July 2016

  • Essential security updates for Mac and iOS

    A critical vulnerability affecting both Apple iOS and OS X has been discovered that could attack a device simply through opening an infected image file. It is important that you update your Apple hardware as soon as possible so as...

  • Balena Maintenance - 8th to 12th August 2016

    The maintenance work will begin on Monday 8th August and is expected to take up to a week to complete. During this maintenance window there will be no access to the Balena system and all queued jobs will need to...

  • HPC for researchers by Tobias Brewer

    The annual symposium at Bath brings together people from across the University to discuss how they use High Performance Computing (HPC) in their research. This year, the event included talks from several departments as well as keynote speakers from Intel...

  • Sorting in Excel

    The other day, when I was showing the basics of creating a worksheet in Excel, I was asked  a really good question - one that made me think “I’m sure you must be able to!” and “Why have I not heard (or...

  • Password hygiene

    In the last year more than 642 million account details have been breached and leaked on the internet from services such as Tumblr, LinkedIn and Myspace; to name just a few. If you are concerned that your credentials may have...

  • Moving on up to 4 East South

    The majority of Computing Services staff made the move to the sleek and modern new build, 4 East South, this week. The building comprises a state of the art data centre and purpose built offices and meeting spaces, so it's...

  • Removal of Quicktime player, 12 July 2016

    Computing Services will be removing Apple Quicktime Player from Windows computers from 12 July 2016.  We have taken this decision due to security vulnerabilities in the software and the removal of support for it by Apple. All media formats for...