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Happy Pi Day

ITS

Posted: March 14, 2016 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


If you haven’t heard, March 14 (3-14) Is Pi Day! To celebrate Pi Day, you can find out where your birth date, or any other significant date appears in Pi’s digits. Just visit Mypiday.com (powered by Wolfram) and enter any important date you wish, such as your birthday, in any format. The website will then search through all the digits in Pi until it finds the digits that match the date you entered, then tell you exactly where within all the digits of Pi your special number is located. From...

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Phishers using new bait in the latest wave of attacks

ITS

Posted: February 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Geek Speak , IT Security , General Interest , Tips and Tricks


Cybercriminals are using new methods to hide their phishy links. In the latest phishing attacks hitting UNB, the attackers used shortened URLs such as Goo.gl, tinyURL, and bit.ly to mask their malicious sites from users who hover over the false links to see their true destination. Shortened URLs are redirection services, used to make links much smaller, primarily for when you’re trying to reduce the number of characters for a social media post. Now, cybercriminals are using shortened URLs...

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Take extra security steps to protect your Android device

ITS

Posted: September 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: IT Security , Geek Speak , General Interest


A recent article by CBS News has announced that malware targeting Android devices is still on the rise, with dangerous vulnerabilities being discovered and jeopardizing millions of devices. Since the recent discovery of the Stagefright vulnerability, manufacturers have been working  quickly to find solutions to ensure Android devices are safe and secure; however,  cyber criminals continue to hunt for new, discrete ways to steal information from users by cracking into their devices. Why are...

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What tools are used to make your favourite website Visit Builtwith com to find out

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Posted: June 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


Looking for ideas on what software and tools you should be using to get the most out of your website? Or simply curious about all the different components that were used to put together your favourite site? Check out www.builtwith.com . Just enter a website’s URL on the Built With home page and click Lookup, and you will get a breakdown of what the website uses for its web server, analytics and tracking, widgets, mobile, and more! Give it a try.

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Word Lens - The new Translator App

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Posted: July 30, 2014 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Tips and Tricks , Geek Speak


Have you ever travelled to a country with a foreign language and couldn’t read the signs or menus? With Word Lens, you will never have that problem again! The new app works on road signs, restaurant menus, billboards, and more. By aiming your mobile device’s camera at the words you need translated, Word Lens will magically translate the words on your screen. All you have to do is set which language you are translating from and to. Word Lens is available for free for Android and Apple devices.

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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 detected on their account, which has suspended their username. To reactivate their account, they must...

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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 viruses targeted towards Macs than Windows computers, they do still exist. MYTH: Macs already have a...

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The top apps for any device

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Posted: August 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Not every app is available for every smart phone, tablet or device. Some apps available for the IPhone may not be available for Blackberries. Luckily PC Magazine compiled a list of the must-have apps for your gadgets and organized them based on your operating system. Apple, Windows, Blackberry and Android users can now look to one place for their smartphone and tablet needs. Looking for a game to keep you amused, or maybe an app to help you with your finances? Look no further. 

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UNB can help you build your resume

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Posted: August 7, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


No matter how much experience you have, or how talented you are, if your resume isn’t in order you may not get the interview for the job you really wanted. A resume says a lot about a person, and UNB wants to help you have the best resume possible. Optimal 2.0 is a resume building website available to UNB students to help you create a professional resume and cover letter. It also helps you create a personal website to share professional documents and links with social media sites. Found a...

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An app for apes

ITS

Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


The old saying “so easy a monkey could do it” is taking on a new meaning. Apps for Apes is a non-profit organization allowing apes to play around with IPads to make music, play games, and even communicate. Check it out. Who knows, maybe the monkeys are saying “the iPad is so easy a human could do it.”

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Big changes to student printing coming mid-August

ITS

Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project , General Interest , Our Community , Geek Speak


Students – How you pay for printing on-campus is changing. But don’t worry, we’re making it easier than ever. Beginning mid-August, you will have to deposit money on your UCard to print from lab or personal computers on-campus. What is your UCard? Your UCard is the recently renamed UNB Photo ID. So, if you have your UNB photo ID, you already have the UCard. Two easy ways add money to your UCard: Online: UCard Online – Accessed from the Quick Launch menu in your myUNB Portal , UCard Online...

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Did you know Google could do that

ITS

Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


“I’ll Google it.” We’ve all said this more times than we can count when asked questions we don’t know the answer to. But did you know Google is helpful for more than just answering “who was the Leaf’s latest draft pick?” It can show trends over time, studies and tips on how to grow a business, allows you to look at trends over time, and more. Google Tools can help you the next time you have a research project for class, or your boss needs the latest trends for Apple. “I’ll Google it” just...

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Free texting and calling anywhere in the world

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Travelling to the States, Europe or Asia? Maybe you won’t be able to get to a computer as often as you’d like to check in with friends and family. Viber is a free app that allows you to use 3G/4G data or Wi-Fi to send text messages or make phone calls to other users; no matter where you’re travelling. The best part (besides saving an arm and a leg on long distance charges)? It works on all smartphone devices, Nokia and Bada, and Mac and Windows. Sit back, relax and enjoy your trip. Now you...

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Some tips to get you started with Windows 8

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Just picked up a brand new Windows 8 laptop for the start of classes in September? The Windows 8 environment may be a little different from what you’re used to, so here are some tips and tricks from PCMag to help get you started. Whether you’re used to an older version of Windows, or if you were a Mac user, these tips should help.

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The smart way to buy a smartphone

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Posted: August 2, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Buying a phone may seem easy at the start, but once you get to the store it becomes a question of what you want to be able to do, colour, size, speed, data, roaming, etc. So which one should you choose? Engadget’s smartphone buyer’s guide lets you see all the newest and most popular phones of 2013 and what each can do for you. It also shows you the price of each phone depending on storage size, capabilities and size. The Galaxy, iPhone, Blackberry, Nexus … they’re all there, and more. 

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Ever thine ever mine Evernote

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Posted: July 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


An elephant for a logo is all too fitting for this App, as it remembers everything. Evernote can store notes taken in class or meetings, house photos, save words or passages from readings, help you with grocery lists, and more. It’s basically a second brain – you know, for those days where you can’t seem to remember just what it was you wanted to do. It can also save you a few dollars – it’s free! Download the app on your smart phone and start remembering.

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New Wireless coming soon to UNB

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Posted: July 24, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , Our Community , General Interest


Great news, UNB! This summer, UNB’s Wireless network equipment is being upgraded with new and improved technology that will make wireless on all UNB campuses better than ever. A collaborative effort between Information Services & Systems (ISS) in Saint John and Information Technology Services (ITS) in Fredericton, our teams are hard at work installing new wireless access points and controllers on both campuses to increase the reliability and coverage of our wireless network. What exactly does...

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A simple way to know when meeting rooms are available

ITS

Posted: July 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Faculty and Staff - Looking for a quick and easy way to know if a meeting room in your department is available? Thanks to your connectEd Outlook calendar, you can add resource calendars such as meeting rooms to your calendars menu so you can quickly know when rooms are booked or free.   Within Outlook: Open the Calendar view Right click My Calendars Select Add Calendar > From Room List… Search & select the room you’re looking for then click OK. Note: This will give you read-only access to...

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Keeping up to date part 2

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Posted: July 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Our Community , Geek Speak


Earlier this month, tidBiTS shared why it’s important to keep your browser up-to-date. Now that you know the why, we thought we’d spill the beans on the when and how. It’s a little difficult to know exactly when to update your browser, as each one is different. Once your browser starts to lag or is unable to display website content properly it is probably time to update. But how? That’s the simple part. Just go to BrowserHappy and click on your browser. It will take you directly to that...

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Samsung vs HTC

ITS

Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Can’t quite decide between the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the HTC One? Unsure which one is best for you? Hopefully this video can shed some light on the situation and help you with your decision.

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UNB Computer lab upgrades off to a flying start

ITS

Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community , Geek Speak , General Interest


  This summer, ITS will be visiting each Windows computer lab in Fredericton, Saint John, Bathurst and Moncton to upgrade the operating system, Office suite, and more. Since the kick-off of the upgrades, the following labs have already been migrated: IUC Forestry - NF010 IUC Forestry - NF013 Gillin Hall - GD117 McLeod House What’s so great about the new lab environment? Once a lab has been upgraded, students get to enjoy a Windows 7 environment (lab computers were formerly running Windows...

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We reduce we reuse we recycle

ITS

Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community , Geek Speak , General Interest


UNB’s colours are red and black, but did you know they’re also green? When you bring your old electronics down to the ITS repair shop, we make sure they’re properly disposed of and that it’s done in a safe way. Our partnership with E-Waste Solutions allows over 85% of UNB’s computer equipment to be recycled, keeping it out of the landfill. Check out everything ITS recycled during the month of May: 58 monitors 489 pounds of plastic 325 pounds of power supplies 180 pounds of motherboards 129...

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You spin me right round

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Posted: July 17, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


*BEEP BEEP* … hit the snooze button … *BEEP BEEP* … hit the snooze button. Let’s be honest, this is most of us in the morning. SpinMe is an app that makes sure you are up, ready, fed and out the door when you’re supposed to be. To turn off the ever-so-calming ring of your alarm clock with the app you: Stand up Hold the screen with two thumbs Make a circle with your thumb two times … okay, three if the alarm clock isn’t sure you’re awake enough yet. Start your day. The app is available on...

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Keeping up to date

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Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


We all keep up to date on the latest gossip, sports and news. But how many keep their web browser up to date? Here are a few reasons why you should update Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or whatever browser you may use, to the latest version: Security reasons: An updated browser means you will have the most up-to-date protection against online threats Those annoying times when a webpage doesn’t display properly? That’s because it may not be supported by an older version of your...

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Want to see UNBSJ Google Map it

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Posted: July 10, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Our Community , Geek Speak


Want to take a peek around the UNB Saint John campus but can’t find a drive there? No worries. The University of New Brunswick Saint John is now on Google Maps! Roam around campus while sitting behind your computer, and see what UNBSJ has to offer you. Ps - We highly recommend taking the 3D tour of campus … you’ll practically feel like you’re there.

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A Video Making app so easy even Tarzan could master it

ITS

Posted: July 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


What can you do with six seconds? Not a whole lot … until now. Vine is an app for Apple and Android devices that lets you record a six second, looping video you can instantly share with friends on Vine, Twitter and Facebook. To make a Vine all you have to do is press your finger to the screen of your device. How long you press on the screen is how long it will record. Hold for 6 seconds and have one video, or stop and start to have a few shots in one sitting. With unlimited uploads and a...

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Gone forever or is it

ITS

Posted: July 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Did you know you can recover deleted mail from the Deleted Items folder in your UNB Outlook mailbox? No? Well, let us show you how! You have a whole two weeks to go back to your Deleted Items folder and recover an email you forgot you needed but accidentally deleted. Now, it changes depending on what program you are using. Using Outlook 2010: The ‘Recover Deleted Items’ is located on the Folder tab After clicking on Recover Deleted Items a pop-up window will appear with a list of emails you...

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Using your Windows laptop with a projector a handy shortcut

ITS

Posted: July 3, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Your laptop is fired up and your presentation is ready to go, but you can’t figure out how to get the projector to work with your Windows computer. If you use Windows 7 or 8, you simply have to press the following two keys on your keyboard at the same time: Windows Key + P. Just hold down the Windows key then press the letter P to toggle through your four different options: Show Desktop only on computer Duplicate Desktop on Projector Extend Desktop to Projector Show Desktop only on...

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ITS here-to-help-you desk

ITS

Posted: June 27, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


If your computer crashes, you get hit with a virus, or maybe you just don’t know how to connect to UNB’s wireless network, UNB’s IT Help Desks are here to help. Fredericton students, faculty and staff can come visit us in the Harriet Irving Library - Learning Commons or contact us at 453-5199 or helpdesk@unb.ca . Saint John students can stop by the Student Technology Centre on the first floor of the Hans W. Klohn Commons, give us a call at 657-HELP (4357) or send an email to...

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Professional Webpage Redirection Service at UNB

ITS

Posted: June 25, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Do you have a LinkedIn profile or professional page through UNB’s webpage hosting service? ITS has a webpage redirection service available to all UNB faculty, staff and students that lets you redirect your personal UNB web address (‘people.unb.ca/Name.Name’ where ‘Name.Name’ is your email name you set during account activation) to a professional webpage of your choosing, such as: -      An external site like your Facebook, LinkedIn profile -      Your personal profile within the myUNB...

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Bring the Office home

ITS

Posted: June 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Do you work at home a lot? Maybe you are home sick but have a pile of work to catch up on? UNB has a campus agreement with Microsoft offering Faculty and Staff a Microsoft Office license for a personal computer when using it to work from home. This agreement - called HUP (Home Use Program) - lets you purchase a home use license for $11.00, giving you access to the Office 2013 (Windows) or Office 2011 (Mac) suite from your personal computer so you can finish your work even if you can’t make...

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Going going gone

ITS

Posted: June 19, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


No matter the situation, if you want to end your online-relationship with a social media site you need to know how. It’s interfering with your studies, or maybe it’s the constant barrage of messages ... maybe it keeps you up late at night and it’s just time to end things. Here’s how you can delete your account from the two biggest social media sites right now. We might as well start with the biggest one; facebook. Now we know there are so many reasons to keep your facebook page – photos,...

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Cellular roaming saver plan check

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Posted: June 18, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Bags packed, check. Toothbrush, check. Passport, check. Cell phone roaming plan … whoops! Don’t forget to get a cellular roaming saver plan the next time you’re leaving the country. You can leave your phone off or disable your roaming capabilities, but who wants to leave their phone off when they’re in, say, Spain? It’s easier to go to a roaming plan. Faculty and staff with a UNB-owned cell phone can subscribe to a roaming saver plan for the times you travel internationally. But wait, you...

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All of your bills organized in one app

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Rent, groceries, electricity, cable and internet … in other words, too many bills to keep track of. Wouldn’t it be great if you could put all of your financial income, and yes bills, into one place? Well, there’s an app for that. Mint.com lets you check all of your account balances, will warn you if you are over budget, and you can choose to set push-notifications alerting you to upcoming bills. You can’t transfer funds within your account, but it lets you check your account balances when...

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Electronic Privacy

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


In a generation of technological progress we are able to carry a computer, calculator, mailbox, camera and even a bank in our pocket. All this is possible through our Smart Phones. But are we being smart with our phones? There are a few simple steps to follow to protect your IPhone: Go to settings Hit Privacy Choose your application Turn privacy on or off (depending on your preference) If you don’t want your photos to be accessed on Instagram or Facebook, don’t want your calendar public or...

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For the dad who has everything

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , Our Community , General Interest


Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we wanted to let you know a few gadgets dear old dad may be wanting. Who better to ask than a dad? So we asked a few around the ITS office what latest piece of technology they had their eye on. The first gadget was Apple TV. Not only can you watch your favourite shows, movies or games in 1080p HD, but you can also get access to Netflix, Youtube, Vimeo and more! Not to mention you can play content from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. How cool is...

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Now you see me now you don t

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Let’s be honest, we’ve all sent a photo of ourselves to friends where we look, let’s say, less than desirable. Or maybe we didn’t send any because we didn’t want our friends to have an embarrassing photo of ourselves they can use against us later. If only there was an app that allowed you to send a photo or video and after a one to 10 second duration it self-destructs … oh wait, there is! Snapchat is the new, and one of the hottest, apps for all Smart phones. But how does it work,...

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The extra touch

ITS

Posted: June 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Click ... Nothing happens. The lock button on your IPhone or IPad is broken. No need to worry about your battery dying because you can’t lock your screen, its assistive touch to the rescue! Follow these steps to activate your assistive touch: Go to Settings Click General Scroll down to Accessibility Hit Assistive Touch Switch it to On You can now use Assistive Touch to adjust your volume, lock your Apple device, or any other extra little touch needed.

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Large file no problem

ITS

Posted: June 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


You’re trying to send a video, file or document but, once again, you see the “file too large” message. It’s one of the most frustrating things. But with UNB File Drop you’re in luck. UNB File Drop is a safe and secure way to let you send large files to UNB staff, faculty and students. Not a UNB student or staff? No worries. You can also use UNB File Drop to send files to anyone  with a UNB email address. If you want to send a file, simply go to the File Drop website, add one or more...

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New Budget Year Increase in IT Purchases and some Delays

ITS

Posted: June 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest , Our Community , Geek Speak


It’s the new budget year which means UNB is buying new tech gear! But it also means ITS is busy processing both old and newly purchased IT equipment – like computers, printers, software, etc. On average ITS Procurement sees 51 requests a week, but since May 1 we have seen a 127% jump, averaging of 116 requests a week, and we check every single purchase to make sure they are working properly before we release them to you. This increase in purchases means non-urgent requests can expect upwards...

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On iCloud Nine

ITS

Posted: June 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Your stomach drops when you try to turn on your iPhone and the screen stays black. Maybe you dropped it in a puddle, or maybe it’s just time to get a new iPhone, either way you need to find a way to retrieve your contacts, messages, and other valuables on your phone. Luckily you backed your phone up to iCloud. iCloud allows you to store your music, the hundreds – if not more – photos you’ve taken with your friends, contacts – probably one of the most important ones – your calendar, and...

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Frog vs Ipad vs Human

ITS

Posted: May 23, 2013 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


It's always funny to see an animal struggle with modern technology. But don't forget, sometimes they don't find it quite as funny as we do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwrNy2lgITY

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Shibboleth a Key Piece to the Student connectEd Puzzle

ITS

Posted: January 19, 2012 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest , Geek Speak


Last year, UNB student email was migrated from Webmail to the new connectEd environment, a fully integrated and supported suite of productivity tools for email, calendaring, messaging, collaboration, and more. In order to integrate students’ connectEd services with UNB’s existing IT environment and to ensure single sign-on access to those services through the myUNB Portal, ITS had to enlist the help of a product known as Shibboleth. What is Shibboleth? Shibboleth is an open-source product...

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Look out pipsqueak IPv4 there s a new IP boss in town

ITS

Posted: October 13, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


Did you ever think the world would run out of telephone numbers? Ok, so we might still have a while to go before that happens, but we are getting close to running out of the numbers computers use to talk to each other. Computers don't understand website address names, like www.unb.ca, so they use a "phonebook" to convert that name to a number or address they do understand. The current version of these "phone numbers" is called IPv4 or Internet Protocol version 4. IPv4 has been around for many...

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Looking at Audio and Video Streaming

ITS

Posted: June 15, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


Audio/Video streaming is a term you may not hear very often, but it's a core technology at the heart of today's internet experience.  If you've ever watched a video on YouTube, rented a movie from iTunes, or subscribed to Netflix, you've used streaming video technologies. In the old days (in internet terms, that's anything more than about seven years ago), most video or music content delivered over the internet was downloaded, which means for the most part the video had to be pushed across...

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Does size really matter MB versus MiB

ITS

Posted: June 8, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , General Interest


You've probably heard all about megabytes and gigabytes, but have you heard about mebibytes and gibibytes? Most of the time, when we talk about how much storage space is available on an electronic device we speak about the number of gigabytes available. The problem is, the prefix "giga" means very different things depending on whether you're talking about electronics or anything else - and this is a bad thing when you want things to be easier to understand. Consider this: when you talk about...

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How to easily get sample text without writing it yourself

ITS

Posted: March 23, 2011 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak , Tips and Tricks


When designing a publication, like a brochure, poster, booklet, or newsletter, you may not have the text written and ready, but you might like to have some sample text to help with your layout. Instead of racking your brain trying to type something up quickly or using gibberish text, there is a feature in Word to generate as much text as you need.To do this, type the following on a new line in a Word document, press ENTER and watch the text magically appear:=rand(1, 2)The first number within...

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Welcome to the Cloud The Home of Gmail Facebook Twitter and More

ITS

Posted: March 2, 2011 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: TechSpeak in Translation , Geek Speak


Ever heard the term “Cloud Computing” and wondered what it’s all about? Believe it or not, you probably know a lot more about this tech term than you give yourself credit for. Most of us have been riding the “Cloud” for years through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype and more. But what exactly is “Cloud Computing”, and what makes it so unique? This blog will hopefully help clear the air on “cloud” talk and put your mind at ease about using this increasingly popular online service. To put it...

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Solaris 10 LDAP Authentication

ITS

Posted: September 24, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Geek Speak


With Directory Services (LDAP, eDirectory, Active Directory) being so prevalent in the Enterprise today, it is of little wonder why IT Departments would want to authenticate access to workstations via their primary Directory Service. Getting Windows to authenticate against Active Directory is trivial, as is authenticating Windows workstations against Novell's eDirectory with the proper client. Even configuring the various flavours of Linux to authenticate against Active Directory or LDAP...

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Useful on the Internet

ITS

Posted: June 2, 2010 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks , Design Desk , Geek Speak


Not even Stumbleupon can find all the gold out there in the millions of Internet pages, so we've asked our own intrepid staff to find gold in the hills (so to speak). Answering the call this time is Ben Steeves, our Manager of Application Development and Analysis here at ITS. Everyone knows about how Google Docs and LiveOffice let you do "the office thing" on-line, but here are a few free web-based tools that let you create, edit, and share more specialized document types: www.writemaps.com...

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