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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Need to change your UNB password Here s how

ITS

Posted: May 26, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


It is highly recommended that you update your passwords regularly to ensure your accounts are as secure as possible; in fact, UNB requires you to change the password for your UNB IT services at least once every year. If you have received this notification and you’re unsure of how to update your password—or you simply forget from year to year—follow the instructions below. For students Go to:...

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Don t let Fredericton construction slow you down learn how to avoid it

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Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community, Tips and Tricks


As much as we all appreciate the summer months, we know that—with the  beautiful, sunny days—there usually comes construction. Check out these helpful construction maps to avoid getting stuck in construction or caught off guard by detours this summer: - The UNB Fredericton Construction Map drops a pin wherever you can expect to find construction of any sort on campus. - The City of...

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Malvertising Campaigns making you think twice before clicking website pop-ups

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Posted: May 25, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest


Just like companies use popups and online advertisements to attract new customers, cybercriminals do the same, but with a catch – their well-crafted advertisements are infected with malware. This method of spreading malware allows cybercriminals to put in minimal work and still hit a large number of users that visit an infected webpage by clicking a pop-up. In one recent ‘malvertising’...

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ITS Management Briefing UNB s data strategy

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Posted: May 20, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Management Briefings


In fulfilling its mission to create the premier university environment for our students, faculty and staff in which to learn, work and live, UNB expends considerable energy and resources ensuring the community has the data it needs to operate effectively. For instance, faculty need access to current and accurate student and other information to conduct classes and research. Administrators need...

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Are you leaving yourself exposed on Facebook

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Posted: May 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest


When was the last time you investigated your Facebook profile—or in social media terms, “creeped” yourself? For many people, Facebook is a way of keeping up with what is going on in other people’s lives; because of this, many of us are guilty of forgetting that our lives are also on display for others. Social media is more popular than ever and it is a very good idea to know that you have...

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Congratulations 2016 UNB Grads

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Posted: May 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Events, Our Community, General Interest


This week marks UNB’s 187th Encaenia in Fredericton and 42nd Spring Convocation in Saint John – a chance to celebrate another year of excellent students who have earned their diplomas and are ready to begin working toward new goals. Among these successful graduates are four ITS student employees. We want to give a special congratulations to: Amir Alavi – Bachelor of Information Systems Kelsey...

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Some Easy Tips to Quickly Create More Storage Space on your iPhone iPad

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Posted: May 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Have you ever received a pop up saying you don’t have enough space on your iPhone or iPad just as you were trying to download or install something? If so, this is for you! PC World has put together some methods to create space on your device without having to go through all of your old photos to see which memories simply won’t make the cut. Here are some of the tips you may find particularly...

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5 Odd Questions with Samantha Gray

ITS

Posted: May 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


This month’s 5 Odd Questions features Samantha Gray—one of ITS’s newest student employees. We asked Sam what her role is at ITS: I am the Communications Assistant for this summer’s CO-OP term. I will be running the tidBiTS blog and updating the ITS website as well as helping out in the UNB Card Office or wherever else when needed. Sam’s 5 Odd Questions: 1. What is your favorite holiday and...

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7 Keyboard Tricks that will Save You Dozens of Clicks Daily

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Posted: May 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Many people are unaware of the keyboard shortcuts that are there for our convenience. Check out the list below for 7 keyboard tricks that will save you time and all of those annoying mouse clicks! For Windows Trick #1- Clicking to highlight everything can be really finicky for long texts; simply hold “Ctrl” and press “A” to select all.Trick #2- Hold “Ctrl” and press “C”  to copy any...

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Learn how to disable geotagging for photos on your mobile device

ITS

Posted: May 11, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security, General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know? Your device may tag photos taken with your mobile device with the location the photo was taken. This feature is called ‘geotagging’ and is available for both Android and Apple devices. When you are setting up your device for the first time, this setting can sometimes get overlooked. Geotagging uses your Wi-Fi, built-in GPS, and service provider’s cell-towers to pinpoint your...

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12 Tips to Stay Safe on Social Networks

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Posted: May 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, IT Security, Tips and Tricks


As social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram look for new ways to connect people together using personal information, it’s important to know what personal details you should or shouldn’t be sharing to keep yourself safe. It’s more than just friends, family, friends of friends, or even the government you need to worry about snooping your social media profiles – many cybercriminals...

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ITS Help Desk now on Summer Hours

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Posted: May 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


Now that the winter term is behind us, the ITS Help Desk located in the Harriet Irving Library (HIL) has switched to Summer Hours.  Having technical issues? Stop by the Help Desk from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday and 10:00 am – 4:30 pm on weekends and holidays from now until September. Unable to visit the Help Desk in person during those hours? No problem – Give them a call at 453-5199...

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The latest UNB UCard news Visa Debit now accepted in UCard Online and more

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Posted: May 5, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest, IT Announcements


Great news – you can now use Visa Debit to make online deposits to you UCard Cash account!  The UNB Card Office has updated its payment processor for UCard Online and the UCard App so you can now use Visa Debit (along with Visa, MasterCard or Discover) for all your UCard Cash deposits. Soon Interac (debit cards) will also be available for online deposits to your UCard Cash account – we just...

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