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Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

With the rapid rise of Pokémon Go, many players may be focused on finding, catching, and socializing—-unaware of what’s happening behind their screens: malware. This latest security issue follows recent concerns that the iOS version of Pokémon Go can grab user data through access to players’ Google accounts. Pokémon Go combines the classic 20-year-old franchise ...

Simple Accountability Tools

Simple Accountability Tools

It’s June, which means we’re halfway between meeting this year’s resolutions and setting next year’s. If you’ve already given up on your goals for 2016 (or are considering abandoning them), check out some of these accountability tools to help you accomplish what you set out to do. Don’t Break the Chain One of my favorite ...

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Educate yourself beyond the college or high school curricula by taking online classes with Coursera or Khan Academy. Both web-based companies provide a legitimate path to expanding your knowledge for free by offering a wide range of courses online. Taking courses online is usually pursued by students who want an alternative approach to earning an ...

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Why You Should: Use Adler Notes

Adler Notes is about as close as students can get to having the a digital Swiss Army Knife for taking notes. It’s a free Android note-taking app that handles your lectures notes, assignment reminders or diary entries. This app does all things related to note-taking, and it does them very well. The range of features ...

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

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 ...

Analyze Your Relationships with Pplkpr

Analyze Your Relationships with Pplkpr

Being a student doesn’t automatically give you an “A” in the people skills department. Unfortunately, we all tend to let our emotions color our perceptions when it comes to making critical judgments about people. If you have an iPhone, you can use technology to make your relationships more black and white. People Keeper, or “pplkpr” ...

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Using the tiny, on-screen keyboards on smart-phones and tablets can be difficult and counter-productive. Most portable keyboards for mobile devices require crunching your fingers together to type, which doesn’t fix the problem. Typing on a full keyboard is more productive and much easier. AirDroid and Pushbullet close the convenience gap for getting notes, text documents ...

Best Websites to Find Resume Templates

Best Websites to Find Resume Templates

You only have one chance at a first impression. That is true in life, and it is true in job searches as well. A prospective employee’s first impression typically comes in the form of an electronically submitted resume. A solid resume is usually the gateway to phone interviews, in-person interviews and hopefully, a job offer. ...

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 ...

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

ColorNote is an Android note app well suited for keeping tabs on everything you do and everything you need to remember. Its has an ideal category system that offers plenty of convenient tools like check lists and detailed notes. I stumbled upon ColorNote years ago when I transitioned to using solely Android mobile devices. I ...

High-Tech Note-Taking

High-Tech Note-Taking

The art of note-taking has advanced far beyond paper and pencil in the classroom. Like many tasks nowadays, there are a wealth of digital options that revolutionize the entire process. Allow me to introduce you to three top-notch note-taking tools: OneNote, Evernote, and Google Keep. All three let you work directly through a web browser ...

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