempts by online criminals to steal Apple ID information. Recent phishing e-mails have contained links to sites that have been designed to look nearly identical to the normal Apple website. Apple IDs can be used to gain access to personal information and stored credit card information that is used for purchases through the iTunes...

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A Personal Assistant in Your Pocket

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Posted: November 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Ever wish you could have your own personal assistant? Thanks to Google, now you can. Google Now helps you navigate your day from the moment you wake up – it lists all your scheduled items for the day, shows you the traffic for your commute, Now gives you your Gmail Cards (reservations, flight bookings, etc.), and will even show you if your favorite TV show is on or if your favorite baseball...

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Did ITS meet your needs

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Posted: November 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


The results are in and ITS has already resolved many of the issues you identified in a recent IT survey distributed to UNB faculty, staff and students. Want a quick look at our progress? Take a peek at the IT survey infographic.  It shows you the top issues identified by each UNB group and how many we have resolved. Don’t wait for our next survey to share your thoughts; your feedback is always...

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Save time and effort with Windows 7

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Posted: November 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


According to our latest stats, Windows 7 is the most used operating system here on campus. But did you know that Microsoft has packed Windows 7 full of little features that can save you time and headaches on an almost daily basis? BrainStorm Inc, a website designed to help users discover and better use software, has made videos available showing three very convenient features within Windows 7....

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Warning to Adobe Users following breach of 36 million accounts

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Posted: November 20, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Last month Adobe Systems suffered a breach of its systems resulting in the compromise of over 36 million user accounts. Individual affected users should have received an alert e-mail from Adobe, however many people may have had these e-mails land in their spam or junk folders. It is important that if you did have an account with Adobe that you reset your password. Most importantly, if you used...

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Cryptolocker Ransomeware

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Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) and the Canadian Colleges and Universities Chief Information Officers (CUCCIO) IT Security Managers Group have issued renewed warnings about the Cryptolocker Ransomeware following several incidents at Canadian universities. Cryptolocker is a form of malicious software (malware) that can encrypt files stored on an infected computer, an attached...

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Edit your photos on the go with Adobe Photoshop Touch

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Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Adobe Photoshop is used by millions of people around the world to improve pictures of models, nature and animals, but typically it’s only ever been available on your laptop or desktop. What if we told you now you can edit pictures with Photoshop right on the device you took them with? Adobe now offers Photoshop Touch, a Photoshop app available on iOS devices. With the app you can crop pictures,...

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Latest Operating System Stats at UNB

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Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks


No matter where you are on campus, whether it be the SUB, the HIL or any of the cafés, you’re usually surrounded by a sea of laptops, of different colours, makes and models. But have you ever wondered which operating system is the most popular at UNB ? In the classic battle of Windows vs. Mac, UNB has a clear winner. Throughout the past month at UNB, Windows has been the operating system of...

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The UCard App is Here

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Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


In the line at Booster Juice at the SUB and realize you need to put more money on your UCard before you can get your beloved Strawberry Sunshine smoothie. You better get out your smartphone, the UCard app is here! The new app was just launched for both Apple and Android devices and is named “Transact by Blackboard”. The app lets you: - Check your UCard balances- Check your transaction history-...

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What if we told you Goggles can serve a purpose other than swimming

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Posted: November 13, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Google Goggles is an app available for Android and within the iOS Google app that gives you a new perspective on the world around you. See a painting and want to know the artist? A new car and want to learn the model? A statue and want to learn the history behind it? Just open Google Goggles, point your camera at the object in question and within a matter of seconds, Google searches its...

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Management Briefing - Cloud Computing at UNB

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Posted: November 8, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background Cloud computing refers to software applications and computing services that are hosted outside of UNB, and accessed via the Internet or the national research and education network. People are very familiar with free cloud services like Gmail; one merely fills out a simple form and presto!, an email account, accessible from just about everywhere, is created. This is really the...

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Possible Delay in IT Repairs until November 15

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Posted: November 7, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements


ITS Hardware Support and Repair Services will be running on reduced capacity until November 15. This may cause delays in IT repairs. If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

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5 Odd Questions with Cheryl Jacobs

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Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


What is your role at ITS? I am a Business Analyst and sometimes Project Manager. A Business Analyst works with the UNB business and academic units to refine their business processes and/or requirements as they pertain to Information Technology. We function as IT “translators” when a unit needs a new application or just needs to use technology smarter. 1. If the 7-11 is open 24 hours a day, 365...

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Get a Good Night s Rest With The Help of Your iPhone

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Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


If you’re like most people, you wake up every morning exhausted and drag yourself to the coffee maker. It’s a feeling none of us like to experience. So what if there were an app that could help you get a good night’s sleep? Sleep Cycle is an iPhone app that tracks your sleep habits then wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase so you feel as well rested as possible. You simply enter the...

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Is Your Wallet Chock-Full of Customer Loyalty Cards

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Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


It seems like almost every store we walk in to these days offers us a new card to collect points or earn discounts. Most people forget to ever use the card and it sits at home in a pile of other cards, collecting dust on the back of a table. So what if there was something we carried everywhere that could be used to store a seemingly limitless number of cards... Key Ring is a brand new, free app...

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Mmm Booster Juice

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Posted: November 6, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Great news, UNB! You will soon be able to get your fill of delicious fruit smoothies from the Booster Juice opening soon upstairs in the SUB on the Fredericton campus. But the good news doesn’t end there. The UNB Card Office is currently in talks with Booster Juice to allow you to use your UCard at their new SUB location. This means you’ll be able to purchase all those tasty smoothies using the...

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