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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. ...

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are disrupting the traditional education system by offering free college-level courses to anyone willing to learn. In the process, universities around the world are partnering with leaders in the field, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer credit and degrees. But the proliferation of online course providers often makes it ...

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

10 Little-Known Firefox Tricks

FireFox is an open source program in that anyone can manipulate or add to it. Pulling from the collective consciousness of the world to enhance a program is a pretty nifty idea to say the least. This collective mind source has put together a web browser that adjusts very well to each person’s individual needs. ...

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

10 Little-Known Google Chrome Tricks

Google Chrome is awesome enough as it is. But it’s even more awesome because it is begging, crying, screaming for you to customize it however you want. Nevermind all the cool extensions you can use extend Chrome’s awesomeness, there’s some homegrown deliciousness already built into this bad boy. Here’s a taste. Omnibox Calculator The omnibox ...

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