Archive for February 2014

Important Software Update for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

Apple have made available an important Software Update for anyone using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.  This update fixes a potentially serious security flaw in the iOS operating system.  To download and install the Software Update go into your Settings app and then choose General and Software Update.

The new version of the staff Wi-Fi registration app is now available in the Apple App Store

The new version of the staff Wi-Fi registration app for iOS 7 (TCD Wifi Registration) is now available in the Apple App Store.

Since the release of iOS 7, it was necessary for IS Services to manually register those staff members using the staff Wi-Fi registration app on their device.  This new version of the app will allow staff using iOS 7 to register their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

If you need to register for this service, then getting the new version of the app is simple and as easy as updating other apps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  Pop into the Apple App Store, check the updates section, find the TCD Wifi Registration app and press update.   Or, if you don’t already have the app, then simply search for TCD Wifi Registration and install.  This will put the latest version of the app on your device.

This update is part of a programme of on-going service improvement works undertaken by IS Services.  If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to be in touch with us ( or 01 896 2000).

Wolfram | Early Bird rate registration for Wolfram Technology Conference

Early Bird rate registration for the European Wolfram Technology Conference ends Friday, 28 February. Register now to secure the best price:

Until 28 February, students, educators, and retirees can register for €195+VAT.  And everyone else still gets the low rate of just €250+VAT. These prices will increase when Early Bird registration ends.

Wolfram experts, enthusiasts, and those new to Wolfram technologies are all invited to join us this May in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees of last year’s event, also in Frankfurt, told us they enjoyed the positive atmosphere, lively Q&A sessions, and diverse topics and speakers.

Trinity Green Week 2014

Trinity Green Week 2014 will run the week commencing 17th February.  A full programme of College events is available here:

As part of Trinity Green Week,  we’ll be posting information about how we’re committed to helping College meet its aims under the Sustainable Development Policy.  See our Green IT page for some information on what we’re doing now to help meet these goals, and what part you can play too.

For broader information on College’s environmental initiatives as a whole, you may also find the information on College’s Green Pages of interest.

Latest SPSS news February 2014

For those of you who use SPSS, you may be interested in news from Presidion. Please see the latest from them here:

eScience Certificate

TCD Staff and authorised Post Graduates can now apply for personal eScience Certificates (  For more information please visit:

Now Open: registration and proposals for European Wolfram Technology Conference

Registration and presentation proposal submissions are now open for the European Wolfram Technology Conference 2014.
It’s being held at the Radisson Blu in Frankfurt, Germany, 27-28 May.

* Submit a presentation idea:
* Register and learn more:

We hope you’ll consider sharing your knowledge with other attendees and joining us at what is sure to be another great event in Frankfurt!


The European Wolfram Technology Conference Team Wolfram Research Europe Ltd.

Did you miss NIDays? Now in Dublin on 18th February 2014

If you were unable to attend NIDays 2013, we are taking the best sessions on the road to make it easier for you to attend! Register now for the National Instruments Technical Symposium for in-depth technical sessions and Hands-On training.

Get Hands-On:

  • Introduction to LabVIEW and Data Acquisition with NI CompactDAQ – Learn how to use graphical programming techniques to create modular and flexible applications
  • Monitoring and Control with CompactRIO and LabVIEW – Discover first-hand how to develop applications using LabVIEW Real-Time and LabVIEW FPGA programming tools and CompactRIO hardware
  • Create an Automated Test System with PXI Modular Instrumentation, LabVIEW and NI TestStandLearn how to develop an automated test system from start to finish

We will also be offering attendees the opportunity to take the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) exam for FREE at the event. To register for the CLAD exam please click here

To find out more about the event visit

McAfee Endpoint Protection 2.1 for Apple Mac OS 10.7 and later

We are writing with news for those staff and students using Macs on the College network that we are upgrading and adding to the McAfee anti-malware software.

As part of the College IT Security policy, this software is required for connection to the College network and operates using something called ePolicy Orchestrator which is now available for upgrade for Mac operating systems.

The advantage of this upgrade includes automatic security updates so that you don’t have to worry about manually updating your computer.  As well, IS Services will now be able to centrally manage changes so that if any changes to the software are required, we can apply them to all machines at the same time.

We are asking those running Mac OX 10.7 or higher to take a few moments to install this upgraded anti-malware package.  Advice and instructions on upgrading can be found here:

If you have any questions or need any assistance, then we are happy to help.  You can contact us by email ( or by calling us (01 896 2000).


Mac OS X Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9) is now supported

As part of on-going service improvement works, IS Services have now completed testing of Mac OS X Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9) in regard to its compatibility with the College data network and IT systems.  We are pleased to announce it is now supported for use on the College network and in College offices and labs.