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Get your UCard Student Validation stickers now

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


Are you looking to get a jumpstart on the upcoming school year? Visit the UNB Card Office (UNBF) or Security & Traffic Office (UNBSJ) to receive your new 2015-2016 validation sticker before September and take advantage of student services and discounts on and off campus before the new term begins. Haven’t paid your tuition for the new school year yet? No problem! As long as you’re registered...

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Prevent your computer from feeling under the weather due to malware

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


A recent trend of malicious attacks is on the rise, silently hijacking computers just by visiting a website, or clicking advertisements hosted by certain networks. What started out as visitors being infected with malware by visiting www.weather.com and other websites that received advertisements hosted by AdSpirit.de, has now developed into several advertising networks being hit, impacting...

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Print anywhere on campus from your mobile device

ITS

Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


Running late to a meeting or class and realized you forgot to print out a copy of your notes or assignment? Print on the go, with UNB’s myPrint. If you’ve got your document on your laptop or other mobile device, you can print to any UNB lab printer on campus and pick up your document as you pass by*. It’s as simple as following these 4 easy steps: Log in to the myUNB Portal Click or tap...

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Users on dating site catching more than just fish

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Posted: August 26, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security


With the recent hack of an Adult Dating website that led to millions of users’ account information being released, it may be a good time for other dating websites to re-evaluate their level of security. Let’s start with Plenty of Fish (POF), whose users also recently came under attack in a different way – through third party advertisements on the POF website. Recent visitors to www.pof.com...

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Display images in MS Excel 2013

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Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Design Desk, General Interest


Looking for new ways to add images to your data in MS Excel 2013? You can prevent your data from appearing too cluttered by having images appear only when your mouse hovers over the cell that contains them. Just following these 6 six easy steps to learn how. Freshen up your Excel worksheets and present data even easier with images.

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Order your department s print materials at UNB s Print Services now Beat the Fall Rush

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Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Want to get a head start on your print materials for the fall term? UNB Print Services, located in Marshall d’Avray Hall, Room 106, offers a host of printed solutions to fit  your needs. Did we mention you save the tax when you pay with a departmental account number? Print Services also offers a wide array of large format print solutions up to 64 inches wide, including banners and banner...

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Record your journeys with Microsoft s Hyperlapse

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Posted: August 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Are you looking for an easy way to record videos with hyperlapse on your Android device? Microsoft has the app for you! Now available for Android devices, Microsoft Hyperlapse lets you record long (or short) journeys in the form of a smooth, high-speed video to share with your friends and family. The app removes shaky frames and stabilizes your video so when it is sped up, it still looks smooth...

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5 Odd Questions Katherine Hall

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


This month’s 5 Odd Questions is featuring Katherine Hall. We first asked Katherine what her role is in ITS: I am a developer Now, for the 5 Odd Questions! 1. What does a perfect day look like to you? A perfect day is always sunny and warm! I love the chance to be outside relaxing in a hammock, or by the beach. 2. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? I would love to visit the...

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Don t get tricked by phishing emails claiming to be the Help Desk

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Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, IT Announcements


Have you received an email claiming to come from the ‘IT Service Desk Support’ requesting you to click a link to complete your Outlook update? This new phishing email may sound convincing at first, but there are a few things to keep in mind: If there is anything suspicious or unusual about the email (ex: the ITS Help Desk never refers to itself as ‘IT Service Desk Support’), chances are it...

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New Photocopiers coming to UNB this fall

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements, Our Community


ITS is excited to announce that this fall, UNB will be replacing all Ricoh photocopiers on campus with new, All-in-One photocopiers from Konica Minolta.  Why are we doing this? This 5-year agreement with Konica Minolta will not only provide UNB with photocopiers that are multi-functioning (print/copy/scan/fax), but also easy to use and will reduce costs for the university. Additionally, a new,...

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Update your Android Device to prevent the StageFright vulnerability from affecting you

ITS

Posted: August 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Announcements


With millions of devices at risk due to StageFright, phone manufacturers are working quickly to create software updates that will protect devices from this threat. Many of these updates are already available, while others are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks. Eager to find out if there is an update available yet for your Android? TELUS has a forum that lists the target release...

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Windows 10 What you need to know before installing on your Home computer

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Posted: August 6, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 on your home computer? Here’s what you need to know about Wi-Fi Sense, one of Windows 10’s newest features. What is Wi-Fi Sense? Wi-Fi Sense shares an encrypted version of your Wi-Fi password with your contacts from Skype, Outlook, and even Facebook when they try to connect to your network. Wi-Fi Sense will prompt you when you first connect to a...

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Avoid long lines at your favourite stores and restaurants with Google Search on Mobile

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Posted: August 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

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Are you tired of showing up at a restaurant just to discover long lines and even longer waiting times? Use Google Search on your mobile device and you can see what the busiest times are for restaurants and shops throughout the week. Just tap the blue banner when you search for a specific store and if their busy times are available, it will be displayed under the location and contact information. 

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New Android Vulnerability discovered Take action now to protect your phone from Stagefright

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Posted: August 5, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category:


A new vulnerability on Android devices has been uncovered leaving millions of users affected. This exploit allows cybercriminals to hijack your phone and steal information just by using your phone number. To prevent this vulnerability from affecting you, disable Auto Retrieve for Multimedia messaging on whichever messaging app you use. Instructions for Messages App Instructions for Google...

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