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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Avoid Unwanted Calls

ITS

Posted: December 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

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Whether it’s to sell you insurance, offer you a new credit card or tell you that you just won a free Caribbean cruise, telemarketers don’t stop calling. Not only that, they always seem to contact you at the most inopportune times, like while you’re eating or sleeping. Fortunately you can put an end to the constant phone calls with the help of Mr. Number Blocker. Mr. Number Blocker is an app...

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Happy Holidays from ITS

ITS

Posted: December 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Whether you’re planning on spending the holidays next to a warm, toasty fire or you’re heading south to lay on a beach under the bright sun, ITS would like to wish you a happy holidays and safe travels. Just like you, tidBiTS is also taking a holiday but will be back in the New Year with the latest UNB IT news as well as tips and tricks for all the new gadgets you received over the break. From...

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The importance of HTML headings

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Posted: December 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Design Desk


When designing a webpage, most put plenty of attention on the content to make it stand out and accessible to all. One important component to this that many people over look, however, are HTML headings. HTML headings not only help your webpages stand out more but also help readers and those with visual impairment better understand your website. The next time you’re designing a webpage, keep the...

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Travel Help for the Holidays

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Posted: December 18, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Three things are synonymous with the holidays – family, weight gain and travel. Now, while we can't give you any diet tips or advice for dealing with your creepy Uncle Louie, we can suggest you check out a very handy app for those who plan on traveling by air. FlightTrack is an app that helps resolve a lot of the headaches associated with air travel. FlightTrack helps you navigate an unfamiliar...

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5 Odd Questions with Adam Baker

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Posted: December 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


What do you do at ITS? It's probably easier to list what I don't do at ITS, but I'll make an attempt: I'm primarily responsible for operations of our Linux based servers including infrastructure related to UNB's web presence. I also maintain and support various web applications, do software development, deal with parts of the email system and write documentation. I also get to play a role in...

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Announcing myPrint Easy printing from your own devices on-campus

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Posted: December 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Students - Want to print directly from your personal computer on campus but don’t have your own printer? myPrint lets you easily print from your personal devices to any lab printer on campus. Accessed through your myUNB Portal Quick Launch menu, you can use myPrint to upload and print documents, print web pages, or even install a lab printer on your device so you can print directly from the...

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Happy Last Day of Classes UNB

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Posted: December 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Congratulations to all students on completing yet another semester at UNB. Classes are over and the holidays are just around the corner! For some of you, this may be your last semester; others, your first. But what is one thing most of you have in common? You guessed it. Exams. Don’t trade your textbooks in for Christmas cookies just yet, now it’s time to study. Click here to view some previous...

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Keep Your Passwords Safe

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Posted: December 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Worried about the integrity of your information online after hearing about yet another large corporation who has had their servers hacked? One of the best and easiest ways to stay protected from theft online is by using a different password for each website you log in to. The problem for many people, however, is that they either make their password too easy to guess or so complex that they...

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New CRTC Cellphone Regulations worth cheering for

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Posted: December 4, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


There is an old saying that says there are only two things certain in life, death and taxes. In reality there are three things certain in life: death, taxes and extra fees associated with owning a smartphone that you didn’t account for. However, thanks to new regulations from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), those fees are now no longer unlimited. Have you...

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