‘Giggity Giggity Google’ Posts

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google is always ahead of the ball, pushing technology, and preparing to invent the next best thing. I recently had a friend imagine a world where you could purchase contact lenses with iPhones built in, so we could watch videos while we run, easily view our GPS while we drive, take hands-free pictures, and more. ...

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 ...

Hack Tricks: Gmail

Hack Tricks: Gmail

Hack Tricks are a HackCollege.com original series that aims to show you three tricks in one quick video. You can find us on Youtube. In this week’s episode of Hack Tricks, it’s all about the Gmail tricks. We’re teaching you how to undo a sent email, mute unimportant or uninteresting email threads, and make Gmail more ...

Use G+ Hangouts for Study Groups

Use G+ Hangouts for Study Groups

As a college student, you’ve probably participated in a study group before.  Study groups can be a great way to collaborate with your classmates, divide up work on projects, and ultimately do better on exams.  But study groups can also be complicated because it can be hard to work around everyone’s busy schedule and find ...

5 Chrome Apps That Aren’t Just Bookmarks

5 Chrome Apps That Aren’t Just Bookmarks

One of Google Chrome’s unique features is the vast selection of installable web apps that you can add to your browser. Many of the “apps” in the Google Chrome Webstore get criticism for being nothing more than glorified bookmarks to a certain website, but these five actually provide useful features other than a pretty icon. ...

What The Improved Google Hangouts Features Mean For Students

What The Improved Google Hangouts Features Mean For Students

This would probably be more fun with friends, but you get the idea.Google might not be your go-to social network just yet, but new features and extensions available for its Hangouts video group chat feature may be a boon for group projects and collaboration. Hangouts has always been great for group roundtables (like Sean’s with ...

First Impressions of Google+

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you likely heard something about Google's latest and greatest stab at social networking, Google+. I've been using the service for a few days now, and thought I'd share some of my early impressions.

1. The interface is stunning, but baffling at times

The site looks like what you'd want Facebook to look like. The two sidebars are utilitarian and sparse, the top consists of only a searchbar and four small buttons, and the main feed looks like the lovechild of Facebook and Tumblr, with its emphasis on showcasing large photo thumbnails. You'll also notice a black bar spanning across the top of every Google property that alerts you to new notifications, and even grants you the ability to create a status update on the fly. Adding friends to circles is a pleasurable experience, and the smooth animations feel like you're using a desktop application, rather than a website. The only thing that really stands out as a flaw is the confusing comment threads below posts. Rather than uniformly showing the first few comments, or the most recent few, Google+ will often present you with a handful of comments from the middle of a long thread, with options to see the comments that came before it on top, and an option to see more recent comments at the bottom. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the algorithm here, and I hope they get it cleaned up.  

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My Laptop Just Died During Finals Week…And I Feel Fine

My Laptop Just Died During Finals Week…And I Feel Fine

Tonight, my MacBook Pro became unresponsive, and would not boot up after a hard reset.  It’s happened once before, and the fix should be as easy as reinstalling the OS and restoring from a time machine backup.  I won’t have a working computer until late tomorrow though, because I’m taking it to an Apple Store ...

Google Unveils Ebookstore

Google Unveils Ebookstore

Welcome the newest player to the eBook marketplace, Google. Touting a library of over 3 million books, our favorite search engine (internet dominator) is promising commitment free eBooks for all your devices. Limited to the U.S. for now, Google’s eBookstore allows customers to purchase digital books and textbooks through their simple web store or through ...

Google Cloud Connect Brings Microsoft Office Online

Google Cloud Connect Brings Microsoft Office Online

Google Cloud Connect integrates with Microsoft Office (Windows only) to automatically back up and sync your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Image courtesy of Google. Google Docs has continued its full-frontal assault on your preferred office suite with the introduction of Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office, which basically turns Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint into ...

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