‘Better Browsing’ Posts

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

Why You Should: Use the Brave Browser

If you spend a lot of time on your mobile device researching school assignments, you should switch to the new, free Brave browser. Brave Software aims to stop online ads from invading your privacy and slowing down the Web. This mission is not the same as trying to blocking all ads. The growing use of ...

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Ah, Amazon—the online world’s one-stop shop for diapers, drones and discounted textbooks. Whether you’re logging in for the occasional splurge or are chained to the mobile app, there are plenty of ways to enhance your Amazon experience. We’ve provided some helpful tips here. Share Prime Amazon Prime has many perks, but sometimes even the discounted ...

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Why You Should: Use Virtual Private Networks

Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a critical lifeline to protecting your security online. Whether you connect to the Internet using your mobile carrier’s service, through public Wi-Fi, or through a cable connection, your data is at risk and your online activities can be tracked without a VPN service. VPN connections encrypt your data and block ...

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Free Alternatives to the Microsoft Office Suite

Juggling your finances can be tricky while you’re in college and if you’re like most students, you’re constantly looking to save money. One way to avoid an unnecessary expense is to download free open source software in lieu of Microsoft Office Suite. More prevalent with each passing year, open source tools are free and just ...

Why You Should: Beware Malware

Why You Should: Beware Malware

It may already be invading your mobile device Mobile phones and tablets are great devices. They are one of the marvels of surviving social and academic communication. The Android platform that runs these mobile tools are lower cost and much more customizable than their Apple and Windows counterparts. But Android phones and tablets are much ...

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

Why You Should Be Using: The Vivaldi Browser

A new approach to web browsers gives students better productivity tools, and the Vivaldi browser in particular could change how you interact with the internet. Two programmers hatched the idea for Vivaldi in 1994. Co-founders Jon von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita envisioned a fast web browser that ran with minimal hardware requirements and included customization ...

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Digital Textbooks & Online Tools

Textbooks are expensive. And let’s face it, the added costs of tutoring and supplemental resources are no help when you’re not doing very well in a class. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some great alternative options. The list below includes places where you can find both course materials and books for free online. Coursera.com Coursera ...

How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

How Chrome Can Make You More Efficient

Spend enough time in the IT department of any college, and you’ll likely hear several conversations about Internet browsers: whether to use Chrome or Safari, why Firefox is under-appreciated and whether Internet Explorer is really finally dead.  Arguments about the pros and cons of browsers are entertaining. However, at the end of the day, all ...

Online Study Tools: Information Retention

Online Study Tools: Information Retention

The internet is full of websites designed to meet your every need, from political gossip to cat memes. However, when it’s time to get down to business it can be difficult to find reliable tools to help you get the job done. This series presents a collection of websites that offer distinct, well-developed resources to ...

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

3 Great Sources for Free Stock Photos

Whether you’re an aspiring writer/blogger or designer, finding images to add to your content is one of the toughest parts of working on the web. Finding both original and free stock photos that don’t require attribution often adds an extra step to your work, which can be stressful for those with deadlines and other tasks ...

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Hack Tricks: Searching Google

Note: Turn YouTube annotations on. Some of the information in this video may be out of date. Refer to the text below to find the up-to-date details and additional search tricks. Google is getting more and more intelligent with each update, allowing us to find answers to basic questions without clicking through to another page. ...

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