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5 Odd Questions Mark Warren

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Posted: December 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


With the end of the year just around the corner, we decided to wrap December up with this month's issue of 5 Odd Questions featuring Mark Warren! We asked Mark what his role is at ITS: I am the Director, Financial Operations And finally - the 5 odd questions we asked Mark: What’s the best gift you ever received for Christmas?I remember being given a Scaletrix set and had many happy hours...

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A look back on 2014

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Posted: December 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


It has been an eventful year across the globe! So, we decided to share what Youtube and Twitter have released as their biggest highlights from 2014 through people and events. Check out Youtube’s 2014 Rewind which features the biggest Youtubers and viral campaigns such as the ice bucket challenge from the past year. Twitter also shared Moments from around the world in 2014, from this year’s...

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New Email Scams just in time for the Holidays

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Posted: December 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Tis’ the season to be safe! Scammers are at it again, this time trying to trick you into accepting an online order. If you shop online, be wary the next time you receive an email asking you to “confirm” an order. These new email scams notify the user that they have an online order ready to be picked up; with a link or attachment that provides details. Sometimes these emails are hard to spot,...

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Security for Android

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Posted: December 17, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Scammers are at it again – targeting Android users A wave of infected apps has hit the web for Android phones, that target personal and enterprise data. These apps can be downloaded from unofficial app stores and infect the phone, as well as install additional apps without the user’s consent. If your phone becomes infected, your data is no longer safe. Want to prevent this from happening to...

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Double your Deposit is BACK With one winner already

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community


Last week marked the official launch of the UCard’s Double your Deposit Contest for Students. Between now and December 14, every time a student deposits money into their UCard Cash account, whether via UCard Online, at the UNB Card Office, or through a UCard PHIL Station, they will be automatically entered into a draw to double their deposit - up to a maximum of $50. A new winner is drawn every...

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Good luck on Exams

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Congratulations on making it through another semester, students! Make sure to relax, and blow off some steam in between study sessions. And don’t forget about a good night’s sleep! From everyone here at ITS, best of luck on your exams and Happy Holidays. We look forward to seeing those returning in the New Year!

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Management Briefing IT Support Services for Researchers

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background ITS has long supported researchers’ IT needs; from server hosting, to network customization, to operating system administration, the range of services is vast. However, it has been observed on occasion that some researchers do not take full advantage of ITS resources and services, whether from lack of awareness, misunderstanding about support available, or too little time, to name...

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TELUS Plans available for Faculty and Staff

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Great news, UNB! TELUS now offers discounted personal mobile service plans for all full-time faculty and staff through the UNB Mobility Centre. If you already have a phone then we’ve got a plan for you, with unlimited nationwide calling. Don’t currently have a phone? We’ve also got you covered. TELUS also offers a plan that provides a new phone with unlimited local minutes. Worried about data?...

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Too many passwords on the go Start looking into Password Managers

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Posted: December 5, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you tired of trying to remember and manage all of your passwords for different sites and software? Need help when it comes time to change your passwords? Sounds like you need a password manager. But where should your search for a password manager begin? And what are the different features you should look for? There are a number of factors to consider when looking for a password manager,...

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UNBF Students - How do you want your tech fee spent

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Posted: December 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements


ITS is looking for new ideas from UNBF students on how you would like your Student Technology Fee spent. To submit an idea, just visit the Student Technology Fee website and click Suggest a Project – Students in the menu to the right. What is the Tech fee? The Student Technology Fee is a $52 fee paid by every student attending UNBF that is used to improve information technology services on...

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