‘Apps’ Posts

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

Freshman Week: The 5 Best Apps for Freshmen

While a large part of the college experience is about becoming independent, responsibility is the biggest byproduct of independence. For many, dealing with the transition to college life is natural; others may struggle to lead a balanced, organized life. In the past, we’ve often talked about ways students can organize their lives, as well as ...

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 (Without Committing to Windows 8)

It’s become hard to ignore Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating system, Windows 8 (recently updated to 8.1). Not only is it nearly impossible to find a new Windows 7 PC anymore, most computer manufacturers are including touchscreens in both all-in-one desktop PCs and laptops, to take advantage of the new interface. But what if you’re not ...

Get $5 Worth of Free Credit from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Get $5 Worth of Free Credit from Amazon’s Android Appstore

Amazon’s Appstore for Android isn’t limited to just Kindle Fire tablets. The company’s Google Play alternative can be downloaded and used on any Android device, and it’s a good time to do so. Through December 28, Amazon is offering $5 worth of free credit to anyone who downloads the Amazon Appstore and installs an app ...

How to Use OneNote to Become a Master Note-Taker

How to Use OneNote to Become a Master Note-Taker

There’s not much to say about OneNote that hasn’t already been said. It’s Microsoft’s best-kept secret, one of the most underhyped Windows apps, and an overall productivity beast. It’s been out for over 10 years and just now starting to get the appreciation it deserves. Microsoft has recently opened the app up to more users ...

How to Find a Great Apartment Fast

How to Find a Great Apartment Fast

As a former HackCollege writer, I come to you a changed man. I have new mysterious scars, a best friend that’s a mummy, and a clearly fake South African accent. But I also have something more important: serious advice on how to get an apartment. Getting an apartment, while managing a full course load and a ...

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

6+ Writing Apps to Help You Ace Your Next Paper

With term paper deadlines looming as finals week fast approaches, the pressure to perform is beginning to mount. Fortunately, the web is full of tools that can help you churn out stellar essay after stellar essay. Whatever your malady is, be it writer’s block or something I like to call “grammaritis,” you’re bound to find ...