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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Accessing your PC from your Smartphone

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Posted: January 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Need to access an important document while on the go? Some documents are too large to carry on your smartphone and a lot of programs made for the PC do not have a smartphone equivalent. A new app from Microsoft solves this dilemma. Microsoft Remote Desktop allows you to completely control your computer while on the go. Whether you want to watch your favourite movie or get your files organized...

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Checkout51 - Because Every Dollar Counts

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Posted: January 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


In today’s economy it seems like everything is getting more expensive – from movie tickets to cat food to toilet paper. One place that seems to be particularly affected by this trend is the grocery store. Thanks to Checkout 51 however, the prices you’ll pay at Sobeys or Superstore won’t seem quite so scary. Checkout 51 essentially pays you to go grocery shopping. To get started, check the app...

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The poll results are in UNB pleased with the latest computer lab upgrades

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Posted: January 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Projects, IT Announcements


Notice anything different in the computer labs this year? Last summer, ITS undertook a project to upgrade all the general computer labs on UNB’s campuses to Windows 7. We recently polled faculty, staff and students asking your opinion of the changes, and of the 1557 of you who use the labs and voted, over 1400 said you noticed an improvement. Click here to see the full poll results.

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What to do when your UNB device is stolen

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Posted: January 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


If your UNB owned phone, tablet or laptop computer is stolen, whether on campus, from your vehicle or at home, here are the steps you should take immediately after to help. What to do after an incident Contact your local police department to let them know of the theft. If they can attend and take a statement, that would be helpful. Make sure to get a card with the officer's name and the file...

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Wolfram Alpha - A New Way to Learn

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Posted: January 29, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Where do you go when you have a question? Google is the go-to for most people, but even Google can’t always answer some of the more complex math problems. And when Google does know the answer, it doesn’t show you the steps it took to solve the equation, which isn’t overly useful if you’re trying to figure out how to solve the question yourself. So where else can you go if you’re looking for a...

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A new way to use Twitter

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Posted: January 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Plume is an app that allows you all the features of Twitter but with some added bonuses. Don’t want to see advertisements from promoted tweets? Simply hide their tweets. Don’t want to see spam from the parody and other non-human accounts you follow? Plume gives you the option to block tweets containing certain words. Those with Android phones also get to enjoy the feature of being able to...

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Increase your productivity in 2 minutes

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Posted: January 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks


Want to get more work done in a day? Sometimes the best way to add to your productivity is by doing nothing at all. In our fast paced world, constant stimulation by cellphones, emails and social networks are productivity killers. We constantly are thinking about what we have to do next or who we have to respond to rather than focusing on the task at hand. Donothingfor2minutes.com is a website...

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What the World Googled in 2013

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Posted: January 16, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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The Toronto Maple Leafs, Rob Ford, Breaking Bad and Outlook. What do they all have in common? They were all top searches in Canada within their respective categories in last year’s Google Zeitgeist. Every year, Google compiles lists of top searches from all kinds of categories for Google sites around the world. Click here, to see what the world spent 2013 searching for.

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5 Odd Questions with Melissa Hannah

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Posted: January 8, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


What do you do at ITS? I like to think of myself as a technical translator. When informing the UNB community about new and existing IT services, I try to translate all of the detailed technical information I get from ITS staff into easily understood and not-so-technical terms. 1. If you could choose to stay one age forever, what age would it be? - The age I am now…and I'm not telling what that...

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Christmas is over and the New Year is here

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Posted: January 8, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

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Whether you are a new or returning student, faculty or staff member, we wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to keeping you up to date with all the tech news from UNB and tips and tricks for your computer and mobile devices. Here are a few quick reminders or introduction about some of the many handy resources from ITS. Printing: You now need to add money to your UCard Cash account to...

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Google Voice - Stay goodbye to long distance fees

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Posted: January 8, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


For many people, having friends and family that live around the world is part of our modern world. Not only is it hard to connect with these people because of time differences, it can also be very expensive but Google has an app to put an end to the long distance charges. Google Voice allows you to call any number in any country for free. That’s right, we said FREE. Want to know how to get...

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