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Getting the most from your batteries

For the past few years, most tablets, laptops and smartphones use lithium-ion batteries.  Even the oldest Lenovo models of our supported laptops, the T60/61 (circa 2006) use this type.  Lithium-ion’s lack of discharge memory and resistance to damage from deep discharge, are quite amazing, when compared to earlier battery types. First, know that heat is […]

Fraudulent Email Alert – April 22, 2014 – Subject ‘Notification Mail Server Upgrade’

Unfortunately a new phishing message is making the rounds.  Please do not reply to this email, click on any links or fill out any online forms with your account information. If you think you may have submitted your UBC CWL or login account credentials, go to myAccount and login and change your password immediately.  Also, […]


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Internet Security Risk – Heartbleed Bug

A serious security risk called the “Heartbleed Bug” has been detected on the Internet that can put your private information at risk, regardless of which operating system your computer or smartphone uses. Please check the list at for commonly used web sites (e.g. gmail, dropbox & facebook).  If you have used any sites, in […]