tidBiTS
Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Windows Security Alert for latest Firefox update nothing to sweat about

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Posted: February 27, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Have you updated your Firefox web browser to the newest version? If so, you may receive a Windows Security Alert that looks something like this: This alert is a known issue that does not pose any threat to your computer or your information. Simply select “Allow Access” and you will no longer see the alert and can continue using your Firefox web browser as usual. For more information on this...

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Stop using your dog s name as a password Use a Password Manager

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Tips and Tricks


You probably have dozens of passwords you use every day… or, more likely, you have lots of places to enter a password, but use the same password in multiple places or passwords that are too simple just to make your life easier. Maybe you even keep your passwords written down and hidden under your keyboard so you don’t forget them. However you cope with your passwords, a password manager can...

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This week s Study Space - Enjoy the view at the SUB Blue Room Lounge

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, General Interest


This week tidBiTS bring you another featured study space on the UNB Fredericton campus – The Blue Room located in the Student Union Building (SUB), just above the Cafeteria. The Blue Room features a beautiful view overlooking campus and the Saint John River, with stools and tables along the window so you can soak in the scenery while you work. Alternatively if you’re looking for a little more...

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Use your UCard photo as your online Display Pic

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Posted: February 25, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest, Our Community


Did you know you can set a profile picture for your entry in the UNB Directory? By doing this, your photo will appear in the Outlook address book so when one of your colleagues from across campus receives an email from you they will be able to put a face to your name. There’s no need to try and take the  perfect selfie for your profile either – you can just use the photo from your UCard. Just...

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A new threat for apple mobile users XAgent spyware app

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


Are you still running an old iOS on your iPhone or iPad? Now might be the best time to update. A new spyware threat is hitting iPhone and iPad users that greatly affects devices that are running an iOS older than version 8. If XAgent is accidentally installed on your device, it can collect text messages, geo location, contact lists, information on other installed apps, and much more. The...

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Feel classy while studying in the Red Room at the HIL

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, Our Community, General Interest


This week in tidBiTS we are featuring another hot spot for studying on campus – The Red Room (Lord Beaverbrook Room) located on the 4th floor of the Harriet Irving Library. If you are looking for a quiet spot to read a book or do some homework in silence, the Red Room is the place for you. The space features one of the most unique looks on the Fredericton Campus, with vintage red décor...

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Find out when your department s meeting rooms are available with the Outlook Scheduling Assistant

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are you trying to book a meeting, but are unsure which room is available in your department? With Microsoft Outlook’s scheduling assistant, you can view the availability of not only one meeting room, but many at once so you can quickly find one that’s free. When you are booking a meeting, simply click on the Scheduling Assistant tab and select ‘Add Rooms…’ From there, check the ‘More columns’...

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Management Briefing - EDUCAUSE Top Ten IT Issues 2015

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Posted: February 18, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Management Briefings


Background EDUCAUSE is an international organization devoted to research and support of technology in higher education. For many years an expert panel of CIOs, researchers, and industry leaders has been convened by EDUCAUSE to examine technology issues, and to come up with a list of ten that have emerged as important to a very broad range of higher-ed users and practitioners. ITS monitors the...

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Free up much needed space in Microsoft Outlook

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Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Is your Outlook running out of space? tidBiTS is here to help! By archiving your email on your computer, you can free up valuable storage space in your inbox . Microsoft Outlook gives you the option to auto archive your mailbox daily, weekly, or even monthly, and allows you to pick exactly where your mail is saved on your computer so you can find it with ease. But that’s not all auto archiving...

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Join the Canada wide Hackathon

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Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Our Community, Events, General Interest


Are you interested in computer coding with a team, or on your own, with the possibility of winning some money at the same time? The Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) might be just what you’re looking for! CODE is a 48-hour coding sprint or ‘hackathon’ taking place this February 20-22 across the country. At this year’s event, teams will gather in Fredericton and all over Canada to try and...

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This week s Study Space - Crack down on assignments in GD108

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Posted: February 12, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Last week we started featuring study spaces around UNB campuses. This week’s featured Study Space is Gillan Hall, room D108. GD108 is a combined classroom and computer lab open to all students whenever there isn’t a class taking place. (Just make sure to check the class schedule sheet on the door before entering to make sure you're not interrupting a class!) The room has 20 computer...

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Catch the latest buzz on Malware

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Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: IT Announcements, General Interest


Catch the latest buzz on Malware! Another strand of malware is out to get your banking information.  A new email scam claiming to be Air Canada, using phony webpages, is trying to steal your credit card number, license information, and even your social insurance number. At any time of the year, students, faculty, and staff may use Air Canada for business, to fly home and see family, or even to...

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Lynda com Your Gateway to endless learning

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Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for something new to learn, or simply trying to improve current skills? Lynda.com offers you the chance to do just that. With more than 2,400 courses to take your software, business, and creative skills to the next level, Lynda.com lets you learn at your own pace so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed. Courses can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or even your phone if...

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This week s featured Study space Sit back and relax at the Head Rest Café

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Posted: February 5, 2015 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community, Tips and Tricks


Are you looking for a quiet place on campus to sit down and catch up on some reading, or maybe somewhere that has a little bit of activity so you can study with friends? Starting today and over the next few weeks, tidBiTS will be highlighting a few different UNB study spaces that may just become your new favourite place on campus to get work done. This week’s study space of choice? The Head...

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