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James McManus brings home Bronze

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


It’s no surprise that ITS’s own Client Support Analyst and Judo legend, James McManus, has brought home another medal. James has attended a total of seven national Judo events over the years, including most recently in Saguenay, Quebec where he won Bronze in Senior's 100+ kg category. With six national medals already under his belt James has had his fair share of Judo success, but his fighting...

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Management Briefing - Malware affects us all

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Posted: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


Background Malware refers to all kinds of malicious software including viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, etc. that can have disastrous effects on individual computers, entire networks, and the university. Combating malware is a constant battle for ITS. However, we are greatly assisted by various automated detection tools that are deployed on our computers and devices, and constantly...

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Congratulations UNB Graduates of 2014

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Posted: May 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community


Congratulations, UNB Graduates of 2014! Every year new students come to UNB with the ultimate goal of one day walking across a stage to receive their diplomas. This week, UNB will be honouring the many students who have achieved this goal in 2014 during the 185th Encaenia in Fredericton and 40th Spring Convocation on the Saint John campus. Among them will be three of ITS’s own student...

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Looking for a new App to manage your Notifications

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Posted: May 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Whether you have too much happening in your life, or just need a quick reminder, check out the new App IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT lets you create “recipes” by connecting a triggered event to an action on your mobile device. The connections can be built from over 100 different channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dropbox, and even your device’s functions. What exactly are your...

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New - And Old - Faces around ITS

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Posted: May 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest, Our Community


You may be seeing some new and some familiar faces around ITS this summer. Joining us as Level 1s and members of the Client Services Team are a number of new and returning UNB student employees. We asked each student a few questions to get to know them and learn what their role is at ITS. Here’s what they had to say: Name: George Youssef 1. What would you like people to call you? George 2.Â...

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Phishing for Money

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Posted: May 21, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, General Interest, IT Security


Online scammers are getting more creative every day to try and steal your information. One of the latest scams to surface is a very elaborate Netflix phishing scam. It has since been taken down, but shows just how far scammers and phishers are willing to go. Created by a team of tech support scammers located in India, victims received an e-mail outlining that unusual activity has been...

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Myths of Anti-Virus Protection for Mac

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Posted: May 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak, Tips and Tricks, IT Security, Our Community


If you have a Mac, you've probably been told at least once in your life that you don't need Anti-Virus protection. Unfortunately, viruses and malware are a risk for any computer, regardless of whether it's a Mac or PC. Here are a few common myths about anti-virus protection that every Mac owner should be aware of. MYTH: There aren't any viruses for Macs. FACT: Although there may be fewer...

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Speed up your Textbook purchases - UCard Cash Now Accepted at Bookstores in Fredericton Saint John

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Posted: May 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community


Tired of waiting in the dreadful lines to buy textbooks at the bookstore? UCard Cash is now accepted at the UNB Bookstore on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, making your purchases there speedier than ever. Just add money to your UCard Cash account and you can pay for your textbooks and class supplies with just the swipe of your UCard. Not sure how to put money on your UCard?...

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UNB Business Students Launch Lawn-care App

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Posted: May 14, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Do your lawn-care providers mow your lawn before your grass is long enough? If so, you’re not alone. That’s why a pair of third year UNB Business Students set out to change the lawn-care game… With an app! With the start of their own business, Finer Edge Lawn Care, UNB Students Brock Slipp and Josh Lebrun have created an app that lets customers sign up for lawn care, customize their own...

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Increase your reading Speed with the new Spritz Technology

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


If you dread the thought of spending several hours reading a text book or any lengthy document, then you should be looking forward to the new Spritz technology. Spritz Technology increases your reading speed drastically by changing the way you read text. This is done by eliminating the need for your eyes to move from word to word, or even around the page. In fact, there is no page! Spritz uses...

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TELUS Mobile Office Pays a visit to UNB

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


On Monday, May 5th, you might have had a hard time finding a parking spot in front of the Science Library on UNB’s Fredericton campus. That’s because the TELUS Mobile Office  stopped by for a visit. The TELUS Mobile Office is a large bus equipped with the latest network and telecommunications devices and software to help promote growth in local businesses. Led by an expert TELUS Team,...

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Trying to save money on Groceries Your UCard can help

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


If you’re a student who is staying in Fredericton for the summer, you will want to know this. With a valid student UCard (UNB photo ID) you can receive a 10% discount at Superstore and Sobeys every Tuesday, all year long. This includes the summer even if you're taking a break from classes until the fall. Just flash your UCard with a valid sticker on Tuesdays and you will instantly save a few...

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UNB Moves to a New Mobile Service Provider

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Posted: May 7, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


ITS is pleased to announce that TELUS is now UNB's official provider of wireless telecommunication devices and data services for the next three years. TELUS is bringing many features for Faculty and Staff to take advantage of, including: Unlimited National Calling Unlimited Text Messaging (Includes Picture and Video) Voicemail Caller ID Conference Calling Call Waiting Call...

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