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Update for Mac OS X El Capitan fixes issues with Office 2016

Apple has released a new update, OS X 10.11.1, which addresses the previously announced compatibility issues with Office 2016. For more information, see the articles in MacRumors and ComputerWorld

Published: 22Oct2015

Phishing scam: "Confirm Your Account"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users their mailbox limit has been exceeded, and emails are being rejected. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 7Oct2015

Phishing scam - ITS Help Desk Alert

A phishing email is circulating which appears to invite the recipient to update their email account to take advantage of improved features. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 7Oct2015

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 28

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The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 28, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 21

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The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 21, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 14

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The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 14, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 7

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The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 7, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

Athletics On-Line Services downtime: October 2 - 5

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The McGill Athletics On-Line Services site will be unavailable from Friday, October 2,  at 3 pm to Monday, October 5, at 9 am, due to a site upgrade. 

iOS 9 mobile users: consider disabling the Wi-Fi Assist feature

If your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 9, you may want to disable a new feature called Wi-Fi Assist. If you're somewhere where your Wi-Fi signal is deemed to be too slow or unreliable, it will switch to use your data connection.

The feature is meant to give you a more seamless experience when on spotty Wi-Fi networks, but this also means eating through your 500mb data cap without knowing it. You might think you’re safely Youtubing while on Wi-Fi, but instead it's using the 3G / LTE.

For more information, and instructions on how to disable the feature, see:

Published: 28Sep2015

RESOLVED - myCourses: users unable to access

12:15PM - myCourses is now fully accessible.

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The myCourses Learning Management System is currently inaccessible for many users. Users may be unable to access the system or navigation may be slow.

The system provider is looking into the issue; we apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Published: 21Sep2015

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